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Asian Academy

05 November 2018
"10 Years Thailand", dir. Aditya Assarat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Wisit Sasanatieng

Old Vietnamese theater forms, the 1980s in Korea, and the co-productions between China and Hong Kong. We invite you to a series of lectures providing additional context for festival screenings – a chance to explore the sociocultural contexts and aesthetic traditions, as well as the relationship between cinema, the everyday life, and the current events in Asia.

This year's Academy includes lectures devoted to both political and aesthetic topics. The invited experts will talk about censorship in Thailand, old theaters of Vietnam, the Chinese animated film industry, and the social democratic movements in South Korea in the 1980s, which played a crucial role in ending the authoritarian rule.

The highlight of the program is a lecture devoted to co-productions between China and Hong Kong, the wider context of the cooperation between those two, still widely separate, film industries, which includes the exchange of talents, knowledge, genre cinema techniques, and organizing high-budget productions. The lecture will be delivered by Kiki Fung, a programmer of Hong Kong IFF and a curator of film events, one of the guests of this year's festival.

Apart from the lectures, the Academy features a panel debate with three leading Malay filmmakers – Nam Ron, Dain Said, and Bront Palarae, devoted to the recent political changes in the country and the new development perspectives for the cinema of Malaysia. The debate will be held on November 19 in Muranów cinema, right after the screening of "One, Two, Jaga."

Kiki Fung's lecture "Creative Fusion: Co-productions between China and Hong Kong" will be delivered in English. Other lectures will be presented in Polish at the exhibition room (downstairs) in the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art at Pańska street 3.

Free entrance!


November 15, Thursday, 17:30
"Censorship and autocensorship in Thailand" - Magda Chodownik and Karol Grygoruk

November 16, Friday, 17:30
"Creative Fusion: Co-productions between China and Hong Kong" - Kiki Fung

November 17, Saturday, 16:00
"Artistic 'soft power' - Chinese animated films" - Olga Bobrowska (UJ)

November 18, Sunday, 16:00
"1987 - How social democratic movements in South Korea have overthrown the dictatorship" - dr Marcin Jacoby (SWPS)

November 19, Monday, 18:30
"Close Encounters: New Malaysia"

November 20, Tuesday, 17:30
"Old Vietnamese Theaters - from cheo to cai luong" - dr Joanna Wasilewska (MAiP)


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