Happy Cleaners (USA, 2019) [CAAMFest 2019]

“The dry cleaning business is a nod to our parents…they resort to menial labor, hoping it was all worth the journey across the waters” reads an abridged passage from a page on the Korean-American Story […]

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on May, 09 · in Reviews

Blue Spring (Japan, 2001)

The dawn of the millennium has long become a distant memory but yet those formative years of the noughties bore witness to dystopic visions of youth from Japan’s filmic underground, with 2000’s Battle Royale and […]

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on May, 04 · in Reviews

A Family Tour (Taiwan/Singapore/Malaysia, 2018) [CVF 2019]

China may be surging far ahead of its competitive rivals with its mushrooming economy and erupting middle class but the country still rules over its citizens with an iron fist. A multitude of human rights […]

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on Apr, 27 · in Reviews

Ode to the Goose (South Korea, 2018)

After spending most of his directorial career focusing on the lives of Koreans living in China, as well as questioning the Korean identity, Zhang Lu redirected his attention and energy to a different sort of […]

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on Apr, 15 · in Reviews


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