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Asia Pop!

Films out of Asia that make you laugh, cry, and cheer, featuring masked romance, digital time loops, and retrofuturistic, data-driven odysseys.

Asia Pop!

AND SO THE BATON IS PASSED

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AND SO THE BATON IS PASSED

Directed by Tetsu Maeda
Chronically unlucky kid Mitan learns to smile when her single dad brings home a vivacious new girlfriend. Meanwhile,…
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AS WE LIKE IT

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AS WE LIKE IT

Directed by Chen Hung-i, Muni Wei
Shakespeare’s comedy of coupling is transplanted into a candy-colored Taiwan of the future, with an all-femme cast. In…
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BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES

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BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES

Directed by Junta Yamaguchi
Cafe owner Kato discovers a delay between his computers that enables him to speak with himself, two minutes…
Asia Pop!

HIT THE ROAD

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HIT THE ROAD

Directed by Panah Panahi
Panah Panahi’s unusual family road trip film. Dad’s leg is in a cast while his kid’s mouth is…
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IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE

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IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE

Directed by Masaya Tsutsumi
In an attempt to find a way to escape the dullness of unemployment and the dread of a…
Asia Pop!

JAMES & ISEY

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JAMES & ISEY

Directed by Florian Habicht
As endearing a birthday present as cinema has ever seen, this joyous documentary follows Maori elder Isey during…
Asia Pop!

LISTEN BEFORE YOU SING

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LISTEN BEFORE YOU SING

Directed by Yang Chih-lin
With young people migrating out of their deep mountain hometown, an elementary school faces being shut down, unless…
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MYSTERY KUNG FU THEATER

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MYSTERY KUNG FU THEATER

I can show you the path to the Mystery Kung Fu Theater but I cannot reveal it to…
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OFFICE ROYALE

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OFFICE ROYALE

Directed by Kazuaki Seki
Beneath the polite, polished veneer of the Tokyo corporate churn is the bruising, no-holds-barred secret life of office…
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SINKHOLE

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SINKHOLE

Directed by Kim Ji-hoon
Apartment residents exchange daily pleasantries and become fixtures in each other’s middle-class lives, when SINKHOLE!! Their entire building…
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TIME

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TIME

Directed by Ricky Ko
Luminaries of Hong Kong cinema’s golden age star as washed-up former action heroes who now pay the bills…
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TIONG BAHRU SOCIAL CLUB

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TIONG BAHRU SOCIAL CLUB

Directed by Tan Bee Thiam
Sweet Ah Bee is the newest Happiness Agent at a resort deadly serious about cracking the happiness algorithm.…