Hi, how are you doing, today? The weather is cloudy and rainy here in Krabi, so there's not so much to do besides cooking, reading and binge-watching Netflix.
These days I’m enjoying a serie called The Serpent, the true story of a merciless French-Vietnamese assassin & thief targeting travellers on the Hippy trail during the Seventies. The locations shown are fantastic, and I love the way Bangkok of those days is portrayed.
But to open the chapter of Netflix series would be like opening the Pandora's box, and I’m not ready yet: so today I’m just going to write about 5 of my favorite Asian movies, by which I mean movies filmed in an Asian country.
I’ve been a movie addict since after taking a course called History and Critic of Cinema at University, when I fell in love with the Nouvelle Vague and the Surrealism of Luis Bunuel.
Living abroad without a chance to go to the cinema (here in Krabi there are no foreign movies in English or even with English subtitles except for the occasional Avengers or superhero saga, a genre I despise with all my heart), I mostly rely on Netflix.
I wish I could sign up to all the film streaming platforms on earth, but I’m not rich enough. So I’m going by with Netflix plus a few other websites, the downside effect of such restricted choice being that I have to close about a hundred pop up pages and porn advertising each time I try to watch something.
It’s a gruesome business, keeping up with the movies.
The list of films I love and I never get tired of watching is very long, but today I’ll focus on 5 great movies set in Asia; movies that might inspire you to travel and discover new countries or itineraries, but that also tell amazing stories and portrait the culture and lifestyle of those places in vivid traits.
If you haven't seen these movies yet, and you're craving a trip to Asia after having being stuck at home for more than a year, they are a great way to spend a few hours of your time.
Let me know what you think, if you liked them, or what would be on your list of 5 movies to dream- travel in Asia.