The 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Japan Foundation Asia Center are pleased to announce the lineup for CROSSCUT ASIA #06: Fantastic Southeast Asia, featuring genre films ranging from thrillers to romantic horrors, reflecting regional characteristics.
CROSSCUT ASIA this year will showcase such films as internationally acclaimed director Lav Diaz’s first-ever sci-fi thriller, The Halt (2019). He raises awareness of the global crisis through this depiction of his near-future motherland. Diaz is also represented in the Competition section as the cowriter of the remarkable Mañanita (2019). CROSSCUT ASIA will allow audiences to discover these and other unexpected wonders from across the region.
→ The full CROSSCUT ASIA section lineup
During the festival, there will also be stage appearances and Q&A sessions featuring directors and/or celebrated guests from the selected works. A symposium, “The Discreet Charm of Girl’s Horror Talk,” with Antoinette Jadaone (director of Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay), Mattie Do (director of The Long Walk), Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo (director of Untrue), will be held on Tuesday, October 29. These three female directors will discuss the horror films of Southeast Asia.
Free booklets specially made for CROSSCUT ASIA #06, which include a Special Talk between Eric Khoo and Kenji Ishizaka, Asian Future and CROSSCUT ASIA Programming Director, will be distributed to viewers. It also features internationally acclaimed actor Masatoshi Nagase who has collaborated with international filmmakers.
From director Lav Diaz
Please see his comments at the Japan Foundations’ website below.
From actor Masatoshi Nagase
“This is a very valuable opportunity to feel the power of Asian films.
I hope more people experience it in person.”
*Tickets will be sold by section, as below.
Saturday, October 12
CROSSCUT ASIA, Asian Future, Co-Hosted/Allied Events and Others
Special Screenings, Special Program
Sunday, October 13
Japanese Cinema Splash, World Focus, Youth, Japan Now
Competition, Japanese Classics, Japanese Animation, Award Ceremony + Tokyo Grand Prix-winning film screening