PARADOX World Premiere to Open Hong Kong Summer Film Fest

Wilson Yip's much-anticipated action thriller Paradox will have its world premiere on 15 August as the Opening Film of this year's Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival, organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society.   Paradox is the...

Fantasia 2017 Curtain Raiser: We Cherrypick Montreal's Mammoth Genre Fest

The Fantasia International Film Festival begins its 21st Edition in Montreal today, and a good number of Screen Anarchists plan on being there. But the question of the hour is: How to cull down the three week genre extravaganza, featuring...

BiFan 2017 Preview: Recommendations and Anticipated Delights

As we pack our bags before the start of this year's Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, ScreenAnarchy has come up with a few recommendations to watch out for at this year's edition, as well as some new films we're personally...

Neuchatel 2017 Interview: Takashi Miike on JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, Joining the Academy and Shooting in Sitges

The 17th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival is underway this week in the idyllic Swiss city, where Japanese director Takashi Miike is the guest of honour. The prolific auteur behind such classics as Audition, Ichi the Killer and 13 Assassins...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies of 2017 Part 1

As we hit the halfway point of the year, it is time to look back over the past six months, specifically the cinematic offerings from Asia. This year’s crop of new releases has been a mixed bunch, with precious few...

Montage Pictures: Eureka Entertainment Unveils Contemporary World Cinema Label

  British distributor Eureka! Entertainment has announced the launch of Montage Pictures, a new world cinema sub-label focusing on contemporary works by new and upcoming filmmakers from around the world.    Five titles have been announced so far -...

THE SAGA OF ANATAHAN, THE MOURNING FOREST Among new Masters of Cinema Additions

Eureka! Entertainment has announced the latest titles to join its revered Masters of Cinema label, with highlights including Josef von Sternberg’s The Saga of Anatahan and Naomi Kawase’s The Mourning Forest.    The last film directed by von Sternberg, already...

Review: GOD OF WAR Eventually Shows its Strengths

Vincent Zhao stars as the eponymous military tactician in Gordon Chan’s sweeping action epic, following the efforts of the Ming army to keep a fleet of fearsome Japanese pirates at bay in 16th century China. Sammo Hung, Wan Qian and...

BAD GENIUS Actress Named Rising Star Asia Ahead of New York Asian Film Festival

Thai actress Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying has been selected by the New York Asian Film Festival as this year's recipient of the Screen International Rising Star Asia award.   Chuengcharoensukying, who goes by the more convenient nickname "Aokbab”, will be presented with...

Exclusive Clip: Stongholds Fall in Gordon Chan's GOD OF WAR

God of War, the epic new period adventure from Hong Kong filmmaker Gordon Chan (Fist of Legend, The Four) stars Vincent Zhao (True Legend), as General Qi, a master military tactician in an ongoing war against marauding Japanese pirates in...

Review: WONDER WOMAN Is The Superhero Movie We All Need Right Now

At a time when men in certain circles feel compelled and emboldened to weaponise their fragility in the face of advancing feminism, the world needs a hero like Wonder Woman more than ever. Created more than 75 years ago, and...

Okinawa 2017 Interview: Fruit Chan on Balancing Independent and Commercial Filmmaking

Last month, Hong Kong filmmaker Fruit Chan served as the head of the Creators Factory jury at the 9th Okinawa International Movie Festival on the picturesque Japanese island. Chan had recently unveiled a new restoration of his groundbreaking 1997 indie...

Neuchatel Announces Epic Seijun Suzuki Retrospective

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival - NIFFF - has long been a favourite European genre celebration round these parts, and is warming up for its 17th edition, scheduled to run from 30 June - 8 July in the picturesque Swiss...

TRIVISA Wins Big at Hong Kong Film Awards

  Multi-stranded crime drama Trivisa was the big winner at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards tonight, bagging five gongs including Best Film, Best Actor for Gordon Lam and Best Director for the trio Jevons Au, Frank Hui and Vicky...

Review: YOUR NAME, A Wondrous Delight From Start to Finish

Body swapping, time displacement and comets of mass destruction all feature prominently in Makoto Shinkai’s heart-wrenching adolescent romance. Boasting an infectious soundtrack by RADWIMPS and luminous animation, Your Name proves a winning combination of laughter, tears and occasionally mind-bending concepts...

MADAME BOVARY and THE HANDMAIDEN Big Winners at 11th Asian Film Awards

New films from Feng Xiaogang and Park Chan-wook shared the spoils in Hong Kong last night, as the 11th Asian Film Awards presented top honours to I am not Madame Bovary, naming the mainland Chinese drama Best Film. Its star...

Naomi Kawase's PARALLEL WORLD to Debut at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017

The 19th edition of Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia will take place across Tokyo and Yokohama from 1 - 25 June 2017, featuring 250 short films from around the world. The largest short film festival anywhere in Asia, as...

Screen Anarchists On KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Unless you've been living under a (skull-shaped?) rock, you're probably aware there is a new King Kong film in theaters. It's called Kong: Skull Island, and opinions about it within Screen Anarchy are divided, to say the least. Kwenton...

JOURNEY OF THE TORTOISE Takes Top Honors at Yubari Festival

Japanese road movie Journey of the Tortoise was awarded the Grand Prix at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival earlier today, bagging its director, Tadashi Nagayama, ¥‎2,000,000 towards his next project, which will then premiere at next year's festival.  ...

Hong Kong 2017: Edward Yang Retrospective Unveiled, Including New TAIPEI STORY Restoration

All seven of Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang's feature films will be screened at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, to mark the 10th anniversary of the filmmaker's death, it was announced today.    That Day, on the Beach (1983),...