KOFFIA 2015 Review: Han Gong-ju

9 Sep , 2015  

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.


KOFFIA 2015 Review: Cart

8 Sep , 2015  

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.


KOFFIA 2015 Review: Love Forecast

7 Sep , 2015  

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Interview: Director Khavn talks Ruined Heart

12 Aug , 2015  

Hieu Chau chats to prolific Filipino director Khavn to talk about his latest film, Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore.


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.


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.


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.