Bastian Meiresonne

When East Meets West: American and Chinese Influences on Early Indonesian Action Cinema

Action movies are closely related to Indonesian cinema history, since the first Indonesian feature film ever, Loeteong Kasaroeng (Enchanted Monkey) produced, was an action-orientated fantasy spectacle. It was followed by many martial arts movies during the late 1920s and 1930s. Every drama had at least one fighting sequence to entertain the audience.... Read More
Bastian Meiresonne

Bastian Meiresonne

An Asian movies specialist. Working in French press as a freelance, he collaborated at a dozen Asian movies related books and signed an essay about Japanese director Imamura Shohei – Evaporation D’Une Reality (Vanisying of a Certain Reality). He serves as a consultant for French Asian movies distribution companies and numerous festivals. He was in charge of two important Indonesian movies retrospectives at Black Movie Film Festival in Geneva in 2011 and Vesoul’s International Asian Film Festival 2013. He finished his second documentary about Indonesian action cinema Garuda Power: Lost Action Heroes in 2014.

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