Asian Studies

Broken Blossoms

D. W. Griffith reached a pinnacle of expressiveness in this tender yet tragic tale of love and suffe...

Caterpillar

Set during the time of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Caterpillar tells the story of a Japanese soldi...

China Heavyweight

From the makers of Up the Yangtze and Last Train Home.Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (Up the Yan...

In Between Days

"A quiet specimen of personal storytelling at its most exciting," (Entertainment Weekly) In Between ...

I Have Found It

I Have Found It (Kandukondain Kandukondain) transplants Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility into an...

Hippie Masala: Forever In India

In the 1960s and 1970s thousands of hippies journeyed east to India in search of enlightenment, free...

Mountains May Depart

Mainland master Jia Zhangke scales new heights with Mountains May Depart. At once an intimate drama ...

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Bi Gan follows up his knockout debut, Kaili Blues, with this noir-tinged stunner about a lost s...

Playing Frisbee in North Korea

Called “The Hermit Kingdom,” North Korea is an enigma wrapped in a quagmire of misinform...

Ramen Heads

Ramen Heads follows Osamu Tomita, Japan’s reigning king of ramen, as he reveals every single s...

Chi-hwa-seon

Winner of the Cannes Film Festival's Best Director award, CHIHWASEON is a vivid portrait of the tur...

Eagle Shooting Heroes

Executive produced by Wong Kar-Wai, Jeffrey Lau's "absurd 1993 masterpiece" (Austin Chronicle) Ea...

A Sinner in Mecca

For a gay filmmaker, filming in Saudi Arabia presents two serious challenges: filming is forbid...

Hooligan Sparrow

Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) is labeled a troublemaker by the Chinese government – someo...

Sunrise/Sunset

The daily life of the Dalai Lama is brought home with remarkable intimacy in SUNRISE/SUNSET. Granted...

Sweet Bean

Sweet Bean is a delicious red bean paste, the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro (Mas...

A Gesar Bard's Tale

As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At 13, his l...

Kimjongilia: The Flower of Kim Jong Il

North Korea is one of the world's most isolated nations. For sixty years, North Koreans have been ...

Songs from the North

Songs From the North is an essay film which offers an unique look at the enigma of North Korea, a co...

The Red Chapel

Combining the muckraking spirit of Michael Moore with the confrontational comedy of Borat, The Red C...

The Donut King

Everything you thought you knew about the donut begins with Ted Ngoy. The Donut King tells the rags ...

Crossing the Line

An “unforgettable documentary” (New York Daily News), Crossing the Line is the “a...

Sushi: The Global Catch

In this meticulously researched documentary, filmmaker Mark Hall traces the origins of sushi in Japa...

The President's Last Bang

"A wildly funny whirlwind of anarchy, violence and sex" (New York Magazine), The President's Last ...

The Sun

Alexander Sokurov continues his brilliant investigation into the lives of dictators with the "engros...

Denise Ho – Becoming the Song

Denise Ho – Becoming the Song profiles the openly gay Hong Kong singer and human rights a...

The Juche Idea

Jim Finn's The Juche Idea is an uproarious and provocative deconstruction of North Korean propaganda...

Thousand Pieces of Gold

Set in a mining town in the 1880s, Thousand Pieces of Gold is based on the classic nov...

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. An ancient source of strength and ...

A Touch of Sin

A "brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China" (Jon Frosch, Th...

Last Train Home

Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to ...

United Red Army

In his epic film United Red Army, Japanese auteur Koji Wakamatsu brilliantly depicts the most troubl...

Cops vs. Thugs

In his 1975 masterpiece Cops vs. Thugs, director Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale) paints a dynamic p...

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

After 81 days of solitary detention world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest....

Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town, writer-director Aditya Assarat's "delicate, delightful, and nearly note-perfect d...

Yangsi

Yangsi documents the inspiring life of a young Tibetan boy who is recognized as the reincarnation of...

Up The Yangtze

In China, it is simply known as “The River.” But the Yangtze—and all of the life t...

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

Winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the prestigious André Bazin P...

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