Love Boat: Taiwan (Taiwan/USA, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

In 1967 Taiwan launched a summer exchange program for overseas second-generation Taiwanese and Chinese students. The six-week program introduced the participants to Mandarin language, Taiwanese culture, crafts and food, and took them around for sightseeing. […]

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on Nov, 07 · in Reviews

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

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