Asian film, media, and culture

Sans Soleil (France, 1983) [Tokyo Stories]

More than thirty six years after its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 1983, Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil still poses an enigma today of a special type that only a philosopher […]

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on Nov, 17 · in Reviews

The Last Stitch (USA, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

It’s not uncommon for documentaries to touch on stories that are truly personal to a filmmaker and The Last Stitch is a poster example of how to do that well. Alfred Sung’s love letter to […]

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on Nov, 16 · in Reviews

Tora-san’s Runaway (Japan, 1970) [Japan Society]

The Otoko wa Tsurai yo (“It’s tough being a man”) series, colloquially known as the Tora-san series by its fans, is the longest running film series in Japan (by number of titles), and the longest […]

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on Nov, 05

Yellow Rose (Philippines/USA, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

The release of Diane Paragas’ debut feature film is all too timely, given the ongoing trauma and shock of immigration detention facilities being filled to the brim with undocumented immigrant families that have been broken […]

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on Nov, 04

Preview – On Both Sides of the Camera: Women in Film Retrospective, Washington, D.C., November 7-10

The D.C. Chinese Film Festival will be working in collaboration with the One International Women’s Film Festival to present a retrospective of Chinese language film directed by and/or featuring women, entitled ‘On Both Sides of […]

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on Nov, 03

John Denver Trending (Philippines, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

John Denver Trending, written and directed by Arden Rod Condez, exposes an anomaly between what passes as reality and truth. In an attempt to defend himself from his classmates who accuse him of stealing an […]

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on Nov, 02

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