Is Southeast Asia now Japan's competition?

Film Dec 14, 2016

Is Southeast Asia now Japan's competition?

by Mark Schilling

Japan is an Asian entertainment powerhouse, is it not? This October's Japan Contents Showcase, which was held in Tokyo's Odaiba and Shibuya areas, included markets for film and TV (TIFFCOM), animation (TIAF) and music (TIMM), with 356 Japanese companies selling to 1,539 registered buyers, ...

A vision of love through money and migration

Film Dec 10, 2014

A vision of love through money and migration

by Kaori Shoji

At first glance, Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen's "Ilo Ilo" is a familiar tale. A family in Singapore hire a Filipina maid to care for their irate 10-year-old son, an Asian brat extraordinaire. Eventually the boy bonds with the maid, and the two become closer ...