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Film review - Red Light Revolution

A light hearted comedy about the taboos and conservatism around sex in China Red Light Revolution follows Shinzu (Zhao Jun), a down on his luck 30 something Beijinger. Having lost his job as a taxi driver, then discovering his wife cheating on him with a self-claimed thespian and because of that, having to move back into the family home, where his parents seem to enjoy each others’ company a bit more than Shinzu can deal with at this time. It’s fair to say, life isn’t going his way. However, a chance encounter with an old school friend is the silver...

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Far East Asian Cinema, Henry Golding, Hong Khauo, Monsoon Film, Terracotta Distribution, Vietnamese cinema -

Film review - Monsoon

Sometimes you need to return home to know who you are. Kit (Golding - Crazy Rich Asians) has returned to Vietnam, some 30+ years later, to bury his mothers’ ashes. You learn, along with his family, he escaped at a young age to England.  Like many of his parents’ generation, the corruption of communist parties and other political events, which rippled through Vietnams’ society during the 70s-90s, meant many people had to leave with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.  This is what the story hinges on and plays through a man's discovery of self and where he...

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