Interviews

Our interviews with filmmakers, directors, actors, composers and much more besides from the world of Asian film…

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    Taiki Sakpisit interview: “She’s fighting her way from death back to being...

    Director Taiki Sakpisit spoke to easternKicks about his award-winning feature debut film…

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    One for the Road Interview: Nattawut ‘Baz’ Poonpiriya and cast

    We chat to the director and cast of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award winner…

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    Kimo Stamboel interview: “Joko and me were friends, but this was the...

    The director chats about The Queen of Black Magic and the popularity of Indonesian folk horror…

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    Aristocrats interview: “The aim was to show discrepancies between a woman’s feelings...

    We talk to the filmmakers of Aristocrats, premiered at the 2021 IFFR…

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    Brigitte Lin interview: “I totally forgot what I had said. Was it...

    We talk to the truly iconic actress about her career…

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    Takeshi Fukunaga interview: “I wanted to carry the voices of Ainu people”

    We talk to the director of the film Ainu Mosir, which recently premiered on Netflix…

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    Fresh Wind blows through Tibetan cinema

    Wind trains its focus on a young Tibetan and her struggles for independence…

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    Popo Fan interview: “Borders are closing, it’s even more powerful to show...

    Chinese diaspora filmmaker, curator and writer speaks about upcoming film series inspired by transcultural exchange…

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    Thop Nazareno interview: Edward

    We talk to the director of the acclaimed Filipino coming-of-age drama…

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    Norris Wong interview: “We’re slowly re-establishing Hong Kong filmmaking”

    My Prince Edward writer-director shares her thoughts on marriage, migration, human connection and filmmaking…

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    Wang Jing interview: The Best Is Yet To Come

    After working as an assistant director for Jia Zhang-ke, Wang Jing makes his impressive directorial debut…

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    Tiffany Hsiung interview: Sing Me a Lullaby

    The award-winning Asian Canadian filmmaker offers a deeply personal and revealing story about her own family in Sing Me a Lullaby…

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    The Calming interview: Song Fang and Qi Xi

    We talk to the director and the main actress of the introspective drama…

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    Woo Min-ho: “I definitely referenced Shakespeare’s Hamlet”

    easternKicks catches up over Zoom with The Man Standing Next director to discuss his intense political thriller…

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    Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit: “Every turning point in my life happened because of a...

    We chat with the director of Happy Old Year on exploring cinematic space and facing memories…

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    Death of Nintendo interview: Valerie Castillo Martinez, Noel Comia Jr. and Kim...

    Versatile writer-producer and two charismatic teen actors discuss recreating the 1990s Philippines and making a coming-of-age film…

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    Ryu Jun-yeol interview: “I don’t get fully immersed, I don’t lose myself...

    The Battle: Roar to Victory star details his struggles to make the war film, and role in financial drama Money