Pacific Arts Movement’s 10th Spring Showcase to Feature the “Freshest Asian Cinema” in a Celebration of Asian Identity

In a 15-film collection, Pacific Art Movement’s 10th San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) Spring Showcase will celebrate Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander identity while highlighting stories from communities whose experiences are often unrecognized. […]

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on Apr, 14 · in News

Interview with Hiroshi Gokan, Director of Gotō-san [OAFF 2021]

The Osaka Asian Film Festival has a number of sidebars and one of the more exciting is dedicated to works supported by the Housen Cultural Foundation, a funding body that provides support to students at […]

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on Apr, 10 · in Interviews

Gotō-san (Japan, 2020) [OAFF 2021]

Don’t be fooled by the light tone, Gotō-san is both dark and deep in its politics. It sees director Hiroshi Gokan using offbeat characters in a less-than-ordinary setting to smuggle through an expose of the […]

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on Apr, 09 · in Reviews

Beyond the Dream (Hong Kong, 2019) [Focus Hong Kong 2021]

Mental illness has always been a difficult subject to handle on the silver screen. Sadly, many films of the past have abused it by using mental illness either as a simple placeholder for a character […]

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on Apr, 08 · in Reviews

Interview with Oudai Kojima, Director of JOINT [OAFF 2021]

While every country around the world has its organised crime gangs, few can rival the mystique and infamy of Japan’s Yakuza. Their style, codes, hierarchies, history, and full-body tattoos have long been the subject of […]

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on Apr, 07 · in Interviews

JOINT (Japan, 2020) [OAFF 2021]

Oudai Kojima’s debut feature JOINT may not do anything new with its story of gangsters, loyalty and betrayal, but it’s imbued with an atmosphere so strong that it plunges the viewer into the criminal milieu alongside a […]

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on Apr, 06 · in Reviews

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