44th Cairo International Film Festival – Asian Presence 2022

We present the Asian films that will be screened at the Cairo International Film Festival (Egypt) which will take place from November 13 – 22, 2022.

International Competition

A Man by Kei Ishikawa – Japan | 2022 – 110 minutes

After Rie finds love again with Daisuke, he dies in a tragic accident, then she discovers that he wasn’t the man she thought, so she tries to find the truth about the identity of her late husband. (CairoIFF 2022)


Official Selection – Out of Competition

A Far Shore by Masaaki Kudo – Japan | 2022 – 128 minutes

Aoi’s cheerful and modest life as an underage mother goes downward a spiral as she struggles against her husband’s violent temper. A story about youth’s social poverty in Okinawa.  (CairoIFF 2022)


Critics’ Week

Joyland by Saim Sadiq – Pakistan | 2022 – 126 minutes

The Ranas, a patriarchal joint family, yearn for the birth of a baby boy, their youngest son falls for an ambitious trans starlet. Their love story slowly illuminates the entire family’s desire for a sexual rebellion. (CairoIFF 2022)


Short Film Competition

A Short Story by Bi Gan – China | 2022 – 15 minutes

A Fairy Tale. (CairoIFF 2022)


International Panorama

Return to Dust by Li Ruijun – China | 2022 – 133 minutes

Humble, unassuming Ma and timid Cao have been cast off by their families and forced into an arranged marriage. They have to combine their strength and build a home to survive. (CairoIFF 2022)


Love Life by Koji Fukada – Japan, France | 2022 – 123 minutes

Taeko and her husband Jiro are living a peaceful existence with her young son Keita, when a tragic accident brings the boy’s long-lost father, Park, back into her life. (CairoIFF 2022)


Plan 75 by Chie Hayakawa – Japan, France, Philippines, Qatar | 2022 – 112 minutes

Japan, in the near future. The government program “Plan 75” encourages senior citizens to be voluntarily euthanized in order to remedy a super-aged society. (CairoIFF 2022)


Special Screening

When The Waves Are Gone by Lad Diaz – Philippines, Denmark, Portugal, France | 2022 – 187 minutes

A dedicated lieutenant lives in a moral crossroad as the police forces commit atrocities against drug dealers. Guilt gets him a severe skin disease. When he tries to heal a dark past comes back to his life.  (CairoIFF 2022)


Midnight Screenings

New Normal by Bum-shik Jung – Korea | 2022 – 113 minutes

Seoul 2022, the TV features news reports about serial killers that target women living alone. Six people’s lives intersect in unexpected and disturbing ways over the course of 4 days. (CairoIFF 2022)


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