Asian film, media, and culture

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 · in Announcements

The (Ir)reality of Images and Words in Hong Sang-soo’s Claire’s Camera (France/South Korea, 2017) and The Day After (South Korea, 2017) [AFI Fest & SDAFF 2017]

While watching a film by Hong Sang-soo, sooner or later one is hit by the fact that people are wondrously and humourously strange creatures. Fasten them to a routine and they thrive, even if in […]

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on Nov, 16 · in Features

Getting Any? (Japan, 1995)

Takeshi Kitano the director and Beat Takeshi the performer meet together in a manic film about a young man’s increasingly desperate attempt to get laid which becomes a series of prurient slapstick sketches that push […]

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on Oct, 14

I Am Another You (USA, 2017)

For those who have seen U.S.-based Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang’s debut documentary film, Hooligan Sparrow (2016), her subsequent documentary I Am Another You covers similar thematic terrain: the notions of freedom and choice; movement as […]

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on Oct, 02

Preview – Ann Hui Retrospective at the 11th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

This year’s Five Flavour’s retrospective is devoted to Ann Hui, one of the most renowned female directors in Asia. Her films has been portraying the changes in Hong Kong society for nearly 50 years. Her latest […]

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on Sep, 26

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

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