Asian Vision

Presenting new works by both renowned auteurs and future visionaries of Asian Cinema, Asian Vision charts the most exciting developments shaping the film landscape of Asia today. 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.

Of Fathers and Sons

Award-winning Syrian documentary maker Talal Derki returns with an immersive look at the perpetuation of religious fundamentalism in his homeland.

Dir. Talal Derki
Germany, Syria, Lebanon (2017)


A Palestinian man struggles with his newfound freedom—and notoriety—when he is released after years in an Israeli prison.

Dir. Bassam Jarbawi
Palestine, USA, Qatar (2018)

Season of the Devil

Lav Diaz’s newest is a bleak and surreal musical drama set in the brutal era of martial law in the Philippines.

Dir. Lav Diaz
Philippines (2018)

Ten Years Thailand

Four directors from Thailand conjure up their country’s future a decade from now in this omnibus film.

Dir. Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan (2018)

The Ashes and Ghosts of Tayug 1931

A layered historical docudrama centred on a forgotten Filipino revolutionary who led a peasant revolt against American colonialism.

Dir. Christopher Gozum
Philippines (2017)

The Third Wife

This accomplished debut is a poetic treatise about the fate of a young woman after she marries into a wealthy family.

Dir. Ash Mayfair
Vietnam (2018)

Three Adventures of Brooke

A woman lives through three different adventures with a series of colourful local characters on a solo trip in Malaysia.

Dir. Yuan Qing
China, Malaysia (2018)