Last Friday, fans of Asian cinema from all over Europe (and the world, to be exact) found themselves on a cinematic pilgrimage to the little town in Northeast Italy; Udine turns into a bona fide Mecca of Asian cinema every year. What made the screening of the opening film Steel Rain extra special was the presence of both male […]

Reflection, a slow pace of life… and life, dictated by the four seasons, are themes, rarely depicted in Korean cinema; instead, more viewers are attracted to the adrenaline-packed productions, full of well-known actors. But 2018 marked a change of tide – the leading female “auteur of Korean New Wave cinema” Yim Soon-rye adopted Little Forest, the two-volume […]

The first thing that comes to mind when gay romance is thrown on the table is… tragedy. It strikes right of the bat to set the story up, or comes whirling out of a corner in the middle, or waits there at the end – or just soaks the entire story – because hey, gay […]

Today, a mere 9 days before the European audience finds its way to the little town in the Northeast Italy to explore the new and old jewels of Asian Cinema, Udine Far East Film Festival revealed its 2018 lineup. It was to be expected that the 20th anniversary edition of the festival would provide the […]

Netflix seems to have become every film goer’s Elysium; it has grown into a wholesome VOD platform, with country-specific contents, and has successfully moved even further as a global producer of TV shows and films. Even with some hit-and-miss productions, Netflix provides an easy access to a good selection of films from around the globe. […]

Hakeem Kae-Kazim is a Nigerian-British, classically trained actor, who (after graduating Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) was given a place at the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. According to Hakeem, his voyage into acting was a gradual thing. “First, I did the National Youth Theatre; I attended their summer programs when I was still in school. […]

Since her birth in the 1996 PlayStation game, Lara Croft became an action character that found popularity with both male and female gamers. Then, in 2001, Lara really came to life when Angelina Jolie got cast for the live action feature role; and in return, Jolie herself gained mainstream fame as the perfect embodiment of […]