London East Asian Film Festival 2017 - Time Travelling

"Hidden inside the London East Asian Film Festival’s programme was a rare treat: three animated features celebrating the centenary of the birth of Japanese animation, an art form that has since grown to become one of the country’s most important, valued cultural exports. Anime has always had a…

London East Asian Film Festival 2016 - Thailand Today

In this second piece spotlighting some of the selections for the London East Asian Film Festival, two films about Thailand. One, a vision from home from new Thai talent Anocha Suwichakornpong in her enigmatic, alluring By The Time It Gets Dark; and the other from a Japanese filmmaker looking in,…

London East Asian Film Festival 2016 - Nasty Neighbours

Notes on two Japanese films that played at the London East Asian Film Festival. Two difficult, uncomfortable films from well known Japanese auteurs that both play upon suburban anxieties and the fears and discomforts within the home, with differing levels of success. In both films, welcoming an outsider into the…

London East Asia Film Festival's Zeroth Edition - Dreams & Nightmares

In a city with an abundance of film festivals offering selections curated on every possible theme, region or genre imaginable, it is easy to wonder whether London needs another film festival, let alone one devoted to East Asian films. Yet next year will see the launch of a significant new…