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Opening Film

Closing Film

MOViE

My Heart 2
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Hong Kong / 2014 / 113min / ,

In Cantonese and Putonghua with English and


Chinese Subtitles
Dir: Johnnie To
Cast: Louis Koo, Gao Yuanyuan,
Daniel Wu, Miriam Yeung, Vic Chou

Toronto International Film Festival

Time + Venue

24/10 7:20pm AMC PP

Movie info

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Madcap romance is multiplied in Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fais sequel to
their hit romantic comedy Dont Go Breaking My Heart. Years after Zixin
(Gao Yuanyuan) chose Qihong (Daniel Wu) over Shen-Ran (Louis Koo), Zixin
finds herself working for the Goddess of Stocks Yang Yang-Yang (Miriam
Yeung), Shen-Rans current flame. Zixin and Qihong are engaged but
having difficulties, giving Shen-Ran an opportunity to reengage with Zixin
at the cost of his relationship with Yang-Yang, naturally. Meanwhile, YangYang meets her own alternative suitor: Paul (Vic Chou), who coincidentally
is Zixins brother! Readily acknowledging the formulaic nature of the genre,
Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai entertainingly deconstruct the romantic comedy
with surprising creativity and sly, self-referential wit.

02 Rise of the Legend


MOViE

Hong Kong / 2014 / tbc / ,

In Mandarin with English and Chinese Subtitles


Dir: Roy Chow Hin-Yeung
Cast: Sammo Hung, Eddie Peng,
Wong Luodan, Jing Boran,
Wong Cho-Lam Zhang Jin,
Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Angelababy

Time + Venue

14/11 9:40pm AMC PP

TRAILER

01 Don t Go Breaking

Movie info

Director Roy Chow Hin-Yeung brings Cantonese folk hero Wong FeiHong back to the big screen in Rise of the Legend, an action-packed
historical drama that takes place before Wong Fei-Hongs ascent
into Chinese folklore. Eddie Peng plays Wong Fei-Hong as a young
and impetuous man, as he infiltrates a criminal gang reputed to be
smuggling Chinese overseas. Supporting Peng is a spectacular cast,
including Jing Boran, Wang Luodan, Angelababy, Tony Leung Ka-Fai and
Sammo Hung, with Zhang Jin (The Grandmaster) as a key antagonist
and Corey Yuen Kwai (Red Cliff) handling action choreography. Known
for the intense suspense and emotion of Murderer and Nightfall, Roy
Chow seeks to conquer a new genre with this thrilling and epic actiondrama.

Gala Presentation

03 Dearest
MOViE

Hong Kong / 2014 / 130min / ,

In Putonghua with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Cast: Zhao Wei, Huang Bo, Tong Dawei,
Hao Lei, Zhang Yi, Zhang Yuqi

Venice Film Festival

Time + Venue

TRAILER

29/10 9:45pm AMC PP

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Following American Dreams in China, director Peter Chan turns his


sharp humanist touch to the riveting kidnapping drama Dearest.
Based on a true story, the film follows Tian Wen-Jun (Huang Bo) and
his ex-wife Lu Xiao-Juan (Hao Lei) as they search frantically for their
missing three year-old son Pengpeng. Years later, after numerous
dashed hopes, they find Pengpeng living with Li Hong-Xin (Zhao Wei).
But their reunion with the vastly changed Pengpeng proves difficult,
and Hong-Xin convincingly claims that she is unaware that the child
who now calls her mother was originally stolen. Besides a smart
thriller, Dearest is a morally complex tale of opposing parents bound
by desperate and unyielding love for one child.

04 Winter Sleep
MOViE

TRAILER

Cineaste Delights

Turkey / 2014 / 196 min /

In Turkish and English with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen, Demet Akbag
Palme dOr, Cannes Film Festival
Time + Venue

7/11 8:50pm bc

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05 Still the Water


MOViE

TRAILER

Nuri Bilge Ceylans Chekhovian drama is a damning portrait of


Aydin (Haluk Bilginer), a rich, educated former actor who operates a
hotel on the slopes of Cappadocia. Smug and self-righteous, Aydins
arrogance leads to the breakdown of his relationships with those
around him, including his young wife. The winner of the Palme dOr at
this years Cannes Film Festival (Ceylans third Cannes prize), Winter
Sleep is an engrossing tale about a marriage slowly crumbling, and
the never-ending conflict between the have and the have-nots. Dont
let the films length deter you; Ceylan and co-writer Ebru Ceylans
script, featuring several long but brilliantly written conversations,
demands your attention from the start and doesnt let go until its
melancholic coda.

09/11 2:10pm IFC

Japan / 2014 / 116 min /

In Japanese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Kawase Naomi
Cast: Murakami Nijiro, Yoshinaga Jun,
Matsuda Miyuki, Sugimoto Tetta,
In Competition, Cannes Film Festival
Time + Venue

27/10 7:40pm bc

* Q&A Session

Japanese arthouse auteur Kawase Naomis latest meditation on the


relationship between man and nature is a coming-of-age romance
between the daughter of a terminal ill shaman and a teenage boy
trying to overcome his parents divorce. Mostly shot on Amami Island,
the ancestral home of Kawases family, this absorbing and beautifully
shot drama sees the filmmaker looking inwards as she patiently
contemplates spiritual issues like death, reincarnation, familial roots
and sexuality. The refreshingly raw performances of young stars
Murakami Nijiro and Yoshinaga Jun lend the film a much-needed
humanity that provides balance to the storys philosophical elements.
Her fifth film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival, Still the
Water has been self-described by Kawase as her masterpiece.

07/11 9:50pm IFC

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Cineaste Delights

MOViE

Japan / 2014 / 118 min /

Japan / 2014 / 117min /

In Japanese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Nakashima Tetsuya
Cast: Yakusho Koji, Komatsu Nana,
Tsumabuki Satoshi, Odagiri Joe,
Nakatani Miki, Nikaido Fumi, Hashimoto Ai

In Japanese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Ishii Yuya
Cast: Tsumabuki Satoshi,
Ikematsu Sosuke, Harada Mieko,
Nagatsuka Kyozo

Toronto International Film Festival


Busan International Film Festival

Time + Venue

*02/11 5:25pm ONE

*02/11 7:20pm bc

*03/11 7:20pm IFC

07 Tokyo Tribe
MOViE

Time + Venue

*25/10 5:20pm ONE


An alcoholic with little to live for, former detective Fujishima (Yakusho
Koji) receives a call from his ex-wife about the disappearance of
his estranged 17-year-old daughter Kanako (Komatsu Nana). Driven
by delusions about a happy family reunion, Fujishima goes on a
destructive search, only to discover that his daughters sweet good
girl image is purely a faade for the demon that lies beneath. Based
on the award-winning mystery novel, the latest by Nakashima Tetsuya
(Confessions) is another intensely visceral masterpiece that assaults
the audiences senses on all fronts. The film stirred such uproar
in Japan during its release that Nakashima even had to release a
statement to defend its violence.

MOViE

Japan / 2014 / 116 min /

In Japanese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Sono Sion
Cast: Suzuki Ryohei, Young Dais,
Seino Nana, Sato Ryuta,
Sometani Shota, Kubozuka Yosuke,
Takeuchi Riki, Denden

Japan / 2014 / 128 min /

Toronto International Film Festival

Best Film, Best Actor, Moscow International Film Festival

In Japanese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Kumakiri Kazuyoshi
Cast: Nikaido Fumi,
Asano Tadanobu, Kora Kengo,

Time + Venue

Time + Venue

Young hip-hop-styled gangs swarm the streets in Tokyo Tribe, from


acclaimed cult director and HKAFF favorite Sono Sion. When a member of
the Musashino Saru gang is killed by rival gang Bukuro Wu-Ronz, it sparks
bitter conflicts that escalate into an all-out, blood-in-the-streets gang
war among the many Tokyo tribes. An adaptation of the popular manga
by Inoue Santa, whose work also inspired psychodrama The Neighbor
No. Thirteen, this rap musical features a cast of fresh newcomers and
genuine rappers, plus several familiar faces from previous Sono films.
Besides a unique script comprised mostly of rap lyrics, Sono offers a
baroque and wildly entertaining mixture of over-the-top characters,
colorful humor, insane action and gleeful, take-no-prisoners attitude.

*25/10 7:00pm bc

09 My Man

TRAILER

After sweeping this years Japan Academy Prize with The Great
Passage, maverick director Ishii Yuya delivers another breakthrough
in Our Family, the most starkly serious film of his career. This incisive
adaptation of Hayami Kazumasas novel succinctly charts a typical
familys meltdown when the mother, Reiko (Harada Mieko), is suddenly
diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Oldest son Kosuke (Tsumabuki
Satoshi) is forced to take the reins as each family member deals with
the shocking news in a different manner. More revelations follow as
secrets and grievances spill out and the full extent of the financially
strapped familys burdens comes to light.

TRAILER

MOViE

08 The World of Kanako

TRAILER

06 Our Family

TRAILER

Cineaste Delights

31/10 9:50pm IFC

01/11 11:30pm ONE

SARUWU-RONZ
HKAFF

YOUNG DAIS

26/10 7:30pm ONE


After a devastating natural disaster kills young Hanas family, distant
relative Jungo (Asano Tadanobu) arrives in town and takes her in.
As Hana grows into a perky teenager, their relationship grows into
something far more physical. Hana has become irrevocably attached
to her adopted father, and she is determined to keep him by her
side at all costs. Based on a novel by Sakuraba Kazuki, Kumakiri
Kazuysohis provocative Lolita-esque drama is a disturbing, gripping
portrait of forbidden love that refuses to make a moral judgment on its
taboo subject matter. Fueled by a raw performance by Nikaido Fumi
as Hana, My Man is undoubtedly one of the most controversial films
of this years festival.

