Asian Pop-Up Cinema: Season 13

Chicago’s Asian film festival returns with 30 films including Women In Film, Humanitarian Themes, Thrillers, Martial Arts Classics and more…

  • News

    Asian Pop-Up Cinema announces Season 13

    Women In Film, Humanitarian Themes, Thrillers, Martial Arts Classics and more…!

  • Review

    Just 1 Day

    A sugar-coated story about conservation in a fast revolving metropolitan city…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Hand Rolled Cigarette

    Gordon Lam dazzles again in a movie that unites the disparate elements in Hong Kong contemporary cinema…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Escape From Mogadishu

    Ryoo Seung-wan manages to make pulse-pounding popular cinema out of peculiar politics and extraordinary true events…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Escape From Mogadishu

    Energetic and totally gripping…

    5 stars
  • Review

    Hand Rolled Cigarette

    A gritty HK noir following an ex-solider working for the triads reluctantly protecting a South Asian immigrant…

    4 stars
  • Interview

    How Anima echoes director Cao’s hope for homelands

    Chinese director Cao Jinling’s debut is an impassioned plea for nature…

  • Review

    The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill

    Kan Eguchi delivers a satisfying sequel…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Drifting

    A surprise stellar cast tell a story of Hong Kong’s downtrodden in arguably the industry’s most poignant film in years…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Limbo

    Soi Cheang returns to Hong Kong for a hardcore noir crime thriller, shot in stunning monochrome…

    4 stars
  • Interview

    Soi Cheang trains his cameras on a city in Limbo

    ‘Everyone is abandoned … and looking for redemption,’ says Hong Kong director…

  • Review

    Time

    A stylishly melancholic, surprisingly funny elegy to Hong Kong cinema…

    4 stars
  • Feature

    Jun Li interview: “I was concerned about the safety of the whole...

    easternKicks catches up with the director of Tracey on his latest film Drifting

  • Review

    Anima

    An illuminating, exquisitely shot man vs. nature drama with a remarkably wide-reaching appeal…

    4.5 stars
  • Review

    Gull

    Street market chronicle of mindless violence…

    4 stars
  • Podcast

    Episode 4: Who is King Hu?

    Just who is King Hu? We answer that and more…

  • Review

    Raining in the Mountain

    Nothing is quite as it seems in King Hu’s masterpiece of intrigue and treachery…

    4.5 stars
HKIFF 2021