Cinema Escapist

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“On Happiness Road” Beautifully Embodies Taiwan’s Existential Malaise


This animated movie perfectly captures Taiwan’s struggles—both in its story and behind the scenes.

From Our Archives

In “The Young Karl Marx,” Youthful Charisma Defines an Icon


The film paints Sherlock-Holmesian sketch of a man whose memory, to put it mildly, is tinged by whatever ideologies prevail.

Review: The Mafia, the Salesman (South Korea, 2007)


Globalization is a theme on many business-people’s minds—even Korean gangsters know about the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement. When a Korean gang embarks on a globalization...

Review: Atlantic (Morocco, 2014)


An artistically inclined film from Morocco with an unusual windsurfing premise.

Review: The Moment – 50 Years of Golden Horse (Taiwan, 2016)


The Moment is a must-watch documentary for anyone interested in the history of Taiwanese cinema.