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Boys | Tsai Ming-liang

It may surprise you that Taiwanese auteur Tsai Ming-Liang’s first feature-length film, Boys, has a quite significant relationship to British social realism. Made in 1991, the film features an unusual, abusive relationship between a boy (Liu Jixin), born into a bourgeois family, and a…

June 4, 2020
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Wet Season | Anthony Chen

Following the success of Ilo Ilo, which won the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2013, Anthony Chen has made a significant comeback with his sophomore feature Wet Season. Chen maintains his authorial signature through his sharp observation of domestic issues (fertility, ageism, adultery), while…

October 16, 2019
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