28/10 9:50pm bc

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Cineaste Delights

MOViE

12 Breakup Buddies

TRAILER

10 Red Amnesia

MOViE

China / 2014 / 116min /

China / 2014 / 116 min /

In Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Wang Xiaoshuai
Cast: L Zhong, Feng Yuanzheng,
Amanda Qin, Qin Hao

In Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Ning Hao
Cast: Huang Bo, Xu Zheng,
Yolanda Yuan, Zhou Dongyu, Ma Su,
Zhang Li

In Competition, Venice Film Festival


Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival

Time + Venue

Time + Venue

26/10 5:00pm bc

*03/11 7:20pm bc

11 Airport
MOViE

Director Ning Hao hits the road again with Crazy Racer and No
Mans Land co-stars Xu Zheng and Huang Bo in the manic comedy
Breakup Buddies. This time, Huang plays Geng Hao, a former singer
who drinks himself into the hospital after his wife files for divorce. To
ease Geng Haos pain and save him from hitting rock bottom, Geng
Haos best friend Hao Yi (Xu) drags him out of the hospital to go on
a girl hunting road trip. One of the most anticipated Chinese films
of the year, Nings latest comic adventure is a hilarious ride filled with
memorable characters and outrageous set pieces.

13 Fantasia

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HKAFF 2011

27/10 7:10pm IFC

MOViE

TRAILER

*02/11 9:35pm IFC


Widow Deng (L Zhong) is tormented by menacing anonymous phone
calls, but her children think its all in her head. She feels increasingly
alienated as the conflicts within her family grow, and the only
person she can talk to is her recently departed husband. Suddenly,
a mysterious boy appears in her life. More and more strange things
begin to happen, awakening her memories of a past shes buried for
over 40 years. Sixth Generation vanguard Wang Xiaoshuai, Director
in Focus of the 2011 HKAFF, returns to the fest with Red Amnesia, a
disorienting suspense thriller that counters the collective amnesia of
a contemporary China moving forward at breakneck speed.

TRAILER

Cineaste Delights

Japan / 2014 / 100 min /

China / 2014 / 86 min /

In Japanese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Mitani Koki
Cast: Takeuchi Yuko,
Kagawa Teruyuki, Kanno Misuzu,
Ishibashi Anna, Ikematsu Sosuke,
Namase Katsuhisa, Toda Erika,
Odagiri Joe

In Mandarin with English Subtitles


Dir: Wang Chao
Cast: Su Su, Hu Ruijie, Zhang Xu,
Joyce Jian
Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival
Time + Venue

Time + Venue

02/11 7:50pm IFC


25/10 3:40pm bc
A flight to Tokyo is forced to land at a small-town airport due to bad
weather, bringing an influx of passengers that the staff has never
dealt with before. Not only does ground staff Chigusa (Takeuchi
Yuko) have to maintain order amidst the chaos, she also has to
prevent a family of passengers from experiencing a total meltdown
by guarding their secrets from each other. Shot in a single 100-minute
uninterrupted take in a real small-town airport, writer-director Mitani
Kokis latest film made for a Japanese pay television network is
an impressively staged and uproarious farce that recalls the witty
auteurs stage roots.

11/11 9:50pm bc

07/11 9:50pm ONE

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Chinese director Wang Chao returned to Cannes Un Certain Regard


section for a second time with this sublime realist drama. When
factory worker Zhao is diagnosed with leukemia, his family falls into a
slow decay as they struggle to raise the money for his treatment. Set
in Chongqing, this indie drama makes use of the citys cold industrial
background for a refreshingly unsentimental and subtle approach
to its melodramatic subject matter. But even as tragedy appears to
be inevitable for the family, scenes like a family birthday celebration
bring us glimmers of hope before the film reaches its devastating
finale.

Cineaste Delights

MOViE

16 One on one

TRAILER

14 Meeting Dr. Sun

MOViE

TRAILER

Cineaste Delights

Taiwan / 2014 / 94 min /

South Korea / 2014 / 122min /

In Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Yee Chih-Yen
Cast: Zhan Huai-Yun, Wei Han-Ting,
Joseph Chang, Gina Li

In Korean with English Subtitles


Dir: Kim Ki-duk
Cast: Ma Dong-seok, Kim Young-min,
Lee Yi-kyung

Best Screenplay, Taipei Film Festival

Venice Days, Venice International Film Festival


Time + Venue
Time + Venue

12 years after Blue Gate Crossing, director Yee Chih-Yen finally


returns to feature films with this hilarious and whimsical high school
comedy. Unable to pay his class fees, Lefty concocts a plan with his
friends to steal the bronze Sun Yat-Sen statue sitting in the schools
warehouse and sell it to the scrap metal dealer for money. Leftys
seemingly perfect plan is derailed when he discovers that another
student in the school has come up with the exact same plan. The Best
Screenplay Winner at the Taipei Film Festival, Meeting Dr. Sun tells a
deceptively simple story that also carries a socially relevant message
about poverty in Taiwan.

*16/11 3:55pm bc
25/10 9:50pm ONE

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MOViE

17 SEA FOG

TRAILER

15 Hope

Korean cinemas resident provocateur Kim Ki-duk strikes again with


a dark, ultra-violent revenge thriller underlined by searing social
and political commentary. After the brutal murder of a high school
girl, a mysterious group of seven vigilantes known as Shadows
hunt down the seven murder suspects in grisly, methodical manner.
One by one, these unsavory men of success are abducted, beaten
and excruciatingly tortured until information and confessions are
extracted. As the Shadows work their way down the hit list, however,
internal discord begins to break out on how far theyre willing to go in
the name of bloody revenge.

27/10 9:40pm IFC

MOViE

TRAILER

*12/11 7:20pm bc *15/11 7:25pm *9:45pm ONE

South Korea / 2013 / 122min /

South Korea / 2014 / 111min /

In Korean with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Lee Joon-ik
Cast: Seol Kyung-gu, Um Ji-won,
Lee Re, Kim Do-yeop

In Korean with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Shim Sung-bo
Cast: Kim Yun-seok, Park Yoo-chun,
Han Ye-ri

Busan International Film Festival


Best Film, Blue Dragon Awards

Toronto International Film Festival


Time + Venue

Time + Venue

26/10 5:10pm ONE

After flirting briefly with retirement, director Lee Joon-ik (The King
and the Clown) returned with the most emotionally poignant film of
his career. Collecting many awards in its native South Korea, Hope is
named after its heroine, a young girl who gets lured into an alleyway
one rainy morning and sexually abused. In the face of wounds that
will last a lifetime, Hope and her anguished parents must find the
strength to cope, recover and bring the perpetrator to justice. Though
acutely devastating, the sensitive human drama finds a silver lining
in the journey of healing that brings a little girl back from trauma
through the love and support of her family and community.

01/11 9:40pm IFC

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25/10 9:50pm IFC


Memories of Murder screenwriter Shim Sung-bos gripping directorial
debut is based on a play about the real-life incident of illegal Chinese
immigrants suffocating to death while hiding in the storage tank of
a Korean fishing ship. Produced by Bong Joon-ho, this tense drama
unfolds tragedy and terror in the fog-covered seas as the conflicting
fears, desires and moral thresholds of those onboard lead to fierce
clashes and grim choices. Kim Yun-seok leads the fishing crew as the
ruthless captain who turns to human trafficking to stay financially
afloat, while pop idol/television heartthrob Park Yoo-chun makes
his film debut as a young fisherman who falls in love with an illegal
passenger.

29/10 9:40pm ONE

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18 Hill of freedom
MOViE

TRAILER

Cineaste Delights

South Korea / 2014 / 66min /

In Korean and English with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Hong Sang-soo
Cast: Kase Ryo, Moon So-ri,
Yun Yeo-jeong

Orizzonti, Venice International Film Festival


Toronto International Film Festival
Time + Venue

25/10 5:40pm bc

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19 Gyeongju
MOViE

TRAILER

Hong Sang-soos 16th feature is his shortest yet, but it still


encompasses the auteurs signature visual cues and themes of
unrequited love, miscommunication and slice-of-life inertia. Just back
from a trip, Kwon (Seo Young-hwa) finds a packet of letters from Mori
(Kase Ryo), a Japanese teacher who fell in love with her two years
ago. The lovelorn Mori returned to Seoul to see her and documented
his visit in the undated letters, which she reads in random order. His
misadventures unfold in droll episodes of drinking (too much), talking
(in halting English) and sitting around a cafe run by Young-sun (Hong
regular Moon So-ri), who takes an immediate liking to Mori.

04/11 7:55pm IFC

South Korea, China / 2014 / 145min /


In Korean with English Subtitles
Dir: Zhang Lu
Cast : Park Hae-il, Shin Min-ah,
Yoon Jin-seo
Toronto International Film Festival
Locarno International Film Festival
Time + Venue

08/11 4:20pm ONE


Best known for arthouse films about the bleak struggles of the
dislocated and marginalized, Korean-Chinese filmmaker Zhang
Lu departs from his previous works with this delightfully offbeat
romantic drama. While light and musing in tone, this bittersweet film
nonetheless keenly touches on the directors themes of cross-cultural
identities and deep-seated wounds. Returning to Korea for a funeral,
Beijing-based professor Choi Hyeon (Park Hae-il) impulsively heads
to Gyeongju, a quaint historical city that he once visited with his late
friend. The trip down memory lane leads him to a teahouse where an
erotic painting once hung on the wall. The painting is gone but he
meets the teahouses beautiful new owner (Shin Min-ah).

09/11 7:00pm bc

* Q&A Session

New Talent Award

New Talent Award

MOViE

22 in the absence of the sun

TRAILER

20 SIVAS

MOViE

Turkey, Germany / 2014 / 97min /


In Turkish with English Subtitles
Dir: Kaan Mujdeci
Cast: Dogan Izci, Ozan Celik, Ezgi Ergin, Muttalip Mujdeci

Indonesia / 2014 / 94 min /

In Indonesian and English with English Subtitles


Dir: Lucky Kuswandi
Cast: Adinia Wirasti, Dayu Wijanto, Ina Panggabean,
Marisssa Anita, Dira Sugand

Special Jury Prize, Venice International Film Festival

Time + Venue

Time + Venue

*11/11 7:15pm ONE


Drawing on his previous experience documenting illegal dogfighting in
Anatolia in eastern Turkey, Kaan Mujdecis stark and uncompromising
feature debut revolves around a boy and his dog but this is certainly
not your typical heartwarming pet film. Tantrum-prone 11-year-old
Aslan (Dogan Izci) saves an injured Kangal sheepdog named Sivas,
a fighting dog that was left for dead after losing a brutal match. He
then tries to use Sivas to impress his classmates, in particular the girl
he likes, and even sets up an amateur fight with another boys dog.
The adults around Aslan take things one step further and enter Sivas
into the regional dogfighting championships.

