Between April 30th and May 9th will take place a new edition of the Barcelona Asian Film Festival of Barcelona, organized by 100.000 retinas, directed by Amaia Torrecilla and Carlos R. Ríos and sponsored by Núñez i Navarro Hotels. This year, BAAF 2010 presents a selection that increases the number of films screened – a total of 70 and six programs of short films – reinforcing some of its sections and giving a special boost to the animation.
In the Official Section will compete thirteen films, from Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. The selection shows some essential films this year, the best that has given the Asian scene of the moment, such as Paju by Park Chan-ok; Weaving Girl by Wang Quanan; Like You Know It All by Hong Sang-soo or Aurora, by Adolfo Alix, who also presents Manila, together with Raya Martin.
This year innovation comes with BAFF Anime, a small selection of recent Japanese animation production which includes three world premieres in Spain: Redline, One Piece Film: Strong World and Eureka Seven Movie 2009. BAFF Anime also features one of the best animated films of recent times, Summer Wars by Mamoru Hosoda, best animation film on Sitges Festival 2009.