The film Diaspora: Arirang Road will also be internationally premiered during the festival. The musical documentary focuses on the famous song and will show how it inspired Koreans for the last century and a half.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s Beyond the Dream starring Terrance Lau will be the festival’s closing night film. The romantic psychodrama is the first one made in the region. Lau was critically praised for his performance as a schizophrenic who wants to experience love.
According to Wong, Season 11 will include a large selection of rarely shown documentaries to nurture our audience with a strong dose of pure beauty for the first time. These films will be cinematic and humanitarian. Some of the documentaries that will be showcased in the festival are Water with Life, Formosan B.B. Is Coming, Whale Island, Walking Dharma, and Tsunma, Tsunma: My Summer with the Female Monastics of the Himalaya, which are all from Taiwan.
Other films you should not miss are Happy-Go-Lucky Day, Life: Untitled, A Dobugawa Dream, Life Finds A Way, All About ING, Edward, The Climbers, My Prince Edward, and A Touch of Spring.
Did we mention the first Drive-in screening for ‘The Climbers’ is FREE? Whether you are in Chicago or not, Sophia’s Asian Pop Up cinema has got you covered. Get info here.