Kabul, City in the Wind (Netherlands/Afghanistan/Japan/Germany, 2018) [Aperture 2019]

Aboozar Amini’s documentary Kabul, City in the Wind is a film with a metaphorically and literally apt title. Not only is Kabul a windy city, life in the city is a precarious affair akin to […]

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on Sep, 04 · in Reviews

Song Lang (Vietnam, 2018) [NYAFF 2019]

Leon Le has done a marvelous job directing his first feature film, Song Lang. Ambitious and rich in both screenplay and mise-en-scène, it tells the story of Dung ‘Thunderbolt’ (Lien Binh Phat), a debt collector […]

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on Aug, 01 · in Reviews

Spark (China, 2019)

Hu Jie’s documentary Spark tells the story of its namesake, an underground magazine published during the 1960s by university students in Mao’s China. The magazine was born out of a restless need to report the […]

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on Jul, 06 · in Reviews

The Man Who Feels No Pain (India, 2018) [LIFF 2019]

While the stereotype of Indian films always involves singing and dancing, The Man Who Feels No Pain offers something totally different. It tells the story of Surya (Abhimanyu Dasani), a man who has the rare […]

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on Jun, 15 · in Reviews

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