White Ant (Taiwan, 2016) [HKIFF 2017]

The opening of White Ant immediately draws us into a sad and lonely existence. A young man called Bai Yide, played by Chris Wu – a former model whom many will recognise from his work […]

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on Apr, 19 · in Reviews

Manga-jima: Island of Cartoons (Japan, 2016) [HKIFF 2017]

The tone and overall theme of Manga-jima: Island of Cartoons is established in the opening shot as a wooden sign stating ‘manga artists only allowed’ is hammered repeatedly into the ground. The premise is simple, […]

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on Apr, 18 · in Reviews

Preview – Nippon Connection 2017

From May 23 to 28, 2017, the seventeenth edition of the Nippon Connection Film Festival will take place in Frankfurt am Main. With more than 100 short and feature length films, it is the biggest festival for Japanese […]

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on Apr, 15 · in Announcements

The Summer is Gone (China, 2016)

Zhang Dalei’s semi-autobiographical debut feature The Summer is Gone is an excellent film that revolves around a decidedly average boy. Set in the early 1990s in Hohhot, the capital of China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, […]

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on Apr, 11 · in Reviews

Preview – Chinese Visual Festival 2017, May 2-11

The 7th Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) will be held in London from May 2nd – 11th at BFI Southbank, the Bertha DocHouse screen at Curzon Bloomsbury and King’s College London. This year’s festival builds on […]

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on Apr, 07 · in Announcements

A Discussion of Three Pre-1970 South Korean Female Directors: Park Nam-ok, Hong Eun-won, and Choi Eun-hee

As part of their celebration of the release of their DVD Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology on May 9, 2017, Flicker Alley, a company founded in 2002 to create and distribute “new digital editions […]

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on Mar, 27 · in Features

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