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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.

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LEAFF Latest Reviews

Before We Vanish
Before We Vanish
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…
The Mourning Forest
The Mourning Forest
A carer and a patient from a small retirement home become stranded in the forest.
Shock Wave
Shock Wave
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.
Our Little Sister
Our Little Sister
Three sisters take their 15-year-old half sister into their home and hearts.
The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster
The story of Ip Man, the martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee.
Tokyo Sonata
Tokyo Sonata
A Tokyo salaryman loses his job and tries to conceal it from his already dysfunctional family.
Election 2
Election 2
Triad gang underlings vie for the top job.
Infernal Affairs
Infernal Affairs
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

The precision of a master
Wong Kar Wai on making The Grandmaster
Martin Scorsese supports The Grandmaster
Director lends his name to Wong Kar Wai's film.

London East Asia Film Festival News

LEAFF announces line-up
East Asian fest to open with The Fortress

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

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