Month: July 2018

Respeto (Philippines, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

Treb Montreras II’s debut feature-length film Respeto looks into the Fliptop Rap Battle, which comprises a large part of contemporary Filipino hiphop subculture in the...

Sad Beauty (Thailand, 2018) [NYAFF 2018]

Among the handful of women whose debut/second films are showcased at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival is Bongkod Bencharongkul, aka Bongkod Kongmalai or...

Dukun (Malaysia, 2018) [NYAFF 2018]

Dain Iskandar Said’s Dukun might be confusing at first, due to its choice of narrative style. The film presents itself in a non-linear way as...

Premika (Thailand, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

Siwakorn Charupongsa’s directorial debut Premika is a jaunty slapstick slasher, with its combination of gory moments of killing, thanks to a teenage ghost in a...

Liverleaf (Japan, 2018) [NYAFF 2018]

Eisuke Naito’s adaptation of Rensuke Oshikiri’s cult manga Liverleaf (more popularly known as Hepatica) continues the theme he’s been exploring since his debut – high...