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    More about personalities and films from the 2022...

    More about personalities and films from the 2022 NYAFF awards event:

    NYAFF’s veritable blizzard of guests brought filmmakers to nearly every screening, including Hong Kong cultural icon Josie...
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    2022 NYAFF Awards. ...

    2022 NYAFF Awards.

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    BAYARTSETSEQ BAYANGEREL AND DULGUUN BAYASQALAN IN THE SALES GIRL

    The New York Asian Film Festival was co-presented by the New...
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    Reviewing the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival ...

    Reviewing the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival

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    SON SUKKU AND JEON JONG-SEO IN NOTHING SERIOUS

    NYAFF intro trailer

    It continues till next...
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    The Thieves 도둑들 (Choi Dong-hoon 2012)...

    The Thieves 도둑들 (Choi Dong-hoon 2012)

    A high-speed, jokey Korean caper film from 2012 is reportedly the country's biggest box office ever. This Ocean's Eleven-style collective Chinese+Korean gang...
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    Dealing with Dad (Tom Huang, US, 2022)...

    Dealing with Dad (Tom Huang, US, 2022)

    This rare and valuable addition is about Asian Americans, adult siblings in a Chinese family who rally to resolve their father's severe depression even...
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    THE SALES GIRL Худалдагч охин (Janchivdorj...

    THE SALES GIRL Худалдагч охин (Janchivdorj Sengedorj, Mongolia, 2021)

    A delightful, confident, accomplished film about a girl who finds confidence and beauty through subbing as clerk at a sex...
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    Reclaim 一家之主 (C.J. Wang Taiwan 2022)...

    Reclaim 一家之主 (C.J. Wang Taiwan 2022)

    This promising debut feature by a young Taiwanese woman director provides much detail of everyday life from the point of view of a sixtyish middle class woman....
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    Ripples of Life 永安镇故事集 (Wei Shujun China 2021)...

    Ripples of Life 永安镇故事集 (Wei Shujun China 2021)

    Under thirty Wei Shujun won an award at Cannes for his shortOn the Border (2018) and many other awards. His first feature Striding into the Wind ...
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    Manchurisn Tiger 东北虎 (Geng Jun 2021)...

    Manchurisn Tiger 东北虎 (Geng Jun 2021)

    A man, his wife, his mistress, his dog, and a friend with mental problems are the subject of this dry, uneventful sort-of-comedy set in China's chilly...
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    Mama Boy 初戀慢半拍 (Arvin Chen, Taiwan 2022)...

    Mama Boy 初戀慢半拍 (Arvin Chen, Taiwan 2022)

    A young man who lives with his bossy mom and is still dominated by her at nearly age thirty breaks out of his strangeness when he falls for the madam at a...
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    Life for Sale 售命 (Tom Teng, Taiwan 2021) ...

    Life for Sale 售命 (Tom Teng, Taiwan 2021)

    This black comedy about a suicidal young man fired from an insurance company (a feature directorial and writing debut) starts out admirably. It feels...
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    Funeral, The 頭七 (Dan-Guei Shen, Taiwan, 2022)...

    Funeral, The 頭七 (Dan-Guei Shen, Taiwan, 2022)

    Yes, there is a traditional funeral with an impressive, spooky and at the end violent mourning hall in rural Taiwan, where a mother and frail teen...
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    Confession 자백 (YOON Jong-seok, South Korea 2022)...

    Confession 자백 (YOON Jong-seok, South Korea 2022)

    A smooth, good looking, twisty, convoluted, well acted crime and homicide thriller mystery, this is a remake of the very popular 2016 Spanish...
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    Nothing Serious 연애 빠진 로맨스 (Jeong Ga-young , South...

    Nothing Serious 연애 빠진 로맨스 (Jeong Ga-young , South Korea 2021)

    A risqué, but sweet rom-com. Bruised, he and she, meeting via a dating app, want to keep it unromantic and uncommitted, but of course...
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    Perhaps Love 장르만 로맨스 (Cho Euon-ji, South Korea,...

    Perhaps Love 장르만 로맨스 (Cho Euon-ji, South Korea, 2022)

    An amusing romantic farce also involves a young gay writer who's hopelessly in love with a formerly successful straight older writer going...
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    I Am More 모어 (Lee Il-ha, South Korea, 2021)...

    I Am More 모어 (Lee Il-ha, South Korea, 2021)

    A documentary about noted Korean drag queen/ballerina MO Jimin ("MOre"), celebrating the occasion of MOre's trip to New York to perform in multiple...
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    The Girl on a Bulldozer 불도저에 탄 소녀 (Park Ri-woong,...

    The Girl on a Bulldozer 불도저에 탄 소녀 (Park Ri-woong, South Korea, 2022)

    A feisty teenage girl fights financial confusion, insurance company red tape, and a local boss's corruption with fists, fire,...
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    #LookAtMe (Ken Kwek, Singapore, 2022)...

    #LookAtMe (Ken Kwek, Singapore, 2022)

    This story of an ambitious YouTuber with a gay twin (both played by Thomas Pang/aka/yao) who winds up provoking massive retaliation after attacking a...
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    Happy Together 春光乍洩 (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong...

    Happy Together 春光乍洩 (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong 1997)

    Wong's memorable gay love story set in Buenos Aires and starring big Hong Kong stars Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung is included in the NYAFF 2022...
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    Big Night!(Jun Robles Lana, Philippines, 2021...

    Big Night!(Jun Robles Lana, Philippines, 2021

    A jokey, campy Odyssey that is also a Kafkaesque journey through hell when a young gay Filipino finds he's landed on a government hit list and spends...
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    Legendary in Action! / 大俠Action! (Justin Cheung,...

    Legendary in Action! / 大俠Action! (Justin Cheung, Li Ho, Hong Kong, 2022

    Veteran actor Cheung directs with Li Ho and stars in his first feature as a washed-up director who tries to make an...
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    Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice - The Director's Cut...

    Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice - The Director's Cut 尋找極致的喜悅: 火與冰 (Kim Chan, Dee Lam 2022)

    Unusual and enthusiastic documentary about, or from, a group of fledgling Hong Kong musicians/thespians,...
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    Shin Ultraman シン・ウルトラマン (Shinji Higuchi, Japan...

    Shin Ultraman シン・ウルトラマン (Shinji Higuchi, Japan 2022)

    A heady mixture of pop cultural references from the Sixties with up-to-date CGI about extraterrestrials and campy monsters that frankly bored...
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    Offbeat Cops- 異動辞令は音楽隊!(Eiji Uchida, Japan 2022)...

    Offbeat Cops- 異動辞令は音楽隊!(Eiji Uchida, Japan 2022)

    Well known actor Hiroshi Abe dominates this film about a macho cop with an out-of-control zeal who finds his bliss as a drummer when demoted to the...
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    Ribbon (Non - Japan 2022)...

    Ribbon (Non - Japan 2022)

    Non (actress, writer, model Rena Nonen), a multitalented young woman who might be a Japanese Miranda July, and has made a feature about the early days of COVID and the...
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