Asian film, media, and culture

Interview with Ng Ka-leung [Five Flavours 2016]

When you search for Ng Ka-leung on IMDb, what you get is a single credit for his film Ten Years which was the Hong Kong sleeper hit of 2015. Now, IMDb does not always provide […]

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on Dec, 01 · in Interviews

Lowlife Love (Japan, 2015)

An early scene in Eiji Uchida’s determinedly scuzzy indie filmmaking satire Lowlife Love illustrates the rivalries, naked opportunism, and painfully transparent ploys to maintain status that are sadly characteristic of the industrial fringes. At a restaurant, floundering […]

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on Nov, 30 · in Reviews

Interview with Japanese Film Festival Program Coordinator Margarett Cortez

The Japanese Film Festival (Australia) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a huge tour of screenings that covers the cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, Caanberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Running from October 14 to December […]

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on Oct, 05

London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF), October 20 – 30

Opening this year on October 20th at ODEON Leicester Square with the UK premiere of South Korea’s Academy Award submission Age of Shadows, the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) will run until October 30th. […]

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on Oct, 03

Tharlo (China, 2015)

‘I know who I am, isn’t that enough?’ Tharlo (Shide Nyima) asks police chief Dorje at one point during the long conversation that opens Pema Tseden’s latest feature film. Their extended conversation, shot in one […]

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on Sep, 30

Three Sisters (China, 2012)

The documentary films of Wang Bing present a veritable mosaic of peripheral, alienated perspectives across the various regions of China, from the northeast and northwest — where he shot his debut work West of the […]

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on Sep, 29

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