These are not the darkest dramas. These are the romantic tearjerkers, the ones which, while they may not have the highest quotient of tragic things necessarily, manage to tell an often sad tale while still keeping the viewer thoroughly involved. Five classic titles from Asia that should not be missed.
If you’re a Kdrama fan but have never seen a Jdrama, here’s an intro into a new genre of great entertainment.
Thursday, April 7, catch a free screening of the new documentary ANNA MAY WONG: IN HER OWN WORDS, compliments of Target, at the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA) in New York City. The film screening is part of Target Free Thursdays at MoCA.
Tickets are now on sale for Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) Spring Showcase! You can purchase them online, by calling (808) 447-0577 or in person at HIFF’s box office from 11am – 6pm.
The Asian-action inspired movie SUCKER PUNCH opens this weekend starring Emily Browning, Jamie Chung, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, and Vanessa Hudgens – and you could win some free stuff!
The Telecinema Film Series is now on DramaFever! Seven movies will be released over the course of seven weeks starring the most popular actors in Korea today performing screenplays by award-winning Japanese writers. Start watching now with THE RELATION OF FACE, MIND AND LOVE and HEAVEN’S POSTMAN!
Rainbow Sweetheart is an upcoming drama which is the Taiwanese remake of uber-popular Korean drama My Girl. It has cast Jimmy Lin and Cherie Yang as the main leads. Jimmy Lin is a singer, actor, professional race car driver, and all-around Renaissance man. His most famous drama is 2006′s My Lucky Star (in which he played a race car driver) which has become something of a classic. This will be model and actress Cherrie Ying’s first idol drama.
The San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF) has announced its 2011 call for entries. SDAFF will celebrate its 12th annual film festival season to an estimated audience of more than 20,000 during 9 days of film, live discussions with filmmakers and artists, panels, and exciting special events.
TURN IT UP TO 11, the award-winning documentary about indie bands coming up in the Korean rock and roll scene, is now on DramaFever! Go behind the scenes of Korea’s indie music scene with an intimate look at some of the edgiest indie rock bands in Korea today — Galaxy Express, Apollo 18 and Tobacco Juice, whose drummer, Baek Seung-hwa, doubles as the director of TURN IT UP TO 11.
New York City’s Japan Society has created a disaster relief fund to aid victims of Japan’s Tohoku earthquake. 100% of your tax-deductible donations will go to organizations that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.