*12/11 9:50pm ONE


*12/11 7:20pm IFC

At night, our desires and emotions can run wild, turning us into
different people altogether. Set in the course of one night in Jakarta,
the second feature film by Lucky Kuswandi is a poignant drama that
follows three emotionally disconnected women: An overseas returnee
who hasnt come to terms with how much her home city has changed
over the years, a widow who discovers that her deceased husband
was having an affair, and a young woman who wanders the streets
after a disastrous date. In a major departure from his uproarious
debut film Madame X, Kuswandi has crafted a melancholic and
tender love letter to his hometown and the insomniacs who dwell in it.

21 COURT
MOViE

MOViE

Japan / 2014 / 119 min /

In Japanese with English Subtitles


Dir: Chiang Hsiu-Chiung
Cast: Nagasaku Hiromi, Sasaki Nozomi

In Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati with English Subtitles


Dir: Chaitanya Tamhane
Cast: Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkami,
Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane

Busan International Film Festival

Lion of the Future, Orizzonti Award for Best Film


Venice International Film Festival

Time + Venue

*12/11 9:30pm bc

Time + Venue

*11/11 7:15pm bc

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23 The furthest end awaits

India / 2014 / 115 min /

An activist performer of satiric songs is arrested for performing a song


that allegedly drove a sewage worker to suicide. Believing the case
to be politically-motivated, the performers public defender faces
professional witnesses, corrupt cops, a prosecutor who just wants to
get through her case files, an indifferent judge and a judicial system
that hands down criminal sentences like an assembly line. Chaitanya
Tamhanes debut film winner of the Orizzonti Award in Venice is a
gripping neorealist drama that explores the workings and the flaws
of the Indian justice system from every angle. There are no rousing
speeches or great mysteries to be solved here Court is about a
broken system and the little people trapped in it.

*13/11 9:45pm ONE

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*13/11 7:35pm IFC

Taiwan filmmaker Chiang Hsiu-Chiung (Let the Wind Carry Me)


makes her Japanese film debut with this poignant drama about
identity, grief and the things that define a family. Eight years after
her father disappeared in the sea, Misaki (Nagasaku Hiromi) returns
to her hometown at the tip of Japans Noto Peninsula to start a new
life. She transforms the old boathouse her father left her into a small
caf and becomes friends with her neighbor Eriko (Sasaki Nozomi), a
single mother of two children who works as a hostess. Over time, the
two women and Erikos children form a tentative family unit at the
edge of the world.

*13/11 7:15pm ONE

New Talent Award

24 Revelation of Ghost Marriage


MOViE

Singapore / 2014 / 98min /

In Mandarin and English with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Meng Ong
Cast: Sandra Ng, Mark Lee,
Wang Bo-Chieh, Jim Chim, Luke Lee
Time + Venue

*11/11 9:30pm ONE

25 Han GONG Ju
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TRAILER

Hong Kongs comedy queen Sandra Ng and Singapores comedy


king Mark Lee team up in a surprising drama-comedy that draws
on the tradition of posthumous ghost marriage. A former singer
hires a famous child medium and his father to find a bride for her
late son, but an unexpected spouse gets chosen, leading to one heck
of a Chinese ghost wedding. Better known in recent years as a TV
producer/director whose credits include the hit Singapore sitcom
Police & Thief, Meng Ong finally returns to the silver screen after
2001s Miss Wonton with this second feature, which was selected for
the Sundance Institute Screenwriting Lab.

*14/11 7:40pm AMC PP

South Korea / 2013 / 112min /

In Korean with English Subtitles


Dir: Lee Su-jin
Cast: Chun Woo-hee, Lee Young-lan, Jung In-sun

Movie Collage Award, Citizen Reviewers Award


Busan International Film Festival

Tiger Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam

Grand Prize, Marrakech International Film Festival


Time + Venue

09/11 9:50pm bc
Though she has done no wrong, troubled 17 year-old schoolgirl Han
Gong-ju (Chun Woo-hee) is forced to transfer to a different school
and placed in the care of a former teachers mother. A new classmate
persistently invites Gong-ju to join the choir, but she just wants to
keep to herself and not stand out. The past, however, soon catches
up as the terrible truth behind her transfer gradually comes to light.
Based on a real-life incident that sparked public outrage in Korea, Lee
Su-jins award-winning debut feature employs an intricate non-linear
narrative to reveal the devastating effects of sexual violence, bullying
and victim-blaming.

*12/11 7:20pm ONE

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Pema Tseden
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BIOGRAPHY
Pema Tseden is widely considered the leading filmmaker of Tibetan
Cinema, and is the first director in China to film his movies entirely
in the Tibetan language. Frequently shooting in a distant docudrama
style, Pema Tseden is concerned with an authentic portrayal of Tibet,
and not the romanticized vision seen in many western and even
Asian films. His films examine traditional culture and its marriage,
both harmonious and clashing, with rapidly changing contemporary
society. These are observant and unblemished portraits of an oftmythologized and also controversial part of the world, and reveal
Pema Tseden as a vital and invaluable voice in world cinema.
Also known as Wanma Caidan, Pema Tseden was born in 1969
in the Tibetan region of Amdo, in Qinghai Province. The son of
Tibetan nomads, he studied Tibetan language and literature before
transitioning to film at the prestigious Beijing Film Academy. He
entered the film industry in 2002 and quickly made his mark, earning
the Golden Rooster Best Directorial Debut Award for The Silent Holy
Stones (2006) and a Shanghai International Film Festival Jury Grand
Prix for The Search (2007). Pema Tseden is also an accomplished
writer and has published more than 50 novels in Tibetan and Chinese.

1969
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2004Discovery
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Director In Focus

Director In Focus

26 The Sacred Arrow

28 Flares Wafting In 1983

MOViE

MOViE

Tibet / 2014 / 96 min /

Tibet / 2008 / 89 min /

In Tibetan with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Pema Tseden
Cast: Zinchen Denchu,
Sonam Nyima, Dekyid, Lobsang Chospel

In Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles


Dir: Pema Tseden
Cast: Wan Changhao, Bai En,
Sun Linlin

Time + Venue

Best Cinematography Shanghai International Film Festival


*30/10 7:15pm bc

*02/11 3:30pm IFC

Time + Venue

Two villages compete in an archery competition for the Sacred Arrow,


a traditional totem representing strength, bravery, peace and joy.
Dradon of Lhalong village loses to Nyima of Damo village, but insult
becomes injury when Dradon finds Nyima in a budding romance with
his younger sister Dekyid. While a second archery contest held by
the children of the two villages is organized to reclaim the honor
of Lhalong village, Dradon takes it upon himself to challenge Nyima
once more. Using a more traditional narrative and characters than
his previous docudrama-styled films, Pema Desden offers a rich
examination of traditional Tibetan culture and its place in presentday Tibet.
Screen with Grasslands

*29/10 7:20pm bc

*01/11 4:50pm bc

A rare Mandarin-language film by Pema Tseden, this is a deceptively


conventional work about a young mans coming of age. Narrated by a
young boy, the film follows his elder brother as he attempts to be the first
person from their small village to attend college. But the older brother meets
obstacles, including an unforeseen liaison with an admiring classmate, and
ultimately leaves town amidst questions of his character and integrity. Still,
the younger brother believes in his elder brother, and steadfastly believes
his brother has gone to scale the Bayan Har Mountains. Based on a novel
by Wang Shiyue, Flares Wafting in 1983 is an elegiac tale about youth
coming to terms with reality.
Screen with The Silent Manistone

1983

Disco

29 The Search
MOViE

MOViE
TRAILER

27 Old Dog

Tibet / 2007 / 105 min /

In Tibetan with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Pema Tseden
Cast: Manla Kyab, Tsondrey,
Lumo Tso, Rigden Gyamtso, Sangye Tashi

Tibet / 2010 / 88 min /

In Tibetan with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Pema Tseden
Cast: Yanbum Gyal, Drolma Kyab,
Lochey, Tamdrin Tso

Grand Prize, Shanghai International Film Festival


FILMeX Grand Prize, Tokyo FILMeX


International Film Festival Rotterdam
Vancouver International Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival
Slamdance Film Festival

Special Jury Prize, Bangkok International Film Festival


Toronto International Film Festival
Locarno Film Festival
Time + Venue

Time + Venue

Pema Tseden again explores the conflict between evaporating


traditional values and encroaching modern society with this
tragicomic story about a family dog thats discovered to be worth a
fortune. The nomad mastiff is a prized breed worth millions to wealthy
Chinese, causing many to be stolen from Tibetan families and sold
on the black market. Before his own familys mastiff is taken, a young
man sells the dog for a quick payday. But his father, an aging herder,
is furious at losing his dog to the Chinese and seeks to reclaim it, no
matter the cost. Old Dog is an incisive look at Tibets changing society
that stands as Pema Tsedens most unsettling and sharply allegorical
work yet.

*29/10 9:45pm bc

*02/11 5:55pm IFC

Gonpo

A filmmaking crew travels through Tibets dusty mountains and rural


villages in search of actors to perform in a film based on Drime
Kunden, a beloved Tibetan opera. Besides discovering that few
people are familiar with the opera or its songs anymore, the crew
become deeply involved with individuals whose mundane personal
stories contrast sharply with the spiritual message embedded in
Drime Kunden. Pema Tseden uses long takes, static camerawork and
untrained actors for this elegiac road movie, which serves as an eyeopening document on modern Tibet and also a tentative farewell to a
culture in need of preservation. Filmed on location in Pema Tsedens
home region of Amdo with an entirely Tibetan cast and crew.

*30/10 9:45pm bc

*01/11 7:25pm bc

activity

30 The Silent Holy Stones


MOViE

TRAILER

Director In Focus

Tibet / 2006 / 98 min /

In Tibetan and Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Pema Tseden
Cast: Danpei Lama,
Sanmu-dan, Limaojia, Puri-wa,
Quesai, Quhuancang Buddha
Best Director, Shanghai International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize, Changchun Film Festival

Pema Tzedens films, short stories and literary translations are


expressive moments of self-representation of contemporary Tibetan
lives. His use of varying media in the context of international
reception have allowed his works to develop unique inter-medial and
inter-cultural dimensions. The speakers of this symposium will explore
the literary, artistic and cultural significance of Pema Tzedens
creative repertoire within the framework of the contemporary Tibetan
situation.

