12th Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

Date: 14 – 21 November 2018

Location: Warsaw (Kinoteka, Muranów Cinema)s

Guest: CHAN Tai Lee, Kiki FUNG

Screening: Youth, Tomorrow is Another Day, Paradox, Birds Without Names, Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield, 1987: When the Day Comes

Partners: Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

Following the success last year, the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) is working again with Five Flavours Asian Film Festival (FFAFF) again this year 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 taken place in Kinoteka and Muranów Cinemas, Warsaw, Poland from 14 to 21 November.

The programme will open with the critically acclaimed film, Youth, directed by Chinese helming legend FENG Xiaogang, a closer look and examination on political indifference to human rights; and close with South Korean JANG Joon Hwan’s 1987: When the Day Comes depicting Korean student activists’ fight for justice and democracy against the corrupted government. Other outstanding Asian films that will showcase at the programme include, Paradox, directed by Wilson YIP for which Asian star Louis KOO won the Best Actor Award at Asian Film Awards (AFA) early this year; the first-time director CHAN Tai-Lee’s award-winning film, Tomorrow is Another Day, illustrating a heart-warming mother-son relationship and drawing awareness about Autism; a prequel of the 2014 film, Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield, is a wuxia film set in Ming Dynasty about lives in palaces and battlefields; Birds Without Names is not the common love story, in which the stunning performance of AOI Yu has earned her the AFA nomination of Best Actress.

Director CHAN Tai-Lee had attend post screening Q&A sessions; and Hong Kong film expert, Kiki FUNG conduct a film lecture on China and Hong Kong co-productions and effects of such creative fusion for Asian Cinema.

Other Asian Cinerama
Hong Kong Striving to connect cinephiles and filmmakers across different regions in Asia and expanding the Asian film market worldwide, we hope to facilitate diverse cultural consumption within the global community through the cinematic medium.
Dubai Asian Film Awards Academy has collaborated with Dubai independent cinema Cinema Akil for the first time to host the "Asian Cinerama: Hong Kong Film Festival" in Dubai from November 10th to 16th.
Tokyo 3 latest Hong Kong films and 2 classic works of Tony Leung were screened during the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival.
Hong Kong Eight outstanding nominated films of the 16th Asian Film Awards were screened in Hong Kong. The theatre was full for many sessions, and the atmosphere was hot!
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.

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