For its second edition, the East Asia Film Festival Ireland presents four days of compelling films from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, and is honoured to welcome the great Taiwanese cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing, long-time collaborator of Hou Hsiao-Hsien and other masters of cinema.
The festival offers rare screenings of five films spanning Mark Lee’s career: In the Mood for Love (2000); Springtime in a Small Town (2002); Three Times (2005); a documentary portrait of Mark Lee, Let the Wind Carry Me (2010); Mark Lee’s latest work, Seventy-Seven Days (2017); and a Masterclass on Saturday 7th.
The festival also includes Irish premières of two new features by Hong Sang-Soo’s On the Beach at Night Alone and Claire’s Camera, the multi-awarded The Great Buddha+, the latest family saga by Eric Khoo, Ramen Shop, Ai Weiwei’s migration crisis film, Human Flow, and a selection of animation short films.
Our IFI Family film on Sunday 8th will also be in association with EAFFI 2018 – see Monster Hunt 2, the sequel to the 2015 Chinese box office smash.
The festival would like to thank the Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Irish Film Institute, Screen Training Ireland, the Conrad Hotel, and all our sponsors and partners for their invaluable support.
ISLE OF DOGS
MAKING THE GRADE
14.00; 16.20; 18.30
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council