Asian film, media, and culture

Five Flavours Film Festival 2016 Report

Warsaw has had a troubled history. Located in Central Europe, it has been passed between empires and dynasties, been pillaged and seen golden ages since the 16th century. Then, with liberation in sight at the […]

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on Dec, 07 · in Features

Call For Papers: The Poetics Of Asian Cinemas Conference, Lancaster University, July 2017

Papers and panel proposals are invited for the 12th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: The Poetics of Asian Cinemas. With the support of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) at Lancaster University, in […]

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on Dec, 06 · in Announcements

Tsukiji Wonderland (Japan, 2016) [Reel Asian 2016]

Documentaries supposedly present actualities: the so-called “reality” that is non-fiction. First hand and un-paraphrased, so to speak. In Tsukiji Wonderland, however, director Naotaro Endo tries to illustrate the fantastic from the fish market’s very system […]

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on Nov, 13

Double Happiness (Canada, 1994) [Reel Asian 2016]

Mina Shum’s debut film Double Happiness was released in 1994 and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival that same year. Sue Anne Yeo has called it “the landmark Asian Canadian narrative feature” (Yeo 2007: 118) in […]

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on Nov, 11

The Top Secret: Murder in Mind (Japan, 2016) [JFF2016AU]

Director Keishi Otomo is perhaps best known in the West as the director of the acclaimed Rurouni Kenshin trilogy (2012-2014), but while I enjoyed the majority of that saga (the end was quite anti-climactic in […]

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on Nov, 03

Hooligan Sparrow (China, 2016)

“That’s me with the camera…Those guys are watching me because of the camera…What follows is the story I captured before they took the camera from me.” – Wang Nanfu, Hooligan Sparrow It’s sometimes easy to […]

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on Nov, 01

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