NYAFF 2020: 19th New York Asian Film Festival Lineup Announced

NYAFF 2020: 19th New York Asian Film Festival Lineup Announced 1
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The New York Asian Film Festival will be kicking off its 19th year virtually for 2020, and today the full lineup of titles have been revealed.

Running August 28 to September 12, this year’s festival will feature 51 films from 10 locales, all presented virtually for your safe enjoyment.

Take a look at the full list of films below and for more, click over to nyaff.org.

FULL LINEUP (51 films; program still subject to change)Titles in bold are included in the Main Competition.

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BHUTAN 

– Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Pawo Choyning Dorji, 2019) New York Premiere

CHINA

– Gone With the Light (Dong Runnian, 2019) North American Premiere

– Chaogtu with Sarula (Wang Rui, 2019) North American Premiere

– Mr. Miao (Li Lingxiao, 2020)  International Premiere

HONG KONG PANORAMA

Presented with the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York

– Chasing Dream (Johnnie To, 2019) New York Premiere 

– My Prince Edward (Norris Wong, 2019) East Coast Premiere

– Hell Bank Presents: Running Ghost (Mark Lee, 2020) World Premiere

– The Grand Grandmaster (Dayo Wong, 2020) North American Premiere

– Legally Declared Dead (Yuen Kim Wai, 2019) U.S. Premiere

– Memories to Choke on, Drinks to Wash Them Down (Leung Ming-kai, Kate Reilly, 2019) North American Premiere

– Unleashed (Ka Hei Kwok and Ambrose Kwok, 2019) North American Premiere

– A Witness out of the Blue 犯罪現場 (Fung Chih Chiang, 2019)

INDONESIA 

– Abracadabra (Faozan Rizal, 2019 ) North American Premiere

JAPAN

– Family Bond (Gonno Hajime, 2019) North American Premiere

– A Beloved Wife (Adachi Shin, 2019) North American Premiere

– Miyamoto (Mariko Tetsuya, 2019) New York Premiere 

– Dancing Mary (Sabu, 2019) North American Premiere

– Forgiven Children (Naito Eisuke, 2019) International Premiere

– One Night (Shiraishi Kazuya, 2020) North American Premiere

– Beneath the Shadow (Otomo Keishi, 2019) North American Premiere

– They Say Nothing Stays the Same (Odagiri Joe, 2019) U.S. Premiere

KAZAKHSTAN

– Tomiris (Akan Satayev, 2019) North American Premiere

MALAYSIA

– Geran (Areel Abu Bakar, 2019) North American Premiere

– Soul (Roh) (Emir Ezwan, 2020) North American Premiere

– Victim(s) (Layla Zhuqing Ji, 2020) North American Premiere

PHILIPPINES 

– The Girl and the Gun (Rae Red, 2019) North American Premiere

– John Denver Trending (Arden Rod Condez, 2019) East Coast Premiere

SOUTH KOREA 

Presented with the support of the Korean Cultural Center New York

– Secret Zoo (Son Jae-gon, 2019) New York Premiere. Co-Presented with the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art

– Hitman: Agent Jun (Choi Won-sub, 2020) North American Premiere

– Forbidden Dream (Hur Jin-ho, 2019) International Premiere

– Lucky Chan-sil (Kim Cho-hee, 2019) North American Premiere. Co-Presented with the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art

– Baseball Girl (Choi Yuntae, 2019) International Premiere

– Beasts Clawing at Straws (Kim Yong-hoon, 2019) n/a. Co-Presented with the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art 

– Beauty Water (Cho Kyung-hun, 2020) U.S. Premiere

– Moving on (Yoon Danbi, 2019) North American Premiere

– Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 (Kim Do-young, 2019) US Continental Premiere

– SF8  Series: An anthology of eight science fiction films:
The Prayer (Min Kyu-dong, 2020) International Premiere 
Empty Body (Kim Ui-seok, 2020) International Premiere
Love Virtually (Oh Ki-hwan, 2020) International Premiere
White Crow (Jang Cheol-s, 2020) International Premiere
Blink (Han Ga-ram, 2020) International Premiere 
Baby It’s Over Outside (Ahn Gooc-jin, 2020) International Premiere
Joan’s Galaxy (Lee Yoon-jung, 2020) International Premiere. 
Manxin (Noh Deok, 2020) International Premiere 

TAIWAN

– Wild Sparrow (Shih Li, 2019) New York Premiere. Co-Presented with the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art

– Detention (John Hsu, 2019) New York Premiere 

– IWeirDO (Liao Ming-yi, 2020) US Premiere. Co-Presented with the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art

– Heavy Craving (Hsieh Pei-ju, 2019) East Coast Premiere

– The Gangs, the Oscars and the Walking Dead (Kao Pin-chuan, 2019) US Premiere. Co-Presented with the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art

– Dear Loneliness (Lien Chien-hung, Sunny Yu, Liao Jhe-yi, 2019) North American Premiere

– Miss Andy (Teddy Chin, 2020) North American Premiere