Film Fest Košice loves Asian Movies. They have a whole section dedicated to them, called Eastern Promises, and curated by Kristina Aschenbrennerova (also a contributor of Asian Movie Pulse).
But beside Eastern Promises they also have always a good selection of Asian Titles within the general Programme. Let’s have a look at those titles.
Asian Films in The Programme
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF FEATURE FILMS (Peter Nágel)
(1st-3rd feature films of the director produced after 1 January 2018)
Still Human by Oliver Chan, 2018, HK
The Day After I`m Gone, by Nimrod Eldar, 2019, IL
A Tale of Three Sisters, by Emin Alper, 2019, TR-DE-NL-GR
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF SHORT FILMS (Martin Kaňuch, Daniel Vadocký)
(Short films (up to 30 minutes) produced after 1 January 201)
Brotherhood by Meryam Joobeur, 2018, CA-TN-QA-SE
The Fox by Sadegh Javadi Nikjeh, 2018, IR
Tungrus by Rishi Chandna, 2018, IN
AROUND THE WORLD (Peter Nágel)
Parasite by Bong Joon-ho, 2019, KR
Bag of Rice by Kiseye Berendj, 1996, IR-JP
EASTERN PROMISES (10TH EDITION YAAAY!!) (Kristina Aschenbrennerova)
Art Film Fest’s section dedicated to new cinema from East and Southeast Asia is celebrating its 10th birthday. And it’s celebrating in style, with outstanding directors, powerful stories and emotions, some subversion here and there, but above all variety.
Bad Genius by Nattawut Poonpiriya, 2017, TH
Burning by Lee Chang-dong, 2018, KR
Distinction by Jevons Au (in person), 2018, HK
Extreme Job by Lee Byeong-heon, 2019, KR
Funan by Denis Do, 2018, FR-LU-BE-KH
Killing by Shinya Tsukamoto, 2018, JP
CHILDREN`S MOVIES(Ivana Petrikova)
Mirai by Mamoru Hosoda, 2018, JP
LATE NIGHT SHOW (Adrián Žiška)
Genre, B-films, exploitation, fun and fury from around the globe.
Gully Boy by Zoya Akhtar, 2019, IN
LOVE & ANARCHY (Martin Ciel)
The programme section Love and Anarchy returns to chart the latest trends in independent cinema, offering a selection of films that emphasizes the most intriguing stylistic developments in the language of filmmaking. This year, the section particularly focuses on the possibilities of reflecting and investigating reality through film
Love and Anarchy features films about not only love and anarchy, but most of all about love for film and unexpected applications of its means of expression
MARKO ŠKOP SPECIAL
[Carte Blanche of Slovak film director Marko Škop whose 2nd fiction feature Let There Be Light world premieres at the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF and who is generally a wonderful human.]
Not exactly Asian, but:
The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Anonymous, 2012, DK-NO-G
VARIETY SELECT: ART FILMS (Alissa Simon, Variety critic)
Variety is pleased to be invited back to Art Film Fest Košice to present a selection of new and vibrant documentaries and features.
Tel Aviv on Fire by Sameh Zoabi, 2018, LU-FR-IL-BE
You can find the complete catalogue here