Michael Moore may make headlines at the Cannes Film Festival, which starts today, but the real stars of the show this year are movie directors from Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand. No less than six of the eighteen films in competition are from Asia. Directors like Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Sangsoo and Takeshi Kitano have replaced the legendary French New Wave auteurs
of the 1960's. What-s caused the Asian film renaissance? What does it mean for Hollywood? Chi-Hui Yang, director of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, says creative financing and overcoming the "subtitle barrier" are helping Asian cinema come out of the shadows. Sara Terry guest hosts.
- Reporter's Notebook: What's Next for General Taguba?
Major General Antonio Taguba has had more than his 15 minutes of fame over the past two weeks, culminating in his televised testimony yesterday before the Senate Armed Services Committee about his investigation into abuses of Iraqi detainees by US soldiers at Abu Graib prison. David von Drehle, staff writer on the national desk at the Washington Post, looks at what-s next for the by-the-book soldier. (This segment was broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)
Guest host Sara Terry
is an award-winning writer and photographer, who has written for the Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Fast Company, Rolling Stone and the Boston Globe. Her current photo-documentary project is "Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace
Cannes Film Festival
2046 by Wong Kar-wai
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Ang Lee
Innocence (anim-) by Oshii Mamoru
Nobody Knows by Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Tropical Malady by Apichatpong Weerasethakul