Asian film, media, and culture

Preview – Chinese Visual Festival 2018, May 3-6

The 8th Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) will be held in London from May 3-6 at BFI Southbank and King’s College London. This year’s Festival builds on the success of previous editions, bringing the very best […]

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on Apr, 19 · in Features

Observing the Absurdity: An Interview with Huang Hsin-yao

For his feature-length debut, Taiwanese filmmaker Huang Hsin-yao adapted his 2014 short film The Great Buddha – hence the feature’s cheeky title of The Great Buddha+ (2017), in the vein of corporate product naming. Prior […]

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on Apr, 18 · in Interviews

People Power Bombshell: A Diary of Vietnam Rose (Philippines, 2016) [Aperture 2018]

In Philippine Cinema, rarely do we see a film as ambitious as People Power Bombshell: A Diary of Vietnam Rose in terms of experimentation. Like many of John Torres’ works, it demands a lot from […]

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on Apr, 13

The Island Funeral (Thailand, 2015) [Aperture 2018]

Those who are intimately familiar with political conflicts fueled by ethnic and religious difference will immediately recognize the themes at the center of Director Pimpaka Towira’s feature film, The Island Funeral. Questions of belief, mythology, […]

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on Apr, 12

Seven Years of Night (South Korea, 2018)

A slow burning guilt trip with notions of grandeur, Seven Years of Night finds director Choo Chang-min getting back behind the camera for the first time since his hugely popular period piece Masquerade (2012) to […]

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on Apr, 11

Going the Distance (Japan, 2016)

Asahi (Shinichiro Matsuura) is a boxing trainer. After growing up in an orphanage, he moved to Tokyo and now lives with his fiancée Kaori (Yumi Endo). When a boxing client named Kita (Nobu Morimoto) announces […]

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on Apr, 10

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