London East Asia Film Festival announces star-studded lineup

The London East Asia Film Festival yesterday announced a stellar selection of films showing this October in 7 London venues, including Picturehouse Central, Regent Street Cinema, Empire Cinema Haymarket, ODEON Panton Street and Rich Mix.


The festival, now in its second year, brings a lineup of new and classic films from China, South Korea, Japan and a host of other countries in East Asia, featuring 13 UK premieres.


Silver screen stars will land in London on 19th October for a red-carpet international premiere of historical drama The Fortress at ODEON Leicester Square. The festival will run for 10 days, with a closing gala on 29th October.


The programme features top picks from a range of genres. Sci-fi buffs can check out new time-travel suspense flick Reset, produced by Jackie Chan, while martial arts fans can see Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster in 3D for the first time in the UK.


Also on the bill are Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s double-crossing police film Infernal Affairs, Chinese rom-com Soul Mate and hard-hitting drama The Receptionist, a new work filmed in London directed by Jenny Lu.


The festival runs from 19th October to 29th October. Film-lovers can find more info and see the full programme on the LEAFF website.

Catherine Jessup

A languages nerd with a food obsession and lifelong music bug, CJ can often be found panning the internet for golden Chinese indie tunes and toting around culinary experiments in a fancy lunchbox. Host and producer of East Meets West and Reporter for and Find them on Twitter @cjessup_gbtimes

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