In Defence of Wang Tung’s Nativist Trilogy: The Black Sheep of the Taiwanese New Cinema [DCCFF 2017]

For most fans of the Taiwanese new cinema, the only trilogies that probably matter are those from Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang. There is however a series by Wang Tung coined “the nativist trilogy” that […]

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on Sep, 15 · in Features

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 · in Features

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 · in Features

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 · in Features

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