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After enjoying great success in its first two years, the London East Asia Film Festival continues with its work to provide a bridge between cultures and introduce Londoners to the diversity of films coming out of East Asia today. Back for its third year, it features blockbusters alongside films by emerging talents.
"Building from our successes in 2015 and 2016, LEAFF is delighted to be back in London. As a global hub, it represents the perfect Western gateway to show films from all over East Asia, appreciating the rich diversity of a region bubbling with creativity and renewal," says festival director Hyejung Jeon.
The festival runs from 19 to 29 October.
View Films by Strand:
- Festival Focus
- Hong Kong Now and Then
- Official Selection
- Retrospective: Japanese Cinema
- Stories Of Women
LEAFF Latest Reviews
Narumi and her husband Shinji are going through a rocky patch when Shinji suddenly vanishes, returning several days later, utterly transformed. At the same time, a family is brutally murdered, and the town beset by strange phenomena. Journalist Sakurai begins to investigate the mystery…
A carer and a patient from a small retirement home become stranded in the forest.
An explosives expert has to overcome a series of challenges in order to save the lives of hundreds of people trapped in a tunnel by a crazed bomber with a personal grudge.
Three sisters take their 15-year-old half sister into their home and hearts.
The story of Ip Man, the martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee.
A Tokyo salaryman loses his job and tries to conceal it from his already dysfunctional family.
Triad gang underlings vie for the top job.
Two men, working undercover for the police and Triads respectively, have to eliminate each other to save their jobs, and their lives.
London East Asia Film Festival Features
London East Asia Film Festival News
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable