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POISON, Susan Norman, Larry Maxwell, 1991. (c) Zeitgeist Films/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

In celebration of its latest blu-ray release, the Kouhi Bros review Todd Haynes’ electrifying, controversial debut, Poison. They also take a look at a Lizzie Borden classic and a Berlin-winning Serbian drama.

Power is most typically associated with authority, decision making, and ultimate control. However, that is not how feminist author and critic Elizabeth Janeway defines it in her 1980 book Powers of the Weak. In it, she explains that power only exists if a relationship is established between a ruler and the governed.  “What the powerful need is the consent of the governed to their actions as proper, acceptable, free of blame, and this consent can be granted only by the governed, the other member of the power relationship.” So, one of the best ways to remove a ruler’s power is to dissent. And some of the best modern-day evidence of that definition of power is the movie Shrek.

The ‘Hong Kong, Reimagined‘ programme, part of the Chinese Cinema Season, is showcasing several films by student filmmakers from the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Academy of Film. This programme is thoughtfully curated by UK-China Film Collab, co-organiser of the UK online film festival, in order to inspire constructive debate about the region. In a series of interviews, Nick talks with the filmmakers about their work and inspiration. This conversation was held with Anna Yiu Wan Yin, the director of Funeral.

The ‘Hong Kong, Reimagined‘ programme, part of the Chinese Cinema Season, is showcasing several films by student filmmakers from the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Academy of Film. This programme is thoughtfully curated by UK-China Film Collab, co-organiser of the UK online film festival, in order to inspire constructive debate about the region. In a series of interviews, Nick talks with the filmmakers about their work and inspiration. This conversation was held with Natalie Tsang Yuk Lui, the director of Chop Chop.

The ‘Hong Kong, Reimagined‘ programme, part of the Chinese Cinema Season, is showcasing several films by student filmmakers from the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Academy of Film. This programme is thoughtfully curated by UK-China Film Collab, co-organiser of the UK online film festival, in order to inspire constructive debate about the region. In a series of interviews, Nick talks with the filmmakers about their work and inspiration. This conversation was held with Ian Lui Yee Pan, the director of The HongKongers.

Other reviews you may want to check out!

  • Smells Like Twin Critics – Poison
  • Shrek: The Power of Self-Love Under Authoritarianism
  • That’s the Thing (Smells Like Twin Critics) – La Double Vie de Veronique
  • That’s the Thing (Smells Like Twin Critics) – A Brighter Summer Day
  • That’s the Thing (Smells like Twin Critics) – Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Sun Children (2020) review