The 2015 festival came to a conclusion on July 11 with the screening of Coin Locker Girl.

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Port Of Call opened the festival on June 26, while the Centerpiece Presentation was the North American premiere of Sabu’s Chasuke’s Journey.

As reported previously, the 2015 Screen International Rising Star Award went to Japanese actor Shota Sometani and the 2015 Star Asia Award was presented to Hong Kong’s Aaron Kwok.

North American film premieres included Nobuhiro Yamashita’s La La La At Rock Bottom and Yim Soon-rye’s The Whistleblower.

Sidebars included a spotlight on Myung Films and Korean women filmmakers.

Japan’s Ken Takakura and Bunta Sugawara, who both died last November, were the subject of the first joint tribute outside Japan featuring the new digital remaster of the classic Battles Without Honor And Humanity.

The New York Asian Film Festival was co-presented by Film Society Of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema.

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