Asian film, media, and culture

The Forest of Love (Japan, 2019)

Japanese auteur Sion Sono had his first taste of the streaming market in 2017 when his 8-episode miniseries, Tokyo Vampire Hotel, saw a worldwide premiere on Amazon Video – a fact that Amazon seemed to […]

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on Oct, 19 · in Reviews

Call For Papers – Sino-Korean Screen Relations, University of Central Lancashire, UK, January 16-17, 2020

Papers are invited the topic of Sino-Korean Screen Relations for a symposium on 16-17th January 2020. The Confucius Institute funded symposium will bring together scholars of Film, TV and Screen Media Studies to explore historical […]

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on Oct, 18 · in News

On Light and Shadow: A Conversation with Crosscurrent Director Yang Chao

For his second feature, director Yang Chao presents a trek that is at once ordinary and extraordinary: a largely solitary journey on a river in a boat. The river in question is the Yangtze River […]

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on Oct, 10

A Step Forward (Japan, 2019)

Despite the growing discourse surrounding suicide, very few documentary films have approached the topic in the same way as Atsushi Kasezawa’s A Step Forward does. The film tries to balance out suicide as a phenomenon […]

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on Oct, 09

Preview – Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival 2019, November 7-15

Canada’s premier pan-Asian festival, has announced its full 2019 programming lineup which offers the opportunity to experience the evolution of Asian representation in cinema. First, the Festival will pay tribute to the past with a […]

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on Oct, 08

Not Just Another Star Wars Rip-Off: Kinji Fukasaku’s Message from Space

If on a long starry night on Pluto, or perhaps a seedy cantina at the outer arm of the Milky Way, you stumble upon a strange glowing walnut flying your way, don’t panic. Instead, gather […]

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on Oct, 07

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