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"Asian Stars: Up Next" winners from Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, and Japan highlighted social issues and online bullying at IFFAM 2019.
Singaporean director Anthony Chen discusses his films "Wet Season" and "Ilo Ilo"—and tells us why he found "Crazy Rich Asians" offensive.
Anthony Chen's sophomore feature "Wet Season" blends feminism and coming-of-age to show the struggles of a middle-aged Singaporean woman and a teenage student.
Slow-paced and undramatic, Gu Xiaogang's "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" shows us the many stories of a small town.
At the 4th International Film Festival and Awards Macao, Chinese starlet Zhou Dongyu and EXO's Suho take the spotlight at the opening ceremony red carpet.
"Dead Kids" is an otherwise unremarkable high school drama, save for its commentary on classism in the contemporary Philippines.
Banned by Chinese censors for a year, "Better Days" gets its big reveal with dark undertones about high school bullying.
Forced evictions, citizen protests, and government corruption do not a happy Communist Party make.
A group of high schoolers put everything on the line to fight North Korea—but receive little recognition or support
Based on real-world Chinese ascents of Everest in the 1960s and 70s, "The Climbers" does little more than elevate Wu Jing's "action man" credentials and...