Time + Venue

Chinas first Tibetan-language film and Pema Tsedens first feature,


The Silent Holy Stones tells a charming but also concerning story
about the quiet erosion of Tibetan culture. A ten year-old Chinese boy
(Danpei Lama) has lived in a monastery his whole life, selected at
an early age to train as a Buddhist monk. Called Little Lama, the
boy takes a 48-hour holiday to see his family on the New Year, only
to become enraptured by his familys television. Hooked on TV serials
adapting The Journey to the West, he resolves to bring the television
back to the monastery to show his master. Meanwhile, the reality of
Little Lamas shifting devotions slowly becomes apparent to everyone
around him.

*31/10 9:30pm bc

*03/11 9:50pm IFC

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VCD

MOViE

The Silent Manistone


Tibet /2002 / 30 min /

Seat reservation and enquires

Time9:30aam-12:30pm & 2:00pm-6:00pm

Tel: 3411 5383


Email: ctn@hkbu.edu.hk

Venue: -

AC Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University

activity

Cultural Translation: Speaking to you about me


Pema Tseden in dialogue with Evans Chan

Date: 31.10.2014 (Friday) / Time: 7:30pm 9:00pm

Speaker: Pema Tseden, Evans Chan

Grasslands
Tibet / 2004 / 20 min /
In Tibetan with Chinese Subtitles
Dir: Pema Tseden

Grasslands will screen with The Sared Arrow

The Symposium will be conducted in Mandarin and English.

In Tibetan with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Pema Tseden
The Silent Manistone will screen with Flares Wafting In 1983

Both straightforward and subtly revealing, Pema Tsedens first works


provide early glimpses at the style and aesthetic of his future feature
films. The mournful Grasslands concerns the theft of a yak thats been
liberated and allowed to roam free as a means of creating good
karma. Elderly Ama Tsomo journeys in search of her stolen yak, delving
into a crime against man, Buddhism and traditional Tibetan custom.
Meanwhile, The Silent Manistone tells the deceptively charming tale
of a young monk who visits his family over the New Year, only to
become enchanted by a VCD television serial of The Journey to the
West. Pema Tseden would later adapt The Silent Manistone into his
first feature, The Silent Holy Stones.

Transgressing Tibet : International Symposium on


Pema Tsedens Films, Fictions, and Translations

Date: 30.10.2014 (Thursday)

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31 short film

Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center

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Hong Kong film maker Evans Chan lives between Hong Kong and New
York, making films and writing about Hong Kong to an international
audience and reader. The inter-lingual, intercultural and intermedial conditions face by both Evans Chan and Pema Tseden are
representative of contemporary creativity. The HKBU Centre for
Translation and The Asia Society are pleased to engage the two
distinguished artists in a dialogue sharing with the audience their
experience of interlingual, intercultural and inter-medial creativity.

Tibetan Film and Culture

Date: 111() / Time: 3:30- 5:00pm


Venue:
Host: / Speaker:
*

Conducted in Cantonese & Mandarin.


Free of Charge. All are welcome

Born of Tibetan descent in the Amdo Tibetan region of Qinghai


Province, educated in Qinghai and Beijing. As an auteur in the
cinema he has on major international prizes with his films including
The Silent Holy Stones and Old Dog. His short stories, some written
in Tibetan and others in Chinese, have also captured international
attention and been translated into English, French, German, Czech
and Japanese. His is also a prolific literary translator of Tibetan
literature into Chinese.

* Q&A Session

32 Over Your Dead Body


MOViE

TRAILER

Midnight Craze

Japan / 2014 / 90 min /

In Japanese with English Subtitles


Dir: Miike Takashi
Cast: Ichikawa Ebizo, Shibasaki Kou,
Ito Hideaki
Toronto International Film Festival

Time + Venue

01/11 11:30pm ONE

08/11 9:45pm IFC

33 Make Me Shudder 2:
MOViE

Mae Nak Horror


2

TRAILER

Japanese kabuki theater star Ichikawa Ebizo reunites with his Harakiri director Miike Takashi for this eerie life-imitates-art horror drama.
Also credited with the films concept, Ebizo plays Kousuke, an up-andcoming actor whos landed the starring role in a stage adaptation
of Yotsuya Kaidan, one of Japans most famous ghost stories. As
preparations for the play get underway, Kousukes relationship with
his co-star girlfriend Miyuki (Shibasaki Kou) takes a turn for the worse
as elements from the play and real life begin to merge, blurring the
line between dream and reality. An imaginative update of a classic
tale, Over Your Dead Body is a terrifying tale of betrayal and revenge
that only Miike can deliver!

Thailand /2014 / 120min / ,

In Thai with English Subtitles


Dir: Poj Apirut
Cast : Wanida Termthanaporn, Kunatip Pinpradub,
Pongpitch Preechaborisuthigul

Midnight marathon

Time + Venue

Date & Time: 1 Nov, 11:30 pm to 2 Nov, 9:00 am


Venue: The ONE

Continuous screening of 4 Midnight Craze movies from night till


morning, are you dare to join?

Midnight!!
Ready your midnight image, run with us!!

Tokyo Tribe
Over Your Dead Body
Make Me Shudder 2 2
Killers

$220

Marathon Package Price:


(
(including the 4 midnight movie tickets and a snack combo)

30/10 9:45pm ONE

After surviving a haunted school, the raucous, trouble-baiting


teenage boys of Poj Apiruts blockbuster horror comedy Make Me
Shudder are back for more loud-mouthed supernatural encounters in
this irreverent twist on Thailands most famous ghost story. This time,
theyve crossed none other than Mae Nak, the legendary ghost of Thai
folklore that has inspired numerous films. After praying for good exam
results at the Mae Nak Shrine, the boys suddenly get transported back
to the time of Mae Nak. Their only choice is to do as she bids and
retrieve her beloved husband from the battlefield, but utter havoc will
break out when its revealed that Mae Nak is actually dead.

01/11 11:30pm ONE

crossover

NickJamesBew

34 Tokyo Tribe
MOViE

TRAILER

Midnight Craze

Japan / 2014 / 116 min /

In Japanese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Sono Sion
Cast: Suzuki Ryohei, Young Dais,
Seino Nana, Sato Ryuta, Sometani Shota,
Kubozuka Yosuke, Takeuchi Riki, Denden
Time + Venue

31/10 9:50pm IFC

SARUWU-RONZ
HKAFF

YOUNG DAIS

35 Killers
MOViE

TRAILER

Young hip-hop-styled gangs swarm the streets in Tokyo Tribe, from


acclaimed cult director and HKAFF favorite Sono Sion. When a member of
the Musashino Saru gang is killed by rival gang Bukuro Wu-Ronz, it sparks
bitter conflicts that escalate into an all-out, blood-in-the-streets gang
war among the many Tokyo tribes. An adaptation of the popular manga
by Inoue Santa, whose work also inspired psychodrama The Neighbor
No. Thirteen, this rap musical features a cast of fresh newcomers and
genuine rappers, plus several familiar faces from previous Sono films.
Besides a unique script comprised mostly of rap lyrics, Sono offers a
baroque and wildly entertaining mixture of over-the-top characters,
colorful humor, insane action and gleeful, take-no-prisoners attitude.

01/11 11:30pm ONE

Japan, Indonesia / 2014 / 137min

Japanese, Indonesian and English with English Subtitles


Dir: The Mo Brothers
Cast : Kitamura Kazuki, Oka Antara,
Takanashi Rin, Luna Maya
Sudance Film Festival
Time + Venue

01/11 11:30pm ONE


After making a splash with the 2010 slasher horror Macabre, The
Mo Brothers go deeper into the root of violence in an extreme
psychological thriller about two serial killers in different countries
who become inextricably connected. In Tokyo, sleek white-collar
sociopath Nomura (Kitamura Kazuki) tortures and kills women for
pleasure, then uploads the videos of his exploits onto the Internet. In
Jakarta, frustrated journalist Bayu (Oka Antara) is inspired to kill by
Nomuras videos, but he does so in the name of vigilante justice. Bayu
also posts his kill online, catching Nomuras notice. The two begin to
communicate and feed off each other as the deaths rack up towards
a blood-soaked face-off.

06/11 9:40pm ONE

Oka
Antara

The
Mo
BrothersMacabre

36 The Ravine of Goodbye


MOViE

TRAILER

Asian Wide Angle

Japan / 2013 / 117 min /

In Japanese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Omori Tatsushi
Cast: Onishi Shima, Maki Yoko,
Omori Nao, Suzuki Anne

Best Actress, Special Jury Prize,


Moscow International Film Festival
Time + Venue

26/10 7:35pm bc

29/10 9:40pm IFC

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37 Au Revoir lt
MOViE

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TRAILER

The murder of a young child brings back a painful event from the
past in director Omori Tatsushis critically acclaimed drama, based
on a novel by Yoshida Shuichi (Villain). On the surface, Shunsuke
(Onishi Shima) and Kanako (Maki Yoko) appear to be a happily
married couple living a quiet existence in a rural town. When their
neighbors young daughter is murdered, a relentless reporter (Omori
Nao) unwittingly discovers the complex past behind Shunsuke and
Kanakos relationship. Maki Yoko won acclaim at home and abroad
for her tour-de-force performance as a woman who has stayed silent
for far too long in this compelling tale of crime and punishment.

Japan / 2013 / 125 min /

In Japanese with English Subtitles


Dir: Fukada Koji
Cast : Nikaido Fumi, Tsuruta Mayu,
Taiga, Furutachi Kanji, Otake Tadashi

In Competition, Tokyo International Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Time + Venue

* Q&A Session

Following the also-French-titled Hospitalit, Fukada Kojis Au Revoir


let offers an understated and quietly resonant tale of a languid
summer spent along the coast, with old affairs revisited and new
affections observed. Translated as Farewell to Summer, the title
refers to Mikies (Tsuruta Maya) summer holiday, as she returns to
her coastal hometown along with her in-bloom niece Sakuko (Nikaido
Fumi). Mikie renews ties with two former flames, love hotel manager
Ukichi (Furutachi Kanji) and academic Nishida (Otake Tadashi), and
tangled intrigue ensues. Meanwhile, Sakuko pursues high-school
dropout Takashi (Taiga), whose socially awkward manner and absent
family are connected to his experience as a survivor of the Fukushima
nuclear disaster.

