New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center is bringing out the best and the brightest of Asian cinema with its now-venerable Asian Cinema Festival, taking place July 1-14. This year marks the fest’s tenth year in existence.
An ambitious program will showcase forty-five feature-length films and one short from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
The festival will include premieres of Takashi Miike’s “Ninja Kids!!!” and Eiji Uchida’s 60s throwback “The last days of the world.” Also on tap are the Johnnie To-produced thriller “Punished” and Yu Irie’s love letter to rock’n’ roll, “Ringing in their ears.”
Richard Penha, long-time program director of the Film Society, told us, “We’re delighted to present the New York Asian Film Festival.” He also added, “Miike is a prime example of an Asian filmmaker whose work breaths new life into tried and true cinematic genres, inspiring filmmakers everywhere to make their forays into genre film making.”
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