Asian Focus

Sponsored by East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University

Ayumu Watanabe

Ayumu Watanabe’s “Children of the Sea” — the latest feature from Japan’s Studio 4°C, whose films include “Tekkonkinkreet,” “MFKZ,” and “Batman:…

Urooj Yazdani

Eleven-year-old Humera lives in the small, impoverished Pakistani fishing village of Cashma Goth with her mother and sisters. Because her father…

A nonfiction "The Handmaid's Tale," this program relates stories of sexual abuse and violence against women around the globe.

Pema Tseden

On the path of life, sometimes we meet someone whose dreams overtake our own to the point that they converge. Motoring down an isolated road…

Dar Gai

Namdev Bhau, a 65-year-old chauffeur, is tired of the noises in cacophonous Mumbai City and has completely stopped speaking. Deciding to pursue…

This impressively diverse program of animation features drugs, dogs, motorcycles, and much, much more.

A selection of tales from different countries that speak to our universal connections.

Vibrant imaginations and fascinating colors combine in this program of animation from around the world.

This collection proves that laughter truly is a universal language.

Teng Congcong

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, iron-willed journalist Sheng Nan (“Surpass Men” in Chinese) is pressured to make a quick fortune and engage in mind…

Hiroyuki Miyagawa

After his father was killed in an accident — a death caused by fireworks that he was creating for his son — grief and guilt conspire to make…

Ash Mayfair

In late-19th-century Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife to a wealthy landowner. She quickly learns that she can gain status and…

Yang Zhang

“Up the Mountain” offers a beguiling, visually gorgeous record of a year in the painting studio of Shen Jianhua in Dali, located in China’s Yunnan…

Mariam Ghani

“What We Left Unfinished” tells the incredible — and mostly true — story of five unfinished feature films from the Communist era in Afghanistan,…

Yi'nan Diao

Fleeing from the law and seeking redemption, gangster Zenong Zhou (Ge Hu) crosses paths with innocent-looking Aiai Liu (Lun-Mei Kwei), a girl with…

Andy Cohen & Gaylen Ross

Andy Cohen, who has served as a producer on an array of impressive documentaries — “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” “Hooligan Sparrow,” “Human Flow” —…