Traditionally, HIFF has been a pretty big hitter when it comes to films of Asia and the Pacific; and don’t get me wrong, I dig it. However, if I were to pick a favorite (and believe me, I’m going to be the type of parent that will have a favorite child), I’d have to say that European film has stolen my heart–and with style.
Celebrating it’s 30th anniversary, HIFF will be bringing in a new-cool to this year’s fall film festival. Anderson Le recently took a trip to the 63rd Festival de Cannes, and although it’s not set in stone which films will be chosen, I can guarantee HIFF30 will be one of the best yet. If not, I’ll go to Cannes myself next year to make sure of it (did that work? Can I go to Cannes yet?).
HIFF has also partnered up with EuroCinema Hawaii this fall, to whom I’d like to thank for making our Euro-faves a whole lot easier to enjoy. Founded in 2009, EuroCinema Hawaii has taken some significant strides in assisting creative media students with scholarships and the means to have their stories heard worldwide.
And because I love posting trailers and movie clips, the following are three trailers I’ve casually come across (see: have been obsessing over) this summer. Tournée and Dogtooth both premiered at Cannes, and Terribly Happy is what would happen if the Coen Brothers had a baby with David Lynch.
Tournée (2010) – Mathieu Amalric / France