Asian film, media, and culture

Short Film – 3006 by Matthew Leung

Films that treat their cities as characters elicit a certain melancholic sentimentality that other films don’t. This challenges the common notion that a city is and always will be an unfeeling and unresponsive entity. Sacramento […]

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on Jan, 19 · in Features

Manfei (Taiwan, 2017)

Compared to the rebellious, anxious tone and radical narratives of Mainland China’s younger generation documentarians, Taiwanese filmmakers have inherited the constant filmic style tradition of their predecessors: delicate, poetic and slow, but heart-broken. The New […]

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on Jan, 17 · in Reviews

Leslie Cheung: Blamefully Beautiful [DCCFF 2017]

Leslie Cheung was a megastar by almost any standard, posthumously named the world’s third most iconic singer by CNN in 2010 (following only Michael Jackson and The Beatles).[1] Yet, in spite of a childhood spent […]

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on Sep, 14

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

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