Leads PHL contingent at NYAFF
( 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.