［Announcement］CROSSCUT ASIA Delicious! Online Film Festival
Full Lineup Announced!
〜Sweet and savory Asian films about "Food" and TIFF "CROSSCUT ASIA" Encore screenings〜
December 21 2021
The Japan Foundation Asia Center and Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will jointly present the CROSSCUT ASIA Delicious! Online Film Festival from Friday, January 21, to Thursday, February 3, 2022. Originally launched as a section of TIFF in 2014, CROSSCUT ASIA showcased diverse Asian cinema with a focus on specific Asian countries, directors, or themes for six years until 2019. It now returns in a special online version with two programs―CROSSCUT ASIA special edition featuring "delicious" films from Asia, and Encore! CROSSCUT ASIA―streaming a total of thirteen titles for free.
We are pleased to announce the full lineup and program details.
The film festival is themed around food. The CROSSCUT ASIA special edition featuring "delicious" films from Asia features seven films, including Wanton Mee, made by the leading Singaporean director Eric Khoo, whose films are screened regularly at international film festivals, Jay Abello’s romantic comedy Namets! (Yummy!), which showcases the visually delightful cuisine of the Philippine island of Negros, and Aruna & Her Palate, an Indonesian food-themed road movie by Edwin, the acclaimed director who won the Golden Leopard at the 2021 Locarno International Film Festival.
Encore! CROSSCUT ASIA brings together a selection of carefully chosen films that attracted great acclaim when previously screened at the CROSSCUT ASIA section at TIFF. Fresh from her success with Netflix’s A World Without, director Nia Dinata’s Indonesian musical Three Sassy Sisters and Pete Teo Special, a series of pieces including music videos and an omnibus of short films by fifteen Malaysian directors, are just two of the works screening in this richly varied program.
The festival’s lineup of related content includes talks with film directors and interviews about food. The musician, actor, producer, director, and talented multi-hyphenate Pete Teo, whose Pete Teo Special is showing in the Encore! CROSSCUT ASIA section, will also make a special video especially for the festival. Other content will include various videos and articles. Further details will be available on the festival website. Don’t miss this “delicious” opportunity to catch great examples of Asian cinema!
Kumakura (Ms.), Harada (Ms.), Communication Center, The Japan Foundation
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