ANNOUNCING THE 1ST LONDON EAST ASIA FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

 

 

 

 

At a press launch this afternoon, the Festival Director, Hyejung Jeon revealed 40 films selected for inclusion in this year’s festival,

set to run October 20th to 30th.

 

As previously announced, Kim Jee-woon’s ‘The Age of Shadows’ will open the festival on 20th October.

 

 

Official LEAFF Selection

< Opening Gala > The Age of Shadows | Kim Jee-woon | UK Premiere | 2016 | 140mins | South Korea | Q&A with director Kim Jee-woon

< Closing Gala > Three | Johnnie To | 2016 | 87mins | Hong Kong | Q&A with director Johnnie To

Beautiful 2016 | Jia Zhangke, Nakata Hideo, Alec Su, Stanley Kwan | 2016 | 95mins | Hong Kong, China, Japan

Tunnel | Kim Seong-hun | 2016 | 126mins | South Korea | Q&A with director Kim Seong-hun

Creepy | Kiyoshi Kurosawa | 2016 | 130mins | Japan

The Map Against the World | Kang Woo Suk | 2016 | 129mins | South Korea

Harmonium | Koji Fukada | UK Premiere | 2016 | 118mins | Japan

Nessun Dorma | Herman Yau | 2016 | 90mins | Hong Kong

De Lan | Liu Jie | 2016 | 89mins | China

Bangkok Nites | Katsuya Tomita | 2016 | 183mins |Japan, France, Thailand, Laos

 

 

Retrospective : Director Park Chan-wook

The Handmaiden | 2016 | 145mins | Q&A

Sympathy for Mr Vengeance | 2002 | 120mins

Old Boy | 2003 | 120mins

Lady Vengeance | 2005 | 115mins

Stoker | 2013 | 99mins

Day Trip | 2012 | 18mins

Joint Security Area | 2000 | 110mins

Thirst | 2009 | 133mins

Judgement | 1999 | 26mins

I’m a Cyborg, but That’s OK | 2006 | 105mins

Bitter, Sweet, Seoul | 2014 | 63mins

Night Fishing | 2011 | 33mins

Cut, a segment from Three..Extremes | 2004 | 40mins

Never Ending Peace and Love, a segment from If you were me | 2003 | 28mins

 

 

Competition 

Pamilya Ordinaryo | Eduardo Roy Jr. | 2016 | 107mins | Philippines

Familyhood | Kim Tae-gon |  2016 | 119mins | South Korea | Q&A with director Kim Tae-gon

A Yellow Bird | K. Rajagopal | 2016 | 112mins | Singapore | Q&A with Actress Hasmine Killip 

The World of Us | Yoon Ga-eun | 94mins | South Korea | Q&A with director Yoon Ga-eun

By The Time It Gets Dark | Dao Khanong | Anocha Suwichakornpong | 2016 | 89mins | Thailand

Pekak | Khairul Azri | 2016 | 95mins | Malaysia

Karaoke Crazies | Kim Sang-chan | 2016 | 106mins | South Korea | Q&A with director Kim Sang-chan

The Laundryman | Chung Lee | 2015 | 110mins | Taiwan

 

 

Stories of Women

< Opening > The World of Us | Yoon Ga-eun | UK Premiere | 2016 | 94mins | South Korea | Q&A with director Yoon Ga-eun

By the Time It Gets Dark | Anocha Suwichakornpong | 2016 | 89mins | Thailand

Hee | Kaori Momoi | 2016 | 72mins | Japan | Q&A with director Kaori Momoi

Spirits’ Homecoming | Cho Jung-lae | European Premiere | 2016 | 127mins | South Korea | Q&A director Cho Jung-lae, Actresses Son Sook and Kang Hana in association with Pan Asian Women’s Association (PAWA)

 

 

Film Festival Focus : Jeonju IFF

< Opening > Worst Woman | Kim Jong-kwan | 2016 | 93mins | South Korea | Q&A with director Kim Jong-kwan, actress Han Ye-ri and actor Kwon Yul

Curtain Call | Ryoo Hoon | 2016 | 99mins | South Korea

Breathing Underwater | Koh Heeyoung | 2016 | 77mins | South Korea 

 

 

Special Spotlight: Midnight Diner – Tokyo Stories –

Midnight Diner – Tokyo Stories – | Joji Matsuoka, Nobuhiro Yamashita | Japan | 2016 | 72mins | Q&A with producers Hitoshi Endo and Kaata Sakamoto