Asian presence at the 72nd Locarno International Film Festival


We present the list of Asian films present at the 72nd Locarno International Film Festival which is taking place from August 7th – 17th, at Locarno, Switzerland.

About the festival:
The Film Festival Locarno is an international film festival held annually in August in the city of Locarno, Switzerland since 1946. After Cannes and Venice and together with Karlovy Vary, Locarno is the Film Festival with the longest history. The main feature of the festival is the open-air screening space in the astonishing Piazza Grande, with room for over 8,000 spectators, and with one of the largest open air screens in the world (26×14 metres).

This year the festival will show eighteen Asian feature films and fifteen Asian short films. A Girl Missing by Koji Fukada (Japan), Height of the Wave (Pa-go) by Park Jung-bum (South Korea) and The Science of Fictions (Hiruk-pikuk si al-kisah) by Yosep Anggi Noen (Indonesia, Malaysia, France) will compete at the International Competition.

Feature Films:
A Girl Missing by Koji Fukada – Japan | 2019
Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere by Nguyen Hoang Diep – Vietnam, France, Norway, Germany | 2014
Height of the Wave (Pa-go) by Park Jung-bum – South Korea | 2019
Last Night I Saw You Smiling by Kavich Neang – Cambodia, France | 2019
Malila: The Farewell Flower by Anucha Boonyawatana – Thailand | 2017
Memories of Murder by Bong Joon-ho – South Korea | 2003
Osmosis by Zhou Tao – China | 2019
Parasite (Gisaengchung) by Bong Joon-ho – South Korea | 2019
Remote Control (Alsin udirdlaga) by Byamba Sakhya – Mongolia, Germany, USA | 2013
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) by Park Chan-wook – South Korea | 2002
Ten Years Thailand by Aditya Assarat , Wisit Sasanatieng , Chulayarnnon Siriphol , Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan | 2018
The Foul King (Banchikwang) by Kim Jee-woon – South Korea | 2000
The Last Reel (Dom fill chong krauey) by Kulikar Sotho – Cambodia | 2014
The Science of Fictions (Hiruk-pikuk si al-kisah) by Yosep Anggi Noen – Indonesia, Malaysia, France | 2019
The Third Wife by Ash Mayfair – Vietnam | 2018
The Tree House by Trương Minh Quý – Singapore, Vietnam, Germany, France, China | 2019
To the Ends of the Earth by Kiyoshi Kurosawa – Japan, Uzbekistan, Qatar | 2019
Vientiane in Love (Huk ni thee Viengchan) by Anysay Keola , Phanumad Disattha , Vannaphone Sitthirath , Xaisongkham Induangchanthy – Laon | 2014

Short Films
A Long Way Home (Kub ban) by Xaisongkham Induangchanthy – Laos | 2017
A Million Years by Danech San – Cambodia | 2018
Another City by Phạm Ngọc Lân – Vietnam | 2016
Celestial Space (Pimean akas) by Ukrit Sa-nguanhai – Thailand | 2012
Cobalt Blue by Aung Phyone – Myanmar | 2019
Dossier of the Dossier by Sorayos Prapapan – Thailand | 2019
Enduring Body by Ukrit Sa-nguanhai – Thailand | 2019
Father “Daughter” by Mattiphob Douangmyxay – Laos | 2016
Friends With Benefits, Without Benefits by Sorayos Prapapan – Thailand | 2018
Kasiterit by Riar Rizaldi – Indonesia | 2019
Mother, Daughter, Dreams by Linh Duong – Vietnam | 2018
New Land Broken Road (Dey thmey phlauv kouch) by Kavich Neang – Cambodia, Malaysia | 2018
Nightfall by Tulapop Saenjaroen , Anocha Suwichakornpong – Thailand, Singapore | 2016
Shoes by Chev Doeurn – Cambodia | 2015
Stay Awake, Be Ready by An Thien Pham – Vietnam, Korea, USA | 2019
The Wonderful Flight (Gaikhamshigt nisleg) by Bat-Amgalan Lkhagvajav, Ian Allardyce – Mongolia, UK | 2016

For more information about the films visit the official website of the festival:

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