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16th Osaka Asian Film Festival – Programme 2021

We present the programme for the 16th Osaka Asian Film Festival (Japan) which will take place on screen from March 5th – 14th and online from February 28th – March 20th (selected films from previous editions).

About the festival:
The Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) 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.

Marking its 16th edition this year, OAFF, under programming director TERUOKA Sozo (暉峻創三), will again select high-quality Asian films. The Competition section, which receives increased recognition every year, will again select films previously unreleased in Japan. The Indie Forum section, special programs and other sections will also feature a wide variety of excellent Asian films.

Opening Film
Keep Rolling by Man Lim-chung – Hong Kong | 2020 – 111 minutes

Closing Film
The Asian Angel by Ishii Yuya – Japan | 2021 – 128 minutes

In Competition:
A Song for You by Dukar Tserang – China | 2020 – 93 minutes
Beyond You by Park Hong-min – South Korea | 2020 – 119 minutes
Elisa’s Day by Alan Fung – Hong Kong | 2021 – 106 minutes
Emptiness by Paul Venegas – Ecuador, Uruguay | 2020 – 93 minutes
Honeymood by Talya Lave – Israel | 2020 – 90 minutes
Hotel Iris by Okuhara Hiroshi – Japan, Taiwan | 2021 – 100 minutes
Itomichi by Yokohama Satoko – Japan | 2021 – 116 minutes
Killer Spider by Ebrahim Irajzao – Iran | 2020 – 97 minutes
Nadia, Butterfly by Pascal Plante – Canada | 2020 – 107 minutes
The Cemil Show by Baris Sarhan – Turkey | 2021 – 102 minutes
The Con-Heartist by Mez Tharatorn – Thailand | 2020 – 128 minutes
The Slug by Choi Jin-young – South Korea | 2020 – 99 minutes
The Way We Keep Dancing by Adam Wong – Hong Kong | 2021 – 128 minutes
Tiong Bahru Social Club by Tan Bee Thiam – Singapore | 2020 – 88 minutes

Spotlight Section
Black Milk by Uisenma Borchu – German, Mongolia | 2020 – 91 minutes
Blessed Winter by Emetjan Memet – China | 2020 – 12 minutes
Hope by Wallace Feng – China | 2020 – 21 minutes
I will make you mine by Lynn Chen – USA | 2020 – 79 minutes
In-young’s Camcorder by Oh Jeong-seon – South Korea | 2020 – 23 minutes
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom by Pawo Choyning Dorji – Bhutan | 2019 – 110 minutes
Naked Bulb by Zoljargal Purevdash – Mongolia | 2020 – 18 minutes
Night is Young by Kwok Zune – Hong Kong | 2020 – 26 minutes
Talker by Mehrshad Ranjbar – Iran | 2020 – 13 minutes
Three Sisters by Lee Seung-won – South Korea | 2020 – 115 minutes

Indie Forum Section
Among Four of Us by Nakamura Mayu – Japan | 2021 – 20 minutes
B/B by Nakahama Kosuke – Japan | 2020 – 77 minutes
Green Jail by Huang Yin-yu – Japan, Taiwan, France | 2021 – 101 minutes
Joint by Kojima Oudai – Japan | 2020 – 118 minutes
A New Wind Blows by Nakamura Yutaro – Japan | 2021 – 66 minutes
Pop! By Komura Masashi – Japan | 2021 – 86 minutes
A Rainbow-colored Trip by Imaoka Shinji – Japan | 2021 – 39 minutes
Sweet Bitter Candy by Nakamura Yutaro – Japan | 2021 – 105 minutes
Yes, yes, yes by Yano Akihiko – Japan | 2021 – 74 minutes
Young Bird by Izumi Eriko – Japan, China, Thailand | 2021 – 81 minutes

