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

Sleepless (Philippines, 2015)

There are now more than one million telemarketing agents in the Philippines, with the country having overtaken India as the call center capital of the world in recent years. In the West, such enterprises are […]

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on Mar, 01 · in Reviews

Journey to the West (France, 2015)

Taking its title from the legendary 16th century Chinese novel, which chronicled the travels of idealistic Buddhist monk Xuanzang around the regions of Central Asia and India, Jill Coulon’s documentary focuses on the modern pilgrimage […]

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on Feb, 13 · in Reviews

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