LEAFF is back this year on the 24th of October until the 3rd of November, with a rich and articulated programme, including more than 60 titles from 11 countries East and Southeast Asia! Check out the titles now.

OPENING GALA

Exit

Exit | Lee Sang Geun | Korea | 2019 | 103 mins

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LEAFF OFFICIAL SELECTION

Nina Wu

A Girl Missing | Koji Fukada | Japan | 2019 | 111 mins
The Wild Goose Lake | Diao Yinan | China | 2019 | 113 mins
Europe Raiders | Jingle Ma | Hong Kong | 2018 | 100 mins
To the Ends of the Earth | Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Japan | 2019 | 120 mins
Balloon | Pema Tseden | China | 2019 | 102 mins
Rainbow’s Sunset | Joel Lamangan | Philippines | 2019 | 105 mins
Cities of Last Things | Ho Wi-ding | Taiwan | 2019 | 107 mins
Nina Wu | Midi Z | Taiwan | 2019 | 103 mins
The Pool | Ping Lumphapleng | Thailand | 2018 | 91 mins
Long Live the King | Kang Yun-sung | Korea | 2019 | 118 mins
The Science of Fictions | Yosep Anggi Noen | Indonesia, Malaysia | 2019 | 106 mins

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COMPETITION

Summer of Changsha

All About ING | Huang Zi | China | 2019 | 110 mins
Another Child | Kim Yoon-seok | Korea | 2019 | 118 min
Deep Evil | Mark Lu | Taiwan | 2019 | 107 mins
G Affairs | Lee Cheuk Pan | Hong Kong | 2018 | 105 mins
Money | Park Noo-ri | Korea | 2019 | 115 mins
Ms Purple | Justin Chon | Korea | 2019 | 88 mins
Send me the Clouds | Teng Congcong | China | 2019 | 99 mins
Summer of Changsha | Zu Feng | China | 2019 | 120 mins
Still Human | Oliver Chan | Hong Kong | 2019 | 111 mins
Wet Season | Anthony Chen | Singapore | 2019 | 103 mins

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ACTOR FOCUS: AARON KWOK

Port of Call

After This Our Exile | Patrick Tam | Hong Kong | 2006 | 121 mins
Cold War | Lok Man Leung, Kim-Ching Luk | Hong Kong | 2012 | 102 mins
Port of Call | Philip Yung | Hong Kong | 2015 | 120 mins
+ Secret Screening

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STORIES OF WOMEN

Millennium Mambo

Heavy Craving | Pei-Ju Hsieh | 2019 | 90 mins
Millennium Mambo | Hou Hsiao-hsien | 2001 | 119 mins
Butterfly | Yan Yan Mak | Hong Kong | 2004 | 124 mins
The Crossing | Bai Xue | China | 2019 | 99 mins
Green Snake | Tsui Hark | Hong Kong | 1993 | 98 mins

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K-CINEMA 100

The Battle: Roar to Victory

Our House | Yoon Ga-eun | Korea | 2019 | 92 mins
The Battle: Roar to Victory | Won Shin-yeon | Korea | 2019 | 135 min
The House of Hummingbird | Kim Bo-ra | Korea | 2019 | 138 mins
Tune in for Love | Jung Ji-woo | Korea | 2019 | 122 mins
Inseparable Bros | Yuk Sang-hyo | Korea | 2019 | 114 mins
Juror 8 | Hong Seung-wan | Korea | 2019 | 114 mins
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil | Lee Won-tae | Korea | 2019 | 110 mins

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SPECIAL SPOTLIGHT: NORTH KOREA

The Story of Our Home | Ri Yun-ho, Ha Yong Ki | 2016 | 100 mins
A Broad Bellflower | Kyun Soon Joo | 1987 | 92 mins

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FILM & ART

Rise of Roots | Lee Lee Nam | Korea | 2019 | 60 mins
Beethoven – Mama | Tatsumi Orimoto | Japan | 2012 | 13 mins
Grandmother’s Lunch | Tatsumi Orimoto | Japan | 2006 | 4 mins
Painter & Mom | Kim Young-mi | Korea | 2019 | 12 mins
Flower Bed | Tsuneko Taniuchi | Japan | 2004 | 14 mins
Arcadia | Jang Min-seung | Korea | 2017 | 50 mins
Pitch-dark For the Voiceless | Jang Min-seung | Korea | 2014 | 25 mins
Over There | Jan Min-seung | Korea | 2018 | 44 mins

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DOCUMENTARY

My Name is Kim Bok-dong

My Name is Kim Bok-dong | Song Won-geun | Korea | 2019 | 101 mins
Rivercide: The Secret Six | Kim Byeongki | Korea | 2019 | 108 mins

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HALLOWEEN HORROR SPECIAL

Under Your Bed

The Woman Who Keeps a Murderer | Hideo Nakata | Japan | 2019 | 122 mins
Under Your Bed | Mari Asato | Japan | 2019 | 98 min
The Culprit | Goh Jung-wook | Korea | 2019 | 100 mins
The Tag-Along: The Devil Fish | David Chuang | Taiwan | 2019 | 114 mins

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SAMURAI SEASON

Sword of Doom

13 Assassins | Takashi Miike | Japan | 2010 | 141 mins
Harakiri | Masaki Kobayashi | Japan | 1962 | 135 mins
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx | Kenji Misumi | Japan | 1972 | 82 mins
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance | Kenji Misumi | Japan | 1972 | 84 mins
Sword of Doom | Kihachi Okamoto | Japan | 1966 | 120 mins

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CLOSING GALA

To be announced soon!

Tickets for the Opening Gala are currently available, the other ticket links will be released soon. Passes (Student £85 – General £150 – VIP £300) are on sale on Eventbrite, here. For more info you can go to the LEAFF 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)"