We look at MIFF 2017 films Tokyo Idols and Japanese Girls Never Die and examine how they explore sexism in modern-day Japan through its pop culture.
Find out how Okja’s bold use of costuming elevates its story, enhances its characters and deepens director Bong Joon-ho’s use of social commentary.
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.
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.