A Hero’s Journey

By Erwin Lim

Erwin Lim talks about the hero’s journey in film and discusses how films play with the traditional storytelling format to make that journey all the more compelling. He discusses the films Cobalt Blue (dir. Aung Phyoe, Myanmar), Lanny (dir. Chuah Jie Xie, Malaysia, Taiwan), Sweet, Salty (Linh Duong, Vietnam), SICK (dir. Zaw Bo Bo Hein, Myanmar), ADAM (dir. Shoki Lin, Singapore), and California Dreaming (dir. Sreylin Meas, Cambodia).