Asian Vision

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)

Samui Song

An actress, fed up with her eccentric husband, decides to take drastic measures to free herself from his clutch.

Dir. Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Thailand (2017)

Sexy Durga

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
India (2017)

The Brawler

Heavyweight themes of caste inequality, political corruption and social injustice are intricately woven in this drama about beating the odds.

Dir. Anurag Kashyap
India (2017)

The First Lap

The inconsequential moments of a couple’s life becomes a source of comedy and meaningful insights.

Dir. Kim Dae-hwan
South Korea (2017)