Asian Crossroads

We encourage you to take this journey across several Asian countries to discover the cultural and historical background of these faraway worlds, taste some food, hear some music, and be blown away by films about small villages, huge metropolises, and everything in between.

Children of the Mist

Vietnam | 2021 | 92 min | Hà Lệ Diễm

April 14 - 24, 2022

A Hmong girl in a rural Vietnamese village rebels against impending marriage and the custom of bride-kidnapping.

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Coffin Homes

Hong Kong | 2021 | 111 min | Fruit Chan

April 14 - 24, 2022

Fruit Chan satirizes the Hong Kong real estate crisis with three humorous, horrific tales of housing.

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Dark Red Forest

China | 2021 | 85 min | Jin Huaqing

April 14 - 24, 2022

Thousands of Tibetan nuns run through their rituals and practices on a meditation retreat during the coldest days of the year.

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Listen Before You Sing

Taiwan | 2021 | 113 min | Yang Chih-lin

April 14 - 24, 2022

To save their school from closure, leaders among the indigenous Bunun people in rural Taiwan start a children’s choir.

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Maika

Vietnam | 2022 | 105 min | Ham Tran

April 14 - 24, 2022

A charming mix of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and The Goonies about an eight-year-old boy and his new magical alien friend.

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The Man Who Paints Water Drops

France | 2021 | 79 min | Oan Kim, Brigitte Bouillot

April 14 - 24, 2022

Director Oan Kim explores his relationship with his father Kim Tschang-yeul and Kim’s artistic fixation: water drops.

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Barbarian Invasion

Malaysia | 2021 | 106 min | Tan Chui Mui

April 15 - 19, 2022

An empowering showbiz satire about a retired actress who’s offered the comeback of a lifetime.

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One Second Champion

Hong Kong | 2021 | 98 min | Chiu Sin-Hang

April 15 - 23, 2022

A down-on-his-luck single father who can see one second into the future dazzles when he steps into the boxing ring.

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The Pursuit of Perfection

Japan | 2021 | 79 min | Toshimichi Saito

April 15 - 16, 2022

Four chefs reveal their meticulous approach to crafting dishes in this exploration of Japan’s sophisticated food culture.

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Voice of Silence

South Korea | 2021 | 99 min | Hong Eui-jeong

April 17 - 22, 2022

Two men who work as the clean-up crew for a crime organization receive an unusual mission to look after an 11-year-old girl.

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Invisible Demons

India | 2021 | 70 min | Rahul Jain

April 18 - 21, 2022

Director Rahul Jain focuses on the city of Delhi to tell of the devastation climate change is wreaking right now in India.

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Whether the Weather Is Fine

Philippines | 2021 | 104 min | Carlo Francisco Manatad

April 18 - 20, 2022

Three people make their way through the devastation left by 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan in this bold, surreal disaster drama.

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In Front of Your Face

South Korea | 2021 | 85 min | Hong Sang-soo

April 19 - 21, 2022

From director Hong Sang-soo (Our Sunhi), a middle-aged former actress (Lee Hye-young) returns to South Korea to make amends.

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One Second

China | 2020 | 105 min | Zhang Yimou

April 19 - 22, 2022

An escaped convict, a female vagabond, and a sought-after film reel are the focus of this exquisite ode to the magic of movies.

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Anita

Hong Kong | 2021 | 136 min | Longman Leung

April 20 - 21, 2022

A biopic on the iconic and outrageous Cantopop diva and actress Anita Mui, dubbed “the Madonna of the East.”

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Inu-Oh

Japan | 2021 | 97 min | Masaaki Yuasa

April 20 - 23, 2022

From animation superstar Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game) comes the magnificent story of Inu-kong, a 14th century masked performer.

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The Last Film Show

India | 2021 | 110 min | Pan Nalin

April 20 - 24, 2022

A village boy makes friends with the projectionist of a run-down cinema in this jubilant tribute to the magic of movies.

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Execution in Autumn

Taiwan | 1972 | 99 min | Hsing Lee

April 23, 2022

A Taiwanese film from 1972 about a man on death row and the woman his grandma sends to hopefully get an heir before he dies.

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