05/11 7:25pm bc

08/11 7:30pm ONE

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Asian Wide Angle

38 Uncle Victory

40 Zero Motivation

MOViE

MOViE

HEA

TRAILER

Asian Wide Angle

China / 2014 / 105 min /

Israel / 2014 / 101 min /

In Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Zhang Meng
Cast : Huang Haibo, Zhang Xinyi

In Hebrew with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Talya Lavie
Cast: Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein


Best Narrative Feature, Best First Feature
Tribeca Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize, Shanghai International Film Festival


Time + Venue

Time + Venue

39 The Coffin Maker


MOViE

Best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) serve in the
administration office of a remote Israeli army outpost, unenthusiastically
filing papers, shredding documents, making coffee and playing computer
games. Zohar desires to lose her virginity to a hunky officer while Daffi
wants a transfer to Tel Aviv. Promotion-hungry Rama (Shani Klein) just
wants to be rid of both. Somewhere between comic bureaucracy and
chronic boredom, the epic story of these three young women is waiting
to be written. Talya Lavie drew from her own mandatory army experience
(As a secretary!) to craft this entertaining combination of military satire,
office comedy and coming-of-age story.

Saudi Arabia / 2013 / 98 min /

In Filipino with English Subtitles


Dir: Jason Paul Laxamana
Cast : Cast: Allen Dizon, Gladys Reyes, Chanel La
Torre, Emilio Garcia

In Arabic with English Subtitles


Dir: Haifaa al-Mansour
Cast: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Sultan Al Assaf
Venice Film Festival

Time + Venue

Single father Randy (Allen Dizon) struggles between keeping his job at
a casket factory and raising an eight year-old daughter on his own.
When she falls ill, he gives her the wrong medication a mistake that
leads to her untimely passing. Stricken with guilt and grief, Randy
finds it hard to properly bury his daughters body or to forget his
role in her death. Written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana (The
Spiders Lair), this stirring drama about the financial and emotional
costs of death is set in Santo Tomas, a small town in the province of
Pampanga known as the casket capital of the Philippines because
of its thriving coffin-making industry.

08/11 9:50pm ONE

Talya Lavie

MOViE

Philippines / 2014 / 120min /

*12/11 9:30pm IFC

28/10 7:40pm IFC

41 Wadjda

TRAILER

Ex-con Chen Shengli (Huang Haibo) is released back into the world
after 10 years in prison, and returns to an old theatre he owns. A
bankrupt kindergarten now occupies the space and, determined
to build a new life for himself, Shengli decides to run it with the
assistance of a nurse (Zhang Xinyi) who also works as a dancer. But
Shenglis desired narrative of personal redemption and normality
is threatened by former business associates, who just wont let old
grudges die. Piano in a Factory director Zhang Meng crafts a darkly
funny and satirical film about a country in change and the people
both good and bad struggling to keep pace.

05/11 9:45pm bc

TRAILER

01/11 7:10pm ONE

Best Film, Best Actress Dubai International Film Festival

*13/11 9:30pm bc

Anton

Jason
Paul LaxamanaAstro MabayangThe Spirders
Lair

Time + Venue

04/11 9:45pm bc
Wadjda is an 11-year-old girl whose only dream is to own the green
bicycle she sees every day in the bicycle shop. When her mother
who is dealing with a crisis of her own as her husband considers
taking a second wife refuses to buy her the bicycle, Wadjda joins
her schools Quran recital competition for the cash prize. The first
feature film made by a female Saudi director, and also the first
feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, Haifaa al-Mansours
Wadjda is a work of passion that was five years in the making, and
a stirring and humanistic coming-of-age tale that recalls the best of
Italian neorealism.

08/11 5:50pm IFC

11

Asian Wide Angle

Asian Wide Angle

MOViE

USA, South Korea / 2014 / 100min /

South Korea / 2014 / 120 min /

In Korean with English Subtitles


Dir: Kim Tae-yoon
Cast: Park Cheol-min, Kim Min-sun

In Korean with English Subtitles


Dir: Kelvin Kyung Kun Park
Cast: Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Jin-woong

Toronto International Film Festival


Locarno International Film Festival

NETPAC Award, Berlin International Film Festival


Toronto International Film Festival

Time + Venue

Time + Venue

04/11 7:50pm ONE

06/11 9:40pm IFC


09/11 1:05pm bc

POSCO

43 A Hard Day
MOViE

Another Family serves as an ideal complement to documentary


Empire of Shame, also screening at this years edition of HKAFF. While
the documentary chronicles the journey of families who lost their
loved ones due to hazardous conditions in Samsungs semiconductor
plant, Another Family gives a compelling fictionalized account of
the same true story. Park Cheol-min gives an emotionally gripping
performance as Sang-gu, a taxi driver whose young daughter dies
from leukemia after working in a major corporations plant. Taking on
the corporation, Sang-gu is determined to tell his daughters story so
that no one will ever have to follow in her footsteps. The first South
Korean independent film to be partially financed by crowd-funding.

09/11 3:00pm bc

22

45 The Empire of shame

TRAILER

Multimedia artist Kelvin Park follows his 2010 debut Cheonggyecheon


Medley: A Dream of Iron with another mesmerizing meditation on the
symbolic and symbiotic relationship between metal and South Koreas
past and present. Backdropped by a magnificent symphony of classical,
spiritual and industrial sounds, the documentary, which started out as
a museum installation, traces from cave drawings of whales, the gods
of early civilization, to modernitys god in the machine. Park interposes
archival footage with arresting imagery of heavy industry and men at
work shot in the expanses of Hyundais shipyard and POSCOs steel mills.

MOViE

TRAILER

MOViE

44 ANOTHER FAMILY

TRAILER

42 A dream of iron

South Korea / 2014 / 111min /

South Korea / 2014 / 92 min /

In Korean with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Kim Seong-hun
Cast: Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Jin-woong

In Korean with English Subtitles


Dir: Hong Li-Kyung
Time + Venue

Directors Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival

06/11 7:50pm IFC

Toronto International Film Festival

09/11 5:15pm bc

Time + Venue

*31/10 7:30pm IFC


A bad day gets worse and then worse again in this riveting crime
thriller. Life is a veritable mess for detective Go Gun-soo (Lee Sunkyun). His mother just passed away, his unit is being investigated for
graft, and to cap things off, he accidentally runs over a man. In a
moment of panic, he chooses to dispose of the body, going so far
as to hide it in his mothers coffin. Just when it seems that Gun-soo
is in the clear, an anonymous caller who knows the truth appears to
blackmail him. Tightly paced with smart twists, well-timed dark humor
and escalating suspense action, A Hard Day is genre fare at its finest.

*01/11 9:10pm ONE

Partly due to its robust manufacturing industry, South Korea has


risen from the ashes of war to become one of Asias major economic
forces. However, behind that success are stories of people like Hwang
Sang-ki, who lost his young daughter to leukemia that she contracted
after working with hazardous chemicals at a Samsung semiconductor
plant. Three years in the making, this devastating documentary
spotlights the families who lost their loved ones due to the plants
dangerous working conditions, and their struggle to spread the word
while going up against one of the nations largest and most influential
conglomerates. Indie film Another Family, also screening at this
edition of HKAFF, offers a fictionalized account of these events.

GDP

Hong Kongs

Wine & Lifestyle Magazine


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Shades of South Korea

Seminar
Date : 9 Nov
Time : 7:00pm 9:00pm
Venue : 1/F
Films :
A Dream of Iron
Another Family
The Empire of Shame
Han Gong-ju
*
Conducted in Cantonese. Free of Charge. All are welcome

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46 Fuku-chan of
MOViE

Fukufuku Flats

TRAILER

Japan / 2014 / 110 min /

In Japanese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Fujita Yosuke
Cast : Oshima Miyuki,
Mizukawa Asami, Arakawa Yoshiyoshi
Udine Far East Film Festival
Time + Venue

* Q&A Session

Comedienne Oshima Miyuki transforms herself for the role of middleaged male Fuku-chan in Fujita Yosukes second film. A hardworking
construction laborer and a good friend to his fellow tenants in
Fukufuku Flats, Fuku-chan is well-liked by most, but has never had luck
with women. One day, unemployed photographer Chiho (Mizukawa
Asami) visits Fuku-chan to apologize for a cruel act she committed
against him as a teenager, starting a friendship that finally brings
Fuku-chan out of his shell. Like Fujitas debut film Fine, Totally Fine,
Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats tells a gentle, bittersweet story about
lonely social outcasts and the strange adventures they share. Laughout-loud funny and delightfully oddball, Fuku-chan is a must-see for
fans of Japanese cult comedies.

01/11 9:50pm bc

10/11 7:40pm ONE

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Datsuryoku Kei

MOViE

Disconcerto

49 Its Me Its Me

TRAILER

47 Tadas Do-it-all House:

MOViE

Japan / 2013 / 123 min /


In Japanese with English Subtitles
Dir: Miki Satoshi
Cast: Kamenashi Kazuya,
Uchida Yuki, Kase Ryo

Japan / 2014 / 124 min /

In Japanese with English Subtitles


Dir: Omoro Tatsushi
Cast: Eita, Matsuda Ryuhei,
Suzuki Anne, Kora Kengo, Omori Nao

Udine Far East Film Festival

Time + Venue

26/10 3:35pm IFC

28/10 7:35pm bc

Time + Venue

07/11 7:30pm ONE

28/10 9:45pm ONE

TV

hea

48 Tadas Do-it-all house


MOViE

06/11 7:30pm bc

Johnnys
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50 Peeping Life

TRAILER

Tada (Eita) is the operator of a benriya a business that helps


people with miscellaneous tasks in the suburban neighborhood of
Mahoro. One day, Tadas old high school classmate Gyoten (Matsuda
Ryuhei) shows up out of the blue and convinces Tada to take him in
for one night. The supposedly short visit turns into a far longer stay,
and Tada is finally forced to hire Gyoten as his assistant. Now a twoman operation, Tadas benriya takes on jobs ranging from cleaning
someones yard to finding the missing owner of a dog. Based on
the novel series by Miura Shion, director Omori Tatsushis delightful
odd-couple comedy offers an eccentric twist on the private detective
genre.

