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Busan 2015 Review: A Korean in Paris

21 Dec , 2015  

A Korean in Paris follows one man’s journey into the city’s underbelly to find his missing wife who he believes has been kidnapped into a sex ring.

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BAPFF 2015 Review: Lorna

25 Nov , 2015  

Romantic comedy Lorna is the story of a flirtatious 60-year old woman in and out of love from rising independent Filipina filmmaker Sigrid Andrea Bernardo.

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JFF2015 Review: Little Forest – Winter & Spring

17 Nov , 2015  

Cooking adventures continue in the final chapter of culinary coming-of-age tale Little Forest: Winter & Spring starring rising actress Ai Hashimoto.

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JFF2015 Review: Pieta in the Toilet

16 Nov , 2015  

Pieta in the Toilet follows a cancer-striken artist turned window washer as he comes to grips with his own mortality in his final summer.

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JFF2015 Review: When the Curtain Rises

15 Nov , 2015  

Featuring the music and idols of Japanese girl group Momoiro Clover Z, When the Curtain Rises is an optimistic slice of life high school drama.

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Busan 2015 Review: Office

9 Nov , 2015  

Exploring the politics and cutthroat environment of cubicle life in Korea, writer-turned-director Hong Won-chan’s Office is a thrilling murder mystery.

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JFF 2015 Review: Tag

8 Nov , 2015  

It might not look like it but Sion Sono’s Tag is a pro-feminist work and one of the most bleak and bizarre coming-of-age films to come along in some time.

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Busan 2015 Review: Two Rooms, Two Nights

6 Nov , 2015  

Inspired by the films of Hong Sang-soo, Two Rooms, Two Nights is a clever and comedic farce with fine performances from its leading cast.

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Review: Audition

29 Oct , 2015  

A staple of Japanese horror, Takashi Miike’s Audition is a searing and unforgettable experience and one of the best Japanese films ever made.

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Review: The World of Kanako

29 Oct , 2015  

Travel down the rabbit hole and find out who Kanako really is in Tetsuya Nakashima’s problematic and deliriously crazed action-thriller The World of Kanako.

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Busan 2015 Review: Stop

27 Oct , 2015  

South Korea’s Kim Ki-duk travels to Japan for his latest film Stop, a low-budget feature about a young couple living in the aftermath of Fukushima.

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Review: The Throne

23 Oct , 2015  

Joseon-era period drama The Throne is a tale of fathers, sons, responsibility and parenthood. It’s also South Korea’s official 2015 entry for the Oscars.