Hong Kong

15th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

Date: 6 – 25 November 2018

Location: Hong Kong (Palace ifc, Broadway Cinematheque, Broadway The ONE, MOViE MOViE Cityplaza)

Guest: HO Wi-ding, HSIEH Chang-ying, Stone, Iwai Shunji, HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke

Screening: Newton, Burning, Asako I & II, Last Letter, Cities of Last Thing

Partners: Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) is working again with Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF) again to present AFAA’s flagship film roadshow – Asian Cinerama (the programme). Financially supported by Create Hong Kong and the Film Development Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Asian Cinerama had take place in four cinemas, including Palace ifc, Broadway Cinematheque, Broadway THE ONE and MOViE MOViE Cityplaza from 6 to 25 November 2018.

The programme will open with Cities of Last Things, directed by Taiwanese Director HO Wi-ding, a neo-noir mystery-drama told intriguingly in reverse; and close with Last Letter, Japanese Director IWAI Shunji’s Chinese-language debut with a transcendent love story. Other outstanding Asian films that will showcase at the programme include: the Cannes competition title, Asako I & II, Director HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke follows his five-hour opus Happy Hour with a stirring and dreamy romantic drama that comes with a provocative Vertigo-esque twist; master filmmaker Lee Chang-doo returns with one of the year ‘s most anticipated films, Burning, express Lee’s angry indictment on class disparity in contemporary South Korea by this smoldering mysterious film; second feature film of Indian Director Amit V Masurkar, Newton, is a subversive and darkly funny satire about the state of democracy in India.

Director HO Wi-ding, actress HSIEH Chang-ying and actor Stone from Cities of Last Things, Director Iwai Shunji from Last Letter and Director HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke from Asako I & II had attend post screening Q&A sessions.

Other Asian Cinerama
Kuala Lumpur 7 Hong Kong films were premiered in Malaysia. Including the Asian premiere of director Keian Chui’s REMEMBER WHAT I FORGOT.
Jakarta Six Hong Kong films were shown in Indonesia. Showcase the rich and vibrant creativity of contemporary movies produced out of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Both opening and closing films of Asian Cinerama, Hokusai and Waiting for My Cup of Tea, made their Hong Kong premiere at the programme.
Warsaw The best film of the 15th Asian Film Awards "Wife of a Spy" had its grand premiere in Warsaw, and director Kiyoshi Kurosawa also participated in the online sharing session.
Toronto For the first time, Asian Cinerama was held in Toronto, allowing local audiences to watch different styles of Asian films.
Hawaii Over thousand audiences watched different Asian films through Asian Cinerama in Hawaii.
Hong Kong We were grateful to see a full house for opening film Longman Leung’s Anita screening.
Helsinki The programme is opened with Berlin Grand Jury Prize winner, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy!
Warsaw Five excellence Asian filmmakers had joined the interview from Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival and shown their films!
Hong Kong The programme is opened with Wet Season by a Singaporean director Anthony CHEN. He also join the after-screening sharing session!