CinemAsia Film Festival 2019

Returning to Amsterdam for the 12th edition, CinemAsia has a packed lineup of 35 films and 15 premieres, from 5-10 March 2019…

  • Interview

    Huang Huang interview: “Halfway through filming my first feature, we ran out...

    We speak with the man behind the whip-smart, original, and effortlessly funny Wushu Orphan

  • Review

    Dark Figure Of Crime

    A murderer is captured by the police but says there are other hidden victims. With untrustworthy clues, is this more than they can handle?

    2.5 stars
  • Interview

    Jun Li interview: “It’s like we have this adventure together”

    We talk to the director on his debut feature Tracey

  • Review

    Secrets In The Hot Spring

    Lin Kuan-hui’s debut is a delightful ghost comedy that pays homage to the 80s classic A Chinese Ghost Story

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Ave Maryam

    Evocative of the forbidden love in the films of Wong Kar-wai, Ave Maryam is an enjoyable slow exotic audience pleaser…

    4 stars
  • Review

    The Lady Improper

    A story of a woman’s sexual awakening which ultimately fails to excite…

    2 stars
  • Review

    A Boy And Sungreen

    A touching portrait of a Korean high-schooler looking for his father…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Long Time No Sea

    A lovely family-friendly film about the clash of the modern world with the traditional in a small community…

    4.5 stars
  • Review

    Cities Of Last Things

    A sombre history of a vengeful man told in reverse, from the near future to the past…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    The Pool

    A deep swimming pool. 2 trapped people. 1 hungry crocodile. No way of escape. The tensest movie I’ve seen in years…

    4 stars
  • News

    CinemAsia 2019 announces award winners!

    The 12th edition of the Amsterdam-based festival announced this year’s winners…

  • Review

    Born Bone Born

    A hilariously cringe-inducing exploration into family dynamics and the time-hallowed rite of death and funerals…

    5 stars
  • Review

    First Night Nerves

    Two actresses from different generations battle each other and personal conflicts in the running up to opening night…

    2.5 stars
  • Review

    Wushu Orphan

    Huang Huang’s visually stunning feature debut about hopeful Wushu-trainees and their new teacher is sure to captivate…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Aruna & Her Palate

    It’s all food-porn galore in this witty Indonesian road trip movie…

    3 stars
  • Review

    Tracey

    A LGBTQ drama starring Philip Keung in his first leading role? Interesting…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Dear Ex

    With its moving story of gay love, this film makes a strong statement about the need for gay equality…

    3 stars
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