Sad Beauty (Thailand, 2018) [NYAFF 2018]

Among the handful of women whose debut/second films are showcased at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival is Bongkod Bencharongkul, aka Bongkod Kongmalai or Tak Bongkod for those who know her best as an […]

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on Jul, 12 · in Reviews

Premika (Thailand, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

Siwakorn Charupongsa’s directorial debut Premika is a jaunty slapstick slasher, with its combination of gory moments of killing, thanks to a teenage ghost in a school uniform, and over-the-top absurdist humour that would be corny […]

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on Jul, 10 · in Reviews

Crossroads: One Two Jaga (Malaysia, 2018) [NYAFF 2018]

Crossroads: One Two Jaga begins with cryptic intensity: in a slightly low-angle close-up, a man with a bruised and beaten face responds to questions posed from off-screen about his gun and an eight-year-old boy. NamRon’s […]

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on Jul, 09 · in Reviews

The Return (Denmark, 2018) [NYAFF 2018]

A definite eye-opening film in this year’s New York Asian Film Festival is Malene Choi Jensen’s feature-length debut The Return. Like the title, the film appears simple on the surface, with its starkly minimalist style. […]

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on Jul, 06 · in Reviews

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