12 Dec , 2016 Matthew Rooke
A surfer’s idyllic lifestyle is upended when an old childhood friend returns from overseas study. This is Mario Cornejo’s Filipino drama Apocalypse Child.
1 Dec , 2016 Matthew Rooke
Super Junior’s Yesung and former model Nozomi Sasaki star in the cross-cultural Japanese romantic-comedy My Korean Teacher.
29 Nov , 2016 Hieu Chau
Hieu Chau speaks with Indonesian writer-director Kamila Andini about Indonesian filmmaking, feminism and her outstanding short film, Following Diana.
28 Nov , 2016 Natalie Ng
Teenage girls in 1930s Japanese-colonised Korea begin to mysteriously disappear from their boarding school in South Korean Gothic horror, The Silenced.
24 Nov , 2016 Matthew Rooke
The only female filmmaker and horror filmmaker in Laotian history has returned with her new film, the remarkable Dearest Sister.
23 Nov , 2016 Hieu Chau
Makoto Shinkai finally merges science fiction and emotional storytelling to amazing effect with Japan’s animated box office sensation, Your Name.
20 Nov , 2016 Brooke Heinz
Rising female filmmaker, Satoko Yokohama, glimpses into the life of small-time actors in Japanese film and theatre with her slice-of-life film, The Actor.
20 Nov , 2016 Hieu Chau
Hong Sang-soo’s Yourself and Yours continues the director’s trademark look at relationships but forgoes some of the director’s usual tricks to great effect.
19 Nov , 2016 Matthew Rooke
One of five films included in Nikkatsu’s Roman Porno Reboot Project, Sion Sono’s Anti-Porno is a straight-up surreal experience. Enter with caution!
13 Nov , 2016 Hieu Chau
A fading celebrity author copes through the loss of his wife by taking care of two kids in Miwa Nishikawa’s intriguing character study, The Long Excuse.
10 Nov , 2016 Matthew Rooke
Baby Ruth Villarama’s documentary Sunday Beauty Queen follows young Pinays toiling as migrant workers in Hong Kong with their one day of pageantry and fun.
3 Nov , 2016 Hayley Inch
Visually striking Chinese documentary Behemoth is an artistic critique of China’s industrial consumption of energy, resources and people.