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January 2011

As the saying goes, “a house is not a home”. Well, this begs the question: what exactly is home? There are some local films that attempt to examine this problematic concept of home, as well as its attendant notions of belonging and community.

As animator Sun Haipeng is putting the finishing touches to his animated short Kung Fu Fresh/Eating Kung Fu (google translation) he also was able to complete a little fun video on the side for this upcoming Chinese New Year. It feature a new addition to the Super Baozi’s family – a bowl of cute toddler dumplings whose has a tendency to cause some racket.

With Americans’ concerns about joblessness and a sputtering economy far ahead of worries about the environment, documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry finds new relevance in these issues by profiling the development of radical environmentalism through the lens of domestic terrorism.

A total of seven new Chinese films are scheduled to be shown in local cinemas to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, five of which – What Women Want, Under the Influence, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Little Big Panda and The Aroma City. They share the same nationwide release date (February 3, the first day of the Chinese New Year).

Park Chan-wook has been hired to direct dark family drama Stoker, his first English-language film. Written by Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller, under the pen name Ted Foulke, Stoker centres around an eccentric teenager named Indiana Stoker and her relationship with her uncle after the death of her father.

A two-day film festival on ‘climate change and livelihood resilience’ began on Saturday at the MGPG College. The film festival is being organised jointly by the Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) and botany department of the College. As many as 49 films would be screened during the festival.