This article focus on three films that will be showned for the New York Asian Film Festival (from June 29 to July 12 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center): “Scabbard Samurai” (HitHitoshi Matsumoto, Japan), “The Sword Identity (Xu Haofeng, China) and “Golden Slumbers”.
“At this year’s New York Asian Film Festival, which opens Friday, three movies stand out for falling into this category. These formal cousins are from different countries and set in different eras; two are historical fiction, the third a contemporary documentary about the ’60s and ’70s. The topics may vary, but they have certain stylistic similarities, such as a consistent rhythm and a well-planned arrangement of scenes, props, and performers”.
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