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

The action-packed Gatao 2: increase of this King whiplashes between belief and over-the-top physical violence, while Le Chocolat de H goes on a trek by having a mild-mannered chocolatier. # 1 Chung Ying Street juxtaposes stories of Chinese governmental upheaval and anguished romance, even though the dramedy return to China examines social conflict on a far more intimate scale. Nineteenth century Vietnam is captured with sensuous, impressionist beauty when you look at the Third Wife, whilst the Farewell allows flamboyant hip-hop celebrity Awkwafina flaunts her dramatic chops.

A Family Group Tour

Taiwan | 2018 | 109 minutes | Ying Liang

Ying Liang exposes Chinese authoritarianism, centered on their experiences after one of is own movies forces him into exile.

Baby (Bao Bei Er)

Asia | 2018 | 96 mins | Liu Jie

An undesirable young woman goes to extreme lengths to save lots of a infant created with a wellness problem from being discarded by her household.

Cities of Last Things

Taiwan | 2018 | 107 mins | Ho Wi Ding

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

Difference

Hong Kong | 2018 | 100 moments | Jevons Au

Two troubled students that are secondary-school a music instructor indulge in a musical at a college for pupils with disabilities.

Gatao 2: Rise associated with King

Taiwan | 2018 | 127 moments | Yen Cheng-Kuo

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

Get Back To China

Asia | 2019 | 96 minutes | Emily Ting

Ruined Sasha is forced to keep coming back from America to function into the family members’ factory in this easygoing dramedy.

Home of Hummingbird

Southern Korea | 2018 | 138 moments | Bora Kim

14-year-old Eun-hee struggles with social force, her sex, along with her family that is indifferent during summer time of 1994.

Home of My Fathers

Sri Lanka | 2018 | 95 moments | Suba Sivakumaran

A magical-realist fable about a person and a lady from brides and wives antagonistic Sri Lankan communities whom must eliminate a curse.

Le Chocolat de H

Japan | 2019 | 84 mins | Takashi Watanabe

One patissier that is award-winning to grow chocolate’s opportunities by including old-fashioned 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 come together to coach for an dance competition that is indigenous.

Number 1 Chung Ying Street

Hong Kong | 2017 | 118 minutes | Derek Chiu

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

One Child Nation

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

The horrific ramifications of Asia’s one-child policy—botched sterilizations and sexism that is institutional to call just two.

10 Years Thailand

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

Four Thai directors imagine their country ten years 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 meets The Apple in this lost gem of 1980s Japanese cinema, a bonkers musical biopic of the fictional brand new revolution duo.

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

A Tibetan that is young living a refugee community in Asia is forced to re-face the upheaval of her journey.

The Next Wife

Vietnam | 2018 | 94 mins | Ash Mayfair

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

View List (Maria)

Philippines | 2019 | 94 moments | Ben Rekhi

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

Widow of Silence

Asia | 2018 | 85 minutes | Praveen Morchhale

Her spouse’s fate a secret, a Kashmir woman life in a grueling legal limbo as a “half-widow. “

The Farewell | SIFF 2019 Closing Night Gala

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

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