Call for Papers – The 12th CCVA Annual Conference: Urban Transformations and Contemporary Art in China, Centre for Chinese Visual Arts, November 11-12, 2019

The Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University aims to foster new understandings and perspectives of Chinese contemporary arts, design and visual culture through interdisciplinary practices and theoretical studies. Marking the 20th […]

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on Dec, 06 · in News

High Flash (Taiwan, 2018) [Reel Asian 2018]

Traditional drums thunder as local fishermen in a small Taiwanese fishing village protest against the encroachment of a petrochemical plant on their livelihood and community. Suddenly, a boat—engulfed in flames—races towards the chaotic scene. A […]

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on Dec, 05 · in Reviews

Tracey (Hong Kong, 2018)

Domestic drama comes equipped with an ardent serve of social commentary in Tracey, a new Hong Kong film from first-time feature director Jun Li. Clearly staged with the best of intentions, it stumbles badly due […]

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on Nov, 30 · in Reviews

Crowdfund This – Beer! Beer! by Fan Popo

Those who have been following news of China’s LGBTQ community will likely be aware of filmmaker and activist Fan Popo whose enlightening documentary works include Chinese Closet (2010), Mama Rainbow (2012) and its sequel Papa […]

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on Nov, 29 · in Features

A Pinch of the 12th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

Polish cinema Muranów is one of those cosy cinemas where you can drink your coffee whilst waiting for a screening to start or afterwards when you feel like discussing your cinematic experience. And there were […]

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on Nov, 28 · in Features

Dying to Survive (China, 2018)

Cheng Yong (Xu Zheng) sells Indian homeopathic oils from a Shanghai storefront. His business is failing, but a last-minute opportunity comes when he is given a lucrative but illegal offer: smuggle Indian medication for chronic […]

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on Nov, 27 · in Reviews

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