The Garden of Evening Mists by Tom Shu-yu Lin (Malaysia) will open the 15th Osaka Asian Film Festival which will take place from March 6th – 15th (2020) in Osaka, Japan.
About the festival:
The Osaka Asian Film Festival aims to facilitate human resources development and exchange, to invigorate the Osaka economy, and to increase the city’s appeal, through providing opportunities to watch excellent Asian films, supporting filmmaking in Osaka and attracting filmmakers from Asian countries and regions to Osaka. Promoting Osaka worldwide as a gateway city for Asian films, and engaging with many people from the fields of culture, art, education, tourism and business, from Osaka and all of Asia, OAFF works as an open platform to contribute to the development of Osaka and cinema.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on March 6th, 18:45 pm at the Umeda Burg 7 (Theatre 6 – 1-12-6 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi). If you miss this screening don’t worry you can catch it again on March 13th, 9:30 am at Cine Libre Umeda 4 (1-1-88 Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi).
1950s Malaysia, a young woman named Teoh Yun Ling (Lee Sinje) travels to a British tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands to meet a famous but reclusive gardener named Nakamura Aritomo (Abe Hiroshi) in the hope of commissioning him to build a garden as a memorial for her late sister who died during the war. Aritomo declines the request, but proposes Yun Ling becomes his apprentice. Initially hesitant, Yun Ling eventually devotes herself to gardening and an attraction to the taciturn Aritomo takes root. Stronger emotions blossom but the two are entangled in the bitter history of the war and the unfolding Communist insurgency. 30 years later, Yun Ling (Sylvia Chang) returns to the garden to unearth a mystery surrounding Aritomo as she digs through painful memories of her past. (Osaka Asian Film Festival)
For more information about the programme and schedule please visit the official website of the festival here: http://www.oaff.jp/