Tag: New York Asian Film Festival

The Return (Denmark, 2018) [NYAFF 2018]

A definite eye-opening film in this year’s New York Asian Film Festival is Malene Choi Jensen’s feature-length debut The Return. Like the title, the film...

Counters (South Korea, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

“Destroy Koreatown! Let’s bring [Koreans] to the gas chambers!” shouts Makoto Sakurai, leader of Zaitoku, a self-proclaimed “civic group against the privileges of Korean-Japanese people.”...

End of Summer (China, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

Zhou Quan’s meditative coming-of-age feature begins with the sounds of soccer and a young boy’s face as he stares into the camera. This is our...

Hit the Night (South Korea, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

Independent filmmaker Jeong Ga-young’s second feature-length film is about a woman and a man having a series of conversations about sexual desires, fantasies, preferences, and...

Neomanila (Philippines, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

Mikhail Red’s third feature Neomanila follows Toto (Timothy Castillo), an orphan living on the streets of Manila after his older brother is arrested for drug-related...

Beast Stalker (Hong Kong, 2008) [NYAFF 2018]

Although not as robust as in its heyday from the 1970s-1990s, Hong Kong action cinema still churns out pulse-pounding police thrillers, crime dramas, and neo-noirs...