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by InRO Staff Featured Festival Coverage Film

SDAFF 2022: Dispatch 1: Films We’ve Already Covered

November 8, 2022

Despite what the joint juggernaut of social media and trade journals would have you believe, fall festival season encompasses more than just the triumvirate of Venice, TIFF, and NYFF; more than Locarno, San Sebastian, and London, too. One of our favorite smaller fests to catch up with every autumn is the San Diego Asian Film Festival, which consistently delivers a carefully curated slate of the year’s finest offerings in Asian cinema — these year includes appearance by such diverse and venerated vets as Hong Sang-soo,  Jafar Panahi, Trịnh T. Minh-hà, and Lav Diaz — always rounded out by a selection of restored classics to revisit.

We’ve already checked out a dozen titles from this year’s slate (linked below) across various 2022 festivals, and we’ll be circling back with another dispatch of brand-new coverage after the festival wraps this weekend. In the meantime, check out our thoughts and plan your viewing — there’s still time to check out some of the fantastic works in this year’s program. More details can be found over at