Vietnam’s entry to the foreign language Oscar race revolves around a struggling lottery ticket vendor and a motley crew of odd smalltown types around her.
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Veteran French doc director Dominique Dubosc revisits the South American country where he taught ethnology, made his first films and got a taste of life under a military dictatorship.
Maria Augusta Ramos relegates football to the background with a documentary charting the travails of Brazil’s surging middle class in the run-up to the World Cup soccer competition in 2014.
Jerrold Tarog’s historical drama about a military commander's struggle for independence is the Philippines' submission for the best foreign language film Oscar next year.
Chinese actor-director Xu Zheng's follow-up to his 2012 record-breaker, 'Lost in Thailand,' unleashes a frustrated bra designer and a wannabe filmmaker on the streets of Hong Kong.
Philippine director Jun Robles Lana's one-take, two-hour three-hander revolves around two refugees' interaction with a soldier in a village caught in the middle of brutal counter-insurgency operations.
Sri Lankan auteur Vimukthi Jayasundara's latest festival-bound title charts the spiritual struggle of a surgeon who turns into a serial rapist at night.
Australia-based Chinese director Liu Shumin's debut, which bowed in the Venice Critics' Week sidebar, charts an old couple's cross-country journey to visit their children.
Lee Joon-ik’s period drama, South Korea’s submission for the Oscars next year, is based on an 18th century monarch’s killing of his son.
Taiwan-based Malaysian director Tsai Ming-liang's two-hour-plus film consists soley of a conversation with his longtime collaborator, Lee Kang-sheng.