taking fresh and distinctive independent films to wide audiences through festivals, specialist distribution and screen translation

Kino Asia

KinoAsia

Here at day for night* we’re passionate about Asian cinema and much of our work strives to create a stronger voice for independent Asian films in the UK.

Kino Asia is an umbrella project that seeks to create a stronger platform for independent Asian cinema across the UK through special screenings, events, festivals and online viewing.

Kino Asia comprises a library of recent and new award-winning films by emerging directors, most having received significant international critical acclaim and which we feel really deserve to reach wider audiences.

Explore more about independent films from across Asia on this page – watch Asian films online plus keep informed of news on forthcoming Asian film releases and events.

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Hi-So (Thailand)

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A film by Aditya Assarat
A bittersweet tale of love, memories and belonging set against a post-tsunami backdrop.

36 (Thailand)

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A film by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
A delicate contemplation on the nature of memories in the digital age.

I Am Yours

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A Film by Iram Haq
A moving portrayal of a young woman of Pakistani origin in Oslo, struggling with love, motherhood and cross-cultural conflict.

Letters from the South

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A film by Aditya Assarat, Midi Z, Royston Tan, Sun Koh, Tan Chui Mui & Tsai-ming Liang
Poetic meditations on Chinese diaspora, presenting a broad perspective on Chinese cultural identity in contemporary South East Asia.

Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy (Thailand)

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A film by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
A whimsical tale following the absurdly comic trials and tribulations of a teenage girl adapted from a real life Twitter stream.

Current & Forthcoming Asian Film Releases

Bringing Tibet Home

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A film by Tenzin Tsetan Choklay

Artist Tenzing Rigdol embarks on an extraordinary to reunite Tibetans in exile with their homeland through art.

Au Revoir l'été (Japan)

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A Film by Koji Fukada
During a languid summer in a sleepy coastal, Sakuko learns more about love, life and and intricate web of family lies and relationships…

Concrete Clouds (Thailand)

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A film by Lee Chatametikool
A suicide leap pulls together the lives of four individuals, forcing them to confront their past and re-think their futures.