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5 Movies Worth Seeing on the Big Screen at This Year’s Fest

While Asian cinema has experienced significant crossover success in the last few years, global phenomena like “Parasite” and “Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train” — in addition to arthouse favorites like “Burning,” “Shoplifters,” and “The Wild Goose Lake” — can’t help but call attention to the absolute bonanza of incredible movies that still haven’t been getting their due outside of China, Japan, or South Korea. And that goes double for countries such as Malaysia, Mongolia, and the Philippines, which are less frequently represented at Cannes, Venice, or any of the other major festivals that serve as the most vital pipeline between Eastern filmmakers and Western audiences.

A bevy of Asian-focused streaming platforms have cropped up to mitigate the problem as best they can (e.g. Crunchyroll, AsianCrush, Hi-YAH!, etc.), but well-curated opportunities to see the best new movies from Bhutan, for example — shoutout…

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