NANG 5 — Inspiration
NANG 5 — Inspiration
NANG is a 10-issue magazine dedicated to cinema in Asia. A limited-edition collection of words and images on cinema, for knowledge, inspiration, and enjoyment.

Issue 5 is dedicated to Inspiration. Starting from candid interviews with twelve filmmakers spanning different generations and backgrounds, this Issue collects some of the key cinematic sources of their creative inspirations before delving into them via accompanying critical essays, conversations, and special features. The intention is both to shed light on the under-explored nexus between cinematic practice and experience, between watching, making, and being inspired by films, and to open up the conversation onto figures and works across industries and eras. As present, as it is invisible, inspiration can emerge from anywhere, often out of the blue, at any stage of the creative process. Ultimately, this Issue invites us to celebrate all sources of inspiration, and all resulting works, as a testament to the myriad of human interactions and artistic endeavors that make up the cinema.

Featuring interviews with: Tsui Hark, Yoshida Daihachi, E J-yong, Tan Pin Pin, Toyoda Toshiaki, Erik Matti, Li Yu, Alankrita Shrivastava, Mouly Surya, Nattawut Poonpiriya, Bo Wang, Jeong Gayoung.

Conversations between: Yoshida Daihachi and Ishii Gakuryu, Nattawut Poonpiriya and John Woo, Bo Wang, and Jia Zhangke.

Goran Topalovic is a US-based film curator, writer, and collage artist. He’s the co-founder of Subway Cinema and the New York Asian Film Festival.

Eric Choi is a Film archivist at the Korean Film Archive and filmmaker. Currently working on finding lost Korean films scattered around the world as well as creating video essays on Korean genre cinema.

Editor-in-Chief: Davide Cazzaro
Guest Editor(s): Goran Topalovic, Eric Choi
Year: 2018
Pages: 120
Dimensions: 24 x 17 cm
Cover: Softcover
ISBN: 978-88-941962-5-2
Language: English