Preview – East Asian Cinema at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2019, September 26 – October 11

The 38th Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) Gateway stream will once again present the largest showcase of East Asian cinema outside of that region. The programming stream, which includes the long-running Dragons & Tigers film […]

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on Aug, 16 · in News

Fall Guy (Japan, 1982)

Those familiar with director Kinji Fukasaku’s most popular titles (the yakuza sagas in the ‘70s, the samurai films in the ‘80s, and, of course, the infamous Battle Royale in 2000), may find Fall Guy to […]

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on Aug, 13 · in Reviews

Liborio: An Artist of the Solomon Islands (Australia/Solomon Islands, 2018)

Award-winning Australian documentarian Elliot Spencer visits the stunningly beautiful Malaita Province in the Solomon Islands to film his latest project, Liborio: An Artist of the Solomon Islands. Spencer takes a holistic yet concise look at […]

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on Aug, 11 · in Reviews

Cowboy Joe (USA, 2018)

Though only a film of under six minutes, Jingjing Tian’s Cowboy Joe can be divided into two distinct parts. The first part is in the vein of the Asian American cinema canon and its perennial […]

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on Aug, 09 · in Reviews

Song Lang (Vietnam, 2018) [NYAFF 2019]

Leon Le has done a marvelous job directing his first feature film, Song Lang. Ambitious and rich in both screenplay and mise-en-scène, it tells the story of Dung ‘Thunderbolt’ (Lien Binh Phat), a debt collector […]

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on Aug, 01 · in Reviews

Interview with Randen: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram Director Takuji Suzuki [OAFF 2019]

If you travel to Kyoto, then it is highly recommended that you try travelling from scenic Arashiyama to the bustling city centre by the Randen trams as they cut through many areas. They also prove […]

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on Jul, 30 · in Interviews

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