PROGRAM

International Invitation

  • A Land Imagined
    Yeo Siew Hua | France, Netherlands, Singapore | 2018 | Fiction | Color | DCP | 95 min (KN,E)
    Synopsis
    Singapore, police investigator Lok must find missing migrant worker Wang. Wang suffers a worksite accident and is anxious about repatriation. Unable to sleep, Wang starts frequenting a dreamy cybercafé in the dead of the night. Hoping to look for some form of human connection in this foreign land he feels alienated from, Wang forms a virtual friendship with a mysterious gamer that takes a sin..
  • An Impossibly Small Object
    David Verbeek | Taiwan, Netherlands, Croatia | 2018 | Fiction | Color | DCP | 100 min (KN, E)
    Synopsis
    A photographer takes a photo of a little girl on the nightly streets of Taipei. After this the memory of his own childhood starts to come back to him more and more and becomes intertwined with the identity of the girl, as looking at the picture he took, he starts to project his childhood onto hers.
  • Dead Souls
    Wang Bing | France, Switzerland | 2018 | Documentary | Color | DCP | 507 min (KN,E)
    Synopsis
    In Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert sixty years ago. Designated as “ultra-rightists” in the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the Jiabiangou and Mingshui reeducation camps. The film invites us to meet the survivors of the camps to find out firsthand who these persons were, the hardships..
  • Manta Ray
    Phuttiphong Aroonpheng | Thailand, France, China | 2018 | Fiction | Color | DCP | 105 min (KN, E)
    Synopsis
    Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the stranger, who does not speak a word, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But when the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend’s life.
  • Utopia
    Shunta Ito | Japan | 2018 | Fiction | Color | MOV | 104min (KN, E)
    Synopsis
    On a midsummer day, the snow falls. With no water and electricity, Tokyo is in chaos. Mami, a girl who just turned twenty, wakes up to find a mysterious girl in her room. She calls herself Beah. Something about her makes Mami nostalgic and it captures her heart. By living together, they in shock discover that Beah is from Hamelin Germany, and she is one of the children abducted by the pied piper i..
  • When I get home, my wife always pretends to be dead
    Lee Toshio | Japan | 2018 | Fiction | Color | MOV | 115min (KN)
    Synopsis
    Jun returns home one night after a hard day to find his wife, Chie, collapsed near the door in a pool of blood. Panicking, he rushes to her side, but then notices a bottle of ketchup nearby. And so it begins. From that point on, every time Jun returns home, he finds her “dead” by different and increasingly outlandish causes.
  • You, Your, Yours
    Matsui Daigo | Japan | 2018 | Fiction | Color | DCP | 104min (KN, E)
    Synopsis
    Known with the films, Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops and Japanese Girls Never Die, a promising Japanese director Matsui Daigo tells a story of 3 young men who’ve relinquished their own names for a girl and became the guys the girl loves. Noted Kkobbi Kim plays the role, and a crazy love story or a story of the youth.
  • Your Face
    Tsai Ming liang | Taiwan | 2017 | Fiction | Color | DCP | 77 min (KN, E)
    Synopsis
    Poetically inspired by faces glimpsed on the street of Taipei, the director creates their stories through close-up shot, this documentary with music created by Ryuichi Sakamoto shows a new film language

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