Asian film, media, and culture

Preview – Chinese Visual Festival 2018, May 3-6

The 8th Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) will be held in London from May 3-6 at BFI Southbank and King’s College London. This year’s Festival builds on the success of previous editions, bringing the very best […]

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on Apr, 19 · in Features

Observing the Absurdity: An Interview with Huang Hsin-yao

For his feature-length debut, Taiwanese filmmaker Huang Hsin-yao adapted his 2014 short film The Great Buddha – hence the feature’s cheeky title of The Great Buddha+ (2017), in the vein of corporate product naming. Prior […]

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on Apr, 18 · in Interviews

Preview – Two or Three Things I Know About Kim Ki-young, Korean Cultural Centre UK, February 22

The 5th of February marks the 20th anniversary of filmmaker Kim Ki-young’s death. After making his directorial debut in commercial cinema with 1955’s Box of Death, Kim went on to helm over 30 films. He […]

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on Feb, 01

Joy of Man’s Desiring (Japan, 2014) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2018]

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, director Masakazu Sugita put into production a film dedicated to the orphans left behind after natural disasters. It was something he had long planned since he himself […]

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on Jan, 31

The Dark Maidens (Japan, 2017) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2018]

High school senior Itsumi Shiraishi (Marie Iitoyo) falls to her death from a building at the exclusive Seibo Maria Girls High School. She was the school administrator’s daughter and the President of the school’s prestigious […]

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on Jan, 30

Crowdfund This – Eat Drink Boy Girl

The recently announced nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards were hailed as a triumph for diversity in some quarters with Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya, Mary J. Blige, Octavia Spencer, and Denzel Washington earning deserved nods. […]

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on Jan, 29

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