The new London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) will offer a small, selective showcase of major titles from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, China, and Southeast Asia. In this first year the festival is pulling no stops to bring you the very best...
VETERAN on Friday 23 October at Odeon Leicester Square; this Opening Night Gala will welcome top Korean director Ryoo Seung-wan and producerKang Hye-jung to present the film.
The festival will close with Soi Cheang’s organ transplant actioner SPL2 - A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES, a Chinese-Hong Kong collaboration featuring muay thai superstar Tony Jaa.
Over the weekend there will be UK premières of Bi Gan’s time-confounding Chinese reverie KAILI BLUES, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s ghostly romantic drama JOURNEY TO THE SHORE, Dodo Dayao’s diabolical apocalypse VIOLATOR.Hong Won-chan’s bureaucratic slasher OFFICE, and Sabu’s heavenly comedy CHASUKE’S JOURNEY.
So get your tickets now as they are nearly all gone! Head over to www.leaff.org.uk.
LEAFF full line-up and timings:
VETERAN: Ryoo Seung-wan | Action Crime | South Korea | 124min | 2015, European Premiere, Q&A with director Ryoo Seung-wan and producer Kang Hye-jung
Opening Gala, Friday 23rd Oct, 7pm, Odeon Leicester Square.
KAILI BLUES: Bi Gan | drama | China | 110min |2015, UK Premiere
Saturday 24th Oct, 3pm, Odeon Panton Street.
JOURNEY TO THE SHORE: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | drama | Japan| 128min | 2015, UK premiere
Saturday 24th Oct, 6pm, Odeon Covent Garden.
VIOLATOR: Dodo Dayao | Horror | Philippines | 101min | 2014, UK Premiere
Saturday 24th Oct, 9pm, Odeon Covent Garden, co-presented with Terracotta Distribution.
OFFICE: Hong Won-chan | Thriller | South Korea | 111min | 2015, UK Premiere
Sunday 25th Oct 1pm, Odeon Panton Street.
CHASUKE'S JOURNEY: Sabu | comedy | Japan | 106min |2015, UK Premiere
Sunday 25th Oct, 3.30pm Odeon Panton Street.
SPL2 - A TIME FOR CONSEQUENCES: Soi Cheang | Martial Arts Action | Hong Kong China | 118min | 2015, UK premiere
Sunday 25th October 7pm, Odeon Leicester Square.