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

Egg and Stone (China, 2012)

A young teenage girl sits on her bed, her hand reaching into her underpants. There’s a shiny key looped around her neck, a telltale sign that she’s a ledge-door kid. Her room is already dim, […]

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on Sep, 27

‘Til Madness Do Us Part (China, 2013)

One can’t talk about Wang Bing’s documentary ‘Til Madness Do Us Part without first mentioning its length. Being nearly four hours long, Wang’s documentary on a mental institution in southwestern China can be an uncomfortable watch […]

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on Sep, 26

Godzilla Resurgence (Japan, 2016)

It is not an easy task to be optimistic and think of another local (in case of the Japanese market) follow-up for Godzilla after the success of the Hollywood’s recent attempt to present the giant […]

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on Sep, 14

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Asian Cinema on Singapore Cinema

In the last twenty years or so, Singapore cinema has grown to make its presence felt across many international film festivals. This recent revival may be traced to 1995, when director Eric Khoo placed Singapore […]

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on Sep, 12

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