The Open Door (Bhutan, 2018) [Aperture 2019]

I suspect that many readers will be unfamiliar with the emerging Bhutanese cinema, yet they might know the director of the short film The Open Door, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, as the teenage actor portraying the […]

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on Jun, 23 · in Reviews

Though I Am Gone (China, 2006)

At the start of his documentary Though I Am Gone, Hu Jie asks his interviewing subject, Mr. Wang Jungyao, whether it was painful to photograph the body of his wife so soon after her death. […]

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on Jun, 21 · in Reviews

The Sweet Requiem (India, 2018) [Aperture, 2019]

Husband-and-wife filmmaking duo, Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin, take on the politically charged issue of Tibetan immigration in their latest project, The Sweet Requiem. Set among a community of Tibetan refugees in India, the film […]

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on Jun, 16 · in Reviews

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Kazakhstan, 2018) [Aperture 2019]

Auteur director Adilkhan Yerzhanov has become a common fixture on the European and Asian festival circuit, making a name for himself as a unique voice in the sometimes-lacking post-soviet cinema of Kazakhstan. His latest feature, […]

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on Jun, 09 · in Reviews

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