Section

After Life

The decay of celluloid is especially harsh in Asia and the Pacific Islands, where humidity runs high and the aftermarkets for old treasures are dim. And so SDAFF pays tribute to the archivists, the preservationists, and digital and analog surgeons who bring cultural artifacts — and breathtaking sights and sounds — back to life.

After Life

16mm x Twitch!

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16mm x Twitch!

The San Diego Asian Film Festival misses celluloid. In most years, we’re able to fire up a film...
After Life

ARCHIVING TIME

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ARCHIVING TIME

Directed by Lu Yuan-chi
Film restorationists at the Taiwan Film Institute walk us through the process of re-discovering and re-juvenating a national…
After Life

THE CHESS GAME OF THE WIND

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THE CHESS GAME OF THE WIND

Directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani
The passing of a wealthy matriarch leaves conniving would-be heirs jockeying for power in this long-unavailable tale of…
After Life

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET

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THE HUSBAND’S SECRET

Directed by Lin Tuan-chiu
A husband can't tell his wife that her old classmate is his ex-lover, in this fiery Taiwanese-language melodrama.
After Life

LETTER TO AN ANGEL

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LETTER TO AN ANGEL

Directed by Garin Nugroho
Roped into a fashion shoot in search of the “exotic,” a young Indonesian boy receives a Polaroid camera…
After Life

MAURI

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MAURI

Directed by Merata Mita
A man with an unsettled past and a matriarch with a sixth sense for change face the irreversable…
After Life

MISTERYO SA TUWA

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MISTERYO SA TUWA

Directed by Abbo Q. Dela Cruz
If a plane crashes in a remote mountain, will anybody notice if villagers loot the wreckage? Or perhaps…