Asian film, media, and culture

Call for Papers – Korean Film and Festivals: Global Transcultural Flows

Film festivals for over seventy years have been the driving force behind the global circulation of cinema. Film festivals are also a place where cultures are translated and transported into other cultures. Work on film […]

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on Nov, 18 · in Announcements

The (Ir)reality of Images and Words in Hong Sang-soo’s Claire’s Camera (France/South Korea, 2017) and The Day After (South Korea, 2017) [AFI Fest & SDAFF 2017]

While watching a film by Hong Sang-soo, sooner or later one is hit by the fact that people are wondrously and humourously strange creatures. Fasten them to a routine and they thrive, even if in […]

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on Nov, 16 · in Features

Jesus is Dead (Philippines, 2016) [Reel Asian 2017]

When her former husband, Hesus, dies, Iyay (Jaclyn Jose) assembles her children Jude (Chai Fonacier), Jay (Melde Montanez), and Bert (Paul Vincent Viado) for a trip to their previous home in Dumaguete. The misadventures of […]

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on Nov, 07

Dear Etranger (Japan, 2017) [Reel Asian 2017]

Dear Etranger is an intimate drama about one man trying to balance two families and be an ideal father at a time when others give him or are going through crises. Free from melodrama and […]

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on Nov, 06

Railway Sleepers (Thailand, 2017)

Shot in trains traveling on every operating railway route in Thailand, Sompot Chidgasornpongse’s documentary, Railway Sleepers, turns an inquisitive eye to the nation’s population, often proffering revealing observations on the country, its diversity, and its […]

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on Oct, 25

Fires on the Plain (Japan, 2014)

Fires on the Plain is an anti-war drama that follows Japanese soldier Tamura (Shinya Tsukamoto) who has been thrown out of his platoon due to illness and witnesses the destruction of the field hospital. Deciding […]

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on Oct, 17

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