Asian film, media, and culture

Yamato (California) (Japan, 2016) [JAPAN CUTS, 2017]

The screener of Yamato (California) provided for reviewers comes with the request, “Please watch in the loudest volume possible!!” This leads one to expect that Daisuke Miyazaki’s tale of an aspiring rapper is going to be a […]

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on Jul, 20 · in Reviews

Summer Lights (France, 2016) [JAPAN CUTS 2017]

Summer Lights comes from the award-winning French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot. His past work has consisted of non-fiction shorts about war, human rights, and political struggles. He continues to explore these issues here in his first fiction […]

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on Jul, 17 · in Reviews

The Summer is Gone (China, 2016)

Zhang Dalei’s semi-autobiographical debut feature The Summer is Gone is an excellent film that revolves around a decidedly average boy. Set in the early 1990s in Hohhot, the capital of China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, […]

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on Apr, 11

Preview – Chinese Visual Festival 2017, May 2-11

The 7th Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) will be held in London from May 2nd – 11th at BFI Southbank, the Bertha DocHouse screen at Curzon Bloomsbury and King’s College London. This year’s festival builds on […]

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on Apr, 07

A Discussion of Three Pre-1970 South Korean Female Directors: Park Nam-ok, Hong Eun-won, and Choi Eun-hee

As part of their celebration of the release of their DVD Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology on May 9, 2017, Flicker Alley, a company founded in 2002 to create and distribute “new digital editions […]

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on Mar, 27

Queen of Sports (China, 1934)

History is more often not a lesson in progress but a lesson in repeats. And nothing underscores the cyclical rather than linear nature of history for me than watching silent and early sound cinema. When […]

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on Mar, 23

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