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A FIRST FAREWELL

Film

A FIRST FAREWELL

Directed by Wang Lina
In this tender ode to Uyghur life, young farmboy Isa tries to hold it all together with the…
Discoveries

FROM TOMORROW ON, I WILL

Film

FROM TOMORROW ON, I WILL

Directed by Ivan Marković, Linfeng Wu
Migrant workers in Beijing share an underground apartment, sleeping in shifts. A delivery man works all day while…
Masters

THE HORSE THIEF

Film

THE HORSE THIEF

Directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang
Navigating his Buddhist faith and the pressures to feed his family, Norbu turns to stealing horses. For years…

Jesa

Film

Jesa

Directed by Kyungwon Song
A filmmaker’s parents' vastly different feelings about the traditional Korean memorial ceremony are humorously captured in stop motion.

Live Well

Film

Live Well

Directed by Bingyu Jiang
A calligraphy artist can't seem to catch any breaks in this offbeat portrait of a Chinese artist with…
Asia Pop!

SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS

Film

SEND ME TO THE CLOUDS

Directed by Teng Congcong
Society tells Sheng Nan her life’s over because she doesn’t have a husband. A doctor’s report has even…

She Runs

Film

She Runs

Directed by Qiu Yang
Teenage Yu is done taking the dance classes forced upon her by her father.

Sister

Film

Sister

Directed by Siqi Song
Gorgeous felted stop-motion animation dedicated to the what if’s in life and the siblings we never had.
Masters

SO LONG, MY SON

Film

SO LONG, MY SON

Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai
The three decades following the Cultural Revolution are traced by the strange fates of two families – once…

Student Bodies

Film

Student Bodies

Directed by Ho Rui An
A chilling essay film about intellectual, cultural, and economic debt, seen and heard through documents of protest and…
Asia Pop!

SUMMER OF CHANGSHA

Film

SUMMER OF CHANGSHA

Directed by Zu Feng
A cop has already put in his resignation letter when a severed arm in a river brings him…
Special Presentations

TO LIVE TO SING

Film

TO LIVE TO SING

Directed by Johnny Ma
Zhao Li lives for Sichuan opera but knows not everyone does. Only the elderly still show up for…

What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon

Film

What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon

Directed by Jian Luo
Magic realism cradles a young woman who gives birth to a small jellyfish during a medical abortion and…
Asia Pop!

WILD GOOSE LAKE

Film

WILD GOOSE LAKE

Directed by Diao Yinan
A wounded gangland boss becomes the subject of an epic manhunt after petty grievances over criminal territory erupts…