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Barbarian Invasion (野蛮人入侵, Tan Chui Mui, 2021)

A recently divorced actress embarks on a journey into the self after agreeing to revive her career with a role as an amnesiac assassin in Tan Chui Mui’s…

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Coming to You (너에게 가는 길, Byun Gyu-ri, 2021)

After struggling to accept their children’s coming out, two mothers commit to fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in a still conservative Korea in Byun Gyu-ri’s empathetic documentary.

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Memoryland (Miền ký ức, Kim Quy Bui, 2021)

It’s almost as if it’s the living who haunt the dead in Kim Quy Bui’s melancholy tale of the rites of death and the abyss of modernity.

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Hot in Day, Cold at Night (낮에는 덥고 밤에는 춥고, Park Song-yeol, 2021)

An earnest couple find themselves struggling to get by after successive runs of bad luck amid the unforgiving economy of contemporary Korea in Park Song-yeol’s scrappy indie drama.

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Arnold Is a Model Student (อานนเป็นนักเรียนตัวอย่าง, Sorayos Prapapan, 2022)

Oppressed students fed up with authoritarianism in the schools system begin to mount a resistance in Sorayos Prapapan’s deadpan satire.

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Guimoon: The Lightless Door (귀문, Sim Deok-geun, 2021)

A shaman who refused his destiny is trapped in a liminal space of infinite haunting in Sim Deok-geun’s eerie supernatural horror.

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Table for Six (飯戲攻心, Sunny Chan, 2022)

The eldest of three brothers desperately tries to keep the family together in Sunny Chan’s goodhearted familial farce

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Tsuyukusa (ツユクサ, Hideyuki Hirayama, 2022)

A middle-aged woman begins to rediscover joy after her car is hit by a meteorite in Hideyuki Hirayama’s charmingly quirky dramedy.

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Gyeong-ah’s Daughter (경아의 딸, Kim Jung-eun, 2022)

The fractured relationship between mother and daughter is further strained when the younger woman becomes the victim of revenge porn in Kim Jung-eun’s quietly enraged social drama.

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Emergency Declaration (비상선언, Han Jae-rim, 2021)

Passengers on a plane find themselves with nowhere to land after a mad scientist releases a deadly virus in Han Jae-rim’s tense disaster thriller.

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Japan Society Presents Love Letters: Four Films by Shunji Iwai

At Japan Society New York Dec. 9 & 10. April Story streaming in the US Dec. 9 to 23

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Sunshine of My Life (一路瞳行, Judy Chu, 2022)

A young woman comes to a better understanding of her family and her relationship with it after a series of crises some more serious than others in Judy…

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Remember Me (金門留念, Hung Chun-hsiu, 2022)

Hung’s contemplative doc looks back at age of conflict on which the guns have now fallen silent even as tensions with the Mainland continue to simmer.

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A Lonely Island in the Distant Sea (절해고도, Kim Mi-young, 2021)

A dejected artist finds himself reconsidering his life’s choices when his teenage daughter drops out of education to become a Buddhist nun and he falls in love with…

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Hong Kong: City on Fire (不作浮塵, Choi Ka-yan & Lee Hiu-ling, 2022)

Visceral in its immediacy, Hong Kong City on Fire is among the bleakest of the recent series of documentaries focussing on the 2019 Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill protests

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Plan 75 (Chie Hayakawa, 2022)

An elderly woman finds herself pushed towards voluntary euthanasia by a society driven only by productivity in Chie Hayakawa’s dark dystopian drama.

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Executioners (現代豪俠傳, Johnnie To & Tony Ching Siu-Tung, 1993)

The Heroic Trio find themselves scattered in a post-apocalyptic landscape in a much less hopeful sequel to Johnnie To’s comic book wuxia.

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The Heroic Trio (東方三俠, Johnnie To, 1993)

Female solidarity becomes an unexpected weapon against stealthy authoritarian take over in Johnnie To’s gloriously camp superhero action fest

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Hot Blooded (뜨거운 피, Cheon Myeong-kwan, 2022)

A petty footsoldier tiring of the underworld life finds himself dragged into internecine gangland conflict in Cheon Myeong-kwan’s retro gangster picture.

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Blue Island (憂鬱之島, Chan Tze-Woon, 2022)

Chan Tze-Woon’s melancholy documentary places the protestors of today into the protests of the past and asks them what is Hong Kong that Hong Kong means to them.

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She is me, I am her (ワタシの中の彼女, Mayu Nakamura, 2022)

A gentle sense of haunting echoes through four tales of pandemic-era Tokyo in Mayu Nakamura’s ethereal anthology.

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The Nighthawk’s First Love (よだかの片想い, Yuka Yasukawa, 2021)

A young woman begins to regain a sense of self-confidence in the face of social prejudice when invited to consult on a film in Yuka Yasukawa’s adaptation of…

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Stonewalling (石门, Huang Ji & Ryuji Otsuka, 2022)

A young woman finds herself caught between one generation and the next while dealing with an unexpected pregnancy in Huang Ji & Ryuji Otsuka’s pressing examination of contemporary…

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Dreaming of the Meridian Arc (大河への道, Kenji Nakanishi, 2022)

Dedicated civil servants do their best to put their town on the map while celebrating a local hero in Kenji Nakanishi’s warmhearted dramedy.

