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Venice International Film Festival 2020

Review: “The Wife of a Spy” Is an Elegant Musing on Japanese Fascism from a Civilian’s Perspective

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "The Wife of a Spy" depicts Japan’s gradual plunge into fascist darkness with an aesthetic evoking Japan’s Golden Age of Cinema.

Review: “The Best Is Yet to Come” Views China’s Hepatitis B Discrimination Through An Auteur Lens

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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.

Review: “Gaza Mon Amour” Is an Irresistibly Charming Film About Love And Desire

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In "Gaza mon amour," Palestinian filmmakers Arab and Tarzan Nasser offer a delightful look at a late-life romance within a conflict-ravaged territory.

Review: “Yellow Cat” Is a Whimsical and Artsy Kazakh Dark Comedy

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Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s “Yellow Cat” tells a quirky Bonnie and Clyde-esque story set amidst Kazakhstan’s steppe.

 
 
 

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