The New York Asian Film Festival is proud to present a deliciously chilling aperitif to cap off our successful 20th edition. It showcases seven standout genre films, available virtually across the United States, on Eventive. The film is dramatically constructed based on real events that took place in at the onset of the Somali Civil War, and depicts the perilous escape attempted by North and South Korean embassy workers who were stranded during the conflict. One of the most critically acclaimed Hong Kong New Wave filmmakers for four decades, Hui has created work of great sensitivity, focusing on themes of cultural displacement, family conflict, and female perspectives. The Festival will screen over 60 films, both virtually and in person , to audiences in New York and across the country from August 6 — 22,
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The Festival, which last week announced the shift to the Fall and the first set of confirmed films, is pleased to present the works of more than filmmakers across five weekends, including 24 short film world premieres and 3 feature film world premieres. The Festival will be presented online to stay in guidelines that protect the health and safety of the Festival community. Fueled by the burgeoning Civil Rights and Anti-War movements, they set out creating learning kits, photographing community events, audiotaping stories, and collecting historical images of Asian Pacific American lives. Woody Fu, Sj Son. Other short films in the lineup include: BIND dir. Janet Chen , POW!
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See more information and get tickets here. There is much more to Asian cinema than the male-dominated films shown at Cannes and the Oscars. NYAFF is proud to spotlight an exciting lineup of titles directed and led by women :. Odagiri is joined by a no less remarkable cast and crew: cinematographer Christopher Doyle; veteran actor Emoto Akira, who leads a star cast including Nagase Masatoshi, Asano Tadanobu and Aoi Yu, plus a rare appearance by musician Hosono Haruomi; Oscar-winning costume designer Wada Emi; and a fabulous score courtesy of Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan.