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  1. FIVE MILLION DOLLAR LIFE 五億円のじんせい (Moon Sung-ho 2019)

    MOON SUNG-HO: FIVE MILLION DOLLAR LIFE 五億円のじんせい (2019)

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    AYAMU MOCHIZUKI IN FIVE MILLION DOLLAR LIFE

    A boy who is a magnet for kindness

    The young...
  2. MAGGIE 메기 (Yi Ok-seop 2018)

    YI OK-SEOP: MAGGIE 메기 (2018)

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    KOO KYO-HWAN IN MAGGIE

    The fragility of trust

    This first feature film uses as its springboard an X-ray photograph of...
  3. THE CROSSING 过春天 (Bai Xue 2018)

    BAI XUE: THE CROSSING 过春天 (2018)

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    HUANG YAO IN THE CROSSING

    Coming of age dangerously, between Hong Kong and China

    Cath Clark of the The Guardian...
  4. FURIE/HAI PHUONG (Le Van Kiet, 2019)

    LE VAN KIET: FURIE/ HAI PHUONG(2019)

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    VERONICA NGO IN FURIE

    Vietnamese superstar Veronica Ngo headlines as a mother looking for her kidnapped daughter...
  5. A FIRST FAREWELL 第一次的离别 (Wang Lina 2018)

    WANG LINA: A FIRST FAREWELL 第一次的离别 (2018)


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    KALBINUR AND ISA IN A FIRST FAREWELL

    Growing up and saying goodbye

    The Uyghur people are a persecuted...
  6. ANOTHER CHILD 미성년 ( Kim Yoon-seok 2019)

    KIM YOON-SEOK: ANOTHER CHILD 미성년(2019)

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    KIM HYE-UN AND PARK SE-JIN IN ANOTHER CHILD

    Two teenage girls struggle through their dysfunctional parents'...
  7. LYING TO MOM 鈴木家の嘘 (Katsumi Nojiri

    KATSUMI NOJIRI: LYING TO MOM 鈴木家の嘘 (2018)

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    An unpalatable death in the family

    "The Suzuki Family Lies" is the more discreet Japanese title of this...
  8. G AFFAIRS (G SAAT) (Lee Cheuk Pan 2019)

    LEE CHEUK-PAN: G AFFAIRS (G SAAT) G殺 (2019)


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    HANNA CHAN IN G AFFAIRS

    Hong Kong through a glass, darkly

    This is one of those disapproving visions...
  9. MR. LONG ミスター・ロン (RYO SAN) (Sabu 2017)

    SABU: MR. LONG ミスター・ロン (RYU SAN) (2017)

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    CHANG CHEN IN MR. LONG

    Strong silent type

    Mr. Long is a unique, perplexing, and rather uneven kind of...
  10. SONG LANG (Leon Le 2018)

    LEON LE: SONG LANG (2018)

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    ISAAC AND LIEN BINH PHAT IN SONG LANG

    Gorgeous Vietnamese melodrama of sadness, loneliness and art

    "Song Lang takes...
  11. WHITE SNAKE 白蛇:緣起 (Amp Wong, Ji Zhao 2019)

    AMP WONG, JI ZHAO: WHITE SNAKE 白蛇:緣起 (2019)

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    WHITE SNAKE AND HER SISTER VERTA IN WHITE SNAKE

    A big Chinese animation sweetens an ancient legend
    ...
  12. DARK FIGURE OF CRIME 암수살인 (Kim Tae-kyun 2018)

    KIM TAE-KYUN: DARK FIGURE OF CRIME 암수살인 (2018)

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    KIM YOON-SEOK, JU JI-HOON IN DARK FIGURE OF CRIME

    The crazy killer and the dedicated investigator
    ...
  13. MONEY 돈 (Park Noo-ri 2019)

    PARK NOO-RI: MONEY 돈 (2019)

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    RYU JEON-YEOL AND YOO JI-TAE IN MONEY

    Temptation

    Money is a deliciously fresh, and a little raw, depiction of fast...
  14. SEE YOU TOMORROW 擺渡人 (Zhang Jiajia 2016)

    ZHANG JIAJIA: SEE YOU TOMORROW 擺渡人 (2016)

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    TONY CHIU-WAI LEUNG AND TAKESHI KANESHIRO IN SEE YOU TOMORROW


    [IMDb:]
    The story follows Chen Mo (Tony...
  15. WINTER AFTER WINTER (Xing Jian 2019)

    XING JIAN: WINTER AFTER WINTER (2019)

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    AN EXTERIOR SCENE FROM WINER AFTER WINTER

    Elephants sitting still?

    Xing Jiang reportedly debuted with an...
  16. WALK WITH ME 雙魂 (Ryon Lee 2019)

    RYON LEE: WALK WITH ME 雙魂 (2019)

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    MICHELLE WAI IN WALK WITH ME

    The horror of domestic life and a shitty job

    The "legendary" and much-awarded...
  17. DARE TO STOP US 止められるか、俺たちを, (Kazuya Shiraishi 2018)

    KAZUYA SHIRAISHI: DARE TO STOP US 止められるか、俺たちを(2018)

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    WAKAMATSU'S CREW AT WORK IN DARE TO STOP US; MEGUMI (MUGI KADAWAKI), LEFT

    A radical Japanese...
  18. IF YOU ARE HAPPY (Chen Xiaoming 2019)

    CHEN XIAOMING: IF YOU ARE HAPPY 学区房72小时 (2019)

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    Bourgeois stress, Shanghai style

    This film's ironic (English only) title comes from a relentlessly...
  19. THE FABLE (Ken Eguchi 2019)

    KEN EGUCHI: THE FABLE (2019)

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    YUYA YAGIRA AND JUN'ICHI OKADA IN THE FABLE

    Being "normal" is too difficult for a yakuza hit man

    This wildly absurd,...
  20. COMPLICITY (Kei Chikaura 2018)

    KEI CHIKAURA: COMPLICITY (2018)

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    LU YULAI IN COMPLICITY

    Being Chinese in Japan

    In this painfully touching tale of illegal immigration, Chen Liang...
  21. THE SCOUNDRELS 狂徒 (Hung Tzu-Hsuan 2018)

    HUNG TZU-HSUAN: THE SCOUNDRELS 狂徒 (2018)

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    WU KANG-REN IN THE SCOUNDRELS

    The mayhem and the speculation

    It would seem strange for a fan of Edward...
  22. WUSHU ORPHAN 观武林孤儿 (Huang Huang 2018)

    HUANG HUANG: WUSHU ORPHAN 武林孤儿 (2018)

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    HOU YUNXIAO IN WUSHU ORPHAN

    Yearnin' learnin'

    In the late ’90s, the clean cut geeky Lu Youhong (Noah Jin)...
  23. THE GUN 銃 (Masaharu Take 2018)

    MASAHARU TAKE: THE GUN 銃 (2018)

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    LILY FRANKY AND NIJIRO MURAKAMI IN THE GUN

    Chekhov's gun rule observed

    One senses a nihilistic streak in...
  24. JINPA (Pema Tseden 2018)

    PEMA TSEDEN: JINPA (2018)

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    [NYAFF blurb.]
    Stoic truck driver Jinpa picks up a silver-dagger-wearing hitchhiker in the desolate Kekexili plateau. The...
  25. SAMURAI MARATHON (Benard Rose 2019)

    BERNARD ROSE: SAMURAI MARATHON (2019)

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    TAKERU SATOH IN SAMURAI MARATHON

    Runners world, Tokugawa style

    It's difficult to know what to make of this...
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