Hong Kong

16th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

Date: 1 – 16 November 2019

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

Guest: Tom Lin, Angelica Lee, Odagiri Joe, Christopher Doyle

Screening: No Longer Human, The Garden of Evening Mists, Kim Ji-Young, Born 1982, They Say Nothing Stays the Same, SANJU

Partners: Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) is working again with Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF) again in 2019 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 five cinemas, including Palace ifc, Broadway Cinematheque, Broadway THE ONE, MOViE MOViE Cityplaza and PREMIERE ELEMENTS from 1 to 16 November 2019.

The programme is opened with No Longer Human, directed by Japanese Director Ninagawa Mika, a neo-noir mystery-drama told intriguingly in reverse; and close with The Garden of Evening Mists by Taiwanese director Tom Lin (Starry Starry Night, Zinnia Flower) adapts Malaysian writer Tan Twan Eng’s Man Booker Prize-nominated novel into this elegant, star-studded drama about memory, loss and the art of gardening.

Other outstanding Asian films that will showcase at the programme include: Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 which based on a bestselling novel of the same name, describes how Korean woman face gender discrimination while juggling work and family; They Say Nothing Stays the Same by first time director Odagiri Joe, talks about the story of a boatman and a decision encounter starts to bring about changes to his life; SANJU, the highest-grossing Bollywood movie in 2018, based on Sanjay Dutt’s tumultuous life was directed by 3 Idiots director Rajkumar Hirani.


Filmmakers of They Say Nothing Stays the Same and The Garden of Evening Mists had attend post screening Q&A sessions this year!

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!