The 9th edition of Paris International Fantastic Film Festival (PIFFF) has unveiled the full Programme. PIFFF will opens doors on the 11th of December and will run until the 17th, presenting more than 30 movies – including some interesting Asian titles – and lots of guests.

In the PIFFF Team’s words: “This year, the festival is longer, better, stronger; diversified like never before. Bypassing preconceived concepts of classification, and engaging in the exploration of little known movies. Looking forward to our 10th birthday, we invite you to a taste of our 9th birthday cake. It will be generous and tasty. Promise.”


Official Competition
“Super Me” by Zhang Chong (China, 2019)
“Vise” by Yasuhiko Shimizu (Japan,  2019)

“Vise” by Yasuhiko Shimizu

Out of Competition
“Bullets of Justice” by Valeri Milev (Kazakhstan / Bulgaria, 2019)
“Gundala” by Joko Anwar (Indonesia – 2019)
“Jallikattu” by Lijo Jose Pellissery (India, 2019)
“Ride Your Wave” by Masaaki Yuasa (Japan, 2019)
“The Pool” by Ping Lumpraploeng (Thailand, 2018)

The Retro-Cult Screening
“Battle Royale” by Kinji Fukasaku (Japan, 2000)
“The Bride with White Hair” by Ronny Yu (Hong-Kong, 1993)

International Shorts Competition
“My Little Goat” by Tomoki Misato (Japan, 2018)

“Gundala” by Joko Anwar

Joko Anwar, Director / Screenwriter (Gundala)
Nagano, Screenwriter / Producer (Vise)
Takumi Saitoh, Actor / Producer (Vise)

The line-up is now finalized and the 2019 edition Official Website is open. You will find film screening schedules, trailers and all the necessary information about the festival. Tickets will be available for sale starting next week.

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)"