Number of feature-length films seen: 29
Number of short films seen: 7
Number of legs worn out from the constant sitting in cramped theaters: 2
Number of times I found myself sitting next to snoring journalists: 1 (maintaining my record from last year)
Funniest Q&A: David Lammers after Langer Licht.
Cutest producer/director couple: Peng Shan and Ying Liang of Taking Father Home.
Funniest moment in any film: the
Don't try this at home, kids! freeze-frame in The Great Yokai War.
Number of films seen that feature a Susumu Terajima appearance: 1 (out of a possible 3), upping my Susumu-index from 24 to 25.
(though I can't find a big version online): Blue Cha Cha.
Don't try this at home, kids!
Didn't have anything planned for today (most interesting films were sold out and most non-sold-out films didn't seem interesting), but decided at the last minute to attend the Nagasaki Shunichi interview in the Schouwburg, which inspired me to go and see his Heart, Beating in the Dark (new version), which turned out to be pretty good.
Tony Rayns, Nagasaki Shunichi, translator guy and Mizushima Kaori at the Q&A after Wild Side/After That, all completely blinded by the stage lights, unable to see who in the audience wanted to ask a question.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2006 programme has been released! Featuring at least a couple of films that I have been looking forward to seeing for ages:
- Linda Linda Linda !!!
- Haze !!
- Princess Raccoon !
- The Great Yokai War
- Citizen Dog
- Good Night, and Good Luck