After My Homecoming (Japan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda directs the first episode, After My Homecoming, of an eight-part Japanese television series, Kasumi Arimura’s Filming Break (2020). Working for the first time with a script not penned by himself, […]

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on Oct, 23 · in Reviews

Days (Taiwan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Tsai Ming-liang remains one of global cinema’s great oddities. With each subsequent release his works seem more esoteric, more difficult to categorise, and increasingly closer to being impossible to explain without sounding like a posing […]

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on Oct, 22 · in Reviews

Mekong 2030 (Cambodia/Laos/Myanmar/Thailand/Vietnam, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

The environmental crisis facing those who live in the Mekong delta is both a sobering and an oft-forgotten reflection of the patterns of human behaviour and global climate change. The Mekong River is one of […]

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on Oct, 21 · in Reviews

Genus Pan (Philippines, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Genus Pan is in the minority of Lav Diaz’ narratives. Diaz’ narratives are once infested by an enlightened intellectual, intruders or visitors like in Pasolini’s Teorema (1968), often talking down to people or spouting sophistries. […]

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on Oct, 20 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – The South Korean Film Industry

South Korean cinema provides one of the most striking case studies of non-Western cinematic success in the age of the neoliberal world order, in which Hollywood dominates the global movie consumer’s heart, mind, and soul. […]

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on Oct, 15 · in Reviews

Monsoon (UK, 2019)

As the title suggests, Monsoon is a film about struggle and change, both in the weather and landscape of this Vietnam-set film and inside the mind of the main character Kit, played brilliantly by Henry […]

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on Oct, 11 · in Reviews

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