An Its Me phone scam involves a con artist calling a stranger


pretending to be someone familiar. When the victim is hooked, the
criminal convinces the victim to transfer him a large sum of money.
When electronic store clerk Hitoshi (Kamenashi Kazuya) picks up a
strangers cell phone by coincidence, he uses it to commit an Its Me
scam on the strangers mother. Suddenly, Hitoshis clones each with
a different personality start popping up everywhere. The Hitoshis
get along swimmingly until one clone begins harboring more sinister
thoughts. Produced by one of Japans biggest idol agencies, director
Miki Satoshis existential comedy is a surreal ride that gets increasing
weirder along the way until its over-the-top finale.

MOViE

Japan / 2008-2014 / 75min ,

In Japanese and Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Mori Ryoichi
Cast: , , ,

Japan / 2011 / 123 min / 35mm /

In Japanese with English Subtitles


Dir: Omoro Tatsushi
Cast: Eita, Matsuda Ryuhei,
Suzuki Anne, Kora Kengo,
Omori Nao

Time + Venue

01/11 5:40pm ONE

05/11 8:20pm ONE

Time + Venue

26/10 1:15pm IFC

Tada (Eita) is the operator of a benriya a business that helps


people with miscellaneous tasks in the suburban neighborhood of
Mahoro. One day, Tadas old high school classmate Gyoten (Matsuda
Ryuhei) shows up out of the blue and convinces Tada to take him in
for one night. The supposedly short visit turns into a far longer stay,
and Tada is finally forced to hire Gyoten as his assistant. Now a twoman operation, Tadas benriya takes on jobs ranging from cleaning
someones yard to finding the missing owner of a dog. Based on
the novel series by Miura Shion, director Omori Tatsushis delightful
odd-couple comedy offers an eccentric twist on the private detective
genre.

06/11 9:45pm bc

2011

2011

The lame ennui of daily life breeds comedy gold in Mori Ryoichis
Peeping Life. Created through motion-capture and CG animation,
the popular series peeps at everyday Japanese life with inspired
shorts of conversation snippets between ordinary people in different
settings on a multitude of topics. The simple setup yields measured
yet unpredictable conversations about banalities, grievances
and curiosities that play out slowly in dry, absurd and absolutely
hilarious manner. Every word and pause build up towards the ultimate
punchline: life.

CG

CG
2008
4525

51 I Sell Love
MOViE

TRAILER

* Q&A Session

Hong Kong / 2014 / 96 min /


In Cantonese with Chinese and English Subtitles
Dir: Kevin Chu
Cast: Rose Chan, Liu Kai-chi, Pakho Chau
Time + Venue

*29/10 7:30pm ONE

Looking for a quick way out of her financial troubles, university


student Tiffany (Rose Chan) turns to compensated dating. After
an unpleasant experience, Tiffany decides to take on a long-term
sponsor in Cheung (Liu Kai-chi). Over time, the two develop a
seemingly normal relationship that is, until Tiffany falls for a young
idealist (Pakho Chau). A cautionary tale set in an era of dating via
smartphone applications and young girls selling their bodies for
designer handbags, director Kevin Chus provocative indie drama
asks whether we can put a price tag on everything in the world,
including love and dreams. If every decision comes with a price, then
what price are we willing to pay to fulfill our desires?

*02/11 8:00pm ONE

TiffanyApps

Rex

Local Power

Local Power

MOViE

54

TRAILER

52 Hill of Ilha Verde

MOViE

Macau, Hong Kong / 2014 / 45 min /

Hong Kong / 2014 / 110mins

In Cantonese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: King Wai-Cheung
Cast: Devana Ng, Lam Wai-Tung,
Ieong Wai-Kun

In Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese with


Chinese and English Subtitles
Dir: Evans Chan
Cast: Dung Kai-Cheung

Time + Venue

*30/10 8:15pm IFC

Time + Venue

*31/10 8:05pm bc

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24/7

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53 Red Passage
MOViE

*02/11 5:05pm bc

Since publishing his first short story in 1992, Dung Kai-Cheung has
become one of the most influential contemporary writers in Hong
Kong. In his first film since Datong: The Great Society (HKAFF 2011),
filmmaker Evans Chan offers an illuminating portrait of the awardwinning author, showing his life, the works that shaped him and his
impact on the writers that came after him. Also a look at the current
state of the Hong Kong literary world, the film features insights from
Hong Kongs leading cultural figures about Hong Kongs reputation as
a cultural desert and the challenges facing Hong Kong writers like
Dung today.

MOViE

Imagining Evan Yang


(directors Cut)

/ ()
Thin Dream Bay

Hong Kong / 2014 / 86min /

In Cantonese with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Ho Yi
Cast : Joy Ya, Joshua Wong,
Leslie Leung, Ho Yi

Hong Kong / 2014 / 93min /

In Cantonese, Mandarin, English with no Subtitles


Dir: Shu Kei
Cast: Evan Yang Erica Yuen, Yau Hawk Sau

Time + Venue

*25/10 7:50pm IFC

*07/11 7:30pm IFC

1997

55
TRAILER

When her mentally ill mother runs away from their home, a 14-year-old
girl sets off in an odyssey as she seeks her family members for help.
Named after a small neighborhood in the northwest of Macau, the second
dramatic narrative short by KJ director King Wai-Cheung is a sublime
and dreamy portrait of a broken family living beneath the glitz and
glamour of the city. What is the true price of a prosperous economy, and
who are being neglected in the process?

The Rose of the name: WRITING


HONG KONG (directors Cut)
()

Time + Venue

*28/10 7:40pm ONE

13/11 7:30pm bc
In 1970, during the height of the Cultural Revolution in China, Hong
Kong student Chan Wah-Keung gets transferred by his father to
a leftist school that follows the teachings of Chairman Mao rather
than the British colonial governments education policy. Branded a
bourgeois by his stern and zealous homeroom teacher, Wah-Keung
has a hard time fitting into a school system where he must wave the
Little Red Book and write self-criticisms for his many mistakes. The
second feature film directed by Hong Kong theatre pioneer Ho Yi,
Red Passage sheds light on the experiences of students in patriotic
schools in the 60s and 70s.

1995

VS

Evan Yang is best known as the director of several popular films at


MP & GI, but his identity as a writer had rarely been discussed until
writers Ye Si and Mary Wong republished one of Yangs short story
anthologies in 2013. Film critic/scholar Shu Kei sheds a light on Yangs
writing career in Imagining Evan Yang, a part of RTHKs documentary
series on renowned authors that features enactments of selected
scenes in Yangs works. Shu also uses interviews with scholars and
Yangs children and collaborators to explore how Yang was able to
rebuild his identity as an artist after coming to Hong Kong. Screening
with Shus short film Thin Dream Bay, based on Yangs novel of the
same name.

50

* Q&A Session

Taiwan Select

57 Taipei Factory II
MOViE

II

TRAILER

Taiwan Select

Taiwan, Italy / 97 min /

In Italian and Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Cho Li, Hou Chi-Jan, Hsieh Chin-yi
Cast: Marco Foschi, Margot Sikabonyi, Michele Cesari
Venice Film Festival
Time + Venue

25/10 7:55pm ONE

56 Design 7 Love
MOViE

Taiwan / 2014 / 116 min /

In Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Chen Hung-I
Cast: Tiffany Hsu, Huang Lu, Katie
Chen, Morning Mo Zi-Yi , Thomas Price,
Chiu Yen-Hsiang, Darren Wang
In Competition, Taipei Film Festival

Time + Venue

TRAILER

*31/10 7:10pm ONE

*31/10 9:40pm ONE

58 Meeting Dr. Sun

Movie info

*01/11 2:20pm bc

MOViE

show

After film festival favorites Candy Rain and Honey Pupu, Chen Hung-I
completes his Taipei love trilogy with this ensemble urban romance.
Design 7 Love tells the story of seven individuals who work in a Taipei
design firm, their personal stories intermingling and entangling,
weaving strands of love and hate between and among them. On this
intense battlefield of love, filled with lies and deceit, who are the
true winners and losers? As in his previous films, Chen Hung-I uses
comedy and drama, realism and quirkiness to tell a unique, lyrical
and remarkably compelling story about modern love in the big city.

Marco Foschi
Margot Sikabonyi

Michele Cesari

TRAILER

A year after the first Taipei Factory, the Taipei Film Commission teams up
with Italys Rai Cinema on the second installment of the omnibus project.
This time, three Taiwan directors Cho Li (The Rice Bomber), Hou Chi-Jan
(When A Wolf Falls in Love With a Sheep) and Hsieh Chin-yi (Apolitical
Romance) each collaborate with an Italian actor on a short film. In Chos
Soap Opera, an Italian woman (Margot Sikabonyi) and a Taiwanese man
(Jag Huang) develop a friendship on social media. In Hous The Thrill
is Gone, an Italian vampire (Michele Cesari) takes a trip to Taipei, but
forgets something important. In Hsiehs Lucas, an Italian man (Marco
Foschi) flies to Taipei after his estranged wife dies there.

03/11 9:50pm bc

Taiwan / 2014 / 94 min /

In Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Yee Chih-Yen
Cast : Zhan Huai-Yun, Wei Han-Ting,
Joseph Chang, Gina Li

Best Screenplay, Taipei Film Festival


Time + Venue

*12/11 7:20pm bc

12 years after Blue Gate Crossing, director Yee Chih-Yen finally


returns to feature films with this hilarious and whimsical high school
comedy. Unable to pay his class fees, Lefty concocts a plan with his
friends to steal the bronze Sun Yat-Sen statue sitting in the schools
warehouse and sell it to the scrap metal dealer for money. Leftys
seemingly perfect plan is derailed when he discovers that another
student in the school has come up with the exact same plan. The Best
Screenplay Winner at the Taipei Film Festival, Meeting Dr. Sun tells a
deceptively simple story that also carries a socially relevant message
about poverty in Taiwan.

*15/11 7:25pm *9:45pm ONE

*16/11 3:55pm bc

12

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Classics

Classics

59 Love and Duty

61 Anger + Triangle

MOViE

MOViE

China / 1931 / 153min /

Silent Film
Dir: Bu Wancang
Cast: Ruan Lingyu, Jin Yan

Hong Kong / 1970, 2007 / 41 min + 35 min /

In Cantonese and Mandarin with English and Chinese Subtitles


Dir: King Hu King Hu / Johnnie To
Cast: Hu Chin, Chen Hui-Lou, Hsueh Han, Zhang Fu-Gen /
Simon Yam, Louis Koo, Sun Honglei, Kelly Lin,
Gordon Lam

Time + Venue

26/10 2:10pm bc
Newly restored in 2013 by the Chinese Taipei FIlm Archive, this silent B&W
classic from Shanghais Golden Age stars two of the eras greatest screen
icons, Ruan Lingyu and Jin Yan. Raised in a strict family, Yang Naifang
falls in love with college student Li Zuyi, but she yields to her parents
marital arrangement. Several years later, she encounters Zuyi again
and their feelings are reawakened. Already the mother of two children,
Naifang chooses to escape her marriage for true love, but a harsh reality
awaits her. Brilliantly essaying Naifang from youth to old age, Ruan spells
out the tragic fate of women who break from tradition in a conservative
society.

