Tokyo! (France/Japan, 2008) [Tokyo Stories]

Taken as a whole, there does not seem to be any connecting points between the three films featured in the anthology Tokyo!, which was produced by Comme des Cinemas in 2008. Tapped the then-emerging world […]

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on Dec, 01 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – Through the Looking Glass: Orientalism, Reverse Orientalism and Beyond in Literature and Film

The influence of Edward Said’s Orientalism over the last four decades, both in its specific theoretical applications to Asia and the Middle-East, and in its more nebulous uses across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary […]

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on Nov, 27 · in News

Parasite (South Korea, 2019)

An unfortunate truth of the movie culture is that constant buzz can often backfire. It happens every year. There are always one or two films for which critics raise expectations so impossibly high, that when […]

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on Nov, 24 · in Reviews

Tora-san Meets His Lordship (Japan, 1977) [Japan Society]

The first film in the Tora-san series, It’s Tough Being a Man (1969), became a reality thanks to writer/director Yoji Yamada’s vision and persistence against skeptical studio execs and the disappointing TV series that preceded […]

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on Nov, 23 · in Reviews

Life, Death and Unfulfilled Desires: Teng Congcong on Send Me to the Clouds

Teng Congcong’s bittersweet debut feature Send Me to the Clouds is the latest in a welcome wave of films by female Chinese directors which includes Wang Lina’s A First Farewell (2018), Yang Mingming’s Girls Always […]

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on Nov, 22 · in Interviews

Sans Soleil (France, 1983) [Tokyo Stories]

More than thirty six years after its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 1983, Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil still poses an enigma today of a special type that only a philosopher […]

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on Nov, 17 · in Reviews

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