TSM: What is your impression of the films that you have seen?

Paul Pauwels
Paul Pauwels

PP: Most of them are mainly trying to reach domestic audiences by dealing with local situations and trying to come to terms with the serious problems confronted by filmmakers in recent years; therefore they do not travel easily. Others are more open and have the potential to reach a wider audience. I saw a lot of craftsmanship, and I particularly loved the sense of humour and poetry in some of the films. It was surprising to see how a certain style seemed to be fitting for a certain region. In comparison to the films I watch at home, I would say they are less story driven, but in many cases the filmmakers are very talented at capturing the atmosphere in a very cinematographic way.

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