Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens

Articles by Anthony Kao

Singaporean film “1400” to have UK theatrical screening on August 27, 2017

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1400, an award-winning Singaporean romance movie, is set to have its UK theatrical premiere at London's renowned Picturehouse Central.

“Fathers” director Palatpol Mingpornpichit on making a film about LGBT families in Thailand

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Mingpornpichit's film "Fathers" focuses on a gay couple in Thailand who must deal with many tribulations to raise a son.

Trailer: PLA propaganda movie “The Founding of an Army” premieres on August 1, 2017

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The third installment of the "Founding of New China" series will release on the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.

Movie “Fathers” showcases both tolerance and challenges for Thai LGBT couples

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The Thai movie "Fathers" shows the challenges a gay couple encounters while raising their adopted son.

Ukraine’s “Servant of the People” is a hidden gem of political comedy

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After earning the love of Ukrainian audiences, this satirical show is now available worldwide on Netflix.

An interview with Tom Waller, director of “The Last Executioner”

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Bangkok-based director Tom Waller talks about his experiences profiling Thailand's last gunshot executioner, and why so few Thai films make it big internationally.

Meet Joshua Wong: the 20 year-old poster boy of Hong Kong’s democracy movement

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Wong is the subject of "Joshua: Teenager v. Superpower"―a new documentary now available on Netflix.

“In the Crosswind” illuminates a little known Baltic tragedy of WWII

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This Estonian film reveals why Baltic countries still fear Russian today

“Land of Oblivion” is a refreshingly authentic movie about the Chernobyl disaster

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This French-Ukrainian film stars Olga Kurylenko (from the Bond movie "Quantum of Solace") as its lead.

Meet this 21-year-old Syrian who shot an Oscar-winning film

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Khaled Khatib was an Aleppo-based cinematographer for “The White Helmets”, which won a 2017 Oscar for Best Documentary Short.