Things are in full swing for what’s being dubbed as the “Savage Seventeenth” installment of the New York Asian Film Festival launching June 29. From the robust opener with Dynamite Graffiti to a rowsing and eclectic line-up of Asian titles both new and ceremonial with special guests in attendance, right down to the hotly-anticipated closer with Erik Matti’s BuyBust, words such as “interesting” and “exciting” almost seem paling.
From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society while offering extreme genre pleasures. There are self-referential takes on cinematic zombies, existential date nights, and teens finding their own corners of the world despite familial and societal expectations. After last year’s Sweet Sixteen, this year’s program is dubbed the Savage Seventeenth edition with four world premieres, three international premieres, 21 North American premieres, three U.S. premieres, and twelve New York premieres, showcasing the most exciting comedies, dramas, thrillers, romances, horrors and arthouse films from East Asia.
Tickets are now available so click here for the full line-up and get yours promptly!