The 2019 edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (07/07 – 07/13/2019) has revealed its full line-up including many Asian titles, some of which have already been presented and reviewed on Asian Movie Pulse.

This year’s program features:
Fly By Night” by Zahir Omar
Fly Me To Saitama” by Takeushi Hideki
The Legend of the Stardust Brothers” by Macoto Tezuka

“The Legend of the Stardust Brothers”

“First Love” by Takashi Miike
“Rise of the Machine Girls” by Kobayashi Yuki
“Reside” by Wisit Sasanatieng
The Fable” by Kan Eguchi
“The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil” by Lee Woon-tae

“Shadow” by Zhang Yimou
“The Pool” by Ping Lumprapleong
We Are Little Zombies” by Makoto Nagahisa

“The Pool”

Additionally, the program will feature a screening of many Asian short films. For the full program, please click here.

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