Asian film, media, and culture

Farewell: Comedy of Life Begins with a Lie (Japan, 2020) [JFTFP 2021]

Post-war Japanese urban life was filled with chaos, confusion, and forays into a new kind of life unfamiliar to a war-torn nation. Izuru Narashima’s latest film Farewell: Comedy of Life Begins with a Lie is […]

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on Feb, 23 · in Reviews

His (Japan, 2020) [JFTFP 2021]

More than being a film about being gay fatherhood, His (2020) poses a question about the idea of queer domicile, or specifically, the instability of constituting a gendered home in modern Japan. A film by […]

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on Feb, 22 · in Reviews

Assassins (USA, 2020)

On February 13, 2017, Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un, strolled through Kuala Lumpur International Airport only to be attacked from behind by two young women whose hands were […]

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on Feb, 02

Leaving Virginia (Taiwan, 2020) [SF IndieFest 2021]

Graduating student Big D (Isaac Yang) is on the eve of his 18th birthday and desperate to lose his virginity. When his best friend Xu Lie (Ng Siu-hin) fools him into thinking his penis will […]

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on Jan, 30

Focus Hong Kong Launches in the UK with Online Event in February 2021

Focus Hong Kong is a new UK film festival dedicated to celebrating the amazing cinema and filmmakers of Hong Kong, from early works to the glory days of its reign as the Hollywood of Asia, […]

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on Jan, 29

Hope’s Home (USA, 2021) [SF IndieFest 2021]

Hope is about to take her first trip to China since she was an infant. She’s stunned by how little she remembers the place, and though she starts her journey with great anticipation, she finds […]

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on Jan, 28

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