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SFF 2017 Review: Rage

28 Jun , 2017  

Featuring a huge all-star cast of Japanese acting talent, Lee Sang-il’s Rage is more than just a multi-narrative murder mystery.

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SFF 2017 Review: Okja

22 Jun , 2017  

Bong Joon-ho’s (Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer) much buzzed about new film, Okja, is the acclaimed filmmaker’s most ambitious project to date.

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TJFF 2017 Review: Birthday Wishes

21 Jun , 2017  

Actresses Aoi Miyazaki and Ai Hashimoto star as mother and daughter in Yasuhiro Yoshida’s (Leaving on the 15th Spring) new drama, Birthday Wishes.

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TJFF 2017 Review: In This Corner of the World

19 Jun , 2017  

Like Grave of the Fireflies, In this Corner of the World is Sunao Katabuchi’s heartbreaking tale of the sacrifices made by Japanese civilians during WW2.

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SFF 2017 Review: Pop Aye

17 Jun , 2017  

Melancholy and misadventure abound in Pop Aye, Kirsten Tan’s debut feature about the weird and wonderful road trip between a man and an elephant.

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SFF 2017 Review: Ciao Ciao

17 Jun , 2017  

Ciao Ciao is armed with fresh and exciting originality, elevating its familiar material into a critique of Chinese society in the 21st century.

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SFF 2017 Review: A Quiet Dream

15 Jun , 2017  

A Quiet Dream, Zhang Lu’s story about the marginalised members of Korean society, is a lovely gem that’s likely to win over fans of Jim Jarmusch.

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SFF 2017 Review: Mrs K

14 Jun , 2017  

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.

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Review: The Merciless

5 Jun , 2017  

Fresh from its ‘out of competition’ screening at Cannes, The Merciless is yet another South Korean crime film. Stars Sol Kyung-gu and ZE:A’s Siwan.

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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.