Mason Lee (left) and Tsai Jui-hsueh star in Stand by Me (category: IIA, Mandarin), directed by Lai Meng-Jie, and co-starring Ivy Shao.

Stand by Me film review: Mason Lee stars in heart-warming Taiwanese romance drama

  • Lee – son of two-time Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee – stars as a university student infatuated with his classmate, played by Ivy Shao
  • Film has a refreshing balance of maturity and humour, with plenty of laughs and pop culture references along the way
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Mason Lee (left) and Tsai Jui-hsueh star in Stand by Me (category: IIA, Mandarin), directed by Lai Meng-Jie, and co-starring Ivy Shao.
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Kasumi Arimura in a still from Fortuna’s Eye (category IIA, Japanese), directed by Takahiro Miki.

Fortuna’s Eye film review: Kasumi Arimura, Ryunosuke Kamiki play star-crossed lovers in fantasy romance weepie

  • This tale of a young man who knows when people are going to die has great potential
  • However, as the plot unfolds, it turns out as predictable as it is tedious
Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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Kasumi Arimura in a still from Fortuna’s Eye (category IIA, Japanese), directed by Takahiro Miki.
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