Date: 2 – 13 November 2016
Location: Kyoto (The Museum of Kyoto)
Guest: Roger Garcia, Shobu Yarlagadda, Masato Harada, Tetsuo Harada
Screening: The Golden Era, The Grandmaster, Baahubali: The Beginning, Kakekomi, The Tiger
Partners: Kyoto HISTORICA International Film Festival
With the KHIFF, Asian Cinerama had a successful Opening with a presentation of AFA-winning films The Golden Era (dir. Ann Hui) and The Grandmaster (dir. Wong Kar-wai). There were altogether five commercially and critically successful Asian period films brought by the AFA Academy to illustrate the important role of the period film genre and the changing styles of period films with the rapid advancement of filmmaking techniques and technologies. Guests that attended the KHIFF in the past includes Palme d’Or nominated MIIKE Takashi (Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai, Straw Shield) and Golden Lion nominated OSHII Mamoru (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers).