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Lineup Announcement of New York Asian Film Festival -NYAFF  2019.

The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is launching its 18th edition – 2019. It celebrates the best of contemporary Asian films, particularly from Eastern Asia and Southeast Asia( Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, and Thailand).

The NYAFF 2019 Festival will run from June 28 – July 14th at NYC’s Lincoln Center. The full lineup of titles has been announced. The exciting lineup features 53 films from all over Asia.  The opening night film will be Bernard Rose’s Samurai Marathon and the closing night film has yet to be revealed.




After last year’s Savage Seventeen, this year’s program is dubbed the “Still Too Young to Die” edition with five international premieres, 23 North American premieres, four U.S. premieres, and eight New York premieres, showcasing the most exciting action, comedy, drama, thriller, romance, horror, and art-house films from East Asia, and bringing close to 30 directors and nine actors from Asia.

For detail information related to the line ups, registration and booking of NYAFF 2019, kindly visit filmlinc.org or NYAFF.

Find the lineup below;

CHINA (11)

Co-presented with Confucius Institute Headquarters and China Institute

– The Crossing (Bai Xue, 2018)
– A First Farewell (Wang Lina, 2018) – U.S. Premiere
– If You Are Happy (Chen Xiaoming, 2019) – New York Premiere
– Jinpa (Pema Tseden, 2018) U.S. Premiere
Push and Shove (Wu Nan, 2019) – North American Premiere
– The Rib (Wei Zhang, 2018) – North American Premiere
– Savage (Cui Siwei, 2018)
– Uncle and House (Luo Hanxing, 2019) – International Premiere
– Winter After Winter (Xing Jian, 2019) – North American Premiere
– White Snake (Amp Wong, Ji Zhao, 2019) – North American Premiere
– Wushu Orphan (Huang Huang, 2018) – North American Premiere




HONG KONG PANORAMA (10)

Presented with the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York
– The Attorney (Wong Kwok Fai, 2019) – International Premiere
– The Fatal Raid (Jacky Lee, 2019) – North American Premiere
– G Affairs (Lee Cheuk Pan, 2018) – North American Premiere
– Iron Monkey (Yuen Woo-ping, 1993) – Tribute to Yuen Woo-ping
– Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yuen Woo-ping, 2018) – Tribute to Yuen Woo-ping
– The Miracle Fighters (Yuen Woo-ping, 1982) – Tribute to Yuen Woo-ping
– Missbehavior (Pang Ho-cheung, 2019)
– See You Tomorrow (Zhang Jiajia, 2016) – North American Premiere
– Still Human (Oliver Siu Kuen Chan, 2018) – New York Premiere
…and the secret screening!

INDONESIA (1)

– 212 Warrior (Angga Dwimas Sasongko, 2018) – North American Premiere

JAPAN (11)

5 Million Dollar Life (Moon Sungho, 2019) – North American Premiere
– Complicity (Kei Chikaura, 2018) – New York Premiere
– Dare to Stop Us (Kazuya Shiraishi, 2018) – New York Premiere
– The Fable (Kan Eguchi, 2019) – U.S. Premiere
– Fly Me to the Saitama (Hideki Takeuchi, 2019) – New York Premiere
– The Gun (Take Masaharu, 2018) – North American Premiere
– Hard-Core (Nobuhiro Yamashita, 2018) – North American Premiere
– Jam (SABU, 2018) – North American Premiere
Lying to Mom (Katsumi Nojiri, 2018) – North American Premiere
– Mr. Long (SABU, 2017)
– Samurai Marathon (Bernard Rose, 2019) – North American Premiere

Samurai Marathon New York Asian Film Festival 2019
@Variety

MALAYSIA (1)

– Walk with Me (Ryon Lee, 2019) – North American Premiere

PHILIPPINES (2)

– Ma (Kenneth Lim Dagatan, 2018) – International Premiere
– Signal Rock (Chito S. Roño, 2018) – New York Premiere

SINGAPORE (1)

– Zombiepura (Jacen Tan, 2018) – North American Premiere




SOUTH KOREA (9)

Presented with the support of the Korean Cultural Center New York
100 Years of Korean Cinema KOFIC program
– Another Child (Kim Yoon-seok, 2019) – North American Premiere
– Dark Figure of Crime (Kim Tae-gyoon, 2018) – New York Premiere
– Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels (Kim Tae-yong, 2018) – U.S. Premiere
– Maggie (Yi Ok-seop, 2018) – North American Premiere
– Money (Park Noo-ri, 2018) – New York Premiere
– Move the Grave (Jeong Seung-o, 2018) – International Premiere
– The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (Lee Min-jae, 2019) – North American Premiere
– A Resistance (Joe Min-ho, 2019) – North American Premiere
– Sub-Zero Wind (Kim Yu-ri, 2018) – North American Premiere

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TAIWAN (4)

Presented with the support of Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York
– Han Dan (Huang Chao-liang, 2019) – North American Premiere
– It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Show (Hsieh Nien Tsu, 2019) – North American Premiere
– The Scoundrels (Tzu-Hsuan Hung, 2018) – North American Premiere
– Someone in the Clouds (Mitch Lin and Gary Tseng, 2018) – International Premiere

THAILAND (1)

– The Pool (Ping Lumpraploeng, 2018) – North American Premiere

VIETNAM (2)

– Furie (Le Van Kiet, 2019)
– Song Lang (Leon Le, 2018) – New York Premiere

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