Asian film, media, and culture

Love on a Diet (Hong Kong, 2001)

This doesn’t happen as often anymore, but back in the early 2000s, Johnnie To would space out his highly stylized crime thrillers with crowd pleasing romantic comedies. In interviews, the Hong Kong filmmaker would often […]

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on Jan, 21 · in Reviews

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

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

Female Directors (China, 2012)

Yang Mingming’s multi-faceted mockumentary Female Directors starts with some playful taboo breaking as twenty-something art school graduates Ah-ming (Mingming) and Yueyue (Guo Yue) fake orgasms for their DV camera while laughing about the traditional male/female power […]

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on Sep, 28

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