The Filmed in Ether team reveals its best Asian films of 2016 and talk about their favourite new discoveries in Asian cinema both past and present.
Hieu Chau speaks with Indonesian writer-director Kamila Andini about Indonesian filmmaking, feminism and her outstanding short film, Following Diana.
The world of the teenage girl is entirely its own and Asia’s appetite for complex films about teenage girlhood has given way to two great films this year.
More than just a monster movie, Bong Joon-ho’s landmark film, The Host, was a biting commentary on society and a continuation of ‘kaiju’ cinema traditions.
More than just violent and sexually explicit, extreme Korean cinema lays bare the ugly truths of society by way of social commentary and dark humour.
From pink films to something called ‘The Bloody Sword of the 99th Virgin’, we look at the evolution of the transgressive and extreme cinema of Japan.
The success of Taiwanese high school film, Our Times, makes a strong case as to why we need more light and fun commercial films by women.
Could The Look of Silence earn Indonesia its first Oscar? We take a look at what makes Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary great and why it deserves to win.
If When Marnie Was There is to be Studio Ghibli’s final film, we look at why its potential win at the Oscars could be an important one.
Though Iisa (As One) is his debut feature film, Chuck Gutierrez has been in the filmmaking business for a long time. We talk to him about his new film, the Filipino spirit and his cinematic influences.