14 Sep , 2015 Pooiee Loh
Paprika, the final major work from late filmmaker Satoshi Kon, is a visual marvel with a twisty and bending narrative to match its equally dreamy worlds.
9 Sep , 2015 Natalie Ng
Featuring a haunting lead performance from Chun Woo-hee, indie Korean drama Han Gong-ju is essential viewing and heralds the arrival of director Lee Su-jin.
8 Sep , 2015 Theodora Vatubua
Inspired by real events, South Korean drama Cart is the story of female workers banding together to form a union and go on strike against their employers.
7 Sep , 2015 Theodora Vatubua
Can a man and a woman simply just be friends? Korean rom-com Love Forecast asks this of its leading best friends, where one is in love with the other.
28 Aug , 2015 Hieu Chau
Growing up in a crime family in Incheon’s Chinatown ain’t easy as demonstrated in female-driven Korean crime thriller Coin Locker Girl.
24 Aug , 2015 Natalie Ng
Japanese auteur Hirokazu Koreeda explores the dynamics of family and sisterhood in his quietly delicate feature, Our Little Sister.
20 Aug , 2015 Hieu Chau
Adapted from two Seiko Oomori music videos, Wonderful World End is a teenage pop film that plays like Kamikaze Girls for the social media generation.
19 Aug , 2015 Natalie Ng
After an eight year absence from filmmaking, Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien returns with a supremely lavish take on the wuxia genre in The Assassin.
16 Aug , 2015 Natalie Ng
Jia Zhangke’s, Mountains May Depart, is a multi-generational epic and an allegorical tale of capitalism in China and the future it brings to the country.
11 Aug , 2015 Hieu Chau
Taiwanese high school murder mystery Partners in Crime follows three boys who investigate the mysterious death of a female student from their school.
5 Aug , 2015 Hayley Inch
More soju and unrequited love abound in Hong Sang-soo’s Hill of Freedom which sees a Japanese teacher arrive in Korea in search of an old flame.
4 Aug , 2015 Brooke Heinz
Casting a critical eye over materialism and social status in South Korea is, The Liar, a film about a pathological liar and her double life.