3 Faces (Iran, 2018) [AFI FEST 2018]

Since the start of his post-ban period of filmmaking with 2011’s This Is Not A Film, Jafar Panahi has more explicitly addressed the heightened porosity between documentary and fiction, and by extension actual and staged; […]

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on Nov, 20 · in Reviews

To Kill Alice (South Korea, 2017) [SDAFF 2018]

Where is the line between the free speech of a progressive society and the fighting words that could lead to political destabilization? Kim Sang-kyu’s documentary To Kill Alice chronicles the fallout that occurs when South […]

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on Nov, 19 · in Reviews

Sir (India/France, 2018) [AFI FEST 2018]

For her second film but debut fiction feature, which premiered at this year’s Cannes Critics’ Week, writer-director Rohena Gera takes the formula of the servant-master relationship-turned-love-story between a young widow from a village and a […]

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on Nov, 15 · in Reviews

Ash is Purest White (China/Japan/France, 2018) [AFI FEST 2018]

Ash is Purest White is no exception within Jia Zhangke’s cinema in terms of its sweeping scope. Platform (2000) charted the late 1970s to the late 1980s and Mountains May Depart (2015) spans from 1999 […]

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on Nov, 14 · in Reviews

Killing (Japan, 2018) [SDAFF 2018]

If one is to assess Killing as the work of Shinya Tsukamoto, you may find it kind of lacking as it is less spectacular than the director’s 1980s and 90s works. But that does not […]

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on Nov, 13 · in Reviews

How Long Will I love U (China, 2018) [SDAFF 2018]

How Long Will I love U concerns Lu Ming (Lei Jiayin) and Gu Xiaojiao (Tong Liya) who live in the same apartment nineteen years apart. Lu is from 1999 and Gu is from 2018. One […]

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on Nov, 12 · in Reviews

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