Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits (South Korea, 2013) [NYAFF 2014]

The Korean word “manshin” is a respectful term for shaman, and Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirit concerns Manshin Kim Keum-hwa, who in 1985 became the first shaman of her type to be named an “Intangible Cultural ...

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on Jul, 13 · in Reviews

The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (Japan, 2014) [Japan Cuts/NYAFF 2014]

The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji is the latest offering from Japan’s enfant terrible director Takashi Miike . Co-presented by the New York Asian Film Festival, it will be the opening film of this year’s ...

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on Jul, 09 · in Reviews

R100 (Japan, 2013) [NYAFF 2014]

R100 is the latest offering from Japanese cult fave director Hitoshi Matsumoto, who also co-wrote the screenplay. His previous works include Big Man Japan (2007) and Scabbard Samurai (2011), both of which played as co-presentations of the ...

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on Jul, 01 · in Reviews

Blind Massage (China, 2014) [NYAFF 2014]

Easily the most powerful and innovative Asian film of this year, Blind Massage consolidates the rebirth of Mainland director Lou Ye as a world-class talent. Lou creates a true ensemble movie: the blind and partially ...

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on Jun, 29 · in Reviews

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