Asian Film Festival - Italia

Partnership AFF19 Press Release

Asian Film Festival: the 19th edition will take place in Rome from April 7 to April 13, 2022, at cinema Farnese.

The 19th edition of the Asian Film Festival organized by Cineforum Robert Bresson and directed by Antonio Termenini – will present 30 features films from 8 Countries of the Far East (China, South Korea, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand), offering arthouse films, with a particular attention to young directors, presented in the wide “Newcomers” section.

The international festival is supported by prestigious partnerships such as Lazio Region, Italian Cinema General Management and Municipality of Rome. The realization of the festival has been made possible also thanks to the contribution of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with Asean, which is an organization aiming at reinforcing the dialogue, knowledge, and exchange between Italy and the Asean member Countries. Further relevant partnerships are the ones with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, UniPhilippines and the Japan National Tourism Organization.

This year, the Asian Film Festival will include in its scheduling special days dedicated to some Asian products. On Friday, April 8, in collaboration with the Royal Thai Embassy and the Tourism Board of Thailand, will be held the Thailand Day. This event will present the following movies: The Edge of Daybreak, by Taiki Sakpisit, Come Here, by Anocha Suwichakornpong, The Medium, by Banjong Pisanthanakun, and Anatomy of Time, by Jachavral Nilthamrong.

Thanks to the collaboration with the Korean Culture Institute of Rome, on Saturday, April 9, there will be the Korean day, fully dedicated to South-Korean cinema. The films that will be presented are: The Day Is Over, by Qi Rui, Mom’s Song, by Dong-min Shin, A Leave, by Ran-hee Lee, Rolling, by Min-seung Kwak, Three Sisters, by Seung-Won Lee together with two short films: Last Meal and Mother In The Mist.

Thanks to the patronage of the Japan Cultural Institute of Rome, on Sunday, April 10, will be held the Japan Day. The event will present the following movies: Somebody’s Flowers, by Yusuke Okuda, Tsuyukusa, by Hideyuki Mirayama, Moonlight Shadow, by Edmund Yeo, Hokusai, by Hajime Hashimoto, and In The Wake, by Takaisa Zeze.

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