London East Asia Film Festival 2017

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Jane (Country: South Korea; Year: 2016; Director: Cho Hyun-hoon; Writer: Cho Hyun-hoon; Stars: Gyo-hwan Koo, Joo-Young Lee, Min-ji Lee)
A young girl feels isolated by attitudes to gender.
The Receptionist (Country: UK, Taiwan; Year: 2016; Director: Jenny Lu; Writer: Jenny Lu, Yi-Wen Yeh; Stars: Josh Whitehouse, Lorraine Stanley, Teresa Daley, Tebraiz Shahzad, Nicola Wright, Daniel York, Eric Colvin, Shiang-chyi Chen, Joseph Tremain, Sophie Gopsill, Tom Bonington, Klemens Koehring, Grant Murphy, Shuang Teng, Aidan Creegan)
Story of a woman working as a receptionist in an illegal massage parlour.
Small Talk (Ri Chang Dui Hua) (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2016; Director: Hui-Chen Huang)
Drama about a mother and daughter relationship.
The Table (Deo Te-I-Beul) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2016; Director: Kim Jong-kwan; Writer: Kim Jong-kwan; Stars: Soo-jung Lim, Yu-mi Jung, Ye-ri Han, Eun-chae Jung)
Women come and go around a table.
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