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Foreign Films

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.

“One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes 2” set for August 18 release

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This Chinese animated fantasy comedy is a sequel of 2014's "One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes", which was inspired by a popular webcomic.

“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

“Beautiful Accident” starring Gwei Lun-mei to premiere May 27, 2017

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Popular Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei (桂纶镁) is set to headline Beautiful Accident (美好的意外).

“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.

Top five WWII movies from the German perspective

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Five German movies... and one bonus TV show.

Review: The Devotion of Suspect X (China, 2017)

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A Chinese adaptation of a popular Japanese thriller mystery novel.

Meet India’s “third gender” in “Black Sheep”

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A new documentary profiles the hijra - a unique transgender community in India with several thousand years of history.

Taiwanese director Huang Hui-chen on her film “Small Talk”

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"Small Talk" won a 2016 Golden Horse Award for Best Documentary and a Teddy Award at 2017's Berlinale.