An interview with Kah Wai Lim, the director of "Everything, Everywhere", interviewer Edvinas Pukšta
"Kah Wai Lim studied electrical engineering in Osaka and film directing in Beijing. His debut film After All These Years was completed in 2010 and he has made ten feature films since then. He is considered a so-called ""pan-Asian"" filmmaker, making films in different countries with actors speaking different languages.
Hailing from Malaysia, he is the only Asian director who frequently shoots in the Balkans. He returns to Serbia for the third time to experiment with the illusion of time and memory. He impressively blurs the lines between past, present, future, reality and archival footage.
Wai Lim explains his fascination with Balkan countries. He talks about the first time he traveled to this area in 2016. That period was a pretty depressing one for him, because he’d done a commercial film in China, but it didn’t do so well, so he thought he had to try another way of filmmaking or quit his career in general. After traveling around a lot in that region he realized that what he originally thought about the country is not at all how the countries actually were and he understood the positive nature of the Balkan people.
His film Everything, Everywhere is a genuine improvisation between Japanese and local actors on the way from Belgrade to North Macedonia and finally to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kah Wai mixes the testimonies of actual witnesses of the Balkan war with minimalist science fiction.
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