'DonJu, the portrait of a poet' will open the festival on 9 November

80 films in the 4th edition of the Barcelona Asian Film Festival

The festival will take place from 4 to 13 November and will feature films from some 20 different countries

This year’s edition of Casa Àsia Film, Barcelona Asian Film Festival is set to arrive with a varied programme featuring no fewer than 80 films from some 20 different countries that reflect the thematic and aesthetic variety of the continent’s current film industry. The festival will take place from 4 to 13 November, though the main action will begin on 9 November with the official opening featuring the film Dong Ju, the portrait of a poet (2016) by the director Lee Joon Ik. The venue is Cinemes Girona, which will also host most of the film sessions. The other festival venue is CaixaForum, where, on 4 November, festivalgoers can catch the New Zealand film The Great Maiden's Blush (2016), by Andrea Bosshard and Shane Loader.

This year’s edition will see some new developments such as new sections: the Official Section (20 films) and the Panorama Section (18) are competitive sections featuring the most important premieres of 2015-2016; Discoveries (14)is for unreleased and undiscovered films; Special (16) is for emerging Asian directors, while Filipino Classics (7) features a selection of what was known as "new Filipino cinema" in the 1970s. A total of 11 awards will be given.

The 4th edition of the Barcelona Asian Film Festival is organised by Casa Àsia with the collaboration of Cinemes Girona and CaixaForum, and has the backing of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, and the embassies of the countries represented, and is sponsored by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID), and is sponsored by Cathay Pacific, Crowne Plaza Barcelona-Fira Center and the restaurant Matsuri.

Casa Àsia Film Festival, Barcelona Asian Film Festival.
When
: 4 to 13 November.
Where: Cinemes Girona and CaixaForum.
Price: €4.
Additional information is available here.

Publication date: Tuesday, 01 November 2016
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