Genre: Period Film

WATERMAN

Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawaiian Icon. American hero. Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. WATERMAN explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the …

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THE MAGICIAN ON THE SKYWALK

A televised adaptation of Wu Ming-yi’s collection of short stories by the same name, this 10-episode series premiered in Taiwan earlier this year. Set in the 1980s and mainly in the now-demolished Zhonghua Market (formerly located near Taipei Main Station), the central character is Xiao Butian, an imaginative elementary student who is the son of …

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THE PANTHERS

CLICK HERE to view an extended discussion with the team behind THE PANTHERS. 1974, Auckland, New Zealand. Will ‘Ilolahia, the black sheep of his Tongan family and “The Professor” of the streets, is sick of seeing his community stuck in a broken system. When Trump-esque Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon, comes to power, he wreaks havoc; …

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THE POWER OF THE DOG

Set in Montana in the 1920s, Jane Campion’s hotly anticipated new film is an enthralling revisionist western awash in sublime expanses and nuance, capturing a landscape and a people driven by the fantasy and folly of western expansion. Adapted from Thomas Savage’s cult novel of the same name, THE POWER OF THE DOG tells the …

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ONE SECOND

China’s Zhang Yimou is a giant of international cinema. His many films, including RAISE THE RED LANTERN, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, and SHADOW have cemented his place in history. With ONE SECOND, he offers a powerful reminder of why film matters. A touching drama set against striking desert landscapes and marked by Zhang’s characteristic flashes …

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GIFT OF FIRE

During World War II, the Japanese government commissions a young scientist named Shu to research the theory of “splitting the atom” in order to develop a bomb that could change the course of the war. As Shu feels the pressure to complete his mission from the safety of his lab, his brother Hiroyuki fights on …

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