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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.

Review: This is Not What I Expected (China, 2017)

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Starlet Zhou Dongyu displays a new level of maturity opposite Takeshi Kaneshiro in this culinary-themed Chinese rom-com.

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.

Trailer: “Wukong” hits Chinese theaters on July 13

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Yet another "Journey to the West" adaptation, starring Eddie Peng as titular Monkey King Sun Wukong, hits Chinese theaters.

Review: The Wedding Plan (Israel, 2016)

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Rama Burshtein's sophomore film manages to make -- from a tired plot -- a lively comedy with a lot to say about Orthodox Jewish women...

Review: A Loner (China, 2017)

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"A Loner" (大雪冬至) explores the life of a old woman in Beijing, illuminating a broader social phenomenon of "left-behind" elders in modern-day China.

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.

Trailer: “Out of Control”, starring T.O.P. and Cecilia Cheung, premiere delayed to 2018

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Out of Control (失控·幽灵飞车) is an upcoming thriller starring Big Bang's T.O.P. and Cecilia Cheung.

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.