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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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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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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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The Best of 2016: Our Favourite Asian Film Discoveries

15 Dec , 2016  

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.

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Interview: Indonesian filmmaker Kamila Andini on ‘Following Diana’

29 Nov , 2016  

Hieu Chau speaks with Indonesian writer-director Kamila Andini about Indonesian filmmaking, feminism and her outstanding short film, Following Diana.

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Teenage Girlhood in Asia: Our Huff and Puff Journey & What’s in the Darkness

14 Sep , 2016  

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.

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Feature: The Host and the commentary traditions of ‘kaiju’ cinema

28 Jul , 2016  

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.

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Feature: The Women of Park Chan-wook

19 Jul , 2016  

From Lady Vengeance onwards, Park Chan-wook has created some of cinema’s best female characters. We look at Park’s women and why they’re important.

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Feature: The Ugly Truths of Contemporary & Extreme Korean Cinema

11 Jul , 2016  

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.

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Feature: Breaking Taboo – Japan’s Extreme Cinema of Transgression

12 Apr , 2016  

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.

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Feature: ‘Our Times’ and why fun commercial films by women are necessary

7 Mar , 2016  

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.

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Feature: Why Indonesia’s ‘The Look of Silence’ deserves Oscar glory

24 Feb , 2016  

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.