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TOUCH OF SIN, A (Jia Zhang-ke, 2013)
"This ultraviolent attack on Chinese consumerism is a stunning slap in the face from previously-sedate director Jia Zhang-ke." - The Guardian ... The blood hits the floor in this confronting look at … Read more

TWISTED TRUNK BIG FAT BODY (Punarvasu Naik, 2012)
The chaos and contradictions of modern India are laid riotously bare in writer/director Punarvasu Naik's striking feature film debut. ... The terrorists' plan was simple enough: plant a bomb inside a… Read more

UGLY (Anurag Kashyap, 2013)
A long-held grudge between a Bollywood wannabe and a ruthless chief of police frames this hectic action thriller about Mumbai's dark side. ... When aspiring actor Rahul leaves his daughter Kali in th… Read more

VULGARIA (Pang Ho-cheung, 2012)
“Lewd, crude and flat-out hilarious.” - Twitch ... Coming from the island that brought us the blockbuster hit 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, this parody of the Hong Kong film industry lives up … Read more

WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW - SEEDIQ BALE: PART 1 (Wei Te-sheng, 2011)
The most expensive Taiwanese film ever made, Warriors of the Rainbow tells the legendary true story of a ruthless aboriginal rebellion against invading Japanese forces. ... The Japanese Imperial Army… Read more

WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW - SEEDIQ BALE: PART 2 (Wei Te-sheng, 2011)
“Spectacular... authentic feeling actioner recounting an aborigine rebellion in 1930s Taiwan.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Continuing the resplendently mythic visage of part 1, this conclusion to Wa… Read more

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW (Arvin Chen, 2013)
"Charming, hilarious, touching and unashamedly frank." - Twitch ... The elastic boundaries of family, identity and sexual fulfilment furnish the intertwined tales of Arvin Chen's (Au Revoir Taipei, M… Read more

WINTER VACATION (Li Hongqi, 2010)
"Already a poet and novelist, Li Hongqi is also a talented filmmaker, here managing to dot an ultra-minimalist slice of life with speckles of wry deadpan humour." - Time Out London ... The monotony o… Read more

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