Get ready for an onslaught of remarkable Asian cinema this June as the New York Asian Film Festival rolls on to its 15th year. Held at The Lincoln Center, the film festival is one of the few to showcase works from the entire Asian region.
This year, more than 50 films will be shown including a Malaysian entry from Ho Yuhang featuring legendary Shaw Brothers actress Kara Wei and Hong Kong acting stalwart Simon Yam in an action thriller entitled Mrs K.
Meanwhile, the buzz is all for Korea’s The Villainess directed by Jung Byung-gil , another action thriller featuring a female assassin that critics are already lauding as genre defining. Mad World directed by Wong Chun, one of Hong Kong’s new wave of filmmakers, makes its New York debut and explores the relationship between a former investment banker and his father played by Eric Tsang while keeping pace with the frenetic world around them.
The festival’s screenings have never shied away from controversy and exploration in theme. Expect Q&As with the film directors, Asian superstars in attendance and plenty to make the avid cinephile very, very happy.
The New York Asian Film Festival starts June 30 — July 16 2017. For more information, click filmlinc.org/festivals/new-york-asian-film-festival