Dream Empire (Denmark, 2016)

Dream Empire begins in 2012 when Xi Jinping was elected to the post of General Secretary of the Communist Party and delivered a speech in which he famously used the phrase “Chinese dream” nine times […]

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on May, 17 · in Reviews

Rekorder (Philippines, 2013)

Kicking off with a startling montage of CCTV footage of violent crimes committed in Manila’s public spaces, it’s immediately clear that Mikhail Red’s first feature is concerned with exploring how society has become meditated to the […]

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on Apr, 28 · in Reviews

The Summer is Gone (China, 2016)

Zhang Dalei’s semi-autobiographical debut feature The Summer is Gone is an excellent film that revolves around a decidedly average boy. Set in the early 1990s in Hohhot, the capital of China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, […]

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on Apr, 11 · in Reviews

The Tiger Hunter (USA, 2016) [CAAMFest 2017]

It’s evident from the cheerfully realised 1970s setting of Lena Khan’s debut feature The Tiger Hunter that her tale of a plucky Indian engineering graduate striving to succeed in the United States was conceived as […]

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on Mar, 08 · in Reviews

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