LEAFF announces line-up

East Asian fest to open with The Fortress

by Amber Wilkinson

LEAFF will open with the international premiere of The Fortress
LEAFF will open with the international premiere of The Fortress Photo: Courtesy of LEAFF
The London East Asian Film Festival has announced its line-up. It will open on 19 October with the international premiere of Hwang Dong-hyuk’s historical drama The Fortress and close on 29 October with Takeshi Kitano’s final part of the Outrage trilogy, Outrage Coda (2017).

Naomi Kwase's meditative drama The Mourning Forest and Herman Yau's crime thriller Shock Wave are also in the line-up. The overarching theme of LEAFF 2017 is time and the perception of time.

Screenings will include seven international premieres, seven European premieres and 13 UK premieres.

Festival director Hyejung Jeon said: “I am delighted to bring LEAFF back to London in 2017. As a global hub, London 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.

Read details of the full line-up. For more information about films, venues and times, visit the official site.

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