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East Asia Film Festival Ireland
Festival Co-organiser + Artistic & Programme Director: Marie-Pierre Richard

Festival Co-organiser + Partners & Sponsors Liaison Officer: Maria O’Brien

Festival Advisors: Prof. Chris Berry, Chu-Ti Chang

Programme notes: Marie-Pierre Richard 

Graphic design + copy editing: Peter Maybury

Website: Richard Watson

Digital Management/PR: Ji Yanqiao 

Interpreters: Dr Elizabeth Y Lin; Shimeng Zhou

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WELCOME!

 

Now in its third year, the East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) brings together the voices of significant filmmakers from a multitude of geographical contexts: from the Han river in South Korea to Osaka and Tokyo, from Hong Kong to Taipei, to the Wu mountains and small villages of subtropical China, to the villages and borders of Thailand and Malaysia.

 

The festival is honoured to welcome auteur filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang and his long-term collaborator, actor Lee Kang-Sheng. They are both here to present rare screenings of three films specially selected by Tsai and his producer for our festival: The River (1997); I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone (2006); and his latest film, Your Face (2018).

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The East Asia Film Festival Ireland would like to thank its Funders and Partners

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Taiwanese Cinema Programme: Tsai Ming-Liang and 
Lee Kang-Sheng

FESTIVAL GUESTS OF HONOUR

It is our great privilege to welcome auteur filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang (b.1957 in Kuching, Malaysia) and his long-term collaborator, actor Lee Kang-Sheng (b.1968 in Taipei, Taiwan).

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Masterclass Saturday 13th April, 1pm at Irish Film Institute
Q&As after selected screenings.

Hotel by the River - THURS 11 APRIL
A Family Tour - FRI 12 APRIL
Your Face - FRI 12 APRIL
ASAKO I-II - FRI 12 APRIL
Tsai Ming-Liang Masterclass - 13 APR
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I Don't Want to Sleep Alone - 13 APR
The Pluto Moment - SAT 13 APRIL
Long Days Journey into Night -13 APR
Baby - SUN 14 APRIL
The River - SUN 14 APRIL
A First Farewell - SUN 14 APRIL
Manta Ray - SUN 14 APRIL
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Saturday 13 April, 1.00pm

Tickets €20; €15 conc.; €10 students

Auteur filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang and actor and filmmaker Lee Kang-Sheng, his longterm collaborator, in conversation with film critic Tony Rayns.

Presented in association with Screen Skills Ireland.

Included in the discussion will be the creative processes at work in the making of artistic, complex and stunning films such as The River, I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone and Your Face, while examining the working relationship between the two that has spanned more than 30 years.

All screenings take place at Irish Film Institute

Thursday 11 April

6.30pm Gala opening

Hotel by the River (Irish premiere)

introduced by Tony Rayns

reception afterwards

 

Friday 12 April

4.10pm 

A Family Tour (Irish premiere)

 

6.15pm 

Your Face + short film Light (Irish premiere)

followed by Q&A with Tsai Ming-Liang and Lee Kang-Sheng. Moderator Tony Rayns

 

8.45pm 

Asako I&II (Irish premiere)

 

Saturday 13 April

1.00pm Masterclass

Tsai Ming-Liang and Lee Kang-Sheng in conversation with Tony Rayns. Presented in association with Screen Skills Ireland

3.15pm

I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone

introduced by Tsai Ming-Liang and Lee Kang-Sheng

 

5.40pm 

The Pluto Moment (Irish premiere)

 

8.10pm 

Long Day’s Journey into Night (3D) 

(Irish premiere)

introduced by Tara Brady, The Irish Times

 

Sunday 14 April

1.00pm 

Baby (Irish premiere)

 

3.00pm 

The River

followed by Q&A with Tsai Ming-Liang and Lee Kang-Sheng. Moderator Tony Rayns

 

6.00pm 

A First Farewell (Irish premiere)

 

8.00pm Closing film

Manta Ray (Irish premiere)

introduced by Tony Rayns