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‘Perfect Days’ Review: Wim Wenders Finds Beauty in the Quotidian in Exquisite Japanese Drama About Gratitude

Distinguished screen veteran Koji Yakusho plays a middle-aged Tokyo man who has pared down his life to a routine of service and small pleasures in this delicate character study.

Cannes: Anthony Chen on ‘The Breaking Ice,’ His Cinematic Love Letter to China’s Youth

In June of 2021, Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen, acclaimed for his intimate, realist dramas Ilo Ilo (2013) and Wet Season (2019), was invited to serve on the jury of the Shanghai International Film Festival. As part of his participation in the event, he was asked to give a round of interviews to local Chinese journalists and critics. During one […]

Cannes: Kim Jee-woon’s ‘Cobweb’ Sells Wide (Exclusive)

South Korean director Kim Jee-woon’s much anticipated period comedy drama Cobweb has kicked off the Cannes market with a slew of international sales. Set to premiere in Cannes in an out-of-competition slot on May 25, Cobweb stars Song Kang-ho (Parasite) as a filmmaker frantically trying to finish the movie he believes will be his masterpiece. […]

‘Monster’ Review: Hirokazu Kore-eda Measures the Weight of Bullying on Childhood Friendship in Tender But Diffuse Drama

The director’s first film made in Japan since his 2018 Palme d’Or-winning ‘Shoplifters’ applies the Rashomon effect to a story of fractured families and boys seeking connection.

China Film Pavilion in Cannes Showcases Hits, Opens Door to Potential Partners

Chinese cinema makes its in-person return to Cannes this year, buoyed by a bounce-back in post-COVID box office revenue, and talking up its efforts to engage with the global film community. Taking center stage is the China Film Pavilion, set up by the China Film Co-Production Corporation (CFCC), under the guidance of and with the […]

With ‘Citadel,’ Priyanka Chopra Jonas Continues to Carve Out a Lane That’s All Her Own

When Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ manager first met her at a Chinese restaurant in Bombay in 2007, they bonded over their mutual love of hip-hop & R&B. “I remember her dancing and singing every lyric of TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’ and me being like, ‘Oh my God, this girl’s really cool,'” Anjula Acharia recalls. “I said something […]

Filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud to Accompany French President Emmanuel Macron on China State Visit (Exclusive)

French president Emmanuel Macron is set to kick off a three-day trip to Beijing this week, a high-stakes diplomatic mission that will be a delicate balancing act between urging Chinese leader Xi Jinping to alter his stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and maintaining France’s trade priorities. The French delegation accompanying Macron will include dozens of […]

Netflix Unveils First Look at Japanese Sumo Series ‘Sanctuary’

Netflix is giving global fans a sneak peak at its forthcoming Japanese original series Sanctuary, a YA drama set within the reclusive world of Japanese professional sumo wrestling. (See the first teaser trailer and art from the show below.) Set to launch on Netflix on May 4, the series follows a juvenile delinquent who becomes […]

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Talks Quitting Bollywood for America: “I Was Tired of the Politics”

Priyanka Chopra Jonas has opened up about why she left a thriving movie career in Bollywood for a risky move to Hollywood, where she eventually landed starring roles on Quantico and the new spy series Citadel. “I was being pushed into a corner in the industry. I had people not casting me for reasons. I […]

Korean Sci-fi Drama Series ‘Yonder’ Coming to Paramount+ in April

South Korean sci-fi drama series Yonder, the first local production under Paramount Global’s strategic partnership with Korean entertainment powerhouse CJ ENM, will launch globally on Paramount+, including in the U.S., on April 11. The show will premiere exclusively on the streamer in the U.S. and, as previously unveiled, its international markets of Canada, the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, […]

Filmart: Martial Arts Master Sammo Hung on Being “a Happy Dictator on Set”

You could argue that no one has done more for cinema in Asia, and more for global cinema from Asia, than Sammo Hung. There was proof of that on display at the Asian Film Awards on Sunday night (Hong Kong time) when the veteran filmmaker and martial arts master was handed a lifetime achievement award […]

Chloé Zhao Talks Johnnie Walker’s Female Filmmaker Initiative and What’s Next for Her

Two-time Oscar winner Chloé Zhao does not want to be one of the few exceptions. From Songs My Brothers Taught Me and The Rider to Nomadland and Eternals, Zhao knows how to make an impact onscreen, but now she’s determined to make a difference offscreen, so that the list of Oscar-winning female directors can someday […]