17th Asian Film Festival FILMASIA

02. 12. 2021 - 07. 12. 2021




No film festival would be complete without Taiwanese representation! Taiwan cinematography has enjoyed international acclaim for several decades, especially thanks to filmmakers linked to the so-called Taiwanese New Wave. Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang or Edward Yang represent an important part of this country’s film history. But there are many more. Taiwanese cinema goes way beyond auteurs collecting awards at international festivals and offers exceptional and high-quality genre films, blockbusters and documentary films. Cinema with such long-standing tradition has got to be rich. This year’s 17th Filmasia aims to map out and introduce the Taiwan’s film landscape in all its glory. After a year-long break we would like to make the most of this opportunity to take a tour of diverse Taiwanese cinema from acclaimed directors and popular romantic comedies to long-forgotten and newly digitalized treasures from the past.