CinemAsia is back. The 12th edition will open doors on the 5th and will run until the 10th of March 2019.

The rich Programme includes 35 feature films from 14 countries and regions, of which there are 3 international and 12 European premieres.

Let’s have a look at all the titles and the sections:

Opening Film

Aruna & Her Palate by Edwin (Indonesia, 2018)

Closing Film

The Lady Improper by Jessey Tsang Tsui-shan (Hong Kong, 2019)

Competition
The Competition champions new talent, featuring 9 films by directors with a singular voice, tackling multicultural themes.

A Boy and Sungreen by Ahn Jun-Young (South Korea, 2018)Ave Maryam by Ertanto Robby Soediskam (Indonesia, 2018)
Born Bone Born by Toshiyuki Teruya (Japan. 2018)
Guang by Quek Shio-chuan (Malaysia, 2019)
Long Time No Sea by Heather Tsui (Taiwan, 2018)

Long Time No Sea

Official Selection
The Official Selection offers a wide spectrum of genres that challenge, inform and entertain. This year the theme “Little People. Big World” spotlights minority or marginalised children all over Asia, but also concerns any individual trying to find their feet in a complex globalised environment.

A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story by Yuzo Asahara (Japan. 2013)
Ala Changso by Sonthar Gyal (China, 2018)
An Elephant Sitting Still by Hu Bo (China, 2018)
Aruna & Her Palate by Edwin (Indonesia, 2018)
Baby by Liu Jie (China, 2018)
Cek Toko Sebelah by Ernest Prakasa (Indonesia, 2017)
Chiwawa by Ken Ninomiya (Japan. 2019)
Cities of Last Things by Ho Wi-ding (Taiwan. 2018)
Dark Figure of Crime by Kim Tae-gyoon (South Korea, 2018)
Dear Ex by Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen (Taiwan, 2018)
Father by Yang Li-chou (Taiwan, 2018)
First Night Nerves by Stanley Kwan (Hong Kong. 2018)
Fish Bones by Joanne Mony Park (US. 2018)
Little Forest by Yim Soon-rye (South Korea, 2018)
On Your Wedding Day by Lee Seok-geun (South Korea, 2018)
Rainbow’s Sunset by Joe Lamangan (Philippines, 2018)
Run to the Beach by Riri Riza (Indonesia, 2018)

Dear Ex

OISHII Asia
A new culinary section. Each of its films showcases a mouthwatering national cuisine.

A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story by Yuzo Asahara (Japan, 2013)
Aruna & Her Palate, by Edwin (Indonesia, 2018)
Little Forest by Yim Soon-rye (South Korea, 2018)

Cinemasia Film Lab
Dedicated solely to filmmakers with Asian roots, Film Lab presents four documentaries on the subject of “Crafts and Cultural Heritage.

FilmLAB: Carve Out by Ami Tsang and Fay Teo (The Netherlands)
FilmLAB: Holding on to Silence by Andre Kloer (The Netherlands)
FilmLAB: The Bowl by Ingrid Guldenaar (The Netherlands)
FilmLAB: Unicorn Cat by Deepti Rao (The Netherlands)

LBGTQ

Dear Ex by Mag Hsu and Hsu Chih-yen (Taiwan, 2018)
First Night Nerves by Stanley Kwan (Hong Kong. 2018)
Fish Bones by Joanne Mony Park (US. 2018)
Rainbow’s Sunset by Joe Lamangan (Philippines, 2018)

Rainbow’s Sunset

Special Presentation
Two Special Presentations of particular aesthetic and social worth for Dutch audiences.

An Elephant Sitting Still by Hu Bo (China, 2018)
Mixed Match by Jeff Chiba Stearns (Canada, 2016)

Folklore

Folklore: A Mother’s Love by Joko Anwar (Indonesia, 2018)
Folklore: Nobody by Eric Khoo (Singapore, 2018)
Folklore: Pob by Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Thailand, 2018)
Folklore: Toyol by Ho Yuhang (Malaysia, 2018

For more info about the Festival, the tickets and the venues visit the official website.

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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)"