NYAFF Opened its Doors This Weekend
The New York Asian Film Festival is back and running through to July 14th. Happening in three locations across New York, the festival promises a mix of martial arts action, asian noir and new-release pop culture.
The festival always includes a well curated set list from retro classics as far back as the early ‘70s like The Chinese Boxer, one of the original martial arts classics, right up to new releases like Umin Boya's Kano which will have its North American Premiere at the festival. There’s just over two weeks to catch an array of films from Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and North Korea, and 20 guests from all over the world, including Australia.
The festival opened this weekend with a Q & A with Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho following the screening of his latest film Snowpiercer based on French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. The film features Song Kang Ho and Tilda Swinton and is set aboard a supertrain which transports the last survivors from a recent ice age, as they move on constant loop around the globe, until it is safe to get off.
Screenings will be held at the Film Society Lincoln Center, Japan Society, and Asia Society, New York. Schedule and tickets, available here: http://www.subwaycinema.com/nyaff14/schedule/
By Eleanor Findlay