International Asian Cinemas Festival Vesoul 2010

  • Gönül Dönmez-Colin


16th INTERNATIONAL ASIAN CINEMAS FESTIVAL VESOUL Started sixteen years ago by ambitious lovers of cinema, Martine and Jean-Marc Thérouanne, the International Asian Cinemas Festival of Vesoul (FICA, 26 January-2 February 2010) has become one of the most important festivals in Europe and especially in France on the cinemas of the Asian countries. The 16th edition took place between 26 January- 2 February 2010 this year with a focus on Turkey, Taiwan and Vietnam. In this context, a special retrospective was devoted to Ömer Kavur (1944-2005), the truly auteur filmmaker of Turkey. All fiction features of Kavur including classics such as Motherland Hotel were screened for the first time in France, to the enthusiastic audiences that travelled far to this otherwise quiet town near the Swiss border. Sixty years of Taiwanese cinema that stretched from 1949 to 2009 was presented with eighteen films that included lesser-known names (Vivian Chang, Hidden...