Irish Film Institute
6 Eustace Street
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
26-29 March 2020
For its fourth edition this March, the East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) once again celebrates the artistry and variety of filmmaking from East Asia over four days from March 26th-29th. Following the historic success of Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite at this year’s Oscars, interest in cinema from East Asia has never been stronger. This year’s programme includes new films from prominent filmmakers Wang Xiaoshuai (So Long, My Son), Kôji Fukada (Harmonium), and Hong Khaou (Lilting), and a 35mm screening of Bong’s 2006 blockbuster The Host.
Commenting on this year’s programme, the festival’s Artistic and Programming Director Marie-Pierre Richard said, ‘EAFFI brings to Irish audiences the increasingly popular, diverse and exciting work from established and new filmmakers from East and South East Asia. This year’s programme offers a wide range of film genres, and explores topical themes around culture, the environment, gender, and history, with films from Chinese, Japanese, Hong Kong, South Korean and Taiwanese cinemas. The films presented interrogate the complexity of human nature and our relationship with the world around us.’
Tickets for the East Asian Film Festival Ireland are available now at www.ifi.ie/eaffi-2020 or by calling the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.
The East Asia Film Festival Ireland would like to thank the Arts Council, RTÉ Supporting the Arts, Dublin City Council, the Irish Film Institute, and all its sponsors and partners for their invaluable support.
Festival Co-organiser + Artistic & Programme Director: Marie-Pierre Richard
Festival Co-organiser: Maria O’Brien
Programme notes: Marie-Pierre Richard
cover image: DWELLING IN THE FUCHUN MOUNTAINS©FactoryGateFilms
All screenings take place at Irish Film Institute
Thursday 26th March
18.30: A Girl Missing
Friday 27th March
Introduced by Tara Brady, The Irish Times
Saturday 28th March
Introduced by Dr Kevin Cawley, UCC.
Sunday 29th March
13.10: Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains
Introduced by Dr. Qi Zhang, DCU