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Jia Zhangke protégé Wang Jing’s directorial debut “The Best Is Yet to Come” screened at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals.
Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s “Yellow Cat” tells a quirky Bonnie and Clyde-esque story set amidst Kazakhstan’s steppe.
Starring Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye, “#Alive” is an entertaining zombie flick that seems tailor-made for the time of coronavirus.
Starring Ken Watanabe, "Fukushima 50" avoids controversy as part of faithfully reflecting Japanese realities around Fukushima Daiichi.
Crime drama “The Victims' Game” fares better than other recent Taiwanese Netflix originals, but doesn’t push storytelling boundaries.
“Island Nation” recounts Taiwan’s transition to democracy, and breaks barriers around depicting politics in Taiwanese television.
Xu Zheng’s latest movie in China’s famous “Lost In” series mixes mother-son bonding with superficial glances at Russian life.
Starring Kiichi Nakai and Dean Fujioka, “Hit Me Anyone One More Time” offers a jovial and rather idealistic portrayal of a boorish Japanese Prime Minister...
Jung Woo-sung and Jeon Do-yeon headline Korean crime thriller “Beasts Clawing At Straws,” which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020.
"The Man Standing Next" re-interprets Korean President Park Chung-hee's assassination using elements of Shakespearean tragedy.