Films to make you laugh, cry, and cheer, featuring romance that transcends death, time travelers who rewrite history, and heroes who change the future of democracy.
Jang Joon-hwan / Asia Pop! / South Korea / 2017 / drama, suspense / 129 minsThe death of a college student by anti-communist witch hunters sparks a community of knowing and unintentional protestors. A rogue prosecutor deviates from the party line. A prison guard crosses the bars separating criminal and civilian. A student falls in love with a campus organizer. As the drama escalates in scope and complexity, the film intensifies with a poignancy far more convincing and urgent than most flag-waving works of Korean nationalism.
Sylvia Chang / Asia Pop! / China, Taiwan / 2017 / drama, family, romance / 122 minsA comedy of bureaucratic absurdity and a drama of long-dormant romance, LOVE EDUCATION tenderly showcases the face-off between distant relatives battling for the right to move the grave of a family member. Director and star Sylvia Chang captures the tenacious desires of three generations of women who discover that love is a lifelong education resilient to cultural transformation and social upheaval.
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.
Hsieh Chun-yi / Asia Pop! / Taiwan / 2017 / fantasy, music, romantic comedy / 105 minsThe time travel teen musical rom-com you’ve been waiting for is here. In 2017, a fateful encounter gives the dejected Cheng-hsiang the chance to go back in time twenty years, to when he and his high school compadres were in a rock band called Moon, graduation was imminent, and his lifelong crush Emma hadn’t yet gotten away. Cheng-hsiang has three days to relive his youth and re-route history to prevent the tragedies ahead that only he knows will befall his best friends.