montage film, Mary Stephen, CinemAsia

“Movies become art after editing” – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

When the Oscars tried to schedule Editing and other technical awards during commercial breaks, the snub caused such an outcry in Hollywood the Academy backtracked. Alfonso Cuaron, director of Best Foreign Film Roma, wrote: “In the history of cinema, masterpieces have existed without sound, without colour, without a story, without actors and without music. No one single film has ever existed without cinematography and without editing.”

On 9 March, at the Netherlands Film Academy, you’ll get the rare chance to be in conversation with master editor Mary Stephen, in the Keynote Lecture “Cutting Across Asia & Europe”, brought to you by CinemAsia. Learn how to create emotions and stories from images from the editor and co-composer of French New Wave master Eric Rohmer and numerous upcoming Asian talents.

Kevin Ma