Asian film, media, and culture

Call For Papers: The Poetics Of Asian Cinemas Conference, Lancaster University, July 2017

Papers and panel proposals are invited for the 12th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: The Poetics of Asian Cinemas. With the support of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) at Lancaster University, in […]

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on Dec, 06 · in Announcements

At the Terrace (Japan, 2016)

Playwright and director Kenji Yamauchi premiered his third feature At the Terrace at the 2016 edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival where it garnered positive buzz from critics for its mix of sensuous and […]

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on Dec, 04 · in Reviews

Interview with Ng Ka-leung [Five Flavours 2016]

When you search for Ng Ka-leung on IMDb, what you get is a single credit for his film Ten Years which was the Hong Kong sleeper hit of 2015. Now, IMDb does not always provide […]

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on Dec, 01

Lowlife Love (Japan, 2015)

An early scene in Eiji Uchida’s determinedly scuzzy indie filmmaking satire Lowlife Love illustrates the rivalries, naked opportunism, and painfully transparent ploys to maintain status that are sadly characteristic of the industrial fringes. At a restaurant, floundering […]

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on Nov, 30

Interview with Joko Anwar [Five Flavours 2016]

Before Joko Anwar became a filmmaker, he was a journalist and film critic for The Jakarta Post. After a fortuitous interview with Indonesian producer Nia Dinata, he was asked to write the screenplay for her […]

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on Nov, 29

The Nightmarish Reality of Procedure in Old Stone (China, 2016)

The humane and the procedural In Johnny Ma’s debut feature, long-time taxi driver Lao Ma (Chen Gang) – known commonly as ‘Lao Shi’ (‘old stone’) – is both a witness and active social actor in […]

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on Nov, 27

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