Asian Film Festival - Italia

The Wheat

In China, women who have been left behind in the countryside by husbands drawn to the cities in search of employment are called “left-behind women. We follow a woman who remains in a rural area alone. As time goes by, she falls in love with her neighbor, and when that love affair is exposed later, she is insulted by his wife in public many times. But, the return of her husband is coming.

In The Wake

Nine years after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, two murder cases take place in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. The two victims are assumed to have been murdered by the same person. Both of the victims were tied all over their body and starved to death. Yasuhisa Tone emerges as a suspect in the murders. Yasuhisa Tone was just recently released from prison. In his past, he committed arson and injured someone to protect his acquaintance. …


The unknown life of Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai in the Edo period, who is said to have painted more than 30,000 works throughout his life, such as “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”