We encourage you to take this journey across several Asian countries to discover the cultural and historical background of these faraway worlds, taste some food, hear some music, and be blown away by films about small villages, huge metropolises, and everything in between.
Against the Tide
India | 2023 | 97 min. | Sarvnik Kaur
A captivating documentary about the lives of two Indigenous fisherman, born to the same caste, whose friendship fractures.
Singapore | 2022 | 90 min. | He Shuming
A middle-aged widow journeys to Seoul to discover herself and learn that there’s more to life than watching Korean soap operas.
Taiwan | 2022 | 135 min. | Ching-lin Chan
A pigeon returns, reopening a family’s old wounds and resentments in a town enmeshed in the illegal pigeon racing circuit.
DEMIGOD: The Legend Begins
Taiwan | 2022 | 103 min. | Huang Wen-Chang
A bloody, baroque puppet animation wuxia epic that features swashbuckling warriors, scheming vassals, and benign demigods.
Hong Kong | 2022 | 104 min. | Brillante Mendoza
A fatal hit-and-run sends ripples through two families of different means in this class-conscious family drama.
Taiwan | 2022 | 112 min. | Laha Mebow (Tayal Tribe)
An indigenous Taiwanese family begins to crumble when their elder passes away, burdening them with his debts and traditions.
A Guilty Conscience
Hong Kong | 2022 | 132 min. | Jack Ng
A relatively straight-forward child abuse case becomes a battleground of justice, power, and fame.
Mongolia | 2022 | 90 min. | Amarsaikhan Baljinnyam
A chef and a ten-year-old boy, neither of whom knew their biological fathers, form an unlikely bond.
The Hill of Secrets
South Korea | 2022 | 122 min. | Lee Ji-eun
A young girl ashamed of her family’s working-class status hides who they are and strives for a more conservative future.
Lonely Castle in the Mirror
Japan | 2022 | 116 min. | Keiichi Hara
Seven teenage outcasts discover a portal to a magic castle where they must find a hidden key that will grant them wishes.
South Korea | 2022 | 138 min. | July Jung
A bisected tale about a vivacious high schooler slowly cut down to nothing and the police detective who investigates her death.
Japan | 2022 | 112 min. | Chie Hayakawa
In an alternate modern Japan, the elderly are given the option to euthanize themselves in return for a final sum of money.
Japan | 1954 | 207 min. | Akira Kurosawa
A sixteenth century farming village requests protection from seven samurai against a horde of bandits.
The Sunny Side of the Street
Hong Kong | 2022 | 112 min. | Lau Kok-rui
A friendship develops between a gruff taxi driver and a 10-year-old Pakistani refugee in modern-day Hong Kong.
Table For Six
Hong Kong | 2022 | 120 min. | Sunny Chan
Smash hit about a family reunion that goes haywire when one of the members brings his new girlfriend…his brother’s ex!
To Kill a Tiger
Canada | 2022 | 125 min. | Nisha Pahuja
An Indian rice farmer stands up to his village and demands justice for his young daughter, the victim of a terrible sexual assault.