BERLIN -- "They don't make 'em like this anymore," is what one would say about "About Her Brother" ("Otouto"), Yoji Yamada's first contemporary drama in a decade, about a widow's bottomless love for her prodigal brother and other lives touched by her kindness.
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Knowledge of Korean film and entertainment is essential for full appreciation of "The Actresses" -- E J-yong's delicious mockumentary in which top Korean stars play themselves or, more accurately, play on their professional personas.
People who dread going to their parents' for Thanksgiving may think differently after seeing "Sona, the Other Myself." Japanese-born Korean Yang Yonghi's documentary witnesses the transient joys and long-term heartaches of her family, who only had a few reunions over whole decades, as they are di
Yuya Ishii's prolific indie filmmaking career turned him into a festival darling. "Sawako Decides" seems to be a springboard to more mainstream platforms.
There's nothing oblique or nuanced in "Caterpillar," Koji Wakamatsu's indictment of right-wing militarist-nationalism and the partner-piece to his relentless expose on left-wing extremism, "United Red Army."
BERLIN -- A romantic comedy match-made with a crime caper, "Au revoir Taipei" is best compared with Taiwan delicacy "Pearl Milk Tea" -- sweet, bubbly, with something tasty to chew on.
HONG KONG -- Emulating the group dynamics of Kurosawa's "Hidden Fortress" and patriotic heroic ethos of King Hu's "The Valiant Ones," Teddy Chen's "Bodyguards and Assassins" concocts smashing action and a compelling dramatic arc from a kamikaze mission to protect China's first president during hi