29 April-8 May 2005.

In its seventh Asian Film Festival, Barcelona's Contemporary Cultural Centre presents the best and most original recent productions from Asia. Divided into four main sections (Official Section, Guest Country, Anime Space, and Asian Selection), the festival showcases 11 films from Japan, China, Kazakhstan, Thailand and South Korea. For the third year in a row, an international jury will award a Golden Durian to the best film in the competition, with the 6,000 prize designed to fund the winning director's next production. Newcomers and veterans are both on the line-up, including Korean-born Im Kwon-taek presenting his 99th film. This is a chance to meet some of the most important contemporary actors as well as to discover new and unknown actors. The festival takes place in several venues including the two theatres of the Club Capitol in the centrally located Rambla.

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