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MIFF 2015 Review: Coin Locker Girl

28 Aug , 2015  

Growing up in a crime family in Incheon’s Chinatown ain’t easy as demonstrated in female-driven Korean crime thriller Coin Locker Girl.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Our Little Sister

24 Aug , 2015  

Japanese auteur Hirokazu Koreeda explores the dynamics of family and sisterhood in his quietly delicate feature, Our Little Sister.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Wonderful World End

20 Aug , 2015  

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.

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MIFF 2015 Review: The Assassin

19 Aug , 2015  

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.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Mountains May Depart

16 Aug , 2015  

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.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Partners in Crime

11 Aug , 2015  

Taiwanese high school murder mystery Partners in Crime follows three boys who investigate the mysterious death of a female student from their school.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Hill of Freedom

5 Aug , 2015  

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.

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MIFF 2015 Review: The Liar

4 Aug , 2015  

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.

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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.