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  • Heavy Craving

  • Parasite

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  • A First Farewell

    A First Farewell

    Written by Levin Tan

    "To thread on the fine line of docufiction is a feat in itself; it is easy to lose one’s balance in the process. But for Wang, she has shown her agility in preserving the preciousness of human stories, and further giving them the opportunity to shine from within. What Wang has proven most of all is her ability to act as a conduit in the storytelling process rather than an imposing voice. This is a rare gem to be found in any filmmaker.”

    FULL REVIEW: www.filmedinether.com/reviews/review-a-first-farewell

  • Heavy Craving

    Heavy Craving

    Written by Aidan Djabarov

    I asked Hsieh how attitudes about weight impacted her personally and she said: “When I was young, my family and friends would sometimes tease me about my figure. It makes me feel insecure about my body to this day. In order to lose weight, I went on an unhealthy diet by skipping meals and constantly counting calories. It wasn’t a pleasant experience. In Taiwan, it’s strangely natural for us to comment on one’s appearance. People use…

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  • Song Lang

    Song Lang

    Written by Natalie Ng

    "In the strive to tell a ‘nuanced’ story of queer relationships, Song Lang might not reach its full potential but what it does offer is an opportunity to consider what restraint really means in romantic LBGTQ+ storytelling. When I think about some of the best queer romance films in recent years, I think about films like Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden (2016), God’s Own Country (2018) and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019). The connection between…

  • House of Hummingbird

    House of Hummingbird

    Written by Natalie Ng

    "Sensitive and deeply humanist, the film shows the coming-of-age story of Eunhee, and in a way, South Korea’s. It never veers into hackneyed melodrama and shows a great deal of emotional sensitivity. That fine balancing act is best shown through the nuanced writing of House of Hummingbird‘s characters, but in particular the supporting female characters. These female characters provide us with an understanding of what it means to grow up female and be a woman in…