Asian film, media, and culture

Kickstart This – The Depth of Yagen by Shigeru Okada

The Depth of Yagen, a stop-motion indie horror film by animator and author Shigeru Okada, is currently raising funds through Kickstarter. It promises to be something unique due to the style of animation and the […]

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on Apr, 21 · in Features

Waiting for Sunset (Philippines, 2018) [SDAFF Spring Showcase 2019]

Waiting for Sunset, directed by Carlo Encino Catu, tells the story of marriage, or the failure of it. It follows an old unmarried couple, Teresa (Perla Bautista) and Celso (Menggie Cobarrubias), who are celebrating their […]

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on Apr, 20 · in Reviews

Preview – Chinese Visual Festival 2019, May 2-9

The 9th Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) will be held in London 2nd – 9th May at BFI Southbank and King’s College London. This year’s Festival builds on the success of previous editions, bringing the very […]

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on Apr, 11

The Shadow Play (China, 2018)

Emerging from two-years of censorship limbo, Lou Ye’s noir melodrama The Shadow Play is every inch a film by the Sixth Generation maverick despite jarring indications of post-production strife. Although pitched as a fairly commercial […]

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on Apr, 10

Still Human (Hong Kong, 2018) [OAFF 2019]

The city state of Hong Kong has been the setting for big emotions found in heroic bloodshed actioners, crime thrillers, romantic dramas, and martial arts extravaganzas. However, one of the most satisfying films to come […]

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on Apr, 09

Jeux de plage (Japan/Thailand/Malaysia/South Korea, 2019) [OAFF 2019]

Following her directorial debut, “Spring-ing”, an entry in the omnibus film 21st Century Girl (2019), Aimi Natsuto graduates to features with Jeux de Plage, which received its world premiere in the Competition section of the […]

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on Apr, 08

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