Leads PHL con­tin­gent at NYAFF

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( 2013), which screens on July 14 at the SVA The­ater.

Also in­cluded in the Filipino lineup are Richard Somes’

which had its world pre­miere on the fes­ti­val’s open­ing night on June 29 at the Lin­coln Cen­ter; and Irene Emma Vil­lamor’s ( 2018), the only ro­man­tic drama in the lineup, will be screened on July 15 at the SVA The­ater.

“The fes­ti­val aims to show that Asia is a bea­con of cin­e­matic ex­cite­ment, its films as rich in provoca­tive artistry and as emo­tion­ally com­pelling as those of its Western coun­ter­part. In the age of al­go­rithm-dic­tated cu­ra­tion and Euro­cen­trism, NYAFF holds two con­vic­tions: that taste in films can­not be de­duced or re­duced to one’s browser his­tory; and that the best in new cin­ema is ris­ing from the East,” said the fes­ti­val on its web­site.

This year’s edi­tion of the NYAFF is dubbed the “Sav­age Seven­teenth” and fea­tures four world pre­mieres, three in­ter­na­tional pre­mieres, 21 North Amer­i­can pre­mieres, three US pre­mieres, and 12 New York pre­mieres, show­cas­ing come­dies, dra­mas, thrillers, ro­mances, hor­rors and art­house films from Asia. —

BUYBUST is one of two Eric Matti films that will be screened at the New York Asian Film Fes­ti­val. The other one is On The Job.

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