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A publication and community focused on covering films from Asia and the Asian diaspora. Our goal is to shift the cultural conversation of Asian cinema to recenter Asian voices in Western discourse, apply film critique through a radical lens, and broaden the definition of Asian film canon as defined by the general public.

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    11.03.2020 Profile

    Uncovering the Creative Process Amber Eswani on her short film, "Fuzzy Legs"

    By Grace Yu

    An interview with Amber Eswani on the filmmaking process and her coming-of-age short, "Fuzzy Legs."
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    10.26.2020 Longform

    The Fallibility of Love Everyday Pressure in "After the Storm"

    By Choo Suet Fun

    After the Storm makes for an endearingly wistful addition to Kore-eda’s repertoire, of which the intricacies and complications of familial relationships remain a recurring theme, bringing into focus portraits of family life that we tend to take for granted. It is a poignant, nuanced exploration of the limits and complexities of love, as well as the forces that either hold a family together or pull them apart.
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    10.12.2020 Profile

    The Appetite of "Vinegar Baths" An Interview with Amanda Nell Eu

    By Emily Liu

    We sit down with Amanda Nell Eu to chat about her film, Vinegar Baths, and the recipe that goes into a story on body, identity, and obsession.
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    10.12.2020 Profile

    The Future Looks Like A Memory An Interview with Davy Chou on "Cambodia 2099"

    By Johnny Yoeun

    We chat with Davy Chou on his futuristic vision of the past in "Cambodia 2099."
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    10.12.2020 Profile

    The Life in "Weeping Birds" An Interview with Chan Teik Quan

    By Grace Yu

    For Subtitle Fest 2019, we chat with Chan Teik Quan on his film, Weeping Birds. The film tells the story of an old couple who take old age and death as a joke.
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    10.10.2020 Etc.

    Subtitle Southeast Asian Short Film Festival Zine

    By subtitle

    It's been one year since we hosted our first film festival, the Subtitle Southeast Asian Short Film Festival. To celebrate, we are releasing our Subtitle Zine—created for the festival—online for free!