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8 Asian Movies Screening at Cannes 2019

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Eight promising Asian movies — by directors like Bong Joon-ho and Takashi Miike— screening at 2019's Cannes Film Festival.

Review: “Last Sunrise” Is a Thoughtful Addition to China’s Burgeoning Sci-fi Genre

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Filmed in 14 days on a budget of $250,000, the Last Sunrise leaves a different impression on what home-grown, Chinese science fiction has to offer...

“Love Boat: Taiwan” Traces Asian Diaspora and Taiwanese Identities

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Director Valerie Soe explores a study tour that’s become a legend among Taiwanese-Americans.

Interview: Teemour Mambéty Diop on “Hyenas” And His Father’s Legacy

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Paulette Gomis talks to Teemour Mambéty Diop, son of legendary "Hyenas" director Djibril, about living with a filmmaker father and embracing his legacy.

Review: “Pájaros de Verano” Offers a Fresh Perspective on the Colombian Narco Movie

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"Pájaros de verano" ("Birds of Passage") offers a more nuanced and authentic take on Colombia's drug trade.

Review: “One Child Nation” Tells The Story of a Nation At War With Its Own Population

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“One Child Nation” confronts the untold history of China’s One-Child Policy with a personal and empathetic touch

Review: “Gully Boy” Is a Modern, Nuanced Depiction of Class Struggle Through Slum Life and Rap Music

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Directed and written by Indian women, this film succeeds where Slumdog Millionaire fails

Review: Netflix’s “Persona” Flexes IU’s Artistic Ambitions

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If IU wants audiences to see her as a serious artist, will Netflix’s “Persona” help?

Review: “Transit” Shows Hollywood Love Can’t Beat Fascism

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German director Christian Petzold's "Transit" explores today's rise in fascism through a classic Hollywood love story—or does it?

The 11 Best Korean Comedy Movies

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Cinema Escapist reveals the top Korean comedy movies—with streaming links included.

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