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  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks
  • Syndromes and a Century
  • A Brighter Summer Day

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  • The Village

  • A Day in a Life

  • Topology of Sirens

  • The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch

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  • The Women's Revenge

    The Women's Revenge

    "In his recent “reshooting” series, Taiwanese artist-filmmaker Su Hui-yu takes forgotten or forbidden artifacts from Taiwanese’s cultural collective consciousness and brings them vividly back into the present, restaging and reworking elements of the source materials into elaborate, expressive new scenarios that involve careful, considered choreography of both the camera and performers, bright, bold color and costuming, and no shortage of sexual or violent imagery. The result is something like a speculative remake, not so much a re-imaging but more a reimagining: a new work that bears ghost-traces of the original, related to it but unshackled from its limitations."

    Full interview with Su Yu-hui in MUBI Notebook.

  • Inside the Red Brick Wall

    Inside the Red Brick Wall

    "‘Most of us have written our wills,’ says a protestor in Inside the Red Brick Wall, one of two documentaries about protest activities in Hong Kong produced by an anonymous filmmaking collective known as the Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers. [1] Despite capturing events that took place in July and November 2019, Taking Back The Legislature and Inside the Red Brick Wall (both 2020) already feel like historical documents. Recorded prior to the pandemic and the postponement of the Legislative Council…

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  • I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

    I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

    ★★★★★

    "i want to stay in your arms
    because you are the only one for me
    winter has gone and spring is here"

  • 36

    36

    ★★★★

    A smart way to get a first feature noticed is to make it stand out in some way; generate a talking point that conversation can surround. 36, from new Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit does precisely this, structuring the story around a piece of neat formalism that serves well to draw attention to the film.

    Made of entirely static compositions, 36 mimics the format and function of a film camera. thirty six ‘exposures’ of the camera’s roll are divided with numbers…