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KIM-GUN

2018 / KOREA / Feature / 85 min

director
KANG Sang-woo

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KIM-GUN begins with a black-and-white photo of an armed young man taken in May 1980 in the city of Gwangju. 35 years later, the identity of the young man has become a source of controversy: some claim he is “Gwang-su,” one of the North Korean special agents whose mission was to instigate anti-government violence, while others remember him as “Kim-gun,” a ragpicker who lived under a bridge over the Gwangjucheon Stream and who only went by his last name, KIM. Based on the remaining photographic evidence, the documentary sets out in search of the missing young man.

Shyamal Uncle Turns off the Lights

2012 / INDIA / Feature / 65 min

director
Suman GHOSH

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Shyamal Uncle, a retiree living with his wife in Kolkata, notices the street lights are on during the day. He is upset at the wasted electricity and he tries to get the city to turn them off. His battle becomes a larger fight against society, government and the bureaucracy.

Touch

2019 / UNITED KINGDOM / Short / 6 min

director
NAKAI Noemie

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Mountains silhouetted in the horizon. Wind rustling through the tall grass. A woman carries a wooden chair. Where to? Touch is a visual poem about grief, memory and letting go.

The Third Wife

2018 / VIETNAM / Feature / 96 min

director
Ash MAYFAIR

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In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between.

COIN LOCKER GIRL

2015 / KOREA / Feature / 110 min

director
HAN Junhee

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As a just-born-baby, ‘Il-young’ gets abandoned in the coin-locker #10 of a subway station. Eight years later, she is sold off to the godmother of a Chinatown ring known as ‘Mom’, and becomes a member of her family. Only the useful ones can survive in this family of Chinatown. COIN LOCKER GIRL is a story of two women who have found their own ways to survive in a cruel, harsh world.

Tiny Light

2018 / KOREA / Feature / 90 min

director
CHO Minjae

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Jinmu starts to record things he should remember with a camera after hearing that he could lose his memory due to prearranged brain surgery. Memories of family and his forgotten father come to Jinmu's mind as he takes records of his life.

Fly By Night

2018 / MALAYSIA / Feature / 100 min

director
Zahir OMAR

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In the colourful underworld of Kuala Lumpur crime, Tai Lo likes to keep things low-key from the taxi he drives to the extortion ring he runs. When Sai Lo, his wild card younger brother, unleashes a trail of destruction that involves everyone from the triads to the cops, Tai Lo goes for broke to pull of this one last heist.

Reseba - The Dark Wind

2016 / Kurdistan(Iraq), Qatar, Germany / Feature / 89 min

director
Hussein HASSAN

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Reseba - The Dark Wind is the first feature narrative dealing with the genocide against the Yazidi people living in the Kurdish Shingal region through the so called Islamic State. The young Yezidi love couple Reko and Pero gets separated when the Islamic State attacks their village in the Shingal region of Iraqi Kurdistan. The terrorists murder many villagers and sell the beautiful Pero on a slave market. But Reko searches for his fiancee and finds her in Syria. They find shelter in a refugee camp but Pero is deeply traumatized and the future of their love is uncertain.

Buffalo Boy

2004 / Vietnam, France, Belgium / Feature / 100 min

director
NGUYEN-VO Minh

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A coming-of-age story set in the southern tip of Vietnam where the yearly flooding season covers all the land. Kim, a fifteen-year-boy is sent to escort the two family buffaloes to far away land to find grass for them since the parents can’t afford to pay the buffalo herders this year. The journey exposes Kim to alcohol, drug, deadly fight with rival gang and witnessing a rape. Returning home as a toughen young man, Kim runs into problem with his parents. He rejoins the buffalo herder gang the next flooding season and embarks on another adventure where Kim learns about his father’s dark past and his true mother was a victim of a rape. Kim’s drifting life on the immense water surface eventually brings love, wisdom and even the role of a father.

Graceland

2012 / PHILIPPINES / Feature / 84 min

director
Ron MORALES

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In this unpredictable and tightly-paced thriller, family man Marlon Villar - a longtime chauffeur to corrupt Filipino politician Manuel Chango - is faced with an unthinkable predicament when he gets ambushed while driving both his boss’s twelve year-old girl and his own daughter home from school one afternoon. In the chaos of the kidnapping attempt, things go horribly awry and Marlon’s daughter is taken and held for ransom instead. Desperate to save his daughter, Marlon must navigate the conflicting motives between the ruthless kidnappers, untrustworthy Chango and determined detectives eager to name him a suspect without letting on the wrong girl was taken hostage. As events progress wildly unaccording to plan, Marlon, Chango and their families are forced into a rapid downward spiral of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent.

End of Season

2018 / UK, Kazakhstan / Short / 23 min

director
Zhannat ALSHANOVA

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At the end of summer, Rosa (50) arrives at her husband’s resort ? a small hotel in the vast dry steppe, to check on staff and collect the accounts. An unexpected encounter interrupts the routine of her stay and awakens long gone passion for swimming.

The Violin Player

2016 / INDIA / Feature / 74 min

director
Bauddhayan MUKHERJI

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The Violin Player is the story of one day in the life of a Bollywood session violinist who finds expression in an unlikely place. The day unfolds to reveal startling truths about music, art, life and survival. A failed session violinist meets a stranger in a railway station in suburban Mumbai only to be offered a job that he can’t refuse. The violinist follows the stranger through the back alleys of the city and up the stairs of a sprawling, completely deserted building. What follows is a story of intrigue and magic where one sees art washing away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

A Midsummer’s Fantasia

2014 / Korea, Japan / Feature / 96 min

director
JANG Kun-jae

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A Korean Film director, Kim Taehoon plans to shoot his new film in a small local city called Gojo, Japan. He travels with his assistant director, Park Mijeong to do research prior to scriptwriting. They travel through several villages that are declining, and interview some local residents there. Most people say there is nothing special about Gojo. Along the way, Kim and Park meet a municipal official, Yusuke and a middle-aged man, Kenji, and are deeply impressed by their stories. The night before director Kim is to leave Japan, having a strange dream, he wakes up in the middle of night, and looks up at the night sky in Gojo.

