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  • The Old Town Girls

  • In Front of Your Face

  • Children of the Mist

  • Singing in the Wilderness

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  • The Old Town Girls

    The Old Town Girls

    Written by Levin Tan

    "First-time director Shen Yu captures the youthful hopes and illusions of these young women with a careful eye, but similarly subjects viewers to a constant portentous air by contrasting flaking concrete and torn upholstery with clean white school uniforms and blouses that billow in the wind. As they – Shui Qing, her mother, and her schoolmates – stick their hands out of a car riding down an empty traffic tunnel, warm yellow lights set sparkling eyes ablaze. Aesthetically, Shen’s inspiration from other neo-noir mood pieces is evident. And characteristic of the genre is often inevitable tragedy."

    FULL REVIEW: www.filmedinether.com/reviews/review-old-town-girls/

  • In Front of Your Face

    In Front of Your Face

    ‘In Front of Your Face’ & Hong Sang-Soo’s Conscious Cinematic Universe

    Written by Hayley Inch

    "To my mind, In Front of Your Face seems to talk most freely with recent Hong films Hotel By the River, in which an unwell father attempts to reconnect with his estranged children, and his other 2022 release The Novelist’s Film, which is focused on what it means to be a late-career artist. Hong’s latter day films are increasingly concerned with what it means to live,…

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  • Song Lang

    Song Lang

    Written by Natalie Ng

    "In the strive to tell a ‘nuanced’ story of queer relationships, Song Lang might not reach its full potential but what it does offer is an opportunity to consider what restraint really means in romantic LBGTQ+ storytelling. When I think about some of the best queer romance films in recent years, I think about films like Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden (2016), God’s Own Country (2018) and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019). The connection between…

  • House of Hummingbird

    House of Hummingbird

    Written by Natalie Ng

    "Sensitive and deeply humanist, the film shows the coming-of-age story of Eunhee, and in a way, South Korea’s. It never veers into hackneyed melodrama and shows a great deal of emotional sensitivity. That fine balancing act is best shown through the nuanced writing of House of Hummingbird‘s characters, but in particular the supporting female characters. These female characters provide us with an understanding of what it means to grow up female and be a woman in…