Maggie (South Korea, 2018) [OAFF 2019]

Winner of the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2019’s Grand Prix (Best Picture Award) as well as the Busan International Film Festival 2018’s CGV Art House Award and Citizens’ Critic Award, Maggie heralds a new directing […]

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on Apr, 16 · in Reviews

Ode to the Goose (South Korea, 2018)

After spending most of his directorial career focusing on the lives of Koreans living in China, as well as questioning the Korean identity, Zhang Lu redirected his attention and energy to a different sort of […]

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on Apr, 15 · in Reviews

Aruna & Her Palate (Indonesia, 2018) [SDAFF Spring Showcase 2019]

If you want to see a feel-good movie, Aruna and Her Palate is a good choice. Raising the themes of love, friendship, and food, this movie is packed with eye-pleasing cinematography and familiar urban protagonists. […]

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on Apr, 12 · in Reviews

Go Back to China (USA, 2019) [SDAFF Spring Showcase 2019]

For her second feature, Go Back to China, writer/director Emily Ting delivers a lighthearted family drama that attempts to comment on the dynamics of a toxic father-daughter relationship, as well as on the elusive morality […]

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on Apr, 12 · in Reviews

Preview – Chinese Visual Festival 2019, May 2-9

The 9th Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) will be held in London 2nd – 9th May at BFI Southbank and King’s College London. This year’s Festival builds on the success of previous editions, bringing the very […]

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on Apr, 11 · in News

The Shadow Play (China, 2018)

Emerging from two-years of censorship limbo, Lou Ye’s noir melodrama The Shadow Play is every inch a film by the Sixth Generation maverick despite jarring indications of post-production strife. Although pitched as a fairly commercial […]

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on Apr, 10 · in Reviews

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