Sleepless Night

2012 / KOREA / Feature / 65 min

director
JANG Kun-jae

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Hyunsoo and Joohee in their 30s have been married for 2 years. Hyunsoo is working for a anchovy processing factory, and Joohee is a Yoga trainer. Their wedding anniversary is coming in a few days.

Eighteen

2009 / KOREA / Feature / 95 min

director
JANG Kun-jae

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Tae-Hoon and Mi-Jung are both eighteen and in love. During winter break they go to the beach to celebrate their 100 days together as a couple. But once they come back from their trip, they are forced by their parents to never see each other until they become college students. Mi-Jung begins to avoid Tae-Hoon afterwards. And Tae-Hoon begins to wander around Mi-Jung. Winter turns to spring, and Tae-Hoon and Mi-Jung both turn nineteen.

night light

2018 / KOREA / Feature / 108 min

director
KIM Mooyoung

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One cold winter, Hee-tae is diagnosed as terminally ill. He receives a letter from his ex-wife who divorced him and left 10 years ago. She wants their son, Min-sang′s name to be registered under Hee-tae′s family registry for a stable life. Hee-tae wants to see his son before he dies, as the boy was born after the divorce and he has never seen his face. He agrees to her request on condition that his son spend two nights with him at his home in the mountains. When Min-sang sees his father for the first time he is more than a little uncomfortable staying with him in the mountains. However, the boy becomes interested in the surroundings and feels closer to Hee-tae.

Octopus

2015 / PHILIPPINES / Short / 9 min

director
Jaime HABAC Jr.

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On the day of their friend’s funeral, three old ladies argue who’s going to die next.

Maria

2016 / PHILIPPINES / Short / 10 min

director
Jaime HABAC Jr.

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When the whole family confronted her 14-year-old daughter of a suspected pregnancy, a 50-year-old woman gives birth to her 22nd child.

I’m Drunk, I Love You

2017 / PHILIPPINES / Feature / 110 min

director
Jaime HABAC Jr.

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Days before graduation, two college best friends go on one last road trip where they settle how they really feel for each other. But to put it upfront, this is not a love story.

Don’t Say That Word

2014 / JAPAN / Feature / 70 min

director
SATO Takuma

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Natsu is a football assistant for her high school team. As the only woman, her job is to wash the kits and provide the drinks. When the team asks her to resign following a terrible defeat, Natsu fights to stay in spite of her pitiful role and bullying by the boys.

Pray

2018 / KOREA / Feature / 95 min

director
KANG Donghun

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A priest (Park Hyukkwon) with financial difficulties has to find money for his mother-in-law’s surgery. Once a faithful believer, the priest is tempted to commit a crime, while his wife (Ryu Hyunkyung) meets a wealthy old friend who makes an insulting proposal.

Never Not Love You

2018 / PHILIPPINES / Feature / 105 min

director
Antoinette JADAONE

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Two young lovers meet and fall in love. Together they build a life until career opportunities bring them out of the country. Out of the comforts of home and with individual careers going different directions. Will their love survive?

Nai River

2013 / CHINA / Feature / 98 min

director
LUO Bin

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In China, the problem of abandon babies has become a series social problem. Qiang had a car accident and became an invalid. The abandoned baby Xin had a serious brain tumor. It was inoperable, so he was abandoned to die. Ying, a rebellious country girl, left the city where she worked and returned home. This is a story of a family about the HOPE, FAITH, and LOVE.

A Curious Girl

2017 / NEPAL / Short / 14 min

director
Rajesh Prasad KHATRI

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Jaalgedi takes her family's animals, like any other day, to pastures outside her remote village. However, the arrival of a white tourist sends shockwaves among the children of the village who have never seen a foreigner in their lives before. Like all her friends, the inquisitive little girl gets distracted from her responsibilities of a while - following the strange white man around the village - only to find a catastrophe has befallen because of her innocent curiosities.

Bulbul

2019 / NEPAL / Feature / 116 min

director
Binod PAUDEL

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Ranakala, working as a shared taxi driver in Kathmandu, has hidden unfulfilled desires. It has been six years since her husband went to work in a Persian Gulf country, leaving Ranakala alone to raise their daughter and care for her paralyzed father-in-law. Into this disappointing life, Chopendra enters; helping Ranakala get passengers and making her laugh through his wit. Initially, she holds herself back, but he’s kind and persistent. Eventually love grows and a relationship builds. Can Ranakala and Chopendra's dream turn into reality? Will they start a new life together? A series of well-earned story turns make Bulbul unique and engaging.

Cart

2014 / KOREA / Feature / 104 min

director
BOO Jiyoung

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Sunhee, an exemplary model employee at the supermarket, is about to be promoted to a regular worker. She believes that once she becomes a regular worker, she will be able to provide more to the kids and with that hope, she works diligently. However, her dreams are destroyed all at once. The company notified that all temporary workers will be laid off. Sunhee, mother of two; single-mom Hyemi; cleaning lady, Madam Soon-rye; naive aunty Oksoon; Mijin, a lady in her 20s, resolved to go on a strike. The strike becomes more strength as Dong-joon, a regular worker that manages temporary workers, joins the strike. Nonetheless, the company plays workers against each other and Hyemi, the leader of the strike, gives up to the company’s placate and pressure. Will the workers be able to endure and win the fight?


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