Discoveries From The Pan Asia Film Festival 2014

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks It’s not like the others. Where, say, the London Korean Film Festival and the Japan Foundation Touring Programme confine themselves to a single nation’s cinematic output, and even the Terracotta Film Festival does not venture beyond the South-East Asian region, the Pan Asia Film Festival expands its outlook – and its…

The Fifth Pan-Asia Film Festival: Asian Extremes and Interiors

Opening tonight with Yang Ya-che’s romanto-political saga of Taiwanese turmoil and troilism *Gf*Bf, this year’s Pan-Asia Film Festival is, as always, an eclectic feast of films from the Far, South and Middle Easts designed to expand our concept of Asian cinema. As I argue in this piece for Sight & Sound, titles like Midi Z.’s Poor…