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Black Light (빛과 철, Bae Jong-dae, 2020)

Two women find themselves at odds in their desire for and fear of answers about the car crash that robbed them of their husbands in Bae’s twisty social…

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Velvet Hustler (紅の流れ星, Toshio Masuda, 1967)

A gangster laying low realises there is no escape from his sense of ennui in Toshio Masuda’s post-modern re-imagining of his earlier Red Pier

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Temptation (誘惑, Ko Nakahira, 1957)

The cynical practicality of the post-war generation is contrasted with the wistful romanticism of their forebears in Nakahira’s charmingly witty comedy

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The Munekata Sisters (宗方姉妹, Yasujiro Ozu, 1950)

Two sisters with contrasting outlooks clash in their responses to failed marriage and potential romance in an unusually bitter Ozu melodrama

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True Mothers (朝が来る, Naomi Kawase, 2020)

Adoptive parents face a moment of crisis after receiving a message from a woman claiming to be their son’s birth mother in Kawase’s hugely empathetic family drama

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Goto-san (ゴトーさん, Hiroshi Gokan, 2020)

A young man’s peaceful dropout existence is disrupted by potential romance, a deadly virus, and economic instability in Gokan’s deceptively quirky drama

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Born to be Human (生而為人, Lily Ni, 2021)

A teenager’s life is upended when they discover they are intersex but have almost no rights over their bodily autonomy in Lily Ni’s elegantly designed social drama

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The Con-Heartist (อ้าย..คนหล่อลวง, Mez Tharatorn, 2020)

A scorned woman teams up with a fraudster to scam her ex only to fall for the conman in Mez Tharatorn’s crime caper rom-com

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The Slug (태어나길 잘했어, Choi Jin-young, 2020)

A woman in her ’30s struggles to overcome a sense of toxic inadequacy born of teenage trauma in Choi Jin-young’s whimsical drama

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Wrath of Desire (愛・殺, Zero Chou, 2021)

A religious lawyer’s ordered existence is turned upside down by her attraction to a female tattoo artist accused of murder in Zero Chou’s heady drama

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A New Wind Blows (新しい風, Yutaro Nakamura, 2021)

A collection of Tokyoites have a very weird New Year in Yutaro Nakamura’s ethereal take on imagined futures and misremembered pasts.

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Three Sisters (세자매, Lee Seung-won, 2020)

Three middle-aged women rediscover their sisterly bond when forced to face their traumatic past in Lee’s subtle condemnation of a relentlessly patriarchal society

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Here and There (Dito at Doon, JP Habac, 2021)

A pair of anxious youngsters find lockdown love, or something like it, in JP Habac’s sophisticated, zeitgeisty rom-com.

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POP! (Masashi Komura, 2021)

A lovelorn young woman suffers an existential crisis after falling for a mad bomber while working as TV mascot character in Masashi Komura’s absurdist drama

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Beyond You (그대 너머에, Park Hong-min, 2020)

A screenwriter finds himself on an existential odyssey after being contacted by a young woman who may be his daughter in Park’s experimental drama

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Black Milk (Schwarze Milch, Uisenma Borchu, 2020)

A young woman finds herself facing a sense of dislocation returning to Mongolia after many years living abroad in Uisenma Borchu’s poetic drama

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Tiong Bahru Social Club (中峇鲁俱乐部, Tan Bee Thiam, 2020)

An earnest young man experiences an existential crisis while living in the “happiest neighbourhood in the world” in Tan Bee Thiam’s whimsical satire

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yes, yes, yes (Akihiko Yano, 2021)

A family begins to fall apart under the weight of impending grief when a mother enters the final stages of a terminal illness in Yano’s intense existential drama

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Minari (미나리, Lee Isaac Chung, 2020)

The integrity of a Korea-American family is strained by stubborn male pride and conflicting desires in Lee Isaac Chung’s touching semi-autobiographical drama

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Journey to the West (Voyage en Occident, Jill Coulon, 2016)

A French documentarian reflects on cross-cultural exchange while following a group of Chinese tourists on a 12-day European coach trip

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Watch List (Ben Rekhi, 2019)

A widowed mother’s gradual loss of humanity serves as a metaphor for her nation as she finds herself pulled into the dark vortex of Duterte’s war on drugs

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Two Blue Stripes (Dua Garis Biru, Gina S. Noer, 2019)

A pair of teenagers’ attempt to deal with an unplanned pregnancy exposes a series of contradictions in a changing society in Noer’s progressive social drama

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No. 76 Horror Bookstore: Tin of Fear (76号恐怖書店之恐懼罐頭, David Chuang & Hung Tzu-peng, 2020)

Four gloomy tales illuminate the anxieties of the contemporary society in Chuang & Hung’s adaptation of the popular internet novel series

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I Still Remember (二次人生, Lik Ho, 2021)

A directionless young man regains a sense of purpose after reuniting with a childhood father figure in Lik Ho’s sporting drama

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Chen Uen (千年一問, Wang Wan-Jo, 2020)

Using a mix of interviews and animatics, Wang’s elegantly lensed documentary presents an enigmatic picture of the legendary pioneer of Taiwanese comics

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Focus Hong Kong Returns for Online Easter Edition

Six features plus Fresh Wave Shorts streaming in the UK 31st March to 6th April.

