- Feb. 14, 2021


The Lunar New Year is a holiday that marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is the calendar traditionally used in many east Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore and South Korea. In these and other Asian countries, it is one of the most important holidays of the year! This year is said to bring stability and calmness. It is predicted to be a year of great opportunities and economic prosperity.

Here is a pick of six movies directed by some of our Asian Fatales community that you should definitely check out over the long weekend!

Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong directed by Emily Ting

In this sparkling romance, Ruby (Jamie Chung), a Chinese American toy designer from LA, visits Hong Kong for the first time on business. Finding herself stranded, she meets Josh (Bryan Greenberg), an American expat who shows her the city. Meandering through nighttime streets pulsing with energy and possibility, they fall into a winding and carefree conversation, buoyed by an undeniable attraction. Just as things start to look promising romantically for the pair, the night is stopped short by a surprising revelation. As effervescent as a perfect first date, this charming walk and talk romance takes full advantage of the chemistry of its leads, the playfulness of their exchanges, and the magical landscape that is Hong Kong at night.

First Vote directed by Yi Chen

Following the stories of four politically engaged voters during the 2018 midterm elections, FIRST VOTE crafts an insightful look at Asian Americans' diverse experiences at the polls.

Funemployment directed by Christine Chen

Three days without sleep and only caffeine and ramen to fuel their semi-lucid minds, four team members wait nervously behind the stage. In their freshly pressed business suits, drenched with sweat, they have only one goal: impress the investors.

House of the Hummingbird directed by Bora Kim

In 1994 Seoul when the Seongsu Bridge collapses, 14-year-old Eunhee wanders the city and searches for love.

Go Back to China directed by Emily Ting

When spoiled rich girl Sasha Li blows through half of her trust fund, she is cut off by her father and forced to go back to China and work for the family toy business. What begins simply as a way to regain financial support soon develops into a life-altering journey of self discovery.

Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful directed by Yuriko Gamo Romer

Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful documents the life-long journey of Keiko Fukuda's decision to defy thousands of years of tradition, choose her own path, and become the highest-ranking woman in judo history. Once in a long while, the life destiny of one woman lines up to make a radical shift for women around the world. On July 28, 2011 Keiko Fukuda broke through a glass ceiling for women when she was awarded the pinnacle of judo, the 10th degree black belt. Fukuda is the first and only woman to hold this honor. Fukuda Sensei passed away on February 9, 2013. She was 99 years old, and had taught judo in San Francisco until just before her death. She was last disciple of judo's founder, Jigoro Kano.