Call for Papers – Special Issue of Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art on Bordering Hong Kong

The increasing importance of the problematic bordering in the questions posed to the social production of knowledge has given rise to what some scholars believe may be called a bordering turn. To be distinguished from […]

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on Feb, 24 · in News

Preview – Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020, March 6-15

The full line-up has been announced for the 15th Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF), which takes place from March 6-15, 2020. There are 64 selected films in total, the highest number ever for the festival, […]

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on Feb, 17 · in News

Call for Papers – Historicizing Myths in Contemporary India: Cinematic Representations and Nationalist/Fascist Agendas

Even as the air in Delhi grows increasingly toxic and poisonous, a fearful, dreaded specter is haunting the subcontinent today, just as toxic as the poisonous air. The rise and rise of Hindutva, or Hindu […]

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on Feb, 16 · in News

A Banana? At This Time of Night? (Japan, 2018) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020]

A Banana? At This Time of Night? is adapted from the eponymous debut non-fiction book by acclaimed author Watanabe Kazufumi whose work primarily focuses on physical disabilities and social welfare issues prevalent in Japan. Set […]

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on Feb, 15 · in Reviews

Tampopo (Japan, 1985) [NYAFF Winter Showcase 2020]

Juzo Itami’s Tampopois a Japanese comedy film about the art of making a perfect bowl of ramen, but it also contains subversive elements that make it extra palatable to the taste of the mass audience. […]

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on Feb, 14 · in Reviews

The First Supper (Japan, 2019) [NYAFF Winter Showcase 2020]

The first feature by writer/director Shiro Tokiwa, The First Supper tells the story of a family that has gathered for the funeral of their patriarch, Hitoshi (Masatoshi Nagase), who has died of a terminal illness. […]

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on Feb, 13 · in Reviews

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