Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 May 2017

After the successful and fun first time at KINO Rotterdam last October 2016, we will again travel to this amazing cinema in the heart of Rotterdam. In the weekend of 6 and 7 May KINO Rotterdam is the Asian place to be for all film lovers living in the area of Rotterdam, as we will show a special selection of the contemporary Asian cinema.

Besides the film screenings, there is a interesting talk about China’s Generation Y. In KINO’s restaurant you can enjoy amazing Asian food​ by KINO’s chef DJ Wooldrik ​and two other famous chefs from Rotterdam: Marnix Benschop (Biergarten and Mess) and Hiroaki (Yama). Try it out together with our CinemAsia X cocktail or a cold bottle of Tiger Beer!

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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 …

Pricetag 價錢牌 – FilmLAB 2017 

Director: Myrthe Nymph Wai
10 minutes


The 29-year-old Jeffrey Chen works as a shop assistant in a Chinese supermarket. His fiancé is the 26-year-old Annie Li, who comes from a traditional, wealthy Chinese family with strict parents. Struggling financially, Jeffrey does not have enough money to meet the demands of his parents-in-law. This film is inspired by stories the filmmaker sees and hears from her own …

Soul Mate 七月與安生 

Director: Derek TSANG
110 minutes
Mandarin (English subtitles)
Hong Kong/China

While taking the subway home from work in Shanghai, Ansen (Zhou Dongyu) has a fateful encounter with old flame Jia-ming (Li Cheng-bin). He informs her of the existence of ‘Soul Mate’: an online, autobiographical serial chronicling Ansen’s former friendship with author July (Ma Sichun). When Ansen starts reading the serial, she gets flooded with repressed, emotional memories spanning two decades …

Sunday Beauty Queen 

Director: Baby Ruth Villarama
94 minutes
Filipino (English subtitles)

“How would we live without them?”, a wealthy 63-year-old man asks himself in this documentary about Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong. It’s a question that director Baby Ruth Villarama decides not to answer, in lieu of a more obtrusive look into the lives of the actual hard- working Filipino expats. The majority of these 190.000 documented domestic workers only …

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 , …

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 …