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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.

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Review: Chang-ok’s Letter

1 Mar , 2017  

Japanese writer-director Shunji Iwai directs Bae Doo-na in a heartfelt four-part web series Chang-ok’s Letter, produced by Nescafe.

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MGFF 2017 Review: One Night and Two Days Trilogy

21 Feb , 2017  

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.

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MGFF 2017 Review: Our Love Story

14 Feb , 2017  

Lee Hyun-ju’s acclaimed South Korean lesbian romance Our Love Story is an intimate film about the uncertainty of young love.

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Sundance 2017 Review: Free and Easy

23 Jan , 2017  

Geng Jun’s casts a satirical eye over the daily struggles of dealing with reality in Hong Kong & Chinese tragicomedy, Free and Easy.

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Review: The Net

20 Jan , 2017  

Kim Ki-duk returns to fine filmmaking form with The Net, a film about a North Korean fisherman who becomes ensnared in South Korea’s political game.

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JFF 2016 Review: Wolf Girl & Black Prince

13 Dec , 2016  

Ryuichi Hiroki directs Fumi Nikaido and Kento Yamazaki in the popular Japanese shonen manga adaptation, Wolf Girl & Black Prince.

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Review: Apocalypse Child

12 Dec , 2016  

A surfer’s idyllic lifestyle is upended when an old childhood friend returns from overseas study. This is Mario Cornejo’s Filipino drama Apocalypse Child.

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JFF 2016 Review: My Korean Teacher

1 Dec , 2016  

Super Junior’s Yesung and former model Nozomi Sasaki star in the cross-cultural Japanese romantic-comedy My Korean Teacher.

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Review: The Silenced

28 Nov , 2016  

Teenage girls in 1930s Japanese-colonised Korea begin to mysteriously disappear from their boarding school in South Korean Gothic horror, The Silenced.

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Review: Dearest Sister

24 Nov , 2016  

The only female filmmaker and horror filmmaker in Laotian history has returned with her new film, the remarkable Dearest Sister.

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Review: Your Name

23 Nov , 2016  

Makoto Shinkai finally merges science fiction and emotional storytelling to amazing effect with Japan’s animated box office sensation, Your Name.