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Brighten up your year with our illustrated celebration of Lee Isaac Chung’s charming immigrant fable.
On the Cover
We turned to Edinburgh-based artist Amy Moss for this issue, tasking her with creating a portrait of Alan S Kim as David Yi. She used watercolour pencils to create the cover illustration and endpapers for this issue, beautifully realising a naive style in keeping with David’s mischievous spirit. We hope you love her work as much as we do!
As a special treat, you’ll also find some photocopiable paper aeroplane designs inside, illustrated by Apollonia, the eight-year-old daughter of a longtime friend and collaborator of ours, Stéphanie Sergeant.
In this issue
A review of Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari
Kambole Campbell delves into Lee Isaac Chung’s sun-bleached cine-memoir.
Hannah Woodhead picks apart the themes of Minari with its director, Lee Isaac Chung, and two of its stars, Steven Yeun and Alan S Kim.
In Another Country: An A-Z of Diaspora on Screen
Leila Latif and David Jenkins offer an alphabetical tour of immigrant communities on film.
Phuong Le revisits the first US film to boast a fully-Asian cast: Henry Koster’s 1961 musical, Flower Drum Song.
Les Enfants Terribles
Charles Bramesco grinds his axe against the wheel of terrible child performances in movies.
Dimensions of Dialogue
Grace Barber-Plentie and Rōgan Graham explain how they amplified Black voices around the release of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series.
Threads: The Baseball Cap
Christina Newland’s regular column on clothes and film unloads the political weight of the baseball cap.
In the back section
Leila Latif discusses the complexities of Judas and the Black Messiah with one of the most exciting acting talents around.
Ahead of the UK release of The World to Come, Adam Woodward speaks to its star about her research and preparation for Mona Fastvold’s sweeping period romance.
Hannah Woodhead chats to the writer-director behind Sound of Metal about replicating the experience of deafness on screen.
The German director reveals why his children were a crucial influence on the folklore-inspired Undine to Sophie Monks Kaufman.
The co-director of social realist space fantasia Gagarine explains how genre can be political to David Jenkins.
Caitlin Quinlan chats to the founders of a new independent streaming channel showing life beyond the mainstream.
Illustrations by Morgan Grice
Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah
Azazel Jacobs’ French Exit
Elizabeth Lo’s Stray
Bryan Fogel’s The Dissident
Gianfranco Rosi’s Notturno
Billie Piper’s Rare Beasts
Jerry Rothwell’s The Reason I Jump
Mona Fastvold’s The World to Come
Umberto Pasolini’s Nowhere Special
Lawrence Michael Levine’s Black Bear
Marco Pontecorvo’s Fatima
Florian Zeller’s The Father
Francis Lee’s Ammonite
Christian Petzold’s Undine
Kevin Macdonald’s The Mauritanian
Robin Wright’s Land
Cristi Puiu’s Malmkrog
Christos Nikou’s Apples
Fanny Liatard and Jeremy Troulih’s Gagarine
A selection of the best Home Ents Releases.
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