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Full Lineup for 16th New York Asian Film Festival June 30 to July 13, 2017

The 16th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which will take place from June 30 to July 13 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and July 14 to 16 at the SVA Theatre. North America’s leading festival of popular Asian cinema will showcase 57 feature films, including 3 International Premieres, 21 North American Premieres, 4 U.S. Premieres, and 15 films making their New York City debuts. The festival will feature in-person appearances by more than 20 international filmmakers and celebrity guests from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia.
FSLC webpage.
#nyaff Facebook page.

A new feature is the Main Competition, with first-time films from seven regions. I plan to provide coverage of those, and some other interesting ones.

The Main Competition films are:

- Bad Genius (Thailand)
- Birdshot (Philippines)
- A Double Life (Japan)
- The Gangster’s Daughter (Taiwan)
- Kfc (Vietnam)
- Jane (South Korea)
- With Prisoners (Hong Kong)


FULL LINEUP (57)

CHINA (6):
Co-presented with Confucius Institute Headquarters and China Institute
– 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)

HONG KONG PANORAMA (10):
Presented with the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York
– Cold War 2 (Longman Leung, Sunny Luk, 2016)
– Dealer/Healer (Lawrence Lau, 2017)
– Election (Johnnie To, 2005)
– Mad World (Wong Chun, 2016)
– Soul Mate (Derek Tsang, 2016)
– The Taking of Tiger Mountain (Tsui Hark, 2014)
– This Is Not What I Expected (Derek Hui, 2017)
– Vampire Cleanup Department (Yan Pak-wing, Chiu Sin-hang, 2017)
– With Prisoners (Andrew Wong, 2017)
– Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight (Alan Lo, 2017)

JAPAN (15):
– Aroused by Gymnopedies (Isao Yukisada, 2016)
– Close-Knit (Naoko Ogigami, 2017)
– Dawn of the Felines (Kazuya Shiraishi, 2016)
– Destruction Babies (Tetsuya Mariko, 2016)
– A Double Life (Yoshiyuki Kishi, 2016)
– Happiness (Sabu, 2016)
– Japanese Girls Never Die (Daigo Matsui, 2016)
– The Long Excuse (Miwa Nishikawa, 2016)
– Love and Other Cults (Eiji Uchida, 2017)
– The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio (Takashi Miike, 2016)
– Rage (Lee Sang-il, 2016)
– Suffering of Ninko (Norihiro Niwatsukino, 2016)
– Survival Family (Shinobu Yaguchi, 2017)
– Traces of Sin (Kei Ishikawa, 2016)
– Wet Woman in the Wind (Akihiro Shiota, 2016)

SOUTH KOREA (11):
Presented with the support of Korean Cultural Center New York
– Fabricated City (Park Kwang-hyun, 2017)
– Fantasy of the Girls (Ahn Jung-min, 2016)
– Jane (Cho Hyun-hoon, 2016)
– Ordinary Person (Kim Bong-han, 2017)
– A Quiet Dream (Zhang Lu, 2016)
– A Single Rider (Lee Joo-young, 2017)
– Split (Choi Kook-hee, 2016)
– The Tooth and the Nail (Jung Sik, Kim Whee, 2017)
– The Truth Beneath (Lee Kyoung-mi, 2016)
– Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (Uhm Tae-hwa, 2016)
– The Villainess (Jung Byung-gil, 2017)

SOUTHEAST ASIA (6)
Bad Genius (Nattawut Poonpiriya, Thailand, 2017)
Birdshot (Mikhail Red, Philippines, 2016)
Kfc (Le Binh Giang, Vietnam, 2017)
– Mrs. K (Ho Yuhang, Malaysia, 2016)
– Saving Sally (Avid Liongoren, Philippines, 2016)
– Town in a Lake (Jet Leyco, Philippines, 2015)

TAIWAN (6):
Presented with the support of the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York
– Eternal Summer (Leste Chen, 2006)
The Gangster’s Daughter (Chen Mei-juin, 2017)
– Godspeed (Chung Mong-hong, 2016)
– Mon Mon Mon Monsters (Giddens, 2017)
– The Road to Mandalay (Midi Z, 2016)
– The Village of No Return (Chen Yu-hsun, 2017)

DOCUMENTARIES (2):
– Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno (Jung Yoon-suk, 2017)
– Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman (Jero Yun, 2016)

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Bad Genius, Main Competition film from Thailand

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