Asian film, media, and culture

Short Film – 3006 by Matthew Leung

Films that treat their cities as characters elicit a certain melancholic sentimentality that other films don’t. This challenges the common notion that a city is and always will be an unfeeling and unresponsive entity. Sacramento […]

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on Jan, 19 · in Features

Manfei (Taiwan, 2017)

Compared to the rebellious, anxious tone and radical narratives of Mainland China’s younger generation documentarians, Taiwanese filmmakers have inherited the constant filmic style tradition of their predecessors: delicate, poetic and slow, but heart-broken. The New […]

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on Jan, 17 · in Reviews

A Taste of the 11th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

There were a lot of great aspects to this year’s Five Flavours Asian Film Festival. Not only the exciting program but the festival itself had a unique atmosphere. Now in its 11th edition, Five Flavours […]

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on Nov, 26

A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler (Japan, 2009)

When you think of sumo wrestling, you might think of two big men explosively launching themselves at each other as they try and quickly push their opponent out of the ring. This seemingly speedy spectacle […]

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on Nov, 22

The Looming Storm (China, 2017)

Putting his gruffly commanding screen presence to good use, Duan Yihong has found a niche in the crime genre of late, whether as a diligent police captain in The Dead End (2015) or the grandiose figurehead of […]

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on Nov, 19

Call for Papers – Korean Film and Festivals: Global Transcultural Flows

Film festivals for over seventy years have been the driving force behind the global circulation of cinema. Film festivals are also a place where cultures are translated and transported into other cultures. Work on film […]

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on Nov, 18

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