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“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.

Explore Asian Pacific American social issues with these three short films on HBO

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As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month winds down, don't forget to check out these three insightful Asian Pacific American short films.

“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).

Chinese film “The Devotion of Suspect X” hits worldwide theaters March 31

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The film is based on a popular Japanese novel of the same name.

Chinese indie movie “The Taste of Rice Flower” enters production

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"A Taste of Rice Flower" documents the life of an ethnic Dai woman in Yunnan province.

Trailer: Battleship Island (South Korea, 2017)

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Remember that abandoned island in Skyfall? That's a real place, and a South Korea movie's being made about it.

Trailer: “Guardians”, Russia’s answer to “The Avengers”, premieres Feb 23

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Tired of American superheroes? Check out "Guardians" for superhero action with a Russian twist!

Trailer: Lee Byung Hun’s “A Single Rider” premieres Feb 22

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Lee Byung-hun leaves behind his usual tough guy roles to play a fund manager who uncovers a shocking secret after his life implodes.

Asian Brilliant Stars program launches amidst Berlinale 2017

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The Asian Brilliant Stars program aims to boost international exposure for both emerging and established filmmakers from Asia.

A taste of South Indian indie film from “Six Feet High” and “An Off-Day Game”

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Keralan director Sanal Kumar Sasidhara's first two features offer an example of world-class cinematic technique applied to local, Indian narratives.