Film 2019

18 posts

Andrea Deidda, Federico Leonardi, Alberto Obino play Vanya and the crocodile

An unprecedented trio of electronic musicians, together will explore the potential of sound applied to the image in movement in an unconventional way. Alberto Obino, Andrea Deidda and Federico Leonardi have studied electronic music at the Conservatory of Music in Cagliari, acquiring skills and competences different from each other. They participate individually in various festivals […]

Okapi plays I was born, but…

Økapi is Filippo Edgardo Paolini, a French-Italian turntablist, sample cutup artist, electronic composer and sound designer. Since 1995 Økapi has recorded several solo albums, as well as recording in the duo Metaxu and with the trio Dogon and the recent trio K-Mundi. He has performed live for national Italian State radio broadcasts (RAI) with renowned […]

Pop Art Shots

Loop installation 57’ Original format 16mm film Year 1964 In collaboration with Museo d’Arte Siamese Stefano Cardu and Musei Civici di Cagliari, Across Asia Film Festival presents the project “Pop Art Shots. A seminal One reel selection from Japan”: a selection of 16 films of two minutes each and the length of a reel. The […]

Manila in the Claws of the Lights

Maynila sa mga kuko ng liwanag Director Lino Brocka Cast Bembol Roco, Hilda Koronel, Lou Salvador, Jr., Juling Bagabaldo, Tommy Abuel Country Philippines Language Tagalog Year 1975 Lenght 125’ Restored edition Awards Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title – FOCAL International Awards, Best Film of the Decade (Natatanging Pelikula ng Dekada) – Gawad Urian Award, Best Picture, […]

Jinpa

Director Pema Tseden with Jinpa, Genden Phuntsok, Sonam Wangmo Lenght 86’ Language Tibetan Country Tibet, Cina Production Jet Tone Films Shanghai (Wong Kar Wai, Jacky Pang) This is a story of revenge and redemption. On an isolated road passing through the vast barren plains of Tibet, a truck driver who has accidentally run over a […]

People Power Bombshell: The diary of Vietnam Rose

Director John Torres Country Filippine Language Filipino Tagalog Year 2016 Lenght 89’ Award Jury Award Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival A mystery dreamlike portrait of a movie star’s harrowing ordeal in the making of a film. This is about Liz Alindogan, then 19-year old naive newbie star, and director Celso Ad Castillo dubbed as […]

Dog Days

  Director Timmy Harn Cast Ybes Bagadiong, Bie Ruaro, Marcus Adorro, Addriene Vergara Country Filippine Language Inglese, Filippino Year 2018 Lenght 124’ Awards: Famas Award Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Thanks to a feat of magic in which his mother sacrificed her life for him, black Filipino teenager Michael Jordan Ulili […]

Shotgun Tuding

Director Shireen Seno Country Philippines/Malaysia Year 2014 Lenght 13 min Tuding sets out on a journey to a distant town to track down the man who got her youngest sister pregnant, and she’s not going home without him. A pancit western set in the late-1940s. A Los Otros x Tito & Tita production and WOMEN:girls initiative presented by Garang […]

We Still Have to Close Our Eyes

Director John Torres Country Philipines Language English Year 2019 Lenght 13’ John Torres repurposes documentary footage captured from the sets of various Filipino productions (including the likes of Lav Diaz and Erik Matti) into an eerie, elliptical sci-fi narrative about human avatars controlled by apps. A collage of scenes in the periphery of film sets […]

The sound of Falling

Director Chien-Yu Lin Cast Yong-Yu Xiao, Tsai-Hsing Chang, Chia-Yin Hung, Rui-Yun Hung Zhang Country Taiwan Lingua Mandarino Year 2019 Lenght 12’53’’ Production The London Film School Awards Nomination Lab Competition Festival di Clermont Ferrand An impressionistic film that portrays a day of Jay’s life, a young citric farmer who decided to attend a clinical drug test […]

The Kalampag Tracking Agency

The Kalampag Tracking Agency, curated by Shireen Seno & Merv Espina Overcoming institutional and personal lapses to give attention to little-seen works—some quite recent, some surviving loss and decomposition—this programme collects loose parts in motion, a series of bangs, or kalampag in Tagalog, assembled by individual strengths and how they might resonate off each other […]

Belief as the Light in Darkness

Sa Gabing Tanging Liwanag Ay Paniniwala Director Francis Guillermo Cast Soliman Cruz, Dylan Ray Talon, Sheryll Ceasico, Stefanoni Nunag Language Tagalog Country Filippine Year 2019 Lenght 18’ Award Best Film De La Salle Univerisity, Honored mention Cultural Center of the Philippines This is a story about the disappearances of people and their identities. The continuous […]

Ten Years Taiwan

Directors Cilangasan Lekal Sumi, Rina B.Tsou, Lu Po-Shun, Hsieh Pei-Ju, Lau Kek Huat Cast Xie Jia-hui (“The Can of Anido”), Alina Tsai, Karolyn Kieke (“942”), Lu Dong-yang, Li Wen-he (“Way Home”), Du Yi-fan, Mike Wang (“A Making-Of”), Hsu Nai-han (“The Sleep”) Country Taiwan Language Mandarin Year 2018 Lenght 109′ Inspired by Ten Years (2015), the omnibus film that envisioned […]

The River

Ozen Director Emir Baigazin Cast Zhalgas Klanov, Eric Tazabekov, Zhasulan Userbayev, Ruslan Userbayev, Bagdaulet Sagindikov, Sultanali Zhaksybek, Kuandyk Kystykbayev, Aida Iliyaskyzy Country Kazakistan Language Kazako Year 2018 Lenght 113’ Awards Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, Best Film, Nomination Orizzonti Award Venice Film Festival, Best Film, Nomination Tokyo International Film Festival Best Film Ozen completes the […]

Graves without a name

Les tombeaux sans noms Director Rithy Panh Country Francia, Cambogia Year 2018 Lenght 115′ Language French, Khmer Awards: Nomination Best Film Giornate degli Autori, Festival di Venezia, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, Asian Frontiers – Documentary, Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film, Best Cinematography In Rithy Panh’s latest exploration of the lasting effects of […]

Nina Wu

Zhuo Ren Mi Mi Director Midi Z Cast WU Ke-xi, SUNG Yu-hua, HSIA Yu-chiao, SHIH Ming-shuai Lenght: 103 minutes Language Mandarin Country Taiwan, Malaysia, Myanmar Year 2019 Production LIN Sheng-wen, Molly FANG, Claudia TSENG, Andi LIM After eight years toiling in bit-parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu finally gets her big break with a leading role in […]

I Was Born, But…

Otona no miru ehon – Umarete wa mita keredo Director Yasujirô Ozu Cast Tatsuo Saito, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Hideo Sugawara, Tomio Aoki, as Tokkan Kozo, Takeshi Sakamoto, Teruyo Hayami, Seiichi Kato, Seiji Nishimura, Shoichi Kofujita, Chishu Ryu Country Japan Year 1932 Lenght 100’ Awards Kinema Junpo Award, Miglior film One of Ozu’s most popular films, I […]