LEAFF 2018

Programme

LEAFF 2018 will bring 60 titles from 13 countries of East and Southeast Asia, including 6 international, 8 European and 23 UK premieres. There will be 9 strands that run throughout the festival: Official Selection, Actor Focus, Cinematic Journey Through Taiwan, Stories of Women, Competition, Festival Focus, Documentary, Horror Special and The First Look.

The overarching theme of LEAFF 2018 is the future and what the future will bring to our lives. 20 filmmakers and actors will attend to participate in screenings and events in five cities around the UK.

Take a look at the official trailer for highlights of LEAFF 2018:

OFFICIAL LEAFF SELECTION

DARK FIGURE OF CRIME + Q&A with Director and Actor Kim Yoon-seok | Kim Tae-gyun | South Korea | 2018 | 110 mins | OPENING GALA [SOLD OUT]

RAMEN SHOP | Eric Khoo | Singapore, Japan, France | 2018 | 90 mins | CLOSING GALA 

PROJECT GUTENBERG + Q&A with Director | Felix Chong | Hong Kong | 2018 | 130 mins | SPECIAL GALA [SOLD OUT]

SECRET SCREENING | SHOPLIFTERS | Kore-eda Hirokazu | Japan | 2018 | 121 mins

HUMAN, SPACE, TIME AND HUMAN | Kim Ki Duk | South Korea | 2018 | 122 mins

YOCHO (FOREBODING) | Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Japan | 2017 | 140 mins

FATHER TO SON | Hsiao Ya-Chuan | Taiwan | 2018 | 115 mins

RIVER’S EDGE | Isao Yukisada | Japan | 2018 | 118 mins

SUNSET IN MY HOMETOWN | Lee Joon-ik | South Korea | 2018 | 123 mins

TEN YEARS JAPAN | Akiyo Fujimura, Chie Hayakawa, Yusuke Kinoshita, Megumi Tsuno and Kei Ishikawa | Japan | 2018 | 99 mins

TEN YEARS THAILAND | Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wisit Sasanatieng, Aditya Assarat, Chulayarnnon | Thailand | 2018 | 95 mins

NEGOTIATION | Lee Jong-suk | South Korea | 2018 | 114 mins 

BROTHER OF THE YEAR | Witthaya Thongyooyong | Thailand | 2018 | 124 mins

BUYBUST | Erik Matti | Philippines | 2018 | 130 mins

ACTOR FOCUS: KIM YOON SEOK

DARK FIGURE OF CRIME + Q&A with Director and Actor Kim Yoon Seok | Kim Tae-gyun | South Korea | 2018 | 110 mins  

1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES + Q&A with Director and Actor Kim Yoon Seok | Jang Joon-hwan | South Korea | 2017 | 129 mins

THE CLASSIFIED FILE | Kwak Kyung-taek | South Korea | 2015 | 108 mins

HWAYI: A MONSTER BOY | Jang Joon-hwan | South Korea | 2013 | 126 mins

 

CINEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH TAIWAN

A CITY OF SADNESS (35mm) | Hou Hsiao-Hsien | Taiwan | 1989 | 160 mins [SOLD OUT]

A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (4K) | Edward Yang | Taiwan | 1991 | 237 mins [SOLD OUT]

TROPICAL FISH + Q&A with Director | Chen Yu-hsun | Taiwan | 1995 | 108 mins

TEN YEARS TAIWAN | Pei-Ju Hsieh, Kek Huat Lau, Po-shun Lu, Lekal Sumi, Rina Tsou | Taiwan | 2018 | 108 mins

STORIES OF WOMEN

MISS BAEK + Q&A with Actress Han Ji-min | Lee Ji-won | South Korea | 2018 | 98 mins [SOLD OUT]

GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY | Yang Mingming | China | 2018 | 117 mins

SEN SEN + Q&A with Director | Bon An | Taiwan | 2017 | 103 mins

GO-GO SISTERS | Nguyen Quang Dung | Vietnam | 2018 | 118 mins

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY | Tai-lee Chan | Hong Kong | 2017 | 91 mins

COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING + Q&A with Directors | Kim Gwang Hun, Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans | United Kingdom, Belgium, North Korea | 2012 | 150 mins  

WE, THE DEAD | Edmund Yeo | Malaysia | 2017 | 106 mins

  

COMPETITION

A LAND IMAGINED + Q&A with Director | Yeo Siew Hua | Singapore, France, Netherlands | 2018 | 95 mins

THE BOLD, THE CORRUPT AND THE BEAUTIFUL | Yang Ya-che | Taiwan | 2017 | 112 mins

FEBRUARY + Q&A with Director | Kim Joong-hyun | South Korea | 2017 | 82 mins

DEAR EX | Mag Hsu, Chih-Yen Hsu | Taiwan | 2018 | 99 mins 

DISTINCTION + Q&A with Director | Jevons Au | Hong Kong | 2018 | 98 mins

GLASS GARDEN + Q&A with Director | Shin Su-won | South Korea | 2017 | 116 mins

THE GREAT BUDDHA + + Q&A with Actor Cres Chuang | Huang Hsin-yao | Taiwan | 2017 |104 mins

THE SEEN AND UNSEEN | Kamila Andini | Indonesia, Netherlands, Australia, Qatar | 2017 | 86 mins

WANGDRAK’S RAIN BOOTS | Lhapal Gyal | China | 2017 | 90 mins

THE WIDOWED WITCH | Cai Chengjie | China | 2017 | 140 mins

 

FESTIVAL FOCUS: NARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

EMBRACING | Naomi Kawase | Japan | 1992 | 40 mins

KATATSUMORI | Naomi Kawase | Japan | 1994 | 40 mins

THE WIND FROM PERSIA | Misaki Matsui | Japan | 2018 | 35 mins

KOFUKUNA | Ayane Nakasu | Japan | 2017 | 39 mins

GOOD AFTERNOON | Akira Yamamoto | Japan | 2017 | 30 mins

THE GIRLFRIEND | Saki Michimoto | Japan | 2017 | 28 mins

THE ISOLATION OF 1/880000 | Ishii Sogo | Japan | 1977 | 43 mins

I AM SION SONO!! | Sono Sion | Japan | 1984 | 37 mins

 

DOCUMENTARY

INTENTION + Q&A with Director and Producers | Kim Ji-young | South Korea | 2018 | 110 mins

14 APPLES | Midi Z | Taiwan, Myanmar | 2018 | 83 mins

I’VE GOT THE BLUES | Angie Chen | Hong Kong | 2017 | 90 mins

I’VE GOT A LITTLE PROBLEM | Ximing Zhang | China | 2017 | 44 mins

 

HORROR SPECIAL

THE WITCH + Q&A with Director and Actress Kim Da-mi | Park Hoon-jung | South Korea | 2018 | 126 mins

3AM PART 3 | Phawat Panangkasiri, Nitiwat Cholwanichsiri, Thammanoon Sukulboontanom | Thailand | 2018 | 100 mins

THE FIRST LOOK

MAD RUSH | Lee Heejun | South Korea | 2018 | 17 mins

S HE | Shengwei Zhou | China | 2017 | 11 mins

EXEMPLARY CITIZEN | Kim Cheol-hwi | South Korea 2018 | 12 mins

*More programme to be added