Friday, July 03, 2009

10 Films from the Past Decade that Cemented Asian Cinema’s Art-House Home

3:39 pm Thursday Jun 25, 2009
by Adam Eisenberg

An article by Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir laments that few of the films currently screening at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival will flicker on American screens after the prints have been spirited away to the other side of the world. Sure, but what the article doesn’t say, is that thanks to the boom Asian cinema experienced in the early 2000s, it not only has a permanent home in American art-houses, it’s also well on its way to losing that ridiculous moniker (why not just call it Half the World Cinema?).

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