Hill of Freedom (South Korea, 2014)

Long-term admirers of minimalist auteur Hong Sang-soo won’t be particularly surprised to learn that the title of Hill of Freedom refers not to a solemn historical landmark but a back alley Seoul coffee shop which becomes an […]

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on Jun, 07 · in Reviews

Phantom of Illumination (Thailand, 2017)

The subject of Wattanapume Laisuwanchai’s documentary Phantom of Illumination is a humble projectionist who worked at the same Bangkok neighborhood theater for 26 years until it was closed in 2013. Yet rather than being the […]

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on May, 06 · in Reviews

The Red Phallus (Bhutan, 2018)

At times frustratingly caught between art-house mood piece and ethnographic record, Tashi Gyeltshen’s first feature The Red Phallus nonetheless affords a glimpse of how life in contemporary Bhutan is also hard to define as its […]

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on Apr, 08 · in Reviews

Kickstart This – Coming Back Sunny by Noriko Yuasa

Noriko Yuasa is currently raising funds for her latest independent short film Coming Back Sunny which focuses on a color-blind schoolgirl. Riria Kojima plays prematurely jaded seventeen-year-old Shiori, who is suddenly able to see the […]

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on Apr, 04 · in Features

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