Index of Films

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FATHER TO SON

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FATHER TO SON

Directed by Hsiao Ya-Chuan
Taiwan’s emerald alleyways and small town merchants are the backdrop for this meditative drama intertwining several families with…
Asian American Panorama

FICTION AND OTHER REALITIES

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FICTION AND OTHER REALITIES

Directed by Bobby Choy, Steve Lee
Bobby (aka real-life musician Big Phony) is a singer-songwriter who can’t seem to find his place in New…
Asian American Panorama

FISH BONES

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FISH BONES

Directed by Joanne Mony Park
Model-turned-actress Joony Kim stars as Hana, who floats between working at her family restaurant, off-kilter modeling gigs, and…
Masters

Folklore Episode 1: A Mother’s Love

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Folklore Episode 1: A Mother’s Love

Directed by Joko Anwar
Official Selection 2018 Toronto International Film Festival A single mother with little to her name, Murni, struggles to...
Discoveries

GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY

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GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY

Directed by Yang Mingming
Director-actor Yang Mingming’s feisty new feature pits the cranky crackling wits of mother and daughter, both struggling writers…
Asia Pop!

GO-GO SISTERS

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GO-GO SISTERS

Directed by Nguyen Quang-dung
Set against the backdrop of the war in Vietnam, a group of high school girls in Da Lat…
Asia Pop!

GRADUATION

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GRADUATION

Directed by Joan Ji Yey Hui
Juggling graduation, living on her own, and low-paying jobs, lively and bright-eyed Hae-Rang holds onto her dream to…
Masters

GRASS

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GRASS

Directed by Hong Sang-soo
Young writer Areum (Kim Min-hee) rattles away on her MacBook, concocting a new story in a café. Meanwhile,…
Asian American Panorama

HAVANA DIVAS

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HAVANA DIVAS

Directed by S. Louisa Wei
Caridad and Georgina, both with Cuban mothers and Chinese fathers, grew up in Havana performing Cantonese opera as…
Asia Pop!

HOW LONG WILL I LOVE U

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HOW LONG WILL I LOVE U

Directed by Su Lun
In this time traveling screwball romcom, bootstrapped strangers Xiao and Lu wake up in the same bed, toggling…
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INLAND SEA

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INLAND SEA

Directed by Kazuhiro Soda
Surrounded by cats in a remote Japanese village, fishing is braided into the lifestyles of all its aging…
Masters

KILLING

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KILLING

Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto
Young ronin Mokunoshin is recruited away from countryside life and must grapple with a samurai sword he has…
Asia Pop!

A LAND IMAGINED

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A LAND IMAGINED

Directed by Yeo Siew Hua
In this breathtaking Singaporean noir, the black heart of the criminal underworld isn’t drugs but sand, used to…
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THE LAND OF SEONGHYE

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THE LAND OF SEONGHYE

Directed by Jung Hyung-suk
An award-winning deep dive into the precarious everyday life of Seonghye, a young educated woman typical of Korea’s…
Asian American Panorama

LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY

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LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY

Directed by Frank W Chen
Former New York Yankees pitcher and “Pride of Taiwan,” Chien-Ming Wang, finds himself without a job in Major…
Special Presentations

THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS

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THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS

Directed by Macoto Tezuka
CELLULOID JUKEBOX Choreographed stage antics! Cocaine in kiddie pools! This is the star-studded MTV glam rock opera you’ve…
Asian American Panorama

LEITIS IN WAITING

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LEITIS IN WAITING

Directed by Dean Hamer, Hina Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson
Transgender women in Tonga must fight religious fundamentalism and intolerance in a kingdom that once treasured their role.…
Discoveries

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

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LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

Directed by Bi Gan
After returning to his hometown, Luo Hongwu finds in an old clock the photo of a mysterious woman,…
Asia Pop!

MEN ON THE DRAGON

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MEN ON THE DRAGON

Directed by Sunny Chan
Lacking teamwork, Andy Lau tickets, and muscle tone in general, four aging telecom workers jump into a dragon…
Asia Pop!

MORI, THE ARTIST’S HABITAT

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MORI, THE ARTIST’S HABITAT

Directed by Shuichi Okita
Japan’s revered actors star in this charming comedy about one enchanted day in the life of celebrated painter…
Asia Pop!

MR. AND MRS. CRUZ

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MR. AND MRS. CRUZ

Directed by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo
Two strangers with the same last name meet serendipitously while traveling to the beautiful island of Palawan where…
Asia Pop!

MYSTERY KUNG FU THEATER

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MYSTERY KUNG FU THEATER

We could tell you what it is, but then we'd have to make sure they are the last…
Discoveries

NERVOUS TRANSLATION

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NERVOUS TRANSLATION

Directed by Shireen Seno
Yael, an eight-year old girl growing up in late 80's Philippines, confronts miracles and disasters both international and…
Asia Pop!

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

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ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

Directed by Shinichiro Ueda
Can a zombie wield an axe? Would Hot Potato with a severed arm work on-screen? How far will…