Song Lang (Vietnam, 2018) [NYAFF 2019]

Leon Le has done a marvelous job directing his first feature film, Song Lang. Ambitious and rich in both screenplay and mise-en-scène, it tells the story of Dung ‘Thunderbolt’ (Lien Binh Phat), a debt collector […]

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on Aug, 01 · in Reviews

5 Million Dollar Life (Japan, 2019) [NYAFF 2019]

Originally from Hiroshima, after graduating from high school, Moon Sung-Ho studied filmmaking in South Korea and then returned to Japan to shoot commercials and short films. 5 Million Dollar Life is his debut feature from […]

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on Jul, 12 · in Reviews

Someone in the Clouds (Taiwan, 2019) [NYAFF 2019]

Weng Hsiao-pei (Yao Yi-Ti) is an aspiring reader of tarot cards, following in her grandfather’s footsteps. She uses her gift to give romantic advice to paying men and women. When presented with the possibility of […]

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on Jul, 11 · in Reviews

Furie (Vietnam, 2019) [NYAFF 2019]

Some films seem to exist for the sole purpose of showcasing a performer’s talent, and this is certainly true in the case of Lê Văn Kiệt’s Furie. Although it’s a somewhat layered film that tries […]

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on Jul, 09 · in Reviews

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