The Central Asian new wave produced far more art than is known overseas but many masterpieces have disappeared, for innumerable reasons. This year’s special program, “The Unknown New Wave of Central Asian Cinema,” was designed to position these forgotten new wave films in their rightful place within world film history. Though countless works will never be recovered and the state of other prints is poor, eight masterpieces from four countries will be screened for audiences once again.
Despite its modest sized industry, Irish Cinema is abundant of talents with international experience. We believe it best to initiate the introduction with world-renowned directors experienced in international co-production ? John Boorman, Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan ? who have two films each in the program. Also remarkable are five superb films directed by younger filmmakers. “Rogues, Rebels and Romantics: A Season of Irish Cinema” was made possible thanks to Irish Film Board, Culture Ireland, Irish Film Institute and Grainne Humphreys, Festival Director of Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.
The premature death of Director Park Chul-soo earlier this year brought the unwelcome end to a career spanning over three decades. After significant success directing both television and award-winning studio projects in the 1970s and 1980s, in the 1990s Director Park chose the independent path. Films such as Three-Oh-One, Three-Oh-Two brimmed with vigorous determination and the true mark of the auteur was revealed. Five of his films from the full spectrum of his career will be screened to commemorate him.
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