There is a much broader range of contemporary Asian cinema than what typically gets shown in the U.S. We’re excited to present these fresh voices of talented Asian directors to American audiences through Eyes on Asia with Typecast Releasing.
Seattle, WA, and Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) July 16, 2010
Typecast Releasing and Santa Fe-based Tidepoint Pictures announce the launching of their new DVD label, EYES ON ASIA, showcasing some of the continent’s newest and most exciting filmmakers. The first films to be released through the Eyes on Asia label are Yonghi Yang’s Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary DEAR PYONGYANG and the independent Chinese film TAKING FATHER HOME by Ying Liang.
Says Tetsuki Ijichi, President of Tidepoint Pictures, “There is a much broader range of contemporary Asian cinema than what typically gets shown in the U.S. We’re excited to present these fresh voices of talented Asian directors to American audiences through Eyes on Asia with Typecast Releasing.” “We are very pleased to be collaborating with Tidepoint Pictures. The Eyes on Asia label furthers Typecast Releasing’s mission to present edgy and uncompromising cinematic works from under-represented countries, ” says John Sinno, President of Typecast Releasing.
About TAKING FATHER HOME
Filmed with a borrowed camera and featuring a cast made up of the director’s friends and relatives, Taking Father Home is the moving story of Xu Yun, a teenager who lives in a remote village in China’s Sichuan province. With nothing but a basket of geese to use as currency, he travels to the city of Zigong to find and retrieve his father who walked out on the family six years before. Once in Zigong, Yun learns quickly as he finds no shortage of mentors eager to impart advice. Director Ying Liang’s remarkable evocation of the sights, sounds and smells of Zigong recreates the mood and character of an entire culture with the simplest of touches and most basic use of dialogue. The DVD features an exclusive bonus interview with director Ying Liang and producer Peng Shan. DVD street date is July 20th.
“A stunning introduction to a rare new talent.” — The New York Times
About DEAR PYONGYANG
The daughter of a leader of the pro-North Korean movement in Japan, Yonghi Yang was separated from her brothers at a young age when they were sent to North Korea under a repatriation campaign. However, as the economic situation in the North deteriorated, the brothers became increasingly dependent for survival on the care packages sent by their parents. The film shows Yang’s visits to her brothers in Pyongyang, as well as conversations with her father about his ideological faith and his regrets over breaking up his family. Offering a rare glimpse into North Korea, Dear Pyongyang provides the viewer with a haunting and profound vision of one of the most isolated countries. DVD street date is August 24th.
“The impossible personal and political quandaries experienced by ethnic Koreans living in Japan find gentle, touching expression in Yonghi Yang's documentary.” — Variety
Established in 1996, TIDEPOINT PICTURES, LLC is a motion picture distribution company that bridges the Pacific to bring contemporary and cutting–edge Asian films to North American audiences.
Founded in 2005, Typecast Films is a distributor and producer of quality independent films that challenge cultural and political assumptions about some of the under-represented peoples and cultures of the world. Typecast aims to present audiences with films featuring international perspectives and experiences not often explored in modern cinema.
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