Cinevillers can of course see all performances of CinemAsi for free, but at these five films they may take a Cineville-less friend along for nothing. The films in the Cineville route specified in this brochure with the logo Cineville +1. The selection is also available on and can be viewed below.


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Lipstick Under My Burkha 

Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
117 minutes
Hindi (English subtitles)

Not every protagonist wears a burkha in this Indian feminist comedy, but the film’s title serves as an extraordinarily apt metaphor nonetheless. LIPSTICK UNDER MY BHURKA’s four female leads all differ in age, profession and even religion, but are united in their secretive undermining of the norms of a still predominantly male-centered India. Which is why unhappy housewife Shirin moonlights …

Oldboy 올드보이 

Director: Park Chan-wook
104 minutes
Korean (English subtitles)
South Korea
Lavinia Meijer will give an introduction to the film

Unmistakingly the most iconic Korean revenge thriller, OLDBOY set the bar high for every Korean genre that followed. After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. While the clock is ticking, the estranged avenger finds out that his kidnapper has a greater plan for …

The Age of Shadows 밀정 

Director: Jee-woon Kim
140 minutes
Korean, Japanese (English subtitles)

With THE AGE OF SHADOWS Kim Jee-woon (I SAW THE DEVIL) delivers a chic spy-thriller portraying the freedom fighters of the Heroic Corps and their efforts to free Korea from their Japanese oppressors in the 1920s. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse full of intrigue, danger and deception ensues as the organisation tries to ship explosives from Shanghai to Seoul , …

Vive l’Amour 愛情萬歲 

Director: Tsai Ming-Liang
118 minutes
Mandarin (DUTCH subtitles)
1994 (35MM)
Mijke de Jong will give an introduction to the film

By occupying the same vacant apartment in Taipei, three disparate and desperate people step in and out of each other’s’ life. In empty bedrooms the loneliness and depression of May Lin, Hsiao-kang and Ah-jong gets highlighted in this distanced, but critical portrait of life in the big city. Even though these three people share a space and sometimes even a …

Yamato (California) 

Director: Daisuke Miyazaki
119 minutes
Japanese (English subtitles)
Japan, USA

This “Miyazaki Daisuke joint” (an explicit reference to the socially engaged films of American director Spike Lee) is a hip hop fable portraying the tense relations and dynamics between Japan and the United States. Yamato has been laying in the shadow of an American Air Force base since the second World War, causing elements of American culture to seep into …