The London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) has unveiled the 2023 programme

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LEAFF 2023 brings a diverse program including international and UK premieres from East and South East Asia. This year, our program will be showcased through these strands: Previous: Director Chung Ji-Yong, LEAFF’s Official Selection, Competition, Women’s Stories, Halloween Horror Special, Cherish the World, LGBTQIA+ and Reclaiming Classics. The festival will open and close at ODEON Luxe Leicester Square. Other screenings and Q&As will take place at Odeon Luxe West End and Selfridges at the Cinema.

Here is the full program:

Opening Gala
The Boys + Q&A with the Director | Dir. Chung Ji-young Korea 2023 | 124 minutes

Closing Gala
Concrete Utopia + Q&A with director, actor Park Bo-young Dir. Um so-be Korea 2023 | 130 minutes

LEAFF OFFICIAL SELECTION

Breaking Ice | Dir. Anthony Chen Singapore 2022 | 97 minutes
Dan Dan | Dir. Sing the song China 2022 | 103 minutes
Hidden Blade | Dir. Cheng’s | Hong Kong | 2022 | 128 minutes
In the light of day Dir. Lawrence Kahn Hong Kong | 2023 | 106 minutes
In our day Dir. Hong Sang-soo Korea 2023 | 83 minutes
Killing Romance + Q&A with the director Dir. Lee Won Suk | Korea 2023 | 106 minutes
Crazy luck Dir. Soi Cheung | Hong Kong | 2023 | 109 minutes
Manhole Dir. Kazuyoshi Kumakiri | Japan 2023 | 99 minutes
The monster Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda | Japan 2023 | 126 minutes

Perfect day Dir. Wim Wenders Japan 2023 | 123 minutes
Revolver Lily Dir. Isao Yukisada Japan 2023 | 139 minutes
Road to Boston + Q&A with Director | Dir. Kang Jae-Gyu Korea 2023 | 108 minutes
Snow Leopard Dir. Pema Sedden | Tibet 2023 | 109 minutes
Shadowless Tower Dir. Lu Zhang | China 2023 | 144 minutes
Important signs Dir. Cheuk Wan-chee Hong Kong | 2023 | 100 minutes

RETROSPECTIVE: DIRECTOR CHUNG JI-YOUNG

Boys Dir. Chung Ji-young Korea 2023 | 124 minutes
Black money Dir. Chung Ji-young Korea 2019 | 113 minutes
Ari Ari Korean Movie | Dir. Hyo Chul, Chung Ji-young Korea 2012 | 83 minutes
National security Dir. Chung Ji-young Korea 2012 | 106 minutes
Degraded Dir. Chung Ji-young Korea 2011 | 110 minutes
The Life and Death of a Hollywood Kid | Dir. Chung Ji-young Korea 1994 | 120 minutes
White badge Dir. Chung Ji-young Korea 1992 | 124 minutes
North Korean bias in South Korea Dir. Chung Ji-young Korea 1990 | 157 minutes

STORIES OF WOMEN

Her Hobby + Q&A with the Director | Dir. Ha Myung Mi | Korea | 2023 | 118 mins
Her Locket + Q&A with the Producer/Actor Rebecca Chuaunsu Shangkuan | Dir. J E Tiglao | Philippines | 2023 | 119 mins
Little Blue | Dir. Lee Yi-fang | Taiwan | 2022 | 96 mins
Lonely Eighteen | Dir. Tracy Hsu | Hong Kong | 2023 | 91 min
Untold Herstory | Dir. Zero Chou | Taiwan | 2022 | 102 mins

London East Asia Film Festival 2023
London East Asia Film Festival 2023

COMPETITION
Amiko | Dir. Morii Yusuke | Japan | 2022 | 104 mins
Coo-Coo 043 | Dir. Chan Ching-Lin | Taiwan | 2022 | 135 mins
Cord Of Life | Dir. Sixue Qiao | China | 2022 | 96 mins
Day Off + Q&A with the Director | Dir. Fu Tien-yu | Taiwan | 2023 | 106 mins
Double Thomas | Dir. Yang Tianshuo | China | 2023 | 81 mins
GAGA | Dir. Laha Mebow | Taiwan | 2022 | 112 mins
Hopeless + Q&A with the Director, Actor Hong Xa-bin | Dir. Kim Chang-hoon | Korea | 2023 | 133 mins
Iron Mask | Dir. Kim Sung-hwan | Korea | 2023 | 100 min
Kissing the Ground You Walked On | Dir. Heng Fai Hong | Macao | 2023 | 93 mins
Stand Up Story | Dir. Au Cheuk Man | Hong Kong | 2023 | 105 mins

CLASSICS RESTORED
Ah, Fei | Dir. Wan Jen | Taiwan | 1983 | 115 mins
Dust of Angels | Dir. Hsiao-Ming Hsu | Taiwan | 1992 | 110 mins

HALLOWEEN HORROR SPECIAL
Home Sweet Home | Dir. Takumi Saitoh | Japan | 2023 | 113 mins
Immersion | Dir. Takashi Shimizu | Japan | 2023 | 109 mins

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