Bitter Money (China, 2016)

As with all of Wang Bing’s films, here one is faced with a strictly observational work. And with Wang, observational usually means immersed rather than detached or removed from the spaces and people that he […]

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on May, 30 · in Reviews

Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman (France/South Korea, 2016)

North Korean forced migration has become a hot topic in the Western media. Largely driven by the publication of memoirs by several high-profile North Korean ‘defectors’, the plight of the North Korean citizenry and the […]

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on Feb, 15 · in Reviews

Journey to the West (France, 2015)

Taking its title from the legendary 16th century Chinese novel, which chronicled the travels of idealistic Buddhist monk Xuanzang around the regions of Central Asia and India, Jill Coulon’s documentary focuses on the modern pilgrimage […]

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on Feb, 13 · in Reviews

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 · in Reviews

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