Podcast: Asian interpretations of popular film genres
Movie genres are a convenient key to navigate the maze of cinema proposals: audiences around the world know what they can expect from a musical, gangster film or horror. However, it's not a secret that Asian cinematography is famous for brilliantly switching between them, combining styles and surprising with original collages of forms as well as creating its own, extremely characteristic genres. The Asian New Year's Eve program includes titles that boldly reinterpret the old patterns and shed new light on comedy, western or zombie-thriller. The latest episode of the Five Flavours podcast is a chance to have a look at the genre concepts chosen by the filmmakers and to learn a few interesting facts about the history of transferring genre cinema on Asian soil.