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Asian Cinema

Volume 25, Issue 2-3 / February–March 2021

This issue focuses on cinema from the Asian continent, including India, Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Iran (many people forget Iran is actually part of the Asian continent) and Mainland China. Hong Kong is covered with four articles, two interviews curated by Kristof Van Den Troost with Vincent Chui and Nora Lam, and two essays on In the Mood for Love, one (by myself) offering a gendered reading of the classic romance and the other (by David Menard) a close reading of it as a postmodern Chinese melodrama.

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  • Kim Ki-Duk Dies of COVID-19 complication at age 59

    December 13th

    COVID-19 claims another high profile victim with the death at age 59 of South Korea’s enfant terrible, Kim Ki-Duk. Another reminder that this virus is not only a danger for the old and sick. Kim Ki-Duk was still in the… Read more →

  • Daria Nicolodi: 1950-2020

    November 27th

    Hard to believe. Women usually don’t die that young, 70. When I look at Daria as an older lady, and hear her speak in her gruff voice, it reminds me a some of my Italian aunts. Full of life, wisdom,… Read more →

  • Electing Democrats or Demagogues

    November 9th

    “Mankind have in all ages attached themselves to a few persons who either by the quality of that idea they embodied or by the largeness of their reception were entitled to the position of leaders and law-givers.” —Ralph Waldo… Read more →

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