Asian film, media, and culture

Call For Papers – Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond (University of Hull, 14-15 September 2017)

What is film genre? Does it still matter in today’s film production, distribution and consumption? How have some film genres become so closely associated with a nation or region, such as Chinese martial arts films, […]

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on Jan, 12 · in Announcements

A Tale of Two Men: Angel of Nanjing (China, 2015) and Gatekeeper (Japan, 2016)

Angel of Nanjing by Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo and Gatekeeper by Yung Chang are documentaries that address suicide and suicide prevention in China and Japan, respectively. More specifically, each film is set in one […]

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on Jan, 03 · in Features

A Road (Japan, 2015) [JAPAN CUTS 2016]

A Road is the debut feature of Daichi Sugimoto, who also produced and stars. Sugimoto is a young tyro still at university but already making a name for himself based on this film, which has […]

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on Aug, 23

The Hedonists (China, 2016)

Despite its title, viewers may still be surprised at how light-hearted Jia Zhangke’s recent short The Hedonists actually is, especially when compared to the director’s more somber films. While this 26 minute short essentially deals with […]

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on Aug, 16

The Mahjong Box (China, 2016)

The Mahjong Box is the second feature from Shanghai-based French filmmaker Fabien Gaillard whose laidback, observational debut Lao Wai (2010) impressed with its naturalistic take on contemporary cross-cultural romance in the Paris of the East. […]

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on Aug, 13

Kickstart This: On Halloween by Quentin Lee

Horror films are rarely heartwarming experiences, but while Quentin Lee’s new short On Halloween fully intends to scare the wits out of its audience, the motivation behind the project is rather touching. Lee wants to give his […]

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on Aug, 10

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