60th New York Film Festival – Asian Presence 2022

These are the Asian films that will be screened during the New York Film Festival which will take place from September 30 until October 16, 2022.

A Confucian Confusion (Restored Version) by Edward Yang – 1994 | Taiwan

Edward Yang observes the self-absorption of a gaggle of 20-something urbanites and once again searches for the soul of a country he no longer quite recognizes in this panoramic satire set in the material world of 1990s Taipei. (NYFF2022)

October 13, 2022 | Thursday | Walter Reade Theater | 9:15 pm
October 14, 2022 | Friday | Francesca Beale Theater | 5:45 pm


All that Breathes by Shaunak Sen – India, UK, USA | 2021 – 94 minutes

In this hypnotic, poignant, and beautifully crafted documentary, New Delhi-based filmmaker Shaunak Sen immerses himself with two brothers who for years have been taking it upon themselves to save the black kite, their city’s endangered birds of prey, which the general population largely sees as nuisances despite their essential role in the city’s ecosystem. (NYFF2022)

October 11, 2022 | Tuesday | Walter Reade Theater | 6:30 pm
October 12, 2022 | Wednesday | Howard Gilman Theater | 9:00 pm


Decision to Leave by Park Chan-wook – South Korea | 2022 – 138 minutes

A Busan detective is increasingly obsessed with a murder suspect in a puzzling new case: a middle-aged businessman has mysteriously fallen to his death and his wife might be to blame. Park Chan-wook won the Cannes Best Director award for this twisting Hitchcockian detective thriller, one of his most enveloping and accomplished films. (NYFF2022)

October 8, 2022 | Saturday | Alice Tully Hall | 9:00 pm
October 9, 2022 | Sunday | Alice Tully Hall | 2:45 pm


Devil’s Peak by Simon Liu – Hong Kong, US | 2022 – 30 minutes

In Devil’s Peak, Simon Liu’s frenetically associative montage and shimmering images map a twisted psychogeography of Hong Kong. What emerges is a dizzying portrait of a metropolis bustling with jagged contrasts: between the shiny objects of capitalist futurism and the past’s ghostly whispers, between gestures of resistance and forces of suppression. (NYFF2022)

Screening (This show film is being screened with other shorts):
October 8, 2022 | Saturday | Francesca Beale Theater | 2:45 pm
October 9, 2022 | Sunday | Howard Gilman Theater | 1:00 pm

Return to Seoul by Davy Chou – Cambodia, France, Germany, Korea, Belgium | 2022 – 115 minutes

A young French woman finds herself spontaneously tracking down the South Korean birth parents she has never met while on vacation in Seoul. From this seemingly simple premise, Cambodian-French filmmaker Davy Chou spins an unpredictable, careering narrative that takes place over the course of nearly ten years. (NYFF2022)

October 13, 2022| Thursday | Walter Reade Theater | 6:15 pm
October 15, 2022 | Saturday | Walter Reade Theater | 12:00 pm


Stonewalling by Huang Ji, Ryuji Otsuka – Japan | 2022 – 148 minutes

A young flight-attendant-in-training’s plans to finish college are thrown into doubt when she discovers she’s pregnant. Not wanting an abortion, she hopes to give the child away after carrying it to term, while staying afloat amidst a series of dead-end jobs. Beijing-based wife-and-husband team Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka’s film is an urgent critique of a modern-day social structure that has few options for women in need of care. (NYFF2022)

October 10, 2022 | Monday | Walter Reade Theater | 8:15 pm
October 11, 2022 | Tuesday | Francesca Beale Theater | 5:30 pm


The Novelist’s Film by Hong Sangsoo – Korea | 2022 – 92 minutes

For his playful and gently thought-provoking 27th feature, Hong Sangsoo takes on the perspective of a prickly middle-aged novelist, Junhee (Lee Hye-young), whose dormant creativity is stoked following a chance encounter with a famous actress (Kim Min-hee). (NYFF2022)

October 7, 2022 | Friday | Walter Reade Theater | 9:00 pm
October 10, 2022 | Monday | Howard Gilman Theater | 3:30 pm


Walk Up by Hong Sangsoo – Korea | 2022 – 97 minutes

Successful middle-aged filmmaker Byungsoo (Kwon Haehyo) drops by to visit an old friend, Mrs. Kim (Lee Hyeyoung), the owner of a charming apartment building, only to find his life taking a series of unexpected turns. Hong Sangsoo uses a delicately radical structure in his latest exploration of the complexities of relationships, growing older, and artistic pursuit. (NYFF2022)

October 2, 2022 | Sunday | Walter Reade Theater | 3:15 pm
October 8, 2022 | Saturday | Howard Gilman Theater | 9:15 pm


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