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Asian Cinema

Asian Cinema

Cinema has been a part of Asian cultures for more than a century. We offer a selection of films from older classic titles (King Hu's THE FATE OF LEE KHAN) to more recent family dramas by the Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda, along with films from Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam and Thailand.

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Asian Cinema
  • Outrage Coda

    Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the fa...

  • Complicity

    Chen Liang (Lu Yulai), a young Chinese immigrant illegally living in Japan, buys a fake ID and cell phone on the black market. When he receives a call about a job, he blindly accepts the offer. Chen, now assuming the identity of Liu Wei, ends up working as an apprentice in a family-run soba resta...

  • Ilo Ilo

    Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a...

  • Apprentice

    When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country's highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a...

  • All About Lily Chou Chou

    For young people around the world, music is often the only salvation when pain and suffering becomes too much to bear. Yuichi (Hayato Ichihara) is in 8th grade and worships Lily Chou-Chou, a Björk-like singer whose lush and transcendent music provides the perfect escape from his brutal surroundin...

  • The Pillow Book

    Beautiful to behold and impossible to forget, THE PILLOW BOOK is auteur Peter Greenaway's erotically-charged drama about love, death, revenge and the indelible nature of our earliest memories. Each year on her birthday, Nagiko (Vivian Wu) would became her father's canvas, as he painted the creati...

  • Key of Life

    Winner of Japan's "Academy Award" for best screenplay.
    A case of stolen identity and one determined bride-to-be intersect in this comedic escapade from famed Japanese filmmaker Kenji Uchida. Struggling actor Sakurai is out of work, out of luck and can’t even succeed at taking his own life. Whe...

  • My Love, Don't Cross That River

    A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country’s most successful documentary film of all time, MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures. This Emmy-nominated documentary follows the “10...

  • Sea Fog

    Written and produced by Bong Joon-ho (PARASITE, SNOWPIERCER, THE HOST), SEA FOG is a maritime thriller that captures the essence of why he is considered on of the most talented filmmakers working today. Upon learning that his decaying fishing trawler, the Junjin, is about to be sold, Captain Kang...

  • Moebius

    In this wild and provocative new film by infamous shock auteur Kim Ki-Duk, a wife, overwhelmed with hatred for her adulterous husband, inflicts an unspeakable wound on their son as the family heads towards horrific destruction.

    DIRECTED BY KI-DUK KIM
    SOUTH KOREA | 2013 | KOREAN WITH ENGLISH S...

  • Hide and Seek

    Sung-soo has everything that a man would want - a big inheritance, wife and children, a luxury apartment, a fancy car, etc. But in truth, he suffers from insomnia and obsessive compulsive disorder. One day, he hears that his estranged brother, Sung-cheol, has gone missing. Feeling guilty and some...

  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

    In this madcap and lighthearted comedic romp, introverted optometrist Weichung begins to question his marriage with his wife Feng, upon learning of her desire to have another baby. At his sister’s engagement party, Weichung bumps into an old friend, Stephen, a wedding photographer who, though als...

  • Birds

    A confrontation between a wife, her husband and his lover reaches unexpected heights of absurdity.

    DIRECTED BY KOJI FUKADA
    JAPAN | 2017 | JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Sea Child

    On the verge of becoming a woman Sora is woken by a nightmare and decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mom.

    DIRECTED BY MINHA KIM
    SOUTH KOREA | 2015

  • The Last Dream

    In a future where people have lost the ability to dream, a company has made a business out of recycling precious fantasies of the few that can still produce them. A model employee, Khalil, is one of the top performers until one day, his dreams are no longer to the liking of the company.

    DIRECT...

  • Mei

    The young employee of a noodle stand in a busy Taipei night market is in love with his boss’s daughter, but can’t find a way to tell her.

    DIRECTED BY ARWIN CHEN
    TAIWAN/USA | 2006 | MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Iron Hands

    As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final tryout for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym's reclusive groundskeeper.

    After its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sports Illustrated said IRON HANDS was “cho...

  • The Wild Goose Lake

    When small-time mob leader Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) accidentally kills a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is placed on his head, forcing him on the lam from both the police as well as dangerous gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out at the Wild Goose Lake, Zhou becomes entangled with a beautiful, enigmat...

  • Wrath of Silence

    Searching for his missing son in the rough mountains of Northern China, Zhang Baomin (Song Yang), a mute miner with a brutal past, confronts a world of corruption led by the villainous Chang Wannian (Jiang Wu), a crossbow-wielding kingpin with an obsession for meat.

    An official selection of the ...

  • Getting Home

    Co-workers Zhao (Zhao Benshan) and Liu (Hong Qiwen, two old friends in their 50s, were drinking heavily one day when Liu unexpectedly dies. In keeping with a promise he made, Zhao travels thousands of miles across China to bring Liu's body home. With hardly any money and a corpse on his back, Zha...

  • Electric Shadows

    Maverick female director Xiao Jiang tells the charming tale of a small-town cinema and the lifelong influence it has on a young boy and girl. Years later the two meet by chance under unusual circumstances in Beijing, an encounter that sparks both nostalgia and romance. ELECTRIC SHADOWS was praise...