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  1. TROUBLE GIRL (Chin Chia-hua 2023)...

    TROUBLE GIRL (Chin Chia-hua 2023)

    This debut from Taiwan about a 12-year-old girl with ADHD and the struggling, sometimes irresponsible adults around her is "prickly" and "paradoxical" as the...
  2. TROUBLE GIRL (Chin Chia-hua 2023)

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    AUDREY LIN, TERRENCE LAU CHUN-HIN IN TROUBLE GIRL

    CHIN CHUA-HUA: TROUBLE GIRL (2023)

    A disjointed movie about irresponsible adults and a...
  3. SNOW LEOPARD (Pema Tseden 2023)...

    SNOW LEOPARD (Pema Tseden 2023)

    Posthumous film by the pioneer of Tibetan cinema who sadly died at 53. A TV film crew, an angry rancher, a local official, and police come together where a...
  4. SNOW LEOPARD (Pema Tseden 2023)

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    PEMA TSEDEN: SNOW LEOPARD (2023)

    Everyday problems and the eternal in Tibet

    It's hard to know sometimes what is going on in Tibetan filmmaker...
  5. BRIEF HISTORY OF A FAMILY (Lin Jianjie 2023)

    LIN JIANJIE: BRIEF HISTORY OF A FAMILY (2023)

    New York Premiere
    Brief History of a Family
    家庭简史
    Lin Jianjie's gut-punch of a debut rips the Band-Aid off the wounds of post one-child policy...
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    New 4K restoration of Tarsem's THE FALL to be released by MUBI

    News is just in that Tarsem's cult film will be rereleased in a 4K restoration...
  7. INVISIBLE NATION (Vanessa Hope 2023)

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    TSI ING-WEN IN INVISIBLE NATION

    VANESSA HOPE: INVISIBLE NATION (2023)

    The woman who was the first to use the word "Taiwan" in the international...
  8. SUPPOSED (Thanakorn Pongsuwan 2023)...

    SUPPOSED (Thanakorn Pongsuwan 2023)

    Portrait of a dating app romance shows the elusiveness of such unions: the man never has a hold on the beautiful young woman he's found or knows who she is. ...
  9. SUPPOSED (Thanakorn Pongsuwan 2023)

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    CHAYANIT CHASANGAVEJ IN SUPPOSED

    THANKORN PONIGSWAN: SUPPOSED (2023)

    Wild for to hold

    Supposed is a sort of dating app rom com involving a...
  10. A LONG SHOT (Gao Peng 2023)...

    A LONG SHOT (Gao Peng 2023)

    Impressive debut about China in chaos on the brink, set at a rusting, chaotic metals factory in the Northeast in the eighties. One of the best of the fest.

    A Long...
  11. A LONG SHOT (Gao Peng 2023)

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    ZU FENG IN A LONG SHOT

    GAO PENG: A LONG SHOT (2023)

    Impressive debut about China in chaos on the brink

    The early scenes of this film,...
  12. THJE TIME OF HUAN NAN (Leading Lee 2023)...

    THJE TIME OF HUAN NAN (Leading Lee 2023)

    A time-travel tale where a young man goes 30 years back to 1991 when his father was young and becomes part of a quartet of pals surrounding a famous food...
  13. SORRY/NOT SORRY (Cara Mones, Caroline Suh 2023)

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    LOUIS C.K. IN SORRY/NOT SORRY

    CARA MONES, CAROLINE SUH: SORRY/NOT SORRY (2023)

    Rapid comeback of a famous sex offender

    Personally I knew...
  14. THE TIME OF HUAN NAN (Leading Lee 2023)

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    LEADING LEE: THE TIME OF HUAN NAN (2023)

    TRAILER

    This is a woozy, beautiful Taiwan film full of "BL" content, meaning soft core gayness, and...
  15. A BALLOON'S LANDING (Angel Teng 2024)...

    A BALLOON'S LANDING (Angel Teng 2024)

    As a queer romance this is just one long tease, but what a swoony non-couple the two leads make, and what a sweet, poetic load of silliness the frame story...
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    CHA-CHA (Mai Sakai 2024)...

    CHA-CHA (Mai Sakai 2024)

    A sort-of-feminist rom com with a pop star cast who look like they have walked right out of the pages of a manga, which their characters have. Just out in Japan, so now...
  17. A BALLOON'S LANDING (Angel Teng 2024)

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    FANDY FAN (AS A-XIANG), TOP, AND TERRANCE (CHUN-HIM) LAU (TIAN-LU), BOTTOM, IN A BALLOON'S LANDING

    ANGEL TENG: A BALLOON'S LANDING (2024)
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  18. OLD FOX (Hsiao Ya-Chuan 2023)...

    OLD FOX (Hsiao Ya-Chuan 2023)

    An award-winning coming of age tale set in the economic turmoil of late-Eighties Taiwan. An11-year-old boy is torn between the mentoring of a meek, morally upright...
  19. OLD FOX (Hsiao Ya-Chuan 2023)

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    BAI RUN MIN, AKIO CHEN IN OLD FOX

    HSIAO YA-CHUAN: OLD FOX (2023)

    Boy learns about inequality from sly local boss in a Dickensian coming of age...
  20. SALLI (Lien Chien-hung 2023)...

    SALLI (Lien Chien-hung 2023)

    A 38-year-old woman chicken farmer (Esther Liu) goes on a dating app to find romance and a mate, using the moniker Salli, and winds up having an adventurous and...
  21. SALLI (Lien Chien-Hung 2023)

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    JUSTIN LIN, YANG LI-YIN, ESTHER LIU, A SETTER, AND A WHITE COCKREL IN SALLI

    LIEN CHIEN-HUNG: SALLI (2023)

    Chicken farmer in rural Taiwan is lured...
  22. WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER (Kevin Mayuga 2023)...

    WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER (Kevin Mayuga 2023)

    Another searching film from the Philippines, this time a more playful one. It's set in a Manilla condo high rise where a white looking young drug dealer...
  23. WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER (Kevin Mayuga 2023)

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    JUAN KARLOS LABAJO IN WHEN ALL THIS IS OVER

    KEVIN MAYUGA: WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER (2023)

    Rampant covid self indulgence, self-questioning, and class...
  24. THE MISSING (Carl Joseph E. Papa 2023)...

    THE MISSING (Carl Joseph E. Papa 2023)

    A young man's struggle to work though childhood sexual abuse presented in animation, mixing rotoscoping for the present time and a simpler, naive animated...
  25. THE MISSING (Carl Joseph E. Papa 2023)

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    CARLO AQUINO IN THE MISSING

    CARL JOSEPH E. PAPA: THE MISSING (2023)

    Through delusion to healing

    In this unusual animated film, which was the...
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