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The Last Clan
They are a model of socialism. Living as a collective and as equals in a family-based commune. They are the Hakka from the mountainous region of South East China. Their home is a fortress-like structure called the Tulou, where as…
Tokyo Story
A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu. The film, which follows an aging couple's journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo, surveys the…
A Suitable Girl - Matchmaking & Marriage in India
A SUITABLE GIRL follows three young Indian women struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Documenting the arranged marriage and matchmaking process in verite for over four years, the film examines the…
Fireworks - Hana-bi
From visionary director Takeshi Kitano, comes the story of Nishi, a beleaguered Japanese police officer. His wife, Miyuki, is suffering from leukemia, and his partner, Horibe, is paralyzed after gangsters violently attacked him. Nishi is fed up, and wants to…
By the Time it Gets Dark - Dao khanong
In this beautiful Thai drama a young film director researches a project about the 1976 massacre of Thai student activists at Thammasat University in Bangkok. Nominated for the Golden Leopard for Best Film at the Locarno International Film Festival .…
In Search of Perfect Consonance - The Asian Youth Orchestra
Twenty-five years ago, China was at war with Vietnam, the Chinese and the Japanese were at loggerheads, and relations across the Taiwan Strait were fraught with tension. Against this backdrop, the Asian Youth Orchestra was founded with the aim of…
Motherland - An Intimate Look at the World's Busiest Maternity Hospital
Taking us into the heart of the planet's busiest maternity hospital, the viewer is dropped like an unseen outsider into the hospital's stream of activity. At first, the people are strangers. As the film continues, it's absorbingly intimate, rendering the…
Half-Life in Fukushima - Life Within a Radiation Red Zone
In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Japanese farmer ekes out a solitary existence within the radiation red zone. As Naoto wanders through the empty streets of his hometown, he confronts the remnants of a lost society. Shooting…
Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang - A Former NBA Star Attempts to Improve Relations with North Korea
Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman is on a mission. After forging an unlikely friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he wants to improve relations between North Korea and the US by staging a historic basketball game between the…
Guangzhou Dream Factory - The African Community in Guangzhou, China
Immigration, globalization, Chinese factories and African dreams...This documentary weaves stories of Africans chasing alluring, yet elusive, "Made in China" dreams into a compelling critique of 21st century global capitalism. Guangzhou, a.k.a. Canton, is southern China's centuries-old trading port. Today it's…
About The Pink Sky
This award winning film tells the story of Izumi, a feisty high school girl whose hobby is rating newspaper articles with positive or negative values. One day, Izumi finds a wallet that contains 300,000 yen, belonging to a boy her…
Rashomon
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his…
Wolf Guy - Urufu gai: Moero ôkami-otoko
One of the rarest and most sought-after cult films produced by Japan's Toei Studio, WOLF GUY is a bonkers mix of ultra-1970's style, horror, action and sci-fi. Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba ( Kill Bill, The Shogun's Samurai ) is a martial…
They Chose China - The POWs Who Remained in China After the Korean War
It is January 1954. The Korean War is over. Captured UN soldiers held in POW camps are free to return home. Those who refuse repatriation to their homeland are transferred to a neutral zone and given 90 days to reconsider…
A Thousand Mothers - Buddhist Nuns in Myanmar
Set at an ancient nunnery above the majestic Irrawaddy River, A THOUSAND MOTHERS is an unprecedented look at the lives of Buddhist nuns in Sagaing, Myanmar. While the choices available to girls and women in Myanmar are quite limited, this…
Key of Life
A case of stolen identity and one determined bride-to-be intersect in this comedic escapade from famed Japanese filmmaker Kenji Uchida. As the truth about Kondo, Sakurai and Kanae comes to light, they must scramble to resolve the chaos of this…
Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous - A Celebration of a City and its People
Renowned cinematographer and artist Christopher Doyle celebrates Hong Kong and its people with this vibrant documentary that focuses on the city's residents in their childhood, youth, and old age. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival . Nominated in…
Fengming - A Chinese Memoir
Winter in China. A town in the snow. Night is falling. Wrapped in her red coat, an elderly woman walks through a housing complex to her modest apartment. Inside, Fengming settles into her armchair and remembers. She begins to recount…
Ugetsu
"Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers," said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director's supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this…
The Day Before the End - Ang araw bago ang wakas
In the year 2050, the Philippines brace for the coming of the fiercest storm ever to hit the country. And as the wind and waters start to rage, poets are being murdered. A striking short film from Lav Diaz (…