27 Oct , 2017 Brooke Heinz
Koo Gyo-hwan shines as transgendered Jane, a woman whose connection to young runaway So-hyun serves as the basis for this Korean drama.
7 Oct , 2017 Brooke Heinz
Video game films are cursed in the West but it’s a different story in Japan. How does Japan get it right and what makes these adaptations ‘good’?
2 Oct , 2017 Brooke Heinz
Lee Byung-hun stars in A Single Rider, a drama about a disgraced Korean financier who travels to Australia in search of his estranged family.
29 Aug , 2017 Brooke Heinz
One of several Hong Sang-soo films to grace cinema screens in 2017, The Day After continues the filmmaker’s thematic reflection over infidelity.
7 Jul , 2017 Brooke Heinz
Hime-Anole’s flips the switch from slice-of-life romantic drama to violent and murderous thriller almost effortlessly and makes it work.
29 Jun , 2017 Brooke Heinz
Filmed in the busiest maternity hospital in the world, Motherland is a profoundly humane documentary about Manila’s disadvantaged mothers.
28 Jun , 2017 Brooke Heinz
Featuring a huge all-star cast of Japanese acting talent, Lee Sang-il’s Rage is more than just a multi-narrative murder mystery.
27 Jun , 2017 Brooke Heinz
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.
22 Jun , 2017 Brooke Heinz
Bong Joon-ho’s (Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer) much buzzed about new film, Okja, is the acclaimed filmmaker’s most ambitious project to date.
14 Jun , 2017 Brooke Heinz
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.
21 Feb , 2017 Brooke Heinz
South Korea’s foremost queer filmmaker, Leesong Hee-il, directs the One Night and Two Days Trilogy, premiering in Australia for the first time at MGFF 2017.
20 Nov , 2016 Brooke Heinz
Rising female filmmaker, Satoko Yokohama, glimpses into the life of small-time actors in Japanese film and theatre with her slice-of-life film, The Actor.