Tokyo International Film Festival + The Japan Foundation CROSSCUT ASIA Delicious! Online Film Festival
～Sweet and savory Asian films about “Food” and TIFF “CROSSCUT ASIA” Encore screenings～
We are delighted to announce that the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Japan Foundation Asia Center will jointly present the CROSSCUT ASIA Delicious! Online Film Festival from Friday, January 21 to Thursday, February 3, 2022.
CROSSCUT ASIA was launched as an official section of TIFF in 2014 and has since showcased diverse Asian films with a focus on specific Asian countries/regions, directors or themes. It returns this time as a special two-part program presented online.
Part One’s theme is Food. Seven films featuring culinary cultures of various countries and regions in Asia will be screened. Namets! (Yummy!) tells a story of romance between two chefs that revolves around a regional cuisine in the Philippines. My Love is Soup is a heartwarming comedy that introduces to us cooking by Muslims in southern Thailand. Kampai! Sake Sisters is the second documentary film by director Konishi Mirai about Japanese rice wine. Enjoy these films as an aperitif or a digestif… or watch them while you have a meal!
Part Two will be Encore screenings of six films hand-picked from past editions of CROSSCUT ASIA. The lineup includes Pete Teo Special, which showcases the works of multitalented musician, actor (Ghost in the Shell), producer and director Pete Teo, as well as Invisible, a Japan-Philippines co-production filmed in Fukuoka and Asahikawa (Hokkaido).
The selected films will be available for free via online streaming during the festival period. So, help yourself to seconds in this all-you-can-watch film buffet! The main course will be accompanied by attractive side dishes such as directors’ talks and interviews about culinary experiences. The full menu of films and special contents will be announced in December. We hope you will enjoy this feast of “delicious!” films from Southeast Asia and Japan.
Title: CROSSCUT ASIA Delicious! Online Film Festival
Organizers: Tokyo International Film Festival, The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Festival period: Friday, January 21 to Thursday, February 3, 2022.
Language: Japanese and English subtitles. Some films will also have subtitles in multiple Southeast Asian languages.
Viewing: Free of charge. Details of screenings will be announced in December. (Some of the films will not be available in all designated countries)
Online streaming will be available in: Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore
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