From this Wednesday, July 15, the Casa Asia Channel is opened on Filmin with 28 films from the best Asian cinema. The online cinema platform Filmin has reached an agreement with Casa Asia to create a new channel dedicated exclusively to cinema from across the Asian continent.
The objective is to progressively expand the Filmin catalog with new titles in our country and to dedicate space to Asian cinema, paying special attention to minority cinematographies.
From this Wednesday the first 28 releases will arrive at Filmin, all of them unknown in Spain, with titles from Afghanistan, Burma, Cambodia, South Korea, the Philippines, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand, along with successes of established directors such as Kyoshi Kurosawa, Lav Diaz or Midi Z, Anocha Suwichakornpong (Prince Claus Fund Award, 2019) and award-winning titles such as Wolf and Sheep (Afghanistan, 2016) Special Award in the Official Section of the Cannes Festival (Directors’ Fortnight) ) or Journey to the Shore (Japan, 2015), which won the Certain Regard Award for the best director at the Cannes Film Festival.
Filmin is an online cinema and series platform that has been operating in Spain since 2008 and in Portugal since 2016, being the first company to offer a flat-rate service in our country. Filmin is currently also available in Mexico through FilminLatino, a platform created in collaboration with IMCINE.
Casa Asia contributes its seal of quality and knowledge. It annually organises the Asian Film Festival Barcelona (AFFBCN), an event specialized in the best Asian cinema, and holds film series on Asia every weekend. This public diplomacy body based in Barcelona and Madrid, was created in 2001 to contribute to a better understanding of the Asia-Pacific and its cultures and to promote the development of relations between the societies of Asia, the Pacific and Spain.