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MIFF 2015 Review: Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere

31 Jul , 2015  

Vietnamese arthouse abortion drama Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere heralds the arrival of a new and intriguing female director – Diep Hoang Nguyen.

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Review: A Werewolf Boy

21 Jul , 2015  

A critical and commercial success in South Korea in 2012, A Werewolf Boy, is a fantastic romance-fantasy hybrid packed with excellent writing and acting.

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Review: Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case

22 Jun , 2015  

An unofficial sequel to one of 2012’s best documentaries, Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case sees the renowned Chinese artist fight China’s bogus charges on him.

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SFF 2015 Review: Kabukicho Love Hotel

13 Jun , 2015  

Japanese indie filmmaker Ryuichi Hiroki returns to his roots in Kabukicho Love Hotel, a sexual drama about a love hotel’s staff and its patrons.

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SFF 2015 Review: The Look of Silence

11 Jun , 2015  

Following The Act of Killing’s success, Joshua Oppenheimer returns to Indonesia for The Look of Silence and talks to the victims of those mass murders.

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Review: The Nightingale

10 Jun , 2015  

A spoiled young girl and her gentle if not stubborn grandfather embark on a road trip across countryside China in Philippe Muyl’s, The Nightingale.

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SFF 2015 Review: On the Rim of the Sky

8 Jun , 2015  

Chinese language doco On the Rim of the Sky charts the rivalry between an experienced teacher of a secluded village and a new radical teacher from the city.

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SFF 2015 Review: From What Is Before

8 Jun , 2015  

Filipino director Lav Diaz offers yet another lengthy epic in From What Is Before which sees a village plunge into turmoil during the ’70s-era Phillippines.

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SFF 2015 Review: Dearest

7 Jun , 2015  

Director Peter Chan returns to cinema screens with Dearest, a Chinese-language drama that takes aim at child abduction in China and its ugly ramifications.

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Review: Giovanni’s Island

4 Jun , 2015  

Japanese animated film, Giovanni’s Island, follows two young boys forced to leave their home after Russain soldiers storm their fishing village in WW2.

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Review: The Act of Killing

29 May , 2015  

Critically acclaimed documentary The Act of Killing follows an Indonesian death squad’s re-enactment of the mass murders that took place from 1965 to 1966.

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Review: The Chaser

12 May , 2015  

South Korea’s The Chaser sees a former detective-turned-pimp track down the man responsible for the disappearance of his working girls.