THE LONG WALK – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

While a fascination with guilt, regret, memory and the bonds of memory (all seen through an unapologetically feminist lens) permeates her work, it is in The Long Walk that Mattie Do reveals the depths of her talent, the extent of her humanity and the potential to even further consolidate her status as one of the most important Asian filmmakers working today.

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SPOTLIGHT January 2018: Mattie Do, Lao Filmmaker, Oscar Contender for DEAREST SISTER

mattie do head 1Mattie Do’s name signifies a series of impressive firsts: Lao’s first woman director, helmer of the first Lao movies to play at international film festivals, and more recently, her latest film Dearest Sister (Nong hak) is Lao’s first submission to The Oscars’ Best Foreign Language category.

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