Chola is an uncompromising and uncomfortable film that attempts to tackle the alarming sexually oppressed female experience of modern India. Yet, while writer/director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan pretties and dresses up the journey with wide, ambitiously beautiful shots of rural Kerala, the destination is left jarringly raw and brutally morbid.  What starts as a charmingly simple […]

The year is 2025 – just one year after a war has ended between Ukraine and Russia. A war that has left eastern Ukraine collapsing into a state of disrepair. Hundreds of flooded mines have left local wells and rivers poisoned beyond repair, in a few years this region will be void of any drinking […]

For over a decade, Iran has been witnessing a rise in the number of drug addicts; drug abuse, which is often concentrated on the use of opium and its derivative substances, has risen double in the country since 2017 and even with strict laws and punishments, it seems like there is still no successful solution […]

GOT7, a South Korean boy group, gained immense attention in 2014 when they debuted with their first EP Got It, which went on to place number one on the Billboard World Album Chart. Known for their impressive staging during their concerts and for their respectable vocal performances, the boy group (with the help of My […]

Seeing Bong Joon-ho’s work makes one believe time and again that the art of film excellence has not yet disappeared. South Korean director, known for The Host, Okja and Snowpiercer, gifted the film goers with yet another sublime production of his this year: Parasite; a perverse, comical, contemporary yet daunting film that won the Palme […]

The world of music has always been dominated by male artists, and K-Pop is no exception. Nevertheless, the expressive female characters in pop culture and noteworthy female musicians are steadily, and with confidence, taking over the music charts. K-Pop is a sensation that currently not only rules its domestic market but has also been embraced […]

Tsunamis, wildfires, and hurricane winds all ripping across the Earth’s surface while a pod races up from the Earth’s atmosphere towards a looming spaceship. This is how Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja’s Aniara starts. Based on the existential Harry Martinson poem of the same name, Aniara follows the cruiser ship Aniara – think Virgin Trains […]