New York Asian Film Festival Winter Showcase 2020: Love at First Bite (February 14th to 16th, 2020)

Here’s a press release for a fantastic looking event fit for foodies who love films:

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The New York Asian Film Festival ushers in the new decade with the second annual edition of its Winter Showcase. Held at Chelsea’s SVA Theatre over Valentine’s weekend, this year’s showcase celebrates our love of Asian films by turning the spotlight on food cultures through cinema. At a juncture when America still obsesses over Bong Joon-ho’s award winning Parasite, and some of its more minute plot points such as the wonders of Ram-Don (jjapaguri), it is timely to show that when it comes to putting food front and center, Asian movies do it best.

To celebrate a time-honored tradition of storytelling and the romantic holiday, this year’s lineup brings together trends-and-time-transcending classics as well as some remarkable foodie films of recent years, spanning several decades and different strands of filmmaking: regardless of where and when they are from, these stories pack in full plates of heart and soul, feasts for the eyes, and more than a few surprises demanding to be seen on the big screen.

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No Smoking, After the Matinee, Black School Rules, Family of Strangers, The First Supper, IDOL Aa Mujou, Dosukoi! Sukehira, Katsu Futaro!!, Wakasa to Bakasa, What Can You Do about It, Saori Piling Up, Traverse, Mizorogi Mitsuki o Sagashite, RUN! 3films Japanese Film Trailers   

Happy weekend, everyone!

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I hope you are all well.

I’ve just completed a 12-day work week so I’ve got two days to relax. Because it is Halloween, I watched a bunch of 80s horror films such as Demons 2 and 3 and The Gate. I’ll watch more over the next two days. Also, because of a friend, I’ve been able to see Sion Sono’s latest work, The Forest of Love.

This week, I posted reviews for the New Directions in Japanese Cinema shorts and wrote one for Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel I Presage Flower.

This year’s Kyoto International Film Festival and my posts on the Busan International Film Festival, and Tokyo International Film Festival came to the rescue when it came to digging up info on this weekend’s trailers.

So what was released this weekend?

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