Asia On Screen 2018VIEW EVENT DETAILS
ASIA ON SCREEN 2018, the premier Asian film festival in Manila, returns to bring the best of independent Asian cinema this 22 to 25 February 2018 at Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, in Makati City.
ASIA ON SCREEN 2018 highlights the best of Asia’s burgeoning film industry. With its selection of carefully curated and critically-acclaimed independent movies, the festival provides an avenue to appreciate the region’s talent and to gain a deeper understanding of its diverse cultures. ASIA ON SCREEN 2018 is co-presented by Asia Society Philippines, Ayala Malls Cinemas, the Film Development Council of the Philippines, and Security Bank.
All films will be screened at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 3. Tickets are sold at sureseats.com or on-site at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas at Php150 per screening.
Joining this year’s festival are 10 films from nine countries that have toured international festivals and been critically acclaimed:
- Above it All (Laos) paints a picture of the attitudes surrounding homosexuality in Laos’ Hmong minority.
- You Mean The World To Me (Malaysia) captures the depths of love for family, even through - and especially during - difficult times.
- The Wailing (South Korea) follows investigating officer Jong-Goo on his mission to capture the man behind the mysterious slew of murders in his village.
- Apprentice (Singapore) explores the often debated, yet taboo issue of capital punishment.
- How to Win at Checkers (Thailand) examines the joys and pains of growing up in contemporary Thailand through the eyes of an orphaned young boy.
- Jackpot (Vietnam) warmly narrates the plight of a poor lottery saleswoman who discovers that one of her customers bought the winning ticket.
- Women of the Weeping River (Philippines) offers a closer glimpse of the different discords and cultures of Mindanao through the perspectives of two women.
- Mga Rebeldeng May Kaso (Philippines) follows a group of young indie filmmakers during the politically-charged, rapidly-changing epoch of the People Power Revolution of 1986.
- Mother/Emma (Indonesia) tackles the traditions of Indonesia through the eyes of a mother struggling to find peace amidst her husband’s polygamy.
- Lipstick Under My Burkha (India) chronicles three brave, hopeful Indian women who desire to break free from the chains of their conservative society.