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Hong Kong Thriller ‘Overheard 3’ to Open the 13th New York Asian Film Festival; Full Lineup Announced

Hong Kong Thriller 'Overheard 3' to Open the 13th New York Asian Film Festival; Full Lineup Announced

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, in collaboration with Subway Cinema and the Japan Society, have announced the full lineup for the 2014 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF). The Hong Kong thriller “Overheard 3,” directed by Alex Mak and Felix Chong will open the festival. 

The festival will show 60 feature films, including one international premiere, 20 North American premieres, six U.S. premieres. Eleven more films will make their New York debuts. 

Some of the highlights to look forward to include the mystical “Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits,” directed by Park Chan-kyung, Umin Boya’s sports drama “Kano,” Lou Ye’s Berlinale Golden Bear contender “Blind Massage” and Kazuaki Kumakiri’s “My Man.” 

In addition to the films, NYAFF will honor Jimmy Wong Yu, a Taiwanese actor who is considered a major player in establishing what we know as the modern kung-fu movie genre, with their Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award. Other awards will go out to Hong Kong star Sandra Ng, Korea’s Sol Kyung-gu and Park Joong-hoon and rising star Fumi Nikaido. 

For more information about the NYAFF films and programs check out their website here. The film festival takes place from June 27-July 14.

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