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A Confucian Confusion (獨立時代, Edward Yang, 1994)

A collection of conflicted urbanites find themselves lost in a rapidly changing society in Edward Yang’s bitterly ironic social drama.

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Wedding High (ウェディング・ハイ, Akiko Ohku, 2022)

A cool-headed wedding planner is all that stands between a couple’s big day and total chaos in Akiko Ohku’s ensemble comedy.

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Walk Up (탑, Hong Sang-soo, 2022)

An insecure director tries on a series of different personas while moving through several floors of the same building in Hong Sang-soo’s elliptical drama.

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Gaga (哈勇家, Laha Mebow, 2022)

An indigenous family finds its relationships strained when the oldest son decides to run for mayor in Laha Mebow’s warmhearted dramedy.

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Septet: The Story of Hong Kong (七人樂隊, Sammo Hung, Ann Hui, Patrick Tam, Yuen Wo Ping, Johnnie To, the late Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark, 2022)

Seven of Hong Kong’s most prominent directors come together for a collection of personal tales of Hong Kong past and present in this seven-part anthology film

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Pretty Heart (心裏美, Terry Ng Ka-wai, 2022)

An idealistic teacher finds herself questioning her views on education while confronting her traumatic past in Terry Ng Ka-wai’s gentle drama.

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The Novelist’s Film (소설가의 영화, Hong Sang-soo, 2022)

A novelist discovers new creative possibilities after striking an unexpected friendship with a conflict actress in a meta drama from Hong Sang-soo.

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My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ, Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)

A pair of sisters rejoice in the wonder of the natural world while befriending a fluffy forest creature in the charming Studio Ghibli family animation.

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Hunt (헌트, Lee Jung-jae, 2022)

Two men circle each other in search of an elusive double agent in Lee Jung-jae’s intensely paranoid political thriller.

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The Vampire Moth (吸血蛾, Nobuo Nakagawa, 1956)

Kindaichi is on the case when a series of fashion models is mysteriously bumped off by a butterfly-obsessed killer in Nobuo Nakagawa’s atmospheric horror.

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Deliverance (源生罪, Kelvin Shum, 2022)

A young woman finds herself quite literally haunted by unresolved childhood trauma in Kelvin Shum’s eerie psychological thriller.

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The Sparring Partner (正義迴廊, Ho Cheuk-tin, 2022)

Ho Cheuk-tin’s tense courtroom drama puts human nature and the criminal justice system on trial as two men stand accused of a heinous murder of that shocked the…

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Featured image for Leonor Will Never Die (Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago, Martika Ramirez Escobar, 2022)Background image for Leonor Will Never Die (Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago, Martika Ramirez Escobar, 2022)

Leonor Will Never Die (Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago, Martika Ramirez Escobar, 2022)

A grief-stricken screenwriter resolves to write her way out of self-imposed inertia while trapped in a world of her own creation in Martika Ramirez Escobar’s meta dramedy.

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Missing (さがす, Shinzo Katayama, 2021)

A young woman finds herself in the crosshairs of a serial killer while looking for her missing father in Shinzo Katayama’s dark mystery drama.

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The Wild, Wild Rose (野玫瑰之戀, Wong Tin-lam, 1960)

A free-spirited nightclub singer’s dreams of love are shattered by fragile masculinity and an unforgiving society in Wong Tin-lam’s take on the classic opera Carmen.

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The Narrow Road (窄路微塵, Lam Sum, 2022)

An earnest middle-aged man and a cynical young woman become unlikely friends in pandemic Hong Kong in Lam Sum’s melancholy drama.

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The Roundup (범죄도시 2, Lee Sang-yong, 2022)

Ma Dong-seok returns as maverick cop Seok-do this time righting wrongs abroad he tracks a vicious Korean ganger offing tourists in Vietnam.

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Nagi’s Island (凪の島, Masahiko Nagasawa, 2022)

A young girl begins to put the past behind her while comforted by an idyllic island community in Masahiko Nagasawa’s gentle human drama.

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Decision to Leave (헤어질 결심, Park Chan-wook, 2022)

Love is a perpetual haunting for a insomniac detective in Park Chan-wook’s achingly romantic noir.

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Shiro – Hero of Heroes (諸葛四郎 – 英雄的英雄, Lin Yu-chun & Chuang Yung-hsin & Liu Yu-shu, 2022)

Classic hero Zhuge Shiro embarks on a new mission to stop Demon Society getting its hands on a pair of powerful swords in this animated family adventure.

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Fallen Blossoms (花ちりぬ, Tamizo Ishida, 1938)

Troubled geisha find themselves engulfed by oncoming revolution in Tamizo Ishida incendiary drama.

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Go Through the Dark (盲弈, Pu Yunhong, 2021)

Pu Yunhong’s documentary explores the complicated relationship between a father and his son who is blind as he trains to become a professional Go player.

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The Cabbie (運転手之戀, Chen Yi-wen & Chang Hwa-kun, 2000)

The crazy freewheeling life of a lovestruck taxi driver eventually takes a turn for the contemplative in Chen Yi-wen & Chang Hwa-kun’s infinitely charming comedy.

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The Man from Island West (西部來的人, Huang Ming-chuan, 1991)

Two indigenous men find themselves searching for a place to belong in a changing Taiwan in Huang Ming-chuan’s poetic drama.

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