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Director Olivier Assayas Catch Up

French Asian connection? One of them is or was Olivier Assayas, a filmmaker who was married to Maggie Cheung and directed her in Irma Vep and Clean. They’ve been divorced since 2001. This is just a short catch up article on the journalist turned director who conducted a master class at the University of the Philippines Film Institute  (entertainment.inquirer – Assayas)

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Interview: David Gelb Director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Most of us have eaten sushi in one form or another. I’d like to think that I’m fairly adept, my mother owning a sushi restaurant for decades in Santa Monica. I’ve seen the rise of the American sushi movement from the early 80s. Sushi is now available everywhere, from your local supermarkets to the secret sushi locations that feature high end everything at unpublished, market rate prices. People talk about them, as if they’re holding onto a secret. Yet one place stands alone at the top of the rugged mountain of sushi establishments, and it’s Sukiyabashi Jiro – a restaurant that’s garnered back to back Michelin three star ratings in 2008 and 2009. It’s the food lovers holy grail. Filmmaker...

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