26th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

3/14/08 to 3/22/08

Each year, the Center for Asian American Media brings you the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora. The 2008 program includes a tribute to the late, great Taiwanese director Edward Yang.

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Past Films

  • Desert Dream

    • Saturday, March 22 6:00 pm

    A Mongolian farmer fights to turn barren desert into life-giving forest. From the Korean director of Grain in Ear.

  • The Flight of the Red Balloon

    • Saturday, March 22 8:40 pm

    Hou Hsiao-hsien's experimental remake of the French children's classic. Starring Juliette Binoche and the City of Light, Paris.

  • 881

    • Friday, March 21 7:00 pm

    Royston Tan's riotous musical tribute to the uniquely Singaporean performance genre of getai. Like Bollywood karaoke in rainbow-colored tights.

  • The Unseeable

    • Friday, March 21 9:15 pm

    A pretty young woman winds up in a very strange house in this Thai ghost story from the director of Citizen Dog.

  • Yi Yi

    • Thursday, March 20 7:00 pm

    Edward Yang's humanist gem tracks a year in the life of a multigenerational Taiwanese family. “A marvel of delicacy and humor.”-Rolling Stone.

  • The Voyeurs

    • Wednesday, March 19 8:50 pm

    Buddhadeb Dasgupta (Memories in the Mist) delivers a sly treatise on love, terrorism, and surveillance in the 21st century.

  • Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers

    • Wednesday, March 19 7:00 pm

    Documentarian Rithy Panh follows a group of prostitutes who've created a new community in Cambodia.

  • Serambi

    • Tuesday, March 18 7:00 pm

    The effects of the 2004 Asian tsunami are captured in this devastating Indonesian documentary, from the director of Opera Jawa.

  • Buddha Collapsed out of Shame

    • Tuesday, March 18 8:45 pm

    The beauty and grief of contemporary Afghanistan, as seen by a young girl in Bamian. Directed by Hana Makhmalbaf (daughter of Mohsen).

  • Grandmother's Flower

    • Sunday, March 16 3:00 pm

    A family portrait turns up dark WWII-era secrets in this Korean documentary.

  • Happiness

    • Sunday, March 16 5:00 pm

    A new love story from Korea's melodrama king (Christmas in August).

  • Never Forever

    • Sunday, March 16 7:50 pm

    Gina Kim in Person. Vera Farmiga stars in this Sundance-acclaimed look at interracial marriage.

  • A Gentle Breeze in the Village

    • Saturday, March 15 4:30 pm

    The director of Linda Linda Linda returns with this winsome look at the first blush of young love in a small Japanese village.

  • Slingshot

    • Saturday, March 15 7:00 pm

    Brillante Mendoza in Person. Mendoza's kinetic film thrusts viewers into a Manila slum full of junkies and thieves.

  • I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK

    • Saturday, March 15 9:10 pm

    Love, insanity, and violence in a bizarre new Korean fantasy from the maker of Oldboy.

  • The Princess of Nebraska

    • Friday, March 14 7:00 pm

    Stephen Gong, Richard Wong, Ling Li, and Patrice Banaïas in Person. The famed director of Chan Is Missing returns to his indie roots in this experimental portrait of a Chinese youth adrift in San Francisco.

  • The Terrorizer

    • Friday, March 14 9:00 pm

    Cora Miao in Person. Three interlocking stories in Taipei dominate Edward Yang's Antonioni-esque masterpiece of urban life and emotional violence.