The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce the lineup for CROSSCUT ASIA #04: What’s Next from Southeast Asia which features works from young filmmakers in Southeast Asia recommended by maestros in the same region, in collaboration with The Japan Foundation Asia Center.
The Japan Foundation Asia Center’s CROSSCUT ASIA series showcases Asian films with a focus on specific countries, directors, or themes. Following the first three editions, which featured Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the fourth edition will encompass a larger area of Southeast Asia to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). The fourth edition will introduce 13 films from Southeast Asia, including nine feature films and four short films.
This year’s CROSSCUT ASIA focuses on the genealogy of Southeast Asian cinema, as the maestros pass the baton to the next generation. It will introduce such works as director HF Yambao’s Kristo (2016), recommended by Brillante Ma Mendoza; Kirsten Tan’s Pop Aye (2017), recommended by Eric Khoo; Wichanon Somumjarn’s In April the Following Year, There Was a Fire (2012), recommended by Apichatpong Weerasethakul; and short films by young Cambodian directors recommended by Rithy Panh. Please see following page for the full lineup.
–During the festival, there will be stage appearances, Q&A sessions featuring directors and/or celebrated guests from these works, and a symposium with Brillante Ma Mendoza and HF Yambao.
–TIFF will be showing video messages from these maestros, sharing their fond memories of TIFF.
Please check Congratulations Messages
–Special trailer of the CROSSCUT ASIA #04: What’s Next from Southeast Asia will be also released on YouTube
–Free booklets specially made for CROSSCUT ASIA #4 will be distributed to viewers.
–In addition, we will hold a gift campaign targeting viewers of CROSSCUT ASIA films, giving them a chance to win a booklet with autographs by Southeast Asian directors and special goods from the program.