(Johnnie To segment)

04/11 9:20pm IFC

Time + Venue

1931

83
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20132K

07/11 7:05pm bc

The director of Come Drink With Me, A Touch of Zen and Dragon Inn, King
Hu is a cinema pioneer who has influenced countless filmmakers. One of
those filmmakers is Johnnie To, whose male characters clearly echo those
in Hus films. Audiences will have the rare chance to directly compare the
two masters works with this special screening of Anger, Hus section in
omnibus Four Moods (remastered version), and Tos section of relay film
Triangle. Inspired by the Peking Opera At the Crossroads, Anger depicts
a battle of wits set inside a small inn. Similarly, Tos section in Triangle
depicts a thrilling chase set in and around a rural restaurant.

60 Love in Chilly Spring


MOViE

Taiwan / 1979 / 101min /

In Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Chen Chun-Liang
Cast : Feng Fei-Fei, Liang Hsiu-Shen,
Liu Shao-Qian
Time + Venue

02/11 1:05pm bc

08/11 7:45pm IFC

01

activity

One of Taiwans most legendary singers, late songstress Feng FeiFei made her silver-screen debut in 1979 in this wartime romantic
melodrama set in the mountains of Yilan during the final days of
WWII. Young and free-spirited Xiulan (Feng) falls in love at first sight
with Zhangrong (Liang Hsiu-Shen), a worker at her fathers lumber
mill. She likes to sing, he likes to write music. With their parents
approval, the two decide to get married but their plans are thwarted
by Japanese lieutenant Yokoyama who has set his eyes on Xiulan.
Yokoyama drafts Zhangrong and sends him to war in Southeast Asia
where almost certain death awaits. Newly restored in 2014 by the
Chinese Taipei Film Archive.

1979

scene by scene

()
*
Conducted in Cantonese. Free of Charge. All are welcome

www.hkaff.asia

Classics

62 Dragon Inn (Restored Version)


MOViE

Taiwan / 1967 / 111min /

In Mandarin with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: King Hu
Cast: Shi Jun, Polly Kuan, Bai Ying,
Hsu Feng
Time + Venue

05/11 9:45pm IFC


The celebrated forerunner of countless wuxia films including two remakes
by Tsui Hark, King Hus seminal classic Dragon Inn has been newly
restored by the Chinese Taipei Film Archive. During the MIng Dynasty,
power-hungry eunuch Cao executes minister Yu, then dispatches agents
to kill Yus children who are being exiled to the borderlands. In the
remote western reaches of the empire, Caos men and three wandering
swordsmen tasked to save the children converge at the same desert
inn run by a Yu loyalist. A tense battle of wits and swords unfold as the
contending parties, each hiding their true intentions, vie to complete their
missions first.

08/11 1:10pm bc

196710
4451968
83231

15

63 New Dragon Gate Inn


MOViE

02
activity

Hong Kong / 1992 / 115 min /

In Cantonese with English and Chinese Subtitles


Dir: Lee Wai-Man
Cast: Brigitte Lin, Maggie Cheung,
Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Donnie Yen

60/
/

118()
5:00pm - 7:00pm


()
*
Conducted in Cantonese. Free of Charge. All are welcome

Time + Venue

08/11 3:20pm bc

Produced by Tsui Hark, this 1992 remake of King Hus seminal Dragon
Gate Inn recreates the originals intrigue while establishing its own
unique identity as a nineties Hong Kong cinema classic. Tony Leung
Ka-Fai and Brigitte Lin play rebels on the run from a crazed eunuch
(Donnie Yen). Hiding in the desert-located Dragon Inn, they meet
mysterious innkeeper Jade (Maggie Cheung) and begin a battle of
wits versus the eunuchs henchman. Characterized by its wild tonal
shifts, fast pacing and high-flying martial arts sequences (from
action choreographer Tony Ching Siu-Tung), New Dragon Gate Inn
serves as a spiritual prequel to Tsui Harks 2011 blockbuster Flying
Swords of Dragon Gate.

25

19

From Yesilcam to New Turkish Cinema


* Q&A Session

Turkish Cinema

65 Remake, Remix,
MOViE

On its 11th year, I would like to congratulate the


Hong Kong Asian Film Festival for its contribution
to Asian cinema.
I am delighted by the inclusion of a special section
at the festival dedicated to Cinema of Turkey to
celebrate its 100th anniversary, as well as the
screening of Winter Sleep. I wish you a successful
festival.

Rip-Off

TRAILER

Turkish Cinema

Turkey / 2014 /

In Turkish with English Subtitles


Dir: Cern Kaya
Locarno International Film Festival
Time + Venue

08/11 7:15pm bc
Seven years in the making, Cem Kayas vibrant documentary offers an
entertaining essay on Turkish popular cinema through the years and
the role of copy culture in Yesilcam, the Turkish film industry. Through
abundant film excerpts and interviews with actors and filmmakers, this
documentary revisits the wild heyday of Turkish cinema in the fifties and
sixties, back when Yesilcam was producing hundreds of titles annually.
Many of these films were blatantly lifted from Hollywood hits and churned
out quickly in hackneyed, low-tech fashion. Kaya watched thousands
of them, and the hilarious clips hes compiled are a big highlight of the
documentary.

09/11 5:40pm IFC

Yeilam
300

E.T

Cem Kaya

Metin Erksan Ylmaz Gney


Yeilam

MOViE

66 The girl with

Turkey / 2014 / 196 min /

MOViE

In Turkish and English with Chinese and English Subtitles


Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen, Demet Akbag,

Turkey / 1978 / 90min / 35mm /

In Turkish with English Subtitles


Dir: Atif Yilmaz
Cast: Kadir Inanr, Turkan Soray

Palme dOr, Cannes Film Festival

Time + Venue

Time + Venue

Nuri Bilge Ceylans Chekhovian drama is a damning portrait of


Aydin (Haluk Bilginer), a rich, educated former actor who operates a
hotel on the slopes of Cappadocia. Smug and self-righteous, Aydins
arrogance leads to the breakdown of his relationships with those
around him, including his young wife. The winner of the Palme dOr at
this years Cannes Film Festival (Ceylans third Cannes prize), Winter
Sleep is an engrossing tale about a marriage slowly crumbling, and
the never-ending conflict between the have and the have-nots. Dont
let the films length deter you; Ceylan and co-writer Ebru Ceylans
script, featuring several long but brilliantly written conversations,
demands your attention from the start and doesnt let go until its
melancholic coda.

07/11 8:50pm bc

red scarf

TRAILER

64 Winter Sleep

10/11 7:40pm bc

09/11 2:10pm IFC

196

Crossing paths on a country road, roving truck driver Ilyas (Kadir Inanr)
and village girl Asya (Turkan Soray) fall in love at first sight. Running off
together, they get married and have a baby, but happiness is short-lived.
After losing his job, Ilyas goes astray and Asya witnesses his infidelity.
Brokenhearted, she leaves home and meets a kind man (Ahmet Mekin),
who takes her in and becomes a gentle father figure for her son. Just as
Asya has gradually settled into her new life, Ilyas appears again. Based
on a short story by Chinghiz Aitmatov, this romantic classic was selected
as one of the Ten Best Turkish Films of all time by the Ankara Cinema
Association.

16/11 6:10pm bc

Turkish Cinema

MOViE

69 The Bandit

TRAILER

67 UMUT

MOViE

TRAILER

Turkish Cinema

Turkey / 1970 / 100min / 35mm /

Turkey / 1996 / 121min / 35mm /

In Turkish with English Subtitles


Dir: Yilmaz Guney
Cast: Yilmaz Guney, Gulsen Alniacik, Tuncel Kurtiz

In Turkish with English Subtitles


Dir: Yavuz Turgul
Cast: Sener Sen, Ugur Yucel, Sermin Sen, Yseim Salkim

Time + Venue

Cannes International Film Festival


10/11 9:30pm bc

16/11 9:50pm bc

Time + Venue

68 The Way
MOViE

The only surviving member of a bandit group, Baran is released from


prison after a 35-year sentence. He returns to find his village submerged
under water due to the construction of a dam. Making matters worse,
Baran is told that his best friend Berfo was the man who stole the bandits
gold and orchestrated his arrest three decades ago. A fish out of water
in a new society, Baran blindly sets off to Istanbul to get revenge and
to find his long-lost love. A box office sensation in its home country, this
bittersweet action drama was credited as the film that saved Turkish
cinema from its long struggle against foreign films.

Baran35

Baranchecklist

Yzvauz Turgul

70 My Father and Son

TRAILER

Widely considered one of the best films of Turkish cinema, Hope was
Yilmaz Guneys first film to garner international recognition, even while
being censored at home. Guney himself stars as an indebted cart driver
struggling to support his family. When his horse gets run over, he loses his
sole means of livelihood. Desperate and impoverished, he first places his
hope in the lottery, and then in a mythical buried treasure. A turning point
in Guneys revolutionary filmmaking career, the bleak black-and-white
drama evokes Italian neorealism in its depiction of urban poverty and
class injustice, but becomes increasingly absurdist as the protagonist is
consumed by his quest for treasure.

18/11 7:50pm bc

MOViE

, , Turkey, Switzerland, France / 1982 / 114min /


35mm / ,
In Turkish with English Subtitles
Dir: Yilmaz Guney
Cast: Tarik Akan, Serif Sezer, Halil Ergun

TRAILER

16/11 2:00pm bc

Turkey / 2005 / 108min / 35mm /

In Turkish with English Subtitles


Dir: Cagan Irmak
Cast: etin Tekindor, Fikret Kuskan, Humeyra
Time + Venue

Palme dOr, Cannes Film Festival

15/11 4:15pm bc

19/11 9:50pm bc

Time + Venue

08/11 9:50pm bc
Incarcerated numerous times throughout his career including during the
shooting of this film, Yilmaz Guney opens his masterpiece in a setting the
Kurdish director is well familiar with: a Turkish prison in the aftermath of
the countrys 1980 military coup. Five inmates are granted a weeks leave
to return home, but the outside world they encounter is no better than a
prison. Each mans journey is met with obstacles as they confront military
violence, feudal customs and inner demons that destroy what family
and freedom they have left. After escaping from prison in 1981, Guney
completed The Way in exile and won the Palme dOr at the 1982 Cannes
Film Festival.

