Asian film, media, and culture

The Power of Zhang Yimou’s Metaphors and Colour Symbolism in Raise the Red Lantern (1991) [DCCFF 2017]

When we speak of Zhang Yimou, a leading light of China’s so-called Fifth Generation of filmmakers, many people immediately conjure up sumptuous imagery from the director’s more commercially successful titles like Red Sorghum (1987), Hero […]

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on Sep, 21 · in Features

The Hong Kong Second Wave and their Fascination with the 1960s [DCCFF 2017]

During the mid-1980s, there was a subtle handover between the first and second Hong Kong new cinemas. After the first wavers spent the late 1970s and beyond reshaping the landscape of their national cinema, the second […]

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on Sep, 19 · in Features

Reflections on Surface Culture in The Mission (1999) [DCCFF 2017]

One of Johnnie To’s breakout films, The Mission plays like an insider’s view on Hong Kong gangster cinema. If John Woo – the filmmaker who was globally synonymous with the genre before To’s arrival – […]

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on Aug, 30

Preview – Roman Porno Reboot at the 11th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival, November 15-22

The Japanese experimental erotic cinema which flourished in the 70s and 80s is back and ready to provoke again. The legendary Nikkatsu Studio is making their Roman Porno comeback with the best contemporary independent filmmakers […]

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on Aug, 29

Call for Papers – Special Issue of Feminist Media Histories on Asian Media

We invite proposals for a special issue of Feminist Media Histories on Asian Media. This issue probes the contested sites of practicing and theorizing feminist media in Asia. We encourage proposals that interrogate the concepts […]

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on Aug, 27

RTHK: The Mecca of the Hong Kong New Wave [DCCFF 2017]

There is no debating that television was one of the most significant factors regarding the inception of the Hong Kong new wave. During the 1970s almost all of the filmmakers associated with the movement kick-started […]

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on Aug, 25

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