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11 Nov 2014 - 16 Nov 2014

Barcelona | Casa Asia Film Week

CAFW2014_640 Casa Asia Film Week (CAFW) returns to Barcelona. From the 12th to the 16th of November Cinemes Girona will host some of the best Asian cinema of recent years. More than 40 films, mostly unknown, will allow the public to get to know the current cinema that is distributed outside commercial circuits and, at the same time, to make a realistic portray of the Asian societies of the 21st century. The genre that prevails in this second edition of CAFW is drama, but others such as acomedy, action, documentary or animation are also represented. The premiere of the Japanese film Seven Weeks, by Nobuhiko Obayashi, will start off CAFW with an opening gala on Tuesday 11th of November at 8.00pm. Casa Asia Film Week includes two different sections. The contest Official Section, which will show films of 2013 and 2014 with around 20 titles and the Panorama Section, which covers the rest of titles of 2012 until 2014. CAFW will grant three awards: Casa Asia Film Week Award to the Best Film; Young Jury Award, chosen by students from film schools in Barcelona; and the Public Award. The contest is directed by Menene Gras Balaguer (Casa Asia), whereas the production is led by Toni Espinosa (Cinemes Girona). If drama and the x-ray of current Asian society will be the cores of the contest, comedy, action, animation and documentaries will also have their place during the five days CAFW lasts. Moreover, attendants can enjoy the trilogy of the famous Japanese TV showman and director Hitoshi Matsumoto, a special section with El llanto de la gacela and discussion with the director Maritza GarcĂ­a and a matinee has been programmed for Sunday 16th of November for children. The second edition of Casa Asia Film Week covers, on the one hand, representative titles of Asian countries with a powerful cinematographic industry, such as China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea and Singapore and, on the other, filmographies of countries that do not have the opportunity to be screened in commercial circuits with less international distribution, such as those from Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Pakistan or Malaysia.