While the works of Steven Spielberg, Wong Kar-wai and Bong Joon-ho have left a mark on the world, we should not forget our homeground talents, from the late Malaysian director Yasmin Ahmad, to Indonesian actor Iko Uwais, and father of Philippines cinema, José Nepomuceno. There is nothing like a Southeast Asian film to showcase the region in its full glory, with each storyline magnifying a specific experience from the region, and the cinematography feeling alive and vibrant. We also have a long and rich film history, which today is being continued by contemporary film practitioners, independent venues and producing houses today.
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