Author: Adrian D. Mendizabal

His (Japan, 2020) [JFTFP 2021]

More than being a film about being gay fatherhood, His (2020) poses a question about the idea of queer domicile, or specifically, the instability of...

Sans Soleil (France, 1983) [Tokyo Stories]

More than thirty six years after its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 1983, Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil still poses an...

The Foolish Bird (China, 2017)

Set against the backdrop of contemporary China’s technocratic and dissimulated culture industry, Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka’s contemplatively paced film The Foolish Bird articulates a...

Woman in the Dunes (Japan, 1964)

For a moment, the film is about bodies. Across its spatio-temporal design, Hiroshi Teshigahara explores the otherworldly life of bodies in close-up, in their textural...

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...