Asian film, media, and culture

Unlovable (USA, 2018) [CAAMFest 2018]

Joy (Charlene deGuzman) is an intimacy addict, struck with self esteem so low that no level of personal affection can satisfy her. After losing her job, her boyfriend and her apartment in one disastrous sequence […]

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on May, 21 · in Reviews

Interview with the Director and Stars of Bad Poetry Tokyo [OAFF 2018]

Bad Poetry Tokyo is the debut feature from Anshul Chauhan, an animator turned indie film director. Born in India in 1986, Anshul’s main job is working as an animator in Japan. His career stretches back […]

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on May, 20 · in Interviews

Running in Madness, Dying in Love (Japan, 1969)

Koji Wakamatsu’s erotic road movie Running in Madness, Dying in Love starts with a black-and-white montage of a protest rally at Shinjuku, where demonstrators are violently clashing with the police due to the renewal of […]

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on May, 18

Goodbye Silence (Japan, 2018)

Entertainment, ideas, and art are vital for people. They become part of human instinct. It is seen in the way people dress, arrange their homes, and the way they respond to sounds and images. So […]

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on May, 16

Havana Divas (Hong Kong, 2018) [CAAMFest 2018]

For her third feature-length documentary, Hong Kong-based scholar/professor/filmmaker Shiyu Louisa Wei turns her attention to the experiences of Caridad Amaran and Georgina Wong Gutierrez. Though Caridad actually has no Chinese blood and Georgina is half-Chinese, […]

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on May, 15

Ordinary Everyday (Japan, 2017) [OAFF 2018]

Ordinary Everyday is a short film examining that idealised fantasy many people have: the perfect family. Is there such a thing? We all have hidden sides which we conceal. This proves to be the case […]

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on May, 13

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