The Observer (Italy, 2019)

The Beijing Independent Film Festival has been in trouble for some years, and recently downright banned with their office materials, DVDs and computers confiscated, and the festival staff questioned by the police numerous times. Rita […]

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on Jul, 06 · in Reviews

Arishadvarga (India, 2019) [LIFF 2019]

Indian traditional philosophy has the concept of Arishadvarga, meaning the six mental states – kama (lust), krodha (anger), lobh (greed), moha (attachment), mada or ahankar (pride) and matsarya (jealousy) – which prevent man from attaining […]

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on Jun, 12 · in Reviews

Vanishing Days (China, 2018)

In both its beginning and closing sections, Vanishing Days has a sideways tracking shot, with the camera passing an apartment window where a red flag is stuck in a glass bottle. Both shots might be […]

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on Mar, 19 · in Reviews

Festival Roundup: From Busan to Tokyo

The Busan International Film Festival, which took place at the beginning of October, finally solved the problems caused by the Busan City politicians’ involvement in the festival’s programming policies. BIFF was hit hard by the […]

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on Dec, 27 · in Features


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