Nang Magazine Issue 5 is dedicated to Inspiration. Starting from candid interviews with twelve filmmakers spanning different generations and backgrounds, this Issue collects some of the key cinematic sources of their creative inspirations before delving into them via accompanying critical essays, conversations, and special features. The intention is both to shed light on the under-explored nexus between cinematic practice and experience, between watching, making, and being inspired by films, and to open up the conversation onto figures and works across industries and eras. As present, as it is invisible, inspiration can emerge from anywhere, often out of the blue, at any stage of the creative process. Ultimately, this Issue invites us to celebrate all sources of inspiration, and all resulting works, as a testament to the myriad of human interactions and artistic endeavors that make up the cinema.
NANG magazine is an English-language 10-issue publication which covers cinema and cinema cultures in the Asian world with passion and insight. The magazine is published twice a year over a period of five years, NANG’s ambition is to build a wonderfully rich and profound collection of words and images on cinema, for knowledge, inspiration, and enjoyment. Beautifully-printed on fine papers, NANG magazine broadens the horizons of what the moving image is in Asia, engaging its readers with a wide array of stories, contexts, subjects and works connected by the cinema. Each and every issue of NANG is structured around a specific theme and created in collaboration with a unique group of guest editors and contributors based both within and outside Asia. Since its inception, NANG has been indexed in the International Index to Film Periodicals compiled by the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF). As an independent, non-ad-driven publication, NANG solely relies on the support of its readers and sponsors.
Goran Topalovic is a US-based film curator, writer, and collage artist. He’s the co-founder of Subway Cinema and the New York Asian Film Festival.
Eric Choiis a Film archivist at the Korean Film Archive and filmmaker. Currently working on finding lost Korean films scattered around the world as well as creating video essays on Korean genre cinema.
NANG Magazine is a new independent print magazine dedicated to cinema in Asia. Made in South Korea and Italy.
Limited edition with 1500 copies / 120 pages / Printed on Munken papers by Göteborgstryckeriet (Sweden)