Asian film, media, and culture

Nakorn-Sawan (Thailand/South Korea/Germany, 2018) [Aperture 2019]

The emotion and intention that drove the making of Puangsoi Aksornsawang’s debut feature film are clear and affecting: the passing and memory of her mother. Nakorn-Sawan (meaning “paradise city”) is a work that is at […]

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on Jun, 24 · in Reviews

Poetic Voices: A Trip Through the Taiwanese Avant-garde of the 1960s [Aperture 2019]

Presented as part the 2019 Aperture: Asia and Pacific Film Festival, “Poetic Voices: A Trip Through the Taiwanese Avant-garde of the 1960s” is a collection of four short films that were recently researched and restored […]

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on Jun, 23 · in Reviews

Reason (India, 2018) [LIFF 2019]

Veteran Indian documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan takes on the case of the relatively recent political killings of rationalists in Reason. The film is clear in its voice and its form supplements its content. Much as […]

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on Jun, 19

Preview – New York Asian Film Festival 2019, June 28-July 14, 2019

Film at Lincoln Center and the New York Asian Film Foundation announce the 18th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) from June 28 to July 14, 2019. After last year’s “Savage Seventeen”, […]

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on Jun, 18

Die Tomorrow (Thailand, 2017)

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit has, in the course of his short filmography, already established his propensity to explore and expand cinematic narrative form in relation to themes of human connection and temporality. From his debut feature 36 […]

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on Jun, 17

The Sweet Requiem (India, 2018) [Aperture, 2019]

Husband-and-wife filmmaking duo, Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin, take on the politically charged issue of Tibetan immigration in their latest project, The Sweet Requiem. Set among a community of Tibetan refugees in India, the film […]

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on Jun, 16

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