Interview with Yosuke Takeuchi [OAFF 2018]

Yosuke Takeuchi is an award-winning independent filmmaker based in Japan. Born in 1978, he graduated from Shibaura Institute of Technology in 2000 and, in 2002, went to France to learn painting. In 2003, his work […]

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on Apr, 20 · in Interviews

Preview – Chinese Visual Festival 2018, May 3-6

The 8th Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) will be held in London from May 3-6 at BFI Southbank and King’s College London. This year’s Festival builds on the success of previous editions, bringing the very best […]

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on Apr, 19 · in Features

Observing the Absurdity: An Interview with Huang Hsin-yao

For his feature-length debut, Taiwanese filmmaker Huang Hsin-yao adapted his 2014 short film The Great Buddha – hence the feature’s cheeky title of The Great Buddha+ (2017), in the vein of corporate product naming. Prior […]

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on Apr, 18 · in Interviews

Paradox (Hong Kong, 2017)

Walking out of Paradox (aka SPL 3), I had one nagging question in my head: why was this movie made? The supposed third installation to the SPL series just puzzles me on so many levels. Like […]

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on Apr, 17 · in Reviews

9 at 38 (South Korea, 2017) [Tribeca Film Festival 2018]

On the road in a bus from South Korea to North Korea, it is 15 August 2015. This specific date marks not only Korean Independence Day, a national holiday shared by the north and south, […]

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on Apr, 16 · in Reviews

Passage of Life (Japan/Myanmar, 2017) [OAFF 2018]

Immigration is a thorny issue the world over and Japan is not immune to it since its tough stance and refusal to take large numbers of refugees draws criticism from nations with more open policies. […]

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on Apr, 15 · in Reviews

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