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'The Villainess' To Open New York Asian Film Festival

'The Villainess' To Open New York Asian Film Festival

by The Daily Eye Team June 16 2017, 3:11 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 43 secs

The US premiere of Jung Byung-gil’s revenge thriller and recent Cannes Midnight screening The Villainess will close the 16th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), set to run from June 30-July 16. Festival brass unveiled on Monday the selection of 57 films including seven entries in the new Main Competition: previously announced festival opener Bad Genius (Thailand, pictured); Birdshot (Philippines); A Double Life (Japan); The Gangster’s Daughter (Taiwan); Kfc (Vietnam); Jane (South Korea); and With Prisoners (Hong Kong). The Centerpiece Gala is the North American premiere of Filipino thriller Birdshot. The festival programme includes a 20th Anniversary Hong Kong Panorama with a focus on emerging talent called Young Blood Hong Kong. Selections include Wong Chun’s Mad World, Derek Hui’s This Is Not What I Expected, and Alan Lo’s Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight.


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