Asian film, media, and culture

Call for Contributors – A Handbook of Indian Indie Cinema

Each year, a large number of Indian Indie films are released that suffer from lack of viewership even when it comes to their target audience, not to mention critical assessments: films that are regional, experimental […]

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on Jan, 17 · in News

Call for Contributors – Book on Bengali Cinema

Films do not exist in a vacuum: they are almost always conceived produced, distributed and consumed within specific economic and social contexts. Film is now an integral part of our culture. What is it about […]

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on Jan, 16 · in News

Beer! Beer! (Germany, 2019)

Popo Fan, a Berlin-based Chinese documentary and short filmmaker uses the medium of film to portray issues of and within the Chinese queer community. A prominent presence in LGBT activism in China, Fan is quite […]

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on Dec, 08

The Paper Tigers (USA, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Quite often, western martial art movies are like fake unicorns; they rarely deliver on what they promise. Once in a while, however, we get a film that is not only competent in its treatment of […]

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on Dec, 07

London East Asia Film Festival Unveils Full Programme for 5th Edition

The London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) celebrates its fifth edition in 2020. In keeping with the times, LEAFF presents a unique approach to its programme between 10th and 13th December. LEAFF 2020 opens with the […]

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on Dec, 04

To the Ends of the Earth (Japan/Uzbekistan/Qatar, 2019)

To the Ends of the Earth is an international co-production that was commissioned to commemorate 25 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Uzbekistan. It’s written and directed by horror auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who eschews […]

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on Dec, 03

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