The 15th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival will feature a full plate of unhinged, genre-bending films, brisk and intelligent entertainment, and uncompromising art-house gems that will satiate all appetites, wholesome and otherwise. Poised to be the summer’s hottest event, the festival will tantalize, shock, and excite with a handpicked crop of disquieting noir, gonzo gangster action, dark romance, and sharp political works that showcase the vibrant range of talent from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. The NYAFF will also celebrate its coming-of-age with special retrospective screenings of some of the founders’ and programmers’ favorite works.
Chinese Films Highlight:
Battle of Memories (Leste Chen, 2017), Blood of Youth (Yang Shupeng, 2016), Duckweed (Han Han, 2017), Extraordinary Mission (Alan Mak & Anthony Pun, 2017), Someone to Talk to (Liu Yulin, 2016), Soul on a String (Zhang Yang, 2016)