Call for Papers – Eyes Unclouded: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, May 8, 2019, Lewes Depot Cinema, Lewes, UK

University of Sussex and the Lewes Depot Cinema present the 2019 Contemporary Directors Symposium. Hayao Miyazaki is an unusual figure. Only Walt Disney rivals him in for closeness of his association with the studio he […]

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on Feb, 15 · in News

Red Flowers and Green Leaves (China, 2018)

Liu Miaomiao and Hu Weijie’s Red Flowers and Green Leaves treats a complicated matter in a simplified way. While being a story about marriage, the film only explicitly follows one side of the story: it […]

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on Feb, 14 · in Reviews

The Foolish Bird (China, 2017)

Set against the backdrop of contemporary China’s technocratic and dissimulated culture industry, Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka’s contemplatively paced film The Foolish Bird articulates a moral gaze towards China’s disgruntled and alienated youth, a sector […]

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on Feb, 13 · in Reviews

West North West (Japan, 2015)

Outsider stories deserve an outsider means of expression; to constrict such stories to the realm of traditional narratives or storytelling is to deny them their right to manifest properly. Next to surrealist and non-narrative cinema, […]

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on Feb, 12 · in Reviews

One Night Only (China, 2016)

Gao Ye (Aaron Kwok) is a gambling addict deeply in debt with local loan sharks. When a sex worker named Mo Mo (Yang Zishan) turns up at his hotel door, he soon sees it as […]

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on Feb, 09 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – Women in East Asian Cinema, A Chinese Film Forum UK Conference, HOME, Manchester, December 4-6, 2019

Recent interventions into global film and processes of canonisation have worked to highlight the contributions of women in spaces and discourses previously dominated by men. Yet, despite these social and academic movements, women remain under-represented […]

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on Feb, 08 · in News

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