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2015

  • At one level, there are four subjects in this documentary: Brillante Mendoza– ultra neo-realist and pioneer in the regionalisation of Philippine Cinema; Pen-Ek Ratanaruang–American-educated “isolated man” and improvisational Thai New Wave auteur;...
  • Somewhere in Kyoto, Mr. and Mrs. Nakamura makes scented bags for a living.  One night, when the husband takes a walk alone, he finds an old man lying helpless on the street.  He takes the old man to his house and offers a night’s lodging...
  • “We are like islands, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”  -William James   Nanna and Joey could not be more different. Nanna finds bliss in the peace and quiet of home, while Joey loves to work hard and party...
  • A young man, with bipolar disorder, decides to sell books on the sidewalk to save money for a college education.  50:51mins / 2015
  • Tian Huai'en is a quiet and simple man.  Most of his life is spent on the tiny boat he uses to ferry people across the Dasha River without accepting any dime for doing it.  But when he suddenly fell ill, the question of who will take over...
  • A lost film buried beneath the killing fields reveals different versions of the truth. The Last Reel is a contemporary story about love, family and ghosts of Cambodia’s past. (The Black Dragon Award, Udine Film Festival, 2015) Running Time:  ...
  • This sensitive coming-of-age tale revolves around a young monk, Zawana, who has spent most of his life in a monastery in the Burmese countryside.  When his superior falls ill, Zawana is faced with the dilemma of deciding if the life of a monk...
  • The Move is about drifting and evolving to new worlds.  The plot revolves around three characters: a mother, her daughter, and a grandfather.  The mother persuades her father and her daughter, who live together in a small house by the...
  • Having just entered puberty, bride (Dilan Aksüt) had been forced to marry with groom (Ilyas Salman) who is more than fifty years older than her and who just returned to his hometown after doing years of jail time. Sitting in the nuptial chamber with...
  • Three orphaned siblings find themselves battling with a corrupt local police chief over ownership of their mother’s ancestral home, in this playfully stylized, deadpan-funny tragicomedy. (Cultural Resistance Film Festival, Lebanon, 2014) Running...
  • One day in the forest, the simple bamboo cutter Okina finds a baby in the folds of a bamboo shoot, and brings the infant home to his wife Ona.  Naming the child Kaguya and raising her as their own, the couple soon discovers that their daughter...
  • Dominic, a handsome, charming high school student lies comatose on a hospital bed after he attempts suicide, as his mother Magdalena, a stern, beautiful woman in her late thirties talks the incident through with an ER doctor.  ...

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