Asian film, media, and culture

Call for Papers – Korean Film and Festivals: Global Transcultural Flows

Film festivals for over seventy years have been the driving force behind the global circulation of cinema. Film festivals are also a place where cultures are translated and transported into other cultures. Work on film […]

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on Nov, 18 · in Announcements

The (Ir)reality of Images and Words in Hong Sang-soo’s Claire’s Camera (France/South Korea, 2017) and The Day After (South Korea, 2017) [AFI Fest & SDAFF 2017]

While watching a film by Hong Sang-soo, sooner or later one is hit by the fact that people are wondrously and humourously strange creatures. Fasten them to a routine and they thrive, even if in […]

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on Nov, 16 · in Features

The Gangster’s Daughter (Taiwan, 2016) [NYAFF 2017]

The gangster genre has been a staple of cinema for as long as I can remember, and filmmakers continue to find new ways of exploring society’s fascination over a life of glamorized crime. Chen Mei-Juin […]

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on Jul, 05

Rage (Japan, 2016) [NYAFF 2017]

Rage concerns the desperate need for human connection and the difficulties in maintaining trust when paranoia grips. It takes place in four different communities in three separate regions of Japan and follows the fallout of […]

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on Jul, 04

Town in a Lake (Philippines, 2015) [NYAFF 2017]

One night, in the peaceful town of Matangtubig, Batangas, local fisherman Homil Ricarte (Amante Pulido) witnessed a scene at the bridge: two teenage female students were offered an escort home by a group of men. […]

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on Jul, 03

The Long Excuse (Japan, 2016) [NYAFF 2017]

Miwa Nishikawa loves writing about people’s worst traits. Her previous features – Wild Berries (2003), Sway (2006), Dear Doctor (2009), and Dreams for Sale (2012) – focus on protagonists who are unctious liars, unappreciative egotists, […]

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on Jul, 02

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