Chasing Dream (Hong Kong/China, 2019) [NYAFF 2020]

For those who are familiar with the filmography of Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To, Chasing Dream is less of a surprise in terms of its narrative, imagery, and performance styles, among other things, than in […]

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on Sep, 07 · in Reviews

Outcry and Whisper (Hong Kong/China, 2020)

For their latest film collaboration, documentarian Huang Wenhai (credited as Wen Hai) and activist Zeng Jinyan as co-directors, alongside Trish McAdams’ animation, present a veritable collage of women’s perspectives and experiences on sociopolitical activism across […]

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on Aug, 31 · in Reviews

Chinese Portrait (China, 2018)

Though Chinese Portrait is his first documentary film, Wang Xiaoshuai is no stranger to what can be called documentary realism. Particularly in his early films of the 1990s such as The Days (1993, his directorial […]

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on Aug, 17 · in Reviews

Cenote (Japan/Mexico, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Sunbeams refracted through water strongly recalls the image of light refracted by the lens in a film projector into a darkened movie theatre, and vice versa. This linking of film, water, and refracted images is […]

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on Jul, 22 · in Reviews

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