Asian Vision offers insights into the most exciting ideas and developments that are shaping the film landscape across Asia today, presenting new works by both renowned auteurs and future visionaries of Asian Cinema. It places the Festival’s position in Southeast Asia within the greater context of Asian cinematic traditions, and expands the cross-cultural dialogue for our local and regional audiences and filmmakers.
A gentle tone poem of blossoming romance and the luminous brilliance of humanity hiding in plain sight.
Dir. Naomi Kawase
Japan, France (2017)
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
A glimpse into the composer’s aesthetical approach to life at a time when old age becomes a pronounced reality.
Dir. Stephen Nomura Schible
Japan, USA (2017)
An actress, fed up with her eccentric husband, decides to take drastic measures to free herself from his clutch.
Dir. Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Employing the classic horror tropes of stranded hitchhikers and suspect Samaritans, this road movie maps out the harrowing dynamics of power and violence.
Dir. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Heavyweight themes of caste inequality, political corruption and social injustice are intricately woven in this drama about beating the odds.
Dir. Anurag Kashyap