CinemAsia Film Festival has announced their opening- and closing films for the 2020 edition that will take place from 4 to 8 of March. The organisation has chosen to open en close the festival with strong female voices, that are able to combine important messages with outstanding narratives and without losing its entertainment purposes at the same time. On Wednesday 4th of March, the film festival will officially be opened with the European premiere of Mrs. Noisy by director Chihiro Amano, followed by the Dutch premiere of Joko Anwar’s Indonesian superhero epic GUNDALA. The festival closes on the 8th of March with the Dutch premiere of the critically acclaimed Taiwanese film Heavy Craving by Pei-ju Hsieh.
The full programme of the 13th edition of the CinemAsia Film Festival will be unveiled next week Monday 10 February, the ticket sales will start that same day. CinemAsia is known for the diversity of showing films from different genres, countries and experiences, and give a platform to an as wide as possible group within the rapidly growing pool of quality Asian cinema. The festival will take place in Studio/K and Rialto in Amsterdam.
Mrs. Noisy (ミセス・ノイズィ)
Film from 2019 by director Chihiro Amano. After winning a grand literature award, author Maki (Yukiko Shinohara) struggles to follow up with something new. She has just moved into a new apartment with her husband and their little daughter, where she’s confronted with a nasty case of writer’s block. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s also constantly distracted by her inconveniently timed noisy neighbour (Yoko Ootaka). What started as a small quarrel ends in an unstoppable viral social media sensation that changes the lives of the two women forever. Through creative staging, great performances by the lead actresses and an interesting narrative structure, director Chihiro Amano shows that there is always two sides of the story. After its premiere at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival, the film will be screened in Japanese cinema from coming May.
Source: CinemAsia Film Festival