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

Preview – London East Asia Film Festival 2017, October 19-29

Opening this year on 19th October at ODEON Leicester Square with Hwang Dong-hyuk’s historical drama The Fortress, as an international premiere, the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) will run for 11 days from 19th […]

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on Sep, 13

A Short Meditation on “Whatever”: Fruit Chan’s Made in Hong Kong (1997) [DCCFF 2017]

When Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior 2 (2017) has brought itself on par with the best of Hong Kong cinema’s kung-fu, shoot-outs, car chases, and romance in peril, would it be a hyperbole to proclaim the […]

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on Sep, 12

Critiquing the Post Isolationist Chinese Youth Film [DCCFF 2017]

As China adjusted to post-isolationism in the 1980s, radical new societal narratives emerged and the role of youth during this metamorphosis became prominent in mainstream culture and academic debate. In tandem, the last two decades […]

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on Sep, 10

Preview – Bhutanese cinema at the 11th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival, November 15-22

Bhutan is a country without a long-standing film tradition, but it is bravely looking for its own voice and a way to combine tradition with new means of expression. This year, the Five Flavours Film […]

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on Sep, 07

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