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    Like Father, Like Son

    Koreeda Hirokazu, Japan

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    The Raid 2: BERANDAL

    Gareth Evans, Indonesia

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    Nagima

    Zhanna Issabayeva, Kazakhstan

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    Jinsei Irodori (It’s a Beautiful Life)

    Osamu Minorikawa, Japan

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    Requiem for a Night

    Yousef Kargar, Iran

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    Gula Gula Usia

    Ninndi Raras, Indonesia

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    Naked DJ

    Kan Lume, Singapore

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    Shakespeare Must Die

    Mekhdeth, Thailand

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    Siti

    Eddie Cahyono, Indonesia

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    Gadis Berkerudung Hitam dan Manusia Serigala

    Orizon Astonia, Indonesia

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    Snowpiercer

    Bong Joon-Ho, South Korea

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    Return to Sender

    Vera Lestafa, Indonesia

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    Leaving on the 15th Spring

    Yasuhiro Yoshida, Japan

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OPENING FILM: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life and living as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not their son – the hospital gave them the wrong baby. Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between “nature” and “nurture.” .Read More

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CLOSING FILM: SNOWPIERCER

In the year 2014, to combat global warming, a chemical is released into the atmosphere, but with disastrous results. The world soon becomes completely covered in ice and snow. Now in the year 2031, life on Earth is barren except on the train Snowpiercer. The train has been circling the world perpetually for years. The train has a 1001 coaches with passengers separated between the first class and coach. Read More

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:: Garin Nugroho

The Long Road of Japanese Influence on Indonesian Film Culture

The history of Indonesian cinema was built by Dutch Colonialism and Japanese Occupation that laid the foundation of film culture – the way to conceptualise, act and make a film. Read More

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:: Budi Irawanto

(Re)Gazing At Asian Cinema

Watching films is not just being passively absorbed by the story or being amused by film stars. It is also an active practice: to gaze upon the subject on the screen. Women activists and feminist filmmakers Read More

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:: Philip Cheah

The New Independent Mainstream

Earlier this year, I was trying to write a snapshot history of several South East Asian cinemas when I realized that several names don’t exist in the common commentaries. Read More