Ghost of the Golden Groves (India, 2018) [LIFF 2019]

Comprised of two tales set deep in the Shonajhuri forest in rural Bengal, this fantastic debut feature from Aniket Dutta and Roshni Sen (playfully credited under the moniker of Harun-Al-Rashid) can be loosely categorized as […]

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on Jun, 14 · in Reviews

First Night Nerves (China/Hong Kong, 2018) [CVF 2019]

First Night Nerves finds internationally renowned Hong Kong auteur Stanley Kwan returning to the director’s chair following an extended hiatus. Perhaps in a calculated effort to undercut expectations that he will once again scale the […]

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on Apr, 28 · in Reviews

The Shadow Play (China, 2018)

Emerging from two-years of censorship limbo, Lou Ye’s noir melodrama The Shadow Play is every inch a film by the Sixth Generation maverick despite jarring indications of post-production strife. Although pitched as a fairly commercial […]

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on Apr, 10 · in Reviews

The Hummingbird Project (Canada/Belgium, 2018)

Canadian-Vietnamese filmmaker Kim Nguyen latest feature The Hummingbird Project is an attempt to critique late capitalism through the travails of cousins involved in e-commerce. Or it might be trying to critique family dynamics within the […]

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on Apr, 05 · in Reviews

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