The 25th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas (VIFFAC) opens on Tuesday, February 5. French Minister of Culture Franck Riester has been confirmed to widen the list of the distinguished guests to attend the opening ceremony.

Before the Festival’s opening ceremony, the minister will meet the mayor of Vesoul, Alain Chrétien, and inaugurate the House of Culture and Communication that opened last year. After the official visit to the current seat of not only VIFFAC but also of the offices of France 3 Franche-Compté and France Bleu Besançon, Riester will join the representatives of the NGOs and cultural associations in the Paul Garret Museum.

VIFFAC opening ceremony will take place in Théâtre Edwige Feuillère on February 5, at 8:30pm.

On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"