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Hospitality Korean style makes Professor Rist's first (and certainly not last) trip to Pi-Fan (5th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival) an event to remember.


Kudos to Columbia-Tristar for their continued excellence in Asian DVD's.


Professor Peter Rist visits and revisits one of the most exciting Film Fests anywhere.


Professor Peter Rist, former student and long time friend of historian, archivist, scholar, and film collector William K. Everson, reminisces.


An analysis of the year that was. An improvement over 2000, according to Rist.


Part two of Peter Rist's critical assessment of Iranian films that played at the most recent of the major Montreal film festivals.

Iran 2000  

The first of a two-part critical assessment of recent Iranian cinema seen through the eyes of Montreal film critic and film professor Peter Rist.


One of the grand masters of contemporary cinema visits Montreal. Read an exclusive interview here at Offscreen.


Read here about The 24th International Hong Kong Film Festival.


For the second year in a row, Le Festival des Films du Monde is putting the spotlight on a country in which the cinema is at the heart and soul of its nation's culture.


“I have selected fifty films that are my choices for the best films to have competed at Cannes.”


The first Korean film I saw was Im Kwon-Taek’s Adada (1987) at Montreal’s World Film Festival in August, 1988. But, with virtually no coverage of Korean cinema in the English language, nothing had led me to expect that Adada would be such an interesting work, thematically, stylistically, and in its narrative content.


Fantasia ’97 promises to be as spectacular as last year’s edition, Montreal’s first festival of commercial (Fantasy and Action) Asian cinema, Fantasia, which was arguably the city’s most popular film festival of all time.


After wishing to visit the city since childhood, I finally got the opportunity in 1997 to attend what is probably the best of the Asian film festivals and perhaps the finest non-competitive film festival anywhere in the world, the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).

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