Asia House Announce 7th Annual Asian Film Festival

Art & Culture

Asia House have announced the program for their 7th annual Asian Film Festival. The event runs from March 27th – 31st, taking place in venues including Ham Yard Theatre, Rich Mix, The Horse Hospital and the Cinema Museum. Flicking through the program, a couple of screenings stand out – for a start the UK premiere of Flashback Memories 3D looks fascinating-  "An unorthodox musical documentary on the didgeridoo maestro GOMA, who suffers from an inability to form new memories following a traffic accident at the peak of his career. Directed by one of the most consistently interesting filmmakers on Japan’s independent scene, the film is a triumph of creative ingenuity and received the audience award at the 26th Tokyo International Film Festival."

But we're most taken with the festivals closing film, the UK Premiere of Yangon Calling – Punk in Myanmar, showing at the Horse Hospital on March 31st. Here's the blurb: "an award-winning documentary about Myanmar’s underground punk scene filmed secretly in the former military dictatorship using hidden cameras. It provides a rare portrait of the rebels who really do have a cause, introducing us to their homes, their friends, their families, and their hidden world of rehearsal rooms and illicit concerts."

Watch the trailer for Yangon Calling below – looks incredible, right? You can find out more info on events and tickets on the Asia House Website