Asian film, media, and culture

New York Asian Film Festival 2020 Goes Virtual from August 28 – September 12

The 19th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) will be a special virtual edition running from August 28 to September 12, 2020. The festival can be streamed through the Smart Cinema app. […]

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on Aug, 11 · in News

Knife in the Clear Water (China, 2016)

Knife in the Clear Water is set in Ningxia, northwest of China, in a remote mountainous village called Xihaigu. As an independent filmmaker, Wang Xuebo wanted to ensure the authenticity of the production by casting […]

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on Aug, 09 · in Reviews

Family Romance, LLC (USA/Japan 2019)

What is the price of romance? What is it worth to those who are selling it, and those who are buying it? That is the central question in Werner Herzog’s latest film, Family Romance, LLC, […]

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on Jul, 25

Fuel (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Robatayaki is a centuries old Japanese method of grilling fresh seafood, vegetables over irori, sunken charcoal hearths, originating in Kushiro prefecture on the Hokkaido islands. Even today Kushiro is home to many robatayaki restaurants that […]

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on Jul, 24

Kinta and Ginji (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

“No man is a failure who has friends” Welcome to the friendship between Kinta and Ginji, the titular duo of an indie film written, edited, scored, performed, and co-directed by Takuya Dairiki and Takashi Miura. Friends since […]

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on Jul, 23

Roar (Japan, 2020) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Ryo Katayama’s debut feature Roar is the kind of examination of social frustration which has become a staple of Japan’s indie cinema right down having a pair of outsiders subsisting on convenience store pastries. By […]

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on Jul, 23

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