Films to make you laugh, cry, and cheer.
Asia Pop! / martial artsWe could tell you what it is, but then we'd have to make sure they are the last words you ever hear again.
Tearepa Kahi / Asia Pop! / New Zealand / 2016 / comedy, documentary, music / 92 minsFusing Maori tradition and a disco beat, “Poi E” topped the charts in 1984 and went on to becoming New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem. This joyous documentary tells the story of a community that came together to preserve culture and language under the vision of the inspiring soul singer Dalvanius Prime.
Ham Tran / Asia Pop! / Vietnam / 2017 / comedy, romance / 114 minsFiery boss Oanh has one simple rule: no intra-office romances. Little does anybody know that she is violating her own rule herself. Unhinged and free-flying, while still cohering a compelling battle-of-the-sexes across work and home, SHE’S THE BOSS is a splashy showcase for some of Vietnam’s most radiant comedic talents.
Derek Tsang / Asia Pop! / China, Hong Kong / 2016 / drama, romance / 110 minsQiyue and An Sheng became inseparable in high school, two girls from different walks of life nevertheless finding in each other a reason to plunge optimistically into adulthood. But when Qiyue falls in love with the handsome Jia-ming, so does An Sheng, sending a lifelong friendship into a tailspin.