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18th New York Asian Film Festival – 2019 Programme

nyaff2019openingWe present the full lineup for the 18th New York Asian Film Festival which will take place from June 28th – July 14th, 2019.

This year the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) presented a superb programme featuring 53 Asian films (5 International Premieres, 23 North American Premieres, 4 US Premieres and 8 New York Premieres). The NYAFF will take place from June 28th – July 11th at the Film at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theather (165 West 65th Street), and from July 11th – 14th at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street). Activities will open with the screening of Samurai Marathon by Bernard Rose. Apart from the screenings the festival will present (sponsored by HBO®) a series of meetings and free talks with Special Guests at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s Amphitheater.

Samurai Marathon

Opening Film: Samurai Marathon by Bernard Rose

The Main Competition features Push and Shove by Wu Nan (China), 5 Million Dollar Life by Moong Sung-ho (Japan), Lying to Mom by Nojiri Katsumi (Japan), Ma by Kenneth Lim Dagatan (Philippines), Another Child by Kim Yoon-seok (South Korea), Maggie by Yi Ok-seop (South Korea), and Han Dan by Huang Chao-liang (Taiwan).

The festival will showcase nine Korean films in celebration of the 100 years of Korean Cinema. There will be also a Tribute to Yuen Woo-ping featuring 3 iconic, Iron Money (1993), Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018) and The Miracle Fighters (1982). The International Premiere Program features, Uncle and House by Luo Hanxing (China), The Attorney by Wong Kwok-fai (Hong Kong), Ma by Kenneth Kim Dagatan (Philippines), Move the Grave by Jeong Seung-o (South Korea) and Someone in the Clouds by Mitch Lin and Gary Tseng (Taiwan).

Some of the highlights are The Crossing by Bai Xue (China), Jinpa by Pema Tseden (China), The Rib by Zhang Wei (China), G Affairs by Lee Cheuk-pan (Hong Kong), Still Human by Oliver Chan (Hong Kong), Fly Me to the Saitama by Takeuchi Hideki (Japan), Lying to Mom by Nojiri Katsumi (Japan), Signal Rock by Chito S. Roño (Philippines), Maggie by Yi Ok-seop (South Korea), Another Child by Kim Yoon-seok (South Korea), Someone in the Clouds by Mitch Lin and Gary Tseng (Taiwan), among others.

Lying to Mom

Lying to Mom by Nojiri Katsumi (Japan)

Festival Organizers
Executive Director – Samuel Jamier
Head Programmers – Claire Marty and David Wilentz
Programmers – Karen Severns and Koichi Mori

Opening Film
Samurai Marathon by Bernard Rose – Japan, UK | 2019

Main Competition
Push and Shove by Wu Nan – China | 2019
5 Million Dollar Life by Moong Sung-ho – Japan | 2019
Lying to Mom by Nojiri Katsumi – Japan | 2018
Ma by Kenneth Lim Dagatan – Philippines | 2018
Another Child by Kim Yoon-seok – South Korea | 2019
Maggie by Yi Ok-seop – South Korea | 2018
Han Dan by Huang Chao-liang – Taiwan | 2019

International Premiere
Uncle and House by Luo Hanxing – China | 2019
The Attorney by Wong Kwok-fai – Hong Kong | 2019
Move the Grave by Jeong Seung-o – South Korea | 2018
Someone in the Clouds by Mitch Lin, Gary Tseng – Taiwan | 2018

North American Premiere
The Rib by Zhang Wei – China | 2018
Winter After Winter by Xing Jian – China | 2019
White Snake by Amp Wong, Zhao Ji – China | 2019
Wushu Orphan by Huang Huang – China | 2018
The Fatal Raid by Jacky Lee – Hong Kong | 2019
G Affairs by Lee Cheuk-pan – Hong Kong | 2018
See You Tomorrow by Zhang Jiajia – Hong Kong | 2016
212 Warrior by Angga Dwimas Sasongko – Indonesia | 2018
The Gun by Take Masaharu – Japan | 2018
Hard-Core by Yamashita Nobuhiro – Japan | 2018
Jam by Shabu – Japan | 2018
Walk with Me by Ryon Lee – Malaysia | 2019
Zombiepura by Jacen Tan – Singapore | 2018
The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale by Lee Min-jae – South Korea | 2019
A Resistance by Joe Min-ho – South Korea | 2019
Sub-Zero Wind by Kim Yu-ri – South Korea | 2018
It’s A Mad, Mad Mad, Mad, mad Show by Hsieh Nien Tsu – Taiwan | 2019
The Scoundrels by Tzu-Hsuan Hung – Taiwan | 2018
The Pool by Ping Lumpraploeng – Thailand | 2018

US Premiere
A First Farewell by Wang Lina – China | 2018
Jinpa by Pema Tseden – China | 2018
The Fable by Eguchi Kan – Japan | 2019
Kodu: A Story of Guardian Angels by Kim Tae-yong – South Korea | 2018

New York Premiere
If You Are Happy by Chen Xiaoming – China | 2019
Still Human by Oliver Chan – Hong Kong | 2018
Complicity by Chikaura Kei – Japan | 2018
Dare To Stop by Shiraishi Kazuya – Japan | 2018
Fly Me To The Saitama by Takeuchi Hideki – Japan | 2019
Signal Rock by Chito S. Roño – Philippines | 2018
Dark Figure of Crime by Kim Tae-gyoon – South Korea | 2018
Money by Park Noo-ri – South Korea | 2018
Song Lang by Leon Le – Vietnam | 2018

Other Screenings
The Crossing by Bai Xue – China | 2018
Savage by Cui Siwei – China | 2018
Misbehavior by Pang Ho-cheung – Hong Kong | 2019
Mr. Long by Sabu – Japan | 2017
Furie by Le Van Kiet – Vietnam | 2019

Tribute to Yuen Woo-ping
Iron Monkey by Yuen Woo-ping – Hong Kong | 1993
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy by Yuen Woo-ping – Hong Kong | 2018
The Miracle Fighters by Yuen Woo-ping – Hong Kong | 1982

For more information please visit the New York Asian Film Festival website: https://www.nyaff.org/

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