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Search Out (서치 아웃, Kwak Jung, 2020)

A trio of dejected youngsters fight back against a sense of despair by chasing an internet serial killer in Kwak’s dark cyber thriller

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Come and See (เอหิปัสสิโก, Nottapon Boonprakob, 2019)

Nottapon Boonprakob investigates the controversial Buddhist sect and its missing monk accused of large scale financial improprieties

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Changfeng Town (长风镇, Wang Jing, 2019)

A series of strange incidents engulfs a small town during an eventful summer in Wang’s wistfully surreal treatise on memory and nostalgia

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The Way We Keep Dancing (狂舞派3, Adam Wong, 2020)

A collective of artists finds itself torn between complicity and resistance in the face of rising gentrification in Wong’s musical dance drama

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JOINT (Oudai Kojima, 2020)

A gangster in search of reform finds himself caught between old school organised crime and the shady new economy in Kojima’s noirish take on yakuza decline

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Japan Academy Prize Announces Winners for 44th Edition

Fukushima 50 takes home 6 awards but misses out on Picture to Midnight Swan which also takes actor for Tsuyoshi Kusanagi 

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The Silent Forest (無聲, Ko Chen-Nien, 2020)

An idealistic student is caught between justice and complicity when he uncovers a culture of bullying and abuse at a school for deaf children in Ko’s hard-hitting drama.

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Coalesce (Les affluents, Jessé Miceli, 2020)

The hopes and aspirations of three men in Phnom Penh are set to collide in Jessé Miceli’s voyage through the backstreets of the contemporary city

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The Asian Angel (アジアの天使, Yuya Ishii, 2021)

The lonely souls of Japan and Korea are brought together by angelic intervention in Yuya Ishii’s wistful drama

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I, the Sunshine (Би Нар, Janchivdorj Sengedorj, 2019)

A young boy narrates three fantastical tales contrasting past and present in Mongolia in Janchivdorj Sengedorj’s whimsical triptych

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A Summer Trip (川流不“熄”, Feng Keyu, 2021)

A wayward young man comes to understand more about himself and his family on a summer road trip with grandpa in Feng’s warmhearted drama

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Over the Town (街の上で, Rikiya Imaizumi, 2019)

An awkward young man chases love and romance on the streets of Shimokitazawa in Imaizumi’s soulful ode to the ever changing district

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The Town of Headcounts (人数の町, Shinji Araki, 2020)

A disaffected young man gets a fresh start in a utopian community but quickly becomes disillusioned in Shinji Araki’s slick dystopian thriller

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Ito (いとみち, Satoko Yokohama, 2021)

A shy young woman with a talent for Tsugaru shamisen grows in confidence after getting a job at a maid cafe in Satoko Yokohama’s warmhearted drama

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B/B (Kosuke Nakahama, 2020)

A policeman and psychiatrist attempt to investigate a bizarre killing through unlocking the testimony of a young woman with MPD in Nakahama’s visually striking, hugely accomplished feature de…

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Green Jail (綠色牢籠, Huang Yin-Yu, 2021)

Huang’s elegiac documentary juxtaposes the idyllic scenery of Iriomote island with the traumas of the colonial past through the stories of an elderly woman remaining behind alone

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Along the Sea (海辺の彼女たち, Akio Fujimoto, 2020)

A migrant worker from Vietnam is faced with her lack of possibility after discovering she is pregnant while living undocumented in Fujimoto’s unflinching social drama

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Keep Rolling (好好拍電影, Man Lim-Chung, 2020)

Long-time collaborator Man Lim-Chung makes his directorial debut with a warts and all exploration of the life and career of the legendary Ann Hui

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Voice of Silence (소리도 없이, Hong Eui-jeong, 2020)

A mute farmer begins to dream of a different life after being charged with minding a kidnap victim in Hong’s strangely warmhearted crime caper

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Our Midnight (아워 미드나잇, Lim Jung-eun, 2020)

Approaching each other from opposite sides of the bridge two youngsters eventually find solace in mutual acceptance in Lim Jung-eun’s nighttime odyssey

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Asian Pop-Up Cinema Returns for Season 12!

Online throughout the US March 15 to April 30 and at the Drive-In April 15 to May 1.

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Back to the Wharf (风平浪静, Li Xiaofeng, 2020)

A wounded young man’s attempts to start over in the shadow of his crime are doomed to failure in Li’s moody, fatalistic neo-noir.

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The Swordsman (검객, Choi Jae-hoon, 2020)

A master swordsman is dragged back into the world of courtly intrigue years after renouncing the code of violence when his daughter is taken by slavers in Choi’s…

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Dreams on Fire (ドリームズ・オン・ファイア, Philippe McKie, 2021)

A country girl comes to the city to become a dancer and finds a sense of solidarity in subculture in McKie’s refreshingly positive drama

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