Program Festival 2nd -5th September 2021

Sensual and smart. From 2 to 5 September, at De Cinema in Antwerp (Belgium), Electric Shadows welcomed Asian cinema that makes you wander and wonder. We roam along a riverbank with the splendid tableau film Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains and finally pull up a chair with Tsai Ming-liang for his tender portrait Days.

Between those two films, Electric Shadows offers a trajectory of discovery and rediscovery. Glancing in the rearview mirror, we pay tribute to the unjustly forgotten Richard Chen, and to the stormy Taiwanese classic Typhoon. We also focus on the image of Vietnam and its inhabitants in ‘Displaced Places’, a program dedicated to film essayist Nguyen Trinh Thi.

Our selection of recent films zeroes in on the inhumane Japanese migration policy, and joins youngsters from China, Thailand and Vietnam in exploring family ties, friendships and sensuality.