A dour family of four learns the obligations and consequences of "Hospitalite" when they take in a mysterious man as their live-in worker.
The Hollywood Reporter
"Wandering Home" is yet another Japanese family drama that demonstrates Japanese women's inexhaustible patience and forgiveness, disguised as an alcoholic's purgatorial rehab experience.
In "A Liar and a Broken Girl," Natsuki Seta yokes together two incongruent genres -- a teen romance and a serial killer horror -- mystery.
BUSAN, South Korea – A lot is written between the lines of Park Jungbum’s laconic cinema lexicon in “Journals of Musan,” a bleak, clear-eyed look at the murky heart of human nature through the struggles of a North Korean defector to fit into his new sanctuary.
BUSAN, South Korea -- Visual wizard and fantastical yarn-spinner Wisit Sasanatieng seems to be flying with clipped wings in directing "The Red Eagle," the anticipated remake-cum-homage to the 1960 Thai superhero action series "Isee Daeng." There is not a trace of the gloriously colorful retro cam
BUSAN, South Korea -- An elegiac, lyrical tale of a nomadic Vietnamese family whose lives are changed when they take in a prostitute, "Floating Lives" is a model of solid, old-fashioned filmmaking.
"A Crowd of Three" is a road movie motored by characters that drive each other (and probably quite a few audiences) up the wall, not least because of its unsympathetic characters, unpleasant violence, or its inarticulate manner of speaking out for grassroots youth.
BERLIN -- Wang Quan'an's fifth film "Apart Together" is another variation of his recurrent set-up of one woman flirting with two husbands (or boyfriends), torn between obligation and love (or attraction).
TOKYO -- Yuri Kanchiku's directorial debut "My Rainy Days" dallies with social phenomena highly publicized in Japan: the Lolita complex and teenage prostitution. Yet it is neither controversial nor serious.
TOKYO -- The love between a widow and a horticulturist in their 70s is the highlight of "Best of Times," a tender and refined romantic drama that evokes old age with dignity. In Asia, the culture's respect for age often results in senior actors being typecast in parental roles.