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

RTHK: The Mecca of the Hong Kong New Wave [DCCFF 2017]

There is no debating that television was one of the most significant factors regarding the inception of the Hong Kong new wave. During the 1970s almost all of the filmmakers associated with the movement kick-started […]

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on Aug, 25

Preview – Special screening of A Page of Madness, King’s College London, September 24

On Sunday September 24th, the Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival (JAEFF) will host a special screening of the Teinosuke Kinugasa legendary A Page of Madness on 35mm at the Arthur & Paula Lucas Lecture Theatre, […]

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on Aug, 22

Ta’ang (China, 2016)

‘Better not to talk about, it’s so painful,’ says one Ta’ang woman at one point in Wang Bing’s most recent documentary about the Ta’ang ethnic group, local to a border zone between the Kokang region […]

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on Aug, 10

Zigeunerweisen (Japan, 1980) [JAPAN CUTS 2017]

Seijun Suzuki has been known for his over-the-top stylistic approach to gangster and yakuza films, most famously with his cult classics Tokyo Drifter (1966) and Branded to Kill (1967). His style, developed over the years […]

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on Jul, 22

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