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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.


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