New Action! Southeast Asia
Affliction by Soeriaatmadja – Indonesia | 2021 – 90 minutes
Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss by Sonny Calvento – Philippines | 2019 – 16 minutes
Here and There by JP Habac – Philippines | 2021 – 100 minutes
KINTSUGI by Lawrence Fajardo – Philippines | 2020 – 91 minutes
Morning Elsewhere by Han Feng Yu – Singapore | 2021 – 30 minutes
Sister Sister by Kathy Uyen – Vietnam | 2019 – 104 minutes
The Graduation of Edison by Pham Hoang Minh Thy – Vietnam | 2019 – 21 minutes
Taiwan: Movies on the Move, Classic and Contemporary
Born to be Human by Lily Ni – Taiwan | 2021 – 104 minutes
Get the Hell Out by Wang I-fan – Taiwan | 2020 – 96 minutes
Green Grass, Pale Fire by Huang Yin-yu – Taiwan, Japan | 2021 – 21 minutes
Green Jail by Huang Yin-yu – Japan, Taiwan, France | 2021 – 101 minutes
Hotel Iris by Okuhara Hiroshi – Japan, Taiwan | 2021 – 100 minutes
Wrath of Desire by Zero Chou – Taiwan | 2021 – 118 minutes
Gwan Gung Vs. Aliens by Chen Hung-min – Taiwan | 1976 – 88 minutes (Digitally Remastered)]
The Rise Dumpling Vendors by Hshin Chi – Taiwan | 1969 – 83 minutes (Digitally Remastered)

Special Focus on Hong Kong 2021
Elisa’s Day by Alan Fung – Hong Kong | 2021 – 106 minutes
Hand Rolled Cigarette by Chan Kin-long – Hong Kong | 2020 – 104 minutes
Keep Rolling by Man Lim-chung – Hong Kong | 2020 – 11 minutes
Leap by Peter Ho-sun Chan – China, Hong Kong | 2020 – 134 minutes
Night is Young by Kwok Zune – Hong Kong | 2020 – 26 minutes
The Way We Keep Dancing by Adam Wong – Hong Kong | 2021 – 128 minutes

Special Screenings
A Summer Trip by Feng Keyu – China | 2021 – 135 minutes
Along the Sea by Fujimoto Akio – Japan, Vietnam | 2020 – 88 minutes
Come and Go by Lim Kah-wai – Japan, Malaysia | 2020 – 158 minutes
Love and the Grand Tug-of-war by Sasabe Kiyoshi – Japan | 2020 – 108 minutes
Over the Town by Imaizumi Rikiya – Japan | 2019 – 130 minutes
Rom by Tran Thanh Huy – Vietnam | 2019 – 79 minutes
The Eight Hundred by Guan Hu – China | 2020 – 149 minutes

Special Screenings supported by Kobe College, Department of English
Bamboo Stories by Shaheen Dill-Riaz – Bangladesh | 2019 – 96 minutes

Housen Cultural Foundation: Support for Film Study and Production
Born in Hiroshima by Chai Bo – Japan | 2020 – 60 minutes
Boundaries by Fukuchi Rico – Japan | 2020 – 20 minutes
Goto-san by Gokan Hiroshi – Japan | 2020 – 77 minutes
Ozu by Zon Pilone – Japan | 2020 – 71 minutes

ONLINE FESTIVAL
Theater One
Whole by Kawazoe Bilai – Japan | 2019 – 44 minutes
Babe’s Not Alone by Lee Yi Shan – Taiwan | 2017 – 30 minutes
For Rei by Sakamoto Yukari – Japan | 2019 – 65 minutes
Le Petite Mort by Yvette Chou – Taiwan | 2018 – 17 minutes
Lovely Man by Teddy Soeriaatmadja – Indonesia | 2011 – 72 minutes
P-047 by Kongdej Jaturanrasmee – Thailand | 2011 – 100 minutes
Summer Night by Lee Ji-won – South Korea | 2016 – 31 minutes

Theater OAFF 2021
Gwan Gung Vs. Aliens by Chen Hung-min – Taiwan | 1976 – 88 minutes (Digitally Remastered)
The Rise Dumpling Vendors by Hshin Chi – Taiwan | 1969 – 83 minutes (Digitally Remastered)

The contents of programs may be canceled or changed depending upon the impact of new coronavirus infections. Any new information will be announced via the official website.

For more information about the festival and the programme please visit the official website here: http://www.oaff.jp

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