Features

Feature: The Women of Park Chan-wook

19 Jul , 2016  

From Lady Vengeance onwards, Park Chan-wook has created some of cinema’s best female characters. We look at Park’s women and why they’re important.

Features

Feature: The Ugly Truths of Contemporary & Extreme Korean Cinema

11 Jul , 2016  

More than just violent and sexually explicit, extreme Korean cinema lays bare the ugly truths of society by way of social commentary and dark humour.

Reviews

Revelation Film Fest 2016 Review: The Whispering Star

8 Jul , 2016  

In a departure from Sion Sono’s usual manic craziness, the Japanese director presents the minimal existential science fiction, The Whispering Star.

Reviews

Review: The Wailing

30 Jun , 2016  

Na Hong-jin’s hellish genre hopping ghost story, The Wailing, is an unrelenting experience and one that is unlikely to be forgotten about any time soon.

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Review: Three

27 Jun , 2016  

Hong Kong crime master Johnnie To returns to the genre that defined him in Three, a hospital-set thriller starring Louis Koo, Vicki Zhao and Wallace Chung.

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SFF 2016 Review: A Fish

22 Jun , 2016  

Independent Korean mystery A Fish is a beautiful and deeply haunting debut feature from writer-director Park Hong-min.

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SFF 2016 Review: Non Fiction Diary

17 Jun , 2016  

Jung Yoon-suk’s Non Fiction Diary is more than just a documentary about South Korea’s first serial murder case.

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SFF 2016 Review: Tharlo

14 Jun , 2016  

Black and white feature Tharlo explores a clash of cultures when an isolated sheep herder in the mountains suddenly experiences the modern world of Tibet.

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SFF 2016 Review: Under the Sun

14 Jun , 2016  

Vitaly Mansky’s eye-opening documentary Under the Sun goes deep into the North Korean propaganda machine and asks: “Does the North Korean dream exist?”.

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SFF 2016 Review: The Road

10 Jun , 2016  

Chinese documentary The Road covers three years of a controversial highway’s construction, revealing systemic corruption.and violence in its creation.

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HRAFF 2016 Review: Hooligan Sparrow

3 May , 2016  

Nanfu Wang’s debut documentary, Hooligan Sparrow, sees women’s rights activist Ye Haiyan fight to bring justice for six sexually abused Chinese schoolgirls.

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Review: Chongqing Hot Pot

15 Apr , 2016  

What begins as a heist film becomes something so much more in the small but hugely fun and surprising Chinese crime-comedy Chongqing Hot Pot.