Asian film, media, and culture

King of Peking (Australia/China, 2017)

Today, conversation about movies in Mainland China usually revolves around the thousands of multiplex cinemas that are being built each year, which local blockbuster has just set a new box office record, or how state […]

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on Aug, 19 · in Reviews

Interchange (Malaysia/Indonesia, 2016)

For his third feature, the Malaysia-Indonesia co-production Interchange, Malaysian filmmaker Dain Iskandar Said presents a story revolving around serial killings whose victims’ bloodless bodies are found suspended in an elaborate and decorative pose, underneath which […]

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on Aug, 14 · in Reviews

Minding the Gap (USA, 2018) [AAIFF 2018]

For his emotional directorial debut, what began as a skate video for twenty-four-year-old Bing Liu became a portrait of three men — Kiere Johnson, Zack Mulligan, and Bing himself — and, through their distinct and […]

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on Aug, 01

Preview – First Program Announcements for the 12th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival, November 14-21

The eyes of the whole world keep turning towards Asia, whose political and cultural significance rapidly increases year by year. Once again, Five Flavours invites you to discover Asian reality from the inside. The Festival […]

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on Jul, 29

Hanagatami (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Is there subject matter that film, as a medium, is better at capturing than others? Perhaps it is emotion. Or maybe memory. Filmmakers can examine them in many expressive ways with an incredible range of […]

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on Jul, 27

Thicker Than Water (Japan, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Keisuke Yoshida’s feature Thicker Than Water is a delightful, dramatic, and relatable film – even for this reviewer, an only child. Kazunari (Masataka Kubota) is a salesman for a printing company whose brother, Takuji (Hirofumi […]

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on Jul, 27

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