The 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival invites audience and filmmakers to the large celebration of global independent cinema from October 31 to November 10, 2019, showcasing the best films from all over the world, important guests and tributes, cinematic surprises, as well as a series of parallel events in the city of Thessaloniki.

Here are all the Asian Films in the Official Programme:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Wet Season” by Anthony Chen – Singapore, Taiwan – 2019

OUT OF COMPETITION
Beanpole” by Kantemir Balagov – Russia, 2019
Abou Leila” – by Amin Sidi-boumediene – Algeria, France, Qatar – 2019

“Sister”

BALKAN SURVEY
Noah Land” by Cenk Erturk – Germany, Turkey, USA – 2019
Sister” by Svetla Tsotsorkova – Bulgaria, Qatar – 2019

FILM FORWARD
From Tomorrow On, I Will” by Ivan Markovic, Wu Linfeng – Germany, China, Serbia – 2019
Krabi 2562” by Anocha Suwichakornpong, Ben Rivers – United Kingdom, Thailand – 2019

“Africa”

MEET THE NEIGHBORS
Africa” by Oren Gerner – Israel – 2019
The Criminal Man” by Dmitry Mamuliya – Georgia, Russia – 2019

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Chained” by Yaron Shani – Israel, Germany – 2019
The Halt” by Lav Diaz – Philippines – 2019
It Must Be Heaven” by Elia Suleiman – France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine- 2019

“To live To Sing”

OPEN HORIZONS
Initials S. G.” by Daniel Garcia, Rania Attieh – Argentina, Lebanon, USA – 2019
To Live To Sing” by Johnny Ma – China, France – 2019
The Warden” by Nima Javidi – Iran – 2019
Mosaic Portrait” by Yixiang Zhai – China – 2019
Lingua Franca” by Isabel Sandoval – USA, Philippines – 2019

ANOTHER TAKE
Papicha” by Mounia Meddour – France, Algeria, Belgium, Qatar – 2019

“Papicha”

For the whole Programme and info about tickets and events please go to 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)"