Screen Skills Ireland is thrilled to support the East Asia Film Festival 2021, which offers innovative, independent and inspiring cinema from East Asia, and presents work otherwise unavailable from both emerging and established filmmakers.
Featuring films from across the region including mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam, the films presented include themes of resilience, renewal and intimacy, echoing a sense and importance of belonging and identity in times of disruption, through personal choices, challenges and perspectives.
The programme includes exclusive interviews and Q&As with filmmakers Tsai Ming-Liang (Days), Zheng Lu Xinyuan (The Cloud in her Room), Hien Mai and Tim Ellrich (My Vietnam), Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Happy Hour), Julien Faraut (The Witches of the Orient) and Yukido Sode (Aristocrats). In addition, a rare screening of the restored version of Edward Yang’s classic Taipei Story (1985) will be presented with a special interview with renowned sound editor/engineer/mixer Tu Duu-chih.
A late addition to the programme is Lee Isaac Chung’s award-winning Minari.
The 5th East Asia Film Festival Ireland films are available to rent individually on IFI@Home from the 25th to the 28th of March 2021.
The East Asia Film Festival Ireland is also supported by the Arts Council, RTÉ Supporting the Arts, and the Irish Film Institute.
Screenings on sale now at www.ifihome.ie/page/eaffi-2021/
Festival Co-organiser + Artistic & Programme Director: Marie-Pierre Richard
Festival Co-organiser: Maria O’Brien
Programme notes: Marie-Pierre Richard