Asian Crossroads uncover the culture and reputation for Asia from bustling metropolises to countryside that is quiet.

The action-packed Gatao 2: increase regarding the King whiplashes between belief and over-the-top physical violence, while Le Chocolat de H goes on a trek with a chocolatier that is mild-mannered. # 1 Chung Ying Street juxtaposes stories of Chinese governmental upheaval and anguished love, although the dramedy get back to China examines social conflict on an even more scale that is intimate. 19th century Vietnam is captured with sensuous, impressionist beauty when you look at the Third Wife, although the Farewell allows flamboyant hip-hop star Awkwafina exhibits her dramatic chops.

A Family Group Tour

Taiwan | 2018 | 109 minutes | Ying Liang

Ying Liang exposes Chinese authoritarianism, according to their experiences after one of his true movies forces him into exile.

Baby (Bao Bei Er)

Asia | 2018 | 96 moments | Liu Jie

An unhealthy woman that is young to extreme lengths to save lots of a child created with a wellness defect from being discarded by her family members.

Cities of Last Things

Taiwan | 2018 | 107 minutes | Ho Wi Ding

Three actors portray one tortured Taiwanese police detective in this sci-fi-tinged noir told in reverse-chronological purchase.


Hong Kong | 2018 | 100 mins | Jevons Au

Two troubled students that are secondary-school a music instructor be a part of a musical at a college for pupils with disabilities.

Gatao 2: increase of this King

Taiwan | 2018 | 127 mins | Yen Cheng-Kuo

A powerful, operatic, and intensely bloody gangster saga away from Taiwan monitoring the rocky rise of the small-town gang frontrunner.

Return To China

Asia | 2019 | 96 minutes | Emily Ting

Ruined Sasha is forced to return from America to focus into the family members’ factory in this dramedy that is easygoing.

House of Hummingbird

Southern Korea | 2018 | 138 mins | Bora Kim

14-year-old Eun-hee battles with social force, her sex, along with her indifferent household through the summer time of 1994.

Home of My Fathers

Sri Lanka | 2018 | 95 moments | Suba Sivakumaran

A magical-realist fable about a guy and a female from antagonistic Sri Lankan communities whom must eliminate a curse.

Le Chocolat de H

Japan | 2019 | 84 minutes | Takashi Watanabe

One patissier that is award-winning to enhance chocolate’s opportunities by including conventional Japanese components.

Very Long Time No Water

Taiwan | 2018 | 97 minutes | Heather Tsui

A new area child yearning to see their dad and a rookie instructor get together to train for the Indigenous party competition.

Number 1 Chung Ying Street

Hong Kong | 2017 | 118 moments | Derek Chiu

This drama links the pro-Communist, anti-British riots of 1967 therefore the anti-China “Umbrella Revolution” of 2014.

One Child Nation

Asia | 2019 | 85 mins | Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang

The horrific outcomes of Asia’s one-child policy—botched sterilizations and sexism that is institutional to mention only two.

10 Years Thailand

Hong Kong | 2018 | 93 moments | Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Four Thai directors imagine their country a decade from now in visions surreal, satirical, and dystopian.

The Legend for the Stardust Brothers. The Sweet Requiem

Japan | 1985 | 100 mins | Macoto Tezuka

Rocky Horror fulfills The Apple in this lost treasure of 1980s Japanese cinema, a bonkers musical biopic of a fictional brand new revolution duo.

Asia | 2018 | 93 mins | Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam

A young Tibetan residing in a refugee community in India is obligated to re-face the injury of her journey.

The Next Wife

Vietnam | 2018 | 94 mins | Ash Mayfair

A 14-year-old woman in 19th-century Vietnam comes into a polygamous wedding to a mature rich landlord.

View List (Maria)

Philippines | 2019 | 94 minutes | Ben Rekhi

A widowed mom is obligated to enter Manila’s dark underworld of cops, crooks, and medications.

Widow of Silence

India | 2018 | 85 moments | Praveen Morchhale

Her spouse’s fate a mystery, a Kashmir woman everyday lives in a grueling limbo that is legal a “half-widow. “

The Farewell | SIFF 2019 Closing Night Gala

United States Of America | 2018 | 98 moments | Lulu Wang

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