Features

Feature: The Schoolgirls of Japanese Cinema

7 Oct , 2015  

From delinquents to goddesses, the Japanese schoolgirl has remained an enduring archetype of Japanese cinema and has seen varied cinematic representations.

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Review: Twenty

1 Oct , 2015  

South Korean coming-of-age comedy Twenty features Korean stars Kim Woo-bin, Kang Ha-neul and 2PM’s Junho and tackles the growing pains of young adults.

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Review: Love & Peace

29 Sep , 2015  

Sion Sono’s Love & Peace is unlike anything you’ve seen from Sono who trades in blood for puppetry in this tale of ambition, rock stars and singing turtles.

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Review: The Beauty Inside

23 Sep , 2015  

South Korean body swap romance The Beauty Inside is a surprisingly effective feature rounded out by its all-star cast, moving story and sensitivity.

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MIFF 2015 Review: Ruined Heart! Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore

21 Sep , 2015  

Filipino artist Khavn finds love in a hopeless place in his film, Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore.

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Interview: Director Lav Diaz talks Storm Children – Book One

16 Sep , 2015  

Matthew Rooke talks with the legendary Lav Diaz to talk about his new documentary, Storm Children: Book One, and his responsibilities as a filmmaker.

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Review: Paprika

14 Sep , 2015  

Paprika, the final major work from late filmmaker Satoshi Kon, is a visual marvel with a twisty and bending narrative to match its equally dreamy worlds.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.