Director of Programming Anna Page’s Top 10 Films to watch with the HIFF40 10-Pack
We are sharing HIFF staffers TOP 10 FILMS TO WATCH. With varying personal tastes, these lists are great jumping-off points for audiences who want to dive in and purchase our newly announced HIFF40 10-PACK, a discounted ticket package of 10-online vouchers for only $40! Get 10 movies for yourself or others to share. Think of this as our Black Friday sale, but we’re pushing it up one week early and extending it for the final week of HIFF40!
In this blog post, HIFF’s Director of Programming Anna Page delves into her HIFF40 Top 10, which is geared towards more pop Asian films, which is the Festival’s core-programming:
Stunningly animated, this shocking body-horror is one of the most well crafted Korean animated features in recent years; a must-see for animation and horror fans alike.
DEATH OF NINTENDO
Bring on the 90’s nostalgia with a heavy dose of comedy. This hilarious and upbeat coming-of-age comedy from the Philippines is pure fun from beginning to end.
The first narrative feature made about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, this nail-biting thriller is an edge-of-your-seat tale of humanity and heroism.
GEORAMA BOY PANORAMA GIRL
Based on the popular manga, this girl meets boy pulp teen romance, is perfectly offbeat and is just what every live-action romance manga adaptation should be.
GET THE HELL OUT
Over-the-top is an understatement. Get ready for the craziest zombie comedy of the year, GET THE HELL OUT packs all the punches and leaves no holds barred!
GONE WITH THE LIGHT
Think THE LEFTOVERS with a twist. GONE WITH THE LIGHT is a genre-bending sci-fi film from China, that you’ll be thinking about for days.
HITMAN AGENT JUN
Pure fun from beginning to end HITMAN AGENT JUN has that perfect blend of action and comedy, with a healthy dose of spies and villians of course!
THE THERAPIST: FIST OF TAE-BAEK
Another action-comedy from South Korea, this time set in the world of a Tae Kwon Do master! A must see for the martial arts and the laughs.
A WITNESS OUT OF THE BLUE
Hong Kong action cinema at it’s finest, this Louis Koo starring film harkens back to the best of HK action films from the 90s’ and 00s’. Cops, robbers, and even some comic relief.
WOTAKOI: LOVE IS HARD FOR OTAKU
A psychedelic musical romance comedy about two otaku (hardcore fans) in love. Enough said.