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Interview: Director Bong Joon-ho talks ‘Okja’

27 Jun , 2017  

Brooke Heinz caught up with one of South Korea’s modern masters, director Bong Joon-ho, at Sydney Film Festival where they talked about his new film, Okja.

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SFF 2017 Review: Okja

22 Jun , 2017  

Bong Joon-ho’s (Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer) much buzzed about new film, Okja, is the acclaimed filmmaker’s most ambitious project to date.

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TJFF 2017 Review: Birthday Wishes

21 Jun , 2017  

Actresses Aoi Miyazaki and Ai Hashimoto star as mother and daughter in Yasuhiro Yoshida’s (Leaving on the 15th Spring) new drama, Birthday Wishes.

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TJFF 2017 Review: In This Corner of the World

19 Jun , 2017  

Like Grave of the Fireflies, In this Corner of the World is Sunao Katabuchi’s heartbreaking tale of the sacrifices made by Japanese civilians during WW2.

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SFF 2017 Review: Pop Aye

17 Jun , 2017  

Melancholy and misadventure abound in Pop Aye, Kirsten Tan’s debut feature about the weird and wonderful road trip between a man and an elephant.

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SFF 2017 Review: Ciao Ciao

17 Jun , 2017  

Ciao Ciao is armed with fresh and exciting originality, elevating its familiar material into a critique of Chinese society in the 21st century.

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SFF 2017 Review: A Quiet Dream

15 Jun , 2017  

A Quiet Dream, Zhang Lu’s story about the marginalised members of Korean society, is a lovely gem that’s likely to win over fans of Jim Jarmusch.

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SFF 2017 Review: Mrs K

14 Jun , 2017  

Hong Kong veteran Kara Hui stars in her final action film, Mrs K, a playful and fun fusion of Asian action-thriller and American crime cinema.

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Juzo Itami vs. The Yakuza

7 Jun , 2017  

Though known for his beloved ramen western Tampopo, Juzo Itami also made enemies after humiliating the yakuza on screen which may have led to his death.

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Review: The Merciless

5 Jun , 2017  

Fresh from its ‘out of competition’ screening at Cannes, The Merciless is yet another South Korean crime film. Stars Sol Kyung-gu and ZE:A’s Siwan.

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Lust, Caution: The storytelling within its costume design

26 May , 2017  

To celebrate ten years of Lust, Caution, we look back at Ang Lee’s sexy espionage thriller and explore its incredible use of costume design.

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Review: A Silent Voice

4 Apr , 2017  

Naoko Yamada, director of the K-On! anime series, brings to life acclaimed manga, A Silent Voice, an important film about acceptance and forgiveness.