Signal Rock (Philippines, 2018) [SDAFF 2018]

Chito Rono’s Signal Rock is a film that revolves around the day-to-day struggles of a poor family in Biri, Samar and their efforts to help their distraught family member who is working as an overseas […]

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on Nov, 09 · in Reviews

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 surfaces, that lends one to rethink of a new possibility […]

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on Jul, 15 · in Reviews

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 urban streets of the Philippines. Deploying an immersive and participatory […]

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on Jul, 12 · in Reviews

A Time to Swim (Canada/Malaysia, 2017) [CAAMFest 2018]

In Ashley Duong’s feature-length documentary A Time to Swim, lines of identity politics are crossed. Though the documentary film failed to depict the complexity and material dimension of the conflict crossing between forces of indigeneity […]

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on May, 11 · in Reviews

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