Asian film, media, and culture

Preview – Austin Asian American Film Festival 2017, December 7-10

The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) has announced the full lineup for its 10th annual cinema showcase. AAAFF 2017 will be held from Thursday, December 7 to Sunday, December 10 at the AFS Cinema. This […]

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on Dec, 01 · in Announcements

A Whale of a Tale (Japan, 2017) [Reel Asian 2017]

Megumi Sasaki first rose to prominence with her documentaries Herb and Dorothy (2008) and Herb and Dorothy 50×50 (2013) that both followed the lives of art collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. A Whale of a […]

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on Nov, 29 · in Reviews

A Taste of the 11th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

There were a lot of great aspects to this year’s Five Flavours Asian Film Festival. Not only the exciting program but the festival itself had a unique atmosphere. Now in its 11th edition, Five Flavours […]

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on Nov, 26

A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler (Japan, 2009)

When you think of sumo wrestling, you might think of two big men explosively launching themselves at each other as they try and quickly push their opponent out of the ring. This seemingly speedy spectacle […]

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on Nov, 22

The Looming Storm (China, 2017)

Putting his gruffly commanding screen presence to good use, Duan Yihong has found a niche in the crime genre of late, whether as a diligent police captain in The Dead End (2015) or the grandiose figurehead of […]

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on Nov, 19

Call for Papers – Korean Film and Festivals: Global Transcultural Flows

Film festivals for over seventy years have been the driving force behind the global circulation of cinema. Film festivals are also a place where cultures are translated and transported into other cultures. Work on film […]

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on Nov, 18

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