• News

    Discover rarely seen queer cinema at Queer East Film Festival

    Queer films from East and Southeast Asia will be screened in cinemas across London, from 15 to 26 September…

  • News

    Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) announces full line-up

    The upcoming film festival will take place from 4 to 10 December…

  • News

    Overview of 14th Flavours Asian Film Festival line-up vol. 2

    The second part of our look at the festival lineup…

  • Feature

    It’s tough being a Hungry Ghost on Halloween in Lockdown

    Overlooked Asian ghost films from the early 2000s post-Ringu boom…

  • Review


    A slow-burning thriller with a side order of demonic possession…

    3 stars
  • News

    How Can We See (Each Other)? film series starts soon in Berlin

    From 8th till 23rd October, Popo Fan’s Silk Road-inspired film programme traces non-official transcultural encounters…

  • News

    SeaShorts Film Festival 2020 Returns Virtually

    Short films from across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Japan will be screened online from 12 to 20 September…

  • News

    LGBTQ+ Film Festival Queer East goes virtual for charity in response to...

    17 films will be screened on Vimeo on Demand from 18 April to 17 May…

  • Feature

    John Clang interview: “A filmmaker should always be neutral”

    The Singaporean visual artist talks about his second feature A Love Unknown

  • Review


    A powerful drama about everyday Muslim life facing extremist Hindu nationalism in Tamil Nadu…

    4 stars
  • News

    5 Asian films to watch at Berlinale 2020

    The countdown to the 70th Berlin International Film Festival begins and here are our picks of must-see films…

  • News

    Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020: Full Line-Up Announced!

    A total of 64 films from across Asia, including Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Southeast Asia, will be screened as part of the 15th edition of OAFF…

  • Feature

    The Best Asian Films Of The Decade

    From 2010 to 2019, here’s easternKicks’ list of the absolute must-see films from the last decade

  • Review

    Wet Season

    A sensitive slow-burn of a film has its heat extinguished by a damp squib of an ending…

    2.5 stars
  • News

    Five Flavours Introduces New Asian Flavours In Warsaw

    “The Taste of Pho” will kickoff the opening night and five films are selected for New Asian Cinema…

  • News

    London East Asia Film Festival 2019 lineup announced!

    LEAFF is back with more than 60 titles, including 4 international and 17 European premieres in a broad and diverse programme…

  • Review


    History and myths, ghosts of alternative pasts and futures undone…

    4.5 stars
HKIFF 2021