Posted in “ Asia ” tag: 15 entries

The Stories We Are Bequeathed

Jun 07, 2017

Needless to say, World War II has left irreparable scars all over the planet. The survivors of those events have …

Searching for Love Where There Is Only Lust

Aug 13, 2016

We live in a clash of opposites: youth and aging, beauty and ugliness, life and death. Even New York City …

Freshness and Pride

Jul 23, 2016

On July 15th Denden, one of today’s essential actors in Japanese cinema and TV, visited New York City ‘s 10th …

The World Beyond the Barrier

Jul 12, 2016

What could he show us next? It seems a long time since he was one of the Korean big four, …

"Inside Men"

The 15th New York Asian Film Festival

Jun 07, 2016

The 15th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival, also as known as NYAFF and organized by Subway Cinema …

Zhang Yi and Zhao Tao in a scene from MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART

Master of Deconstruction

Feb 12, 2016

Since his feature film debut in 1997, director Jia Zhangke has sent a number of brilliant works such as “Unknown …

Looking Through Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Philosophy

Oct 20, 2015

Set during the 9th century Tang Dynasty, “The Assassin” is Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s first film in 7 years. After …

On the Eve of a New World

Aug 18, 2015

 

“I wanted to explore male Asian American identity first and foremost, I suppose, because I’m a male Asian American, and …

A Contradiction Named Freedom

Aug 10, 2015

Like in Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” and Robert Bresson’s “Pickpocket,” people who are faithful to their hearts encounter torment because …

When the Soul Regains Its Voice

Jul 25, 2015

“Humans can control emotions,” says a character in Kiki Sugino’s second directorial feature “Taksu,” which had its North American premiere …

The Index of Confidence

Oct 01, 2014

Running time is an important aspect of a film because it defines whether the film can reach a wide audience …

Understanding Grandmasters’ Spirits

Aug 22, 2013

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li contributed to spread of Kung fu as a cool martial art all over …

Surface Tention

Jul 12, 2013

Sundaram Tagore New York is pleased to present Surface Tension, an exhibition showcasing the work of eight dynamic artists known …

Sinking Deep Into Strangeness and Scare of Macao

Feb 05, 2013

Discoveries often emerge from revisiting.  You return to a familiar place where you once had been but at the same …

The Filmmakers’ Portrait Series: Yu Irie

Aug 09, 2012

From now on, Yu Irie is a film director who will lead Japanese cinema. The consensus that permeated …