Asian film, media, and culture

Call For Papers – Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond (University of Hull, 14-15 September 2017)

What is film genre? Does it still matter in today’s film production, distribution and consumption? How have some film genres become so closely associated with a nation or region, such as Chinese martial arts films, […]

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on Jan, 12 · in Announcements

A Tale of Two Men: Angel of Nanjing (China, 2015) and Gatekeeper (Japan, 2016)

Angel of Nanjing by Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo and Gatekeeper by Yung Chang are documentaries that address suicide and suicide prevention in China and Japan, respectively. More specifically, each film is set in one […]

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on Jan, 03 · in Features

Kickstart This: GOOK by Justin Chon

Summarised by writer-director-star Justin Chon as, “a heartfelt film exploring families and relationships between Korean and African American communities set during the LA Riots”, the independent dramedy GOOK promises to offer vital representation of the […]

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on Oct, 11

Hime-anole (Japan, 2016) [JFF2016AU]

To be perfectly honest, I actually didn’t want to review Hime-anole. Not because it’s bad, as it is far from it. I didn’t want to review Hime-anole because I didn’t want to spoil any of […]

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on Oct, 09

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

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