The city’s premier showcase of the latest and greatest from international film festivals celebrates its 15th anniversary by continuing what it does best: highlighting the richness to be found in Asian cinema.
In this intensely moving movie, long, lovingly shot sequences of the titular food fits perfectly in the genre of culinary-based films in which food has metaphorical, cultural, and even spiritual significance.
The festival Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema, screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center from December 2-8, is celebrating its 10th edition, and is using this milestone as an occasion to look back on the Romanian New Wave, which, of course by now, is not so new.
Besides its usual focus on recent films—which this […]
It’s been eight years since Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s last feature, the Paris-set Flight of the Red Balloon (2007), and the idea for his latest film, The Assassin, had been gestating in his mind for a quarter of a century. But now, Hou’s unique and idiosyncratic take on the wuxia (martial arts films) has finally […]
The New York Film Festival’s impressive lineup this year includes a number of celebrated directors from Asia. Perhaps the most anticipated of these, prior to its Cannes premiere, was Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin, his exquisite take on the martial arts film, which netted Hou a best director prize at Cannes. Hou will make a rare […]
Written and Directed by Kim Seong-hun
Produced by Cha Ji-hyun and Billy Acumen
Released by Kino Lorber
Korean with English subtitles
South Korea 110 min. Not rated
With Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Jin-woong, Jeong Man-sik, Shin Jung-keun, Jang In-sub
To say that homicide detective Gun-soo (Lee Sun-kyun) isn’t having a great day would be an understatement. Here’s what happens to him […]