Asian film, media, and culture

Days (Taiwan, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

Tsai Ming-liang remains one of global cinema’s great oddities. With each subsequent release his works seem more esoteric, more difficult to categorise, and increasingly closer to being impossible to explain without sounding like a posing […]

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on Oct, 22 · in Reviews

Mekong 2030 (Cambodia/Laos/Myanmar/Thailand/Vietnam, 2020) [SDAFF 2020]

The environmental crisis facing those who live in the Mekong delta is both a sobering and an oft-forgotten reflection of the patterns of human behaviour and global climate change. The Mekong River is one of […]

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on Oct, 21 · in Reviews

Death of Nintendo (Philippines/USA, 2020) [LAAPFF 2020]

How does it feel to come of age at the end of history? Set in the early days of Francis Fukuyama’s declaration, Death of Nintendo finds the end of history building up in the lives […]

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on Oct, 07

The Taste of Tea (Japan, 2004)

The third feature by writer-director Katsuhito Ishii, The Taste of Tea is an absolute wonder. Shunning what typically is the definitive basis of a film narrative – its drama – Ishii creates a vivid visual […]

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on Oct, 06

76 Days (USA, 2020) [LAAPFF 2020]

A documentary on the COVID-19 pandemic may seem a little premature since the entire world remains in the grip of it, however tight or loose that grip may be according to location. What would a […]

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on Oct, 05

Noodle Kid (China/Taiwan, 2019) [LAAPFF 2020]

For the Muslim Hui community in Qinghai Province, located in northwestern China, a frequent trajectory for adolescents has been to stop their primary schooling in their hometown and apprentice at a noodle restaurant in order […]

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on Oct, 04

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