New York Asian Film Festival 2013
- $13 General Public
- $9 Student & Senior
- $8 Member
We’re back with the 12th edition of North America’s leading festival of popular Asian Cinema! This year we have a special focus on the Philippines with Manila Chronicles: The New Filipino Cinema and a lineup of Taiwanese “Black Movies,” the rambunctious early-80’s exploitation flicks that used to fill Taipei grindhouses with Taiwan Pulp! We’re also spotlighting audience favorite, actor Ryoo Seung-Beom, and giving special focus shout-outs to two of the festival’s oldest friends, Well Go USA (the champion of Asian film among U.S. distributors) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York on the occasion of their 30th birthday. Co-presented with Subway Cinema.
Centerpiece Presentation! International Premiere! Director Jang Cheol-Soo in person for Q&A!
Three North Korean sleeper agents hiding in the South are slated for termination in this wild action-comedy based on the popular webtoon series "Covertness." Note: Grayed out screenings are currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. Available tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis.Read more »
Winner of nine Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best New Performer, Cold War was Hong Kong’s 2012 box-office sensation. This cop thriller stars Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Kar-Fai as two high-ranking officers whose rivalry leads to an intense power struggle over an explosive rescue operation.Read more »
Saturday, June 2712:45pm
North American Premiere! Director Lee Won-suk in person for Q&A on July 7!
Half romcom, half satire of the Korean film industry, this wacky and charming tale follows an overworked woman's attempt to improve her relationship with men using a self-help video. Preceded by One Perfect Day (Kim Jee-woon, 34m).Read more »
North American Premiere! Director Herman Yau and screenwriter Erica Li in person for Q&A!
A slyly subversive send-up of current craze for Ip Man movies, Herman Yau’s action flick is also a myth-busting celebration of Hong Kong’s working class riots and strikes of the 1960s.Read more »
Director Herman Yau in person for Q&A!
This stripped down Ip Man movie features Hong Kong’s best martial artists—Bruce Leung, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, and Ip Man’s son, Ip Chun—and will leave you bruised, battered, and begging for more.Read more »
Opening Night! World Premiere!
In this three-part horror omnibus based on Lilian Lee’s best-selling novel series, a young girl pays a veteran hitter to curse four villains, leading to gruesome deaths and the revelation of a chilling secret.Read more »
Director Yan Yan Mak and members of Grasshopper and Softhard in person for Q&A at Gala Presentation on July 2 (special ticket price: $15). Director in person for Q&A at July 3 screening.
A surprisingly personal and revealing documentary about the concert battle between the legendary Cantopop band Grasshopper and hip hop duo Softhard.Read more »
New York Premiere!
Hong Kong’s master filmmaker Johnnie To has crafted a hardcore, boundary-pushing police thriller that’s the most savagely subversive film ever made in mainland China. Note: Grayed out screenings are currently standby only. A standby line will form at the box office one hour prior to showtime. Available tickets will be released on a first come, first served basis.Read more »
Director Tsai Yang-Ming in person for Q&A!
This true crime thriller and surprise box office hit kicked off Taiwan’s “Black Movie” wave of exploitation outrageousness, which saw 117 hard-hitting flicks hit screens between 1979 and 1983.Read more »
Director Hou Chi-Jan in person for Q&A!
A long lost era of filmmaking was preserved and rediscovered by this documentary, the result of a labor of love that began when the director found a stack of discarded VHS tapes in the Taiwan Film Archive.Read more »
Director Tsai Yang-Ming in person for Q&A!
Another of Taiwan’s mondo revenge movies from the early 80s, this brutal exploitation shocker features a gentle woman who turns into a bloodthirsty killer, bent on revenge against those who wronged her.Read more »
This key work of the Taiwan Black Movies, based on a banned novel written after the end of the Cultural Revolution in China, is a crime mystery/female revenge film that serves as a showcase for the iconic leading lady Liu Hsiao-Fen (also starring in The Lady Avenger).Read more »