I was lucky to start off with good movies that made me want to see more. However, many people I know have never seen an Asian film. Even some people who actually live or have lived in Asia. This baffled me for awhile — why not?
Most of the times, and particularly in the West, when one refers to Asian cinema, one usually talks about Japan, S. Korea and the Sinophone world. Through interviews conducted with a number of the directors in the list you can check the links in their names and a number of reviews of their films you can check the links in the titles you can find more detailed information on their work and perspective, but, evidently, this is an effort of presenting and cataloguing to a point at least instead of analyzing, which will definitely come in the future, as Filipino cinema will be one that Asian Movie Pulse and me personally focus on the next years. Nevertheless, I feel that the following list of filmmakers proves the point I made in the first paragraph in the best fashion. Probably the most renowned Filipino director in the international festival circuit, Brillante Mendoza has impressed critics and audience time and time again, both for his documentary-like approach and his themes that deal mostly with the lowest depths of Filipino society. Erik Matti.
20 Directors that Prove Filipino Cinema Deserves More Than a Look
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PG min Action, Adventure, Fantasy. A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation. PG min Action, Adventure, History.