Asian film, media, and culture

The Song of the Tree (Kyrgyzstan, 2018)

Aibek Daiyirbekov’s debut feature The Song of the Tree, which premiered at this year’s Moscow International Film Festival, has been pitched as a musical, for better or for worse. Yes, the film contains songs and […]

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on Dec, 13 · in Reviews

Call for Papers – The 12th CCVA Annual Conference: Urban Transformations and Contemporary Art in China, Centre for Chinese Visual Arts, November 11-12, 2019

The Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University aims to foster new understandings and perspectives of Chinese contemporary arts, design and visual culture through interdisciplinary practices and theoretical studies. Marking the 20th […]

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on Dec, 06 · in News

Dying to Survive (China, 2018)

Cheng Yong (Xu Zheng) sells Indian homeopathic oils from a Shanghai storefront. His business is failing, but a last-minute opportunity comes when he is given a lucrative but illegal offer: smuggle Indian medication for chronic […]

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on Nov, 27

Wasted Eggs (Japan, 2018)

On the surface, Japan is hyper-modern but underneath the shiny shell is a society sticking steadfastly to certain aspects of tradition. Nowhere is this more evident than with gender roles. This is what Ryo Kawasaki’s […]

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on Nov, 26

Hotel by the River (South Korea/France, 2018) [AFI FEST 2018]

Seasons, as self-evident as the point may be, heavily accent the experiences and encounters that can take place between people and the spaces in which they occur, not to mention the feelings and emotions that […]

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on Nov, 22

Preview – Earth as History: Moving Images and Ecologies in Southeast Asia, University of Westminster, December 7

A free seminar exploring films and moving image works about Southeast Asia/by Southeast Asian artists as examples of alternative narratives to the Anthropocene – the interdisciplinary exploration of human history and Earth history. From land […]

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on Nov, 21

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