The Asian Feature Competition includes films of directors making their first or second features, highlighting a new generation of exciting talent in Asia.

There is a dynamic variety of styles, but each film presents its themes—whether personal or generational, challenging moralities or unspeakable violence, the speed of change or the force of forgetting— with daring and commitment.

Southeast Asian Premiere

Southeast Asian Premiere

Q&A with filmmaker(s)

Japan | 2020 | 152min | PG13
1 Dec, Tue | 6.30pm

A psychological drama of moralities that dives deep into the complexities of individuals, as truths are altered as much as the perception of them shifts.

Q&A with filmmaker(s)

Georgia, France | 2020 | 125min | M18
27 Nov, Fri | 6.30pm
4 Dec, Fri | 6.30pm

This stellar, award-winning debut examines the extreme isolation of a woman’s suffering that is quiet, though no less acute.

Southeast Asian Premiere

Southeast Asian Premiere

Q&A with filmmaker(s)

China, Hong Kong | 2020 | 101min | R21
28 Nov, Sat | 6.30pm
5 Dec, Sat | 3.30pm

A young woman returns to her hometown where she connects with the old, the new, the city and herself.

Q&A with filmmaker(s)

India | 2020 | 98min | PG
29 Nov, Sun | 6.30pm
2 Dec, Wed | 6.30pm

Facing obsolescence, a stoic truck driver tries to retain control of his life in this gritty take on what it means to become one’s work.

Q&A with filmmaker(s)

Malaysia | 2020 | 85min | NC16
30 Nov, Mon | 6.30pm

Poetry, movement and theatre are fused in this lyrical experiment to express the ineffable feeling of being young in today’s Malaysia.

Southeast Asian Premiere

Southeast Asian Premiere

Q&A with filmmaker(s)

Singapore | 2020 | 88min | NC16
26 Nov, Thu | 7pm, 8pm

Wes Anderson meets Black Mirror in this satirical comedy that questions the construct of happiness in Singapore.

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Southeast Asian Premiere

Southeast Asian Premiere

Q&A with filmmaker(s)

Iran | 2020 | 102min | PG
3 Dec, Thu | 6.30pm

In this bleak study of human agency, a brick factory and its community fall apart in quiet desolation.