Yellow Rose (Philippines/USA, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

The release of Diane Paragas’ debut feature film is all too timely, given the ongoing trauma and shock of immigration detention facilities being filled to the brim with undocumented immigrant families that have been broken […]

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on Nov, 04 · in Reviews

Mao Mao Cool (China, 2019)

Those who are familiar with the filmography of Zhang Yang are probably not surprised by his recent “shift” to documentary filmmaking beginning in 2015 — though he has also made one feature film since then. […]

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on Oct, 16 · in Reviews

On Light and Shadow: A Conversation with Crosscurrent Director Yang Chao

For his second feature, director Yang Chao presents a trek that is at once ordinary and extraordinary: a largely solitary journey on a river in a boat. The river in question is the Yangtze River […]

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on Oct, 10 · in Interviews

Of Shadows (China/Canada, 2016)

Shot in Huanxian County, Yi Cui’s feature debut captures the art of shadow play, also known as shadow puppetry, and its place in this northeast part of an ever globalising and modernising China. The local […]

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on Oct, 01 · in Reviews

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