17/11 9:45pm bc

Yilmaz Guney
Serif GorenGuney

On September 12, 1980, the day of the military coup, Sadiks wife, unable
to reach a hospital because of the curfew, dies while giving birth. Sadik
(Fikret Kushan) himself gets arrested and imprisoned for left-wing
activities. A few years after his release, Sadik, with his health failing and
nowhere else to turn, returns to his hometown with his son to reconcile
with his stern estranged father (etin Tekindor). A big success at the box
office, Cagan Irmaks moving father-son drama elicits both laughter and
tears with its small-town warmth and humor, and the poignant story of
a mans final homecoming after experiencing years of political turmoil.

Sadik
Sadik
1980 9 12
Sadik
Sadik
Sadik Deniz
Sadik
aan Irmak2004Everything About Mustafa

Turkish Cinema

the clouds

MOViE

Turkey / 2006 / 111min / 35mm /

In Turkish with English Subtitles


Dir: Reha Erdem
Cast: Ali Bey Kayali, Elit Iscan, Yigit Ozsener

Turkey / 2003 / 90min / 35mm /

In Turkish with English Subtitles


Dir: Yesim Ustaoglu
Cast: Ruchan Caliskur, Dimitris Kamberridis,
Ridvan Yagci, Ismail Baysan

Time + Venue

15/11 9:50pm bc

Time + Venue

15/11 6:20pm bc

17/11 8:00pm bc

Georgios Andreadis Tamama


1975 Mehmet
Ayshe

Ayshe

Yesim Ustaoglu

72 Angel s Fall
MOViE

Three kids at the edge of adolescence lead lives that are as rough as the
terrain of their mountainous village in the enthralling Time and Winds.
Knowing that his father the village imam prefers his younger brother to
him, Omer resolutely wants his father dead. Yakup is secretly in love with
his schoolteacher, only to painfully discover that his father also harbors a
crush on her. Obligated to take care of her baby brother, Yildiz is a diligent
student who grows resentful of her parents when she hears them having
sex. A brilliant antithesis to coming-of-age films basked in fuzzy nostalgia,
this is a poetic portrait about the pain of growing up and the brutality of
adulthood.

19/11 7:40pm bc

Reha Erdem

Omer
Yakup
Yildiz

74 on the way to school

TRAILER

In 1924, Greece and Turkey signed an agreement to repatriate ethnic


Greeks and ethnic Turks, leading to a mass deportation of Pontic Greeks
from Turkey. During the impossibly difficult journey that killed their
mother and baby sister, ten-year-old Eleni chose to take refuge with a
Turkish family while her brother Niko left for Greece with other orphans.
When Elenis adopted sister dies 50 years later, Elenis memories of the
past and her guilt over what happened come rushing back. Finally, a
former exile encourages Eleni to acknowledge her past and search for
Niko in Greece. Confronting a painful and little-known part of Turkish
history, Yesim Ustaoglus atmospheric drama tells a powerful story of
redemption and reconciliation.

MOViE

Turkey / 2005 / 93min / 35mm /

TRAILER

MOViE

73 times & winds

TRAILER

71 waiting for

TRAILER

Turkish Cinema

Turkey / 2008 / 81min / 35mm /

In Turkish with English Subtitles


Dir: Semih Kaplanoglu
Cast: Tulin Ozen, Budak Akalin, Musa Karagoz,
Engin Dogan, Ysemin Ceren Bozoglu

In Kurdish and Turkish with English Subtitles


Dir: Ozgur Dogan, Orhan Eskikoy
Time + Venue

Berlin International Film Festival

15/11 8:10pm bc

18/11 9:45pm bc

Time + Venue

09/11 7:55pm IFC


Before his critically acclaimed Yusefs Trilogy (Egg, Milk and Honey),
director Semih Kaplanoglu directed this delicate, minimalist drama
inspired by the works of Tsai Ming-Liang. Zeynep is an introverted woman
who works as a chambermaid in a hotel. She is abused by her violent
father at home and has trouble connecting to people out in the real
world. Meanwhile, a man who has been abandoned by his wife suffers
an emotional breakdown. When Zeynep come across his suitcase by
chance, she discovers a possible way out of her mundane existence.
The award-winning work by cinematographer Eyup Boz uses the harsh,
cold winter of Turkey to reflect the inner state of a woman trapped in dire
circumstances

16/11 7:55pm bc

A recently graduated teacher is sent to Turkish Kurdistan in the


southeastern corner of the country to teach Turkish at a village school.
However, the teacher, who doesnt speak Kurdish, quickly discovers that
his students dont speak a word of Turkish. Unable to do his job, the
teacher feels like an exile in his own country as he tries desperately to
communicate with his students. Filmed over the course of a year, Orhan
Eskikoy and Ozgur Dogans documentary a surprise box office success
in Turkey traces the teacher and the students efforts to understand
one another while subtly highlighting the problems with the Turkish
governments indoctrination policy towards the traditionally Kurdishdominated region.

2002 8
Ozgr Dogan Orhan Eskikoy

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5:40pm
HillHill
of Freedom
of Freedom

II II
*
*
7:00pm
7:00pm
7:55pm
7:55pm
Taipei
Taipei
Factory
Factory
II II
TheThe
World
World
of Kanako
of Kanako

7:35pm
7:35pmTheThe
Ravine
Ravine
of of
Goodbye
Goodbye

27/10
27/10
Mon
Mon
28/10
28/10
TueTue

*
*
7:50pm
7:50pm
RedRed
Passage
Passage

9:50pm
9:50pm
SeaSea
FogFog
Tadas
Do-it-ALL
Do-it-ALL
1:15pm
1:15pmTadas
House
House

5:10pm
5:10pm
HOPE
HOPE

9:50pm
9:45pm
My Man
My Man

9:45pm
9:45pm
Its Its
me,me,
Its Its
me me

*
*
7:20pm
7:20pm
The The
Sacred
Sacred
Arrow
Arrow

*
*
7:30pm
8:00pm
I Sell
I Sell
LoveLove

*
*
9:45pm
9:45pm
Old Old
DogDog

9:40pm
9:40pm
SeaSea
FogFog

*
7:10pm
7:10pm
Breakup
Breakup
Buddies
Buddies

9:40pm
9:40pm
OneOne
on One
on One
*
*
7:35pm
7:35pmTadas
Tadas
Do it
DoALL
it ALL
7:40pm
7:40pm
RedRed
Passage
Passage
House:
House:
Disconcerto
Disconcerto

Ravine
Ravine
of of
9:40pm
9:40pmTheThe
Goodbye
Goodbye
*
*
8:15pm
8:15pm
HillHill
of Ilha
of Ilha
Verde
Verde

7:15pm
7:15pm
Flares
Flares
Wafting
Wafting
in 1983
in 1983

*
*
9:45pm
9:45pm
TheThe
Search
Search

9:45pm
9:45pm
Make
Make
Me Shudder
Me Shudder
2 2

*
*
8:05pm
8:05pm
HillHill
of Ilha
of Ilha
Verde
Verde

7
7
*
*
7:10pm
7:10pm
DESIGN
DESIGN
7 LOVE
7 LOVE

*
7:30pm
7:30pm
A Hard
A Hard
DayDay

*
*
Silent
Silent
HolyHoly
9:30pm
9:30pmTheThe
Stones
Stones

*
*
7
7
9:40pm
9:40pm
DESIGN
DESIGN
7 LOVE
7 LOVE

9:50pm
9:50pm
Tokyo
Tokyo
Tribe
Tribe

Director
in Focus
in Focus
3:30pm
3:30pmDirector
Sharing
Sharing

the the
Water
Water
Still Still

IFC IFC

7
7
*
*
2:20pm
2:20pm
DESIGN
DESIGN
7 LOVE
7 LOVE

Tadas
Do-it-ALL
Do-it-ALL
3:35pm
3:35pmTadas
House:
House:
Disconcerto
Disconcerto

7:30pm
7:30pm
My Man
My Man

7:40pm
7:40pm

31/10
31/10
FriFri

2:10pm
2:10pmLoveLove
& Duty
& Duty

*
5:00pm
5:00pm
Breakup
Buddies
Breakup
Buddies

30/10
30/10
ThuThu

*
*
5:20pm
5:20pm
TheThe
World
World
of Kanako
of Kanako

9:50pm
9:50pm
OneOne
on One
on One

26/10
26/10
Sun
Sun

ONEONE

*
*

3:40pm
3:40pm
Airport
Airport

25/10
25/10
SatSat

BC BC

HaeHae
7:40pm
7:40pm
ZeroZero
Motivation
Motivation

1/11
1/11
SatSat

*
*
4:50pm
4:50pm
TheThe
Sacred
Sacred
Arrow
Arrow

5:40pm
5:40pm
Peeping
Peeping
LifeLife

*
*
7:25pm
7:25pm
TheThe
Search
Search

7:10pm
7:10pm
Uncle
Uncle
Victory
Victory

Fuku-chan
of of
9:50pm
9:50pmFuku-chan
Fukufuku
Fukufuku
Flats
Flats

9:10pm
9:10pm
A Hard
A Hard
DayDay

9:40pm
9:40pm
HOPE
HOPE

Midnight
Midnight
Marathon:
Marathon:
11:30pm
11:30pm

* Q&A Session

Screening Schedule

Screening Schedule

SCREENING SCHEDULE

DATE

BC
1:05pm

ONE

IFC

DATE
DATE

6/11
6/11
ThuThu

Love in Chilly Spring

BC BC

ONEONE

Tadas
Do-it-ALL
Do-it-ALL
9:45pm
9:45pmTadas
House
House

9:40pm
9:40pm
Killers
Killers

*
3:30pm

2/11
Sun

5:05pm

7:20pm

3/11
Mon

4/11
Tue

5/11
Wed
6/11
Thu

(shorts) Flares
Wafting in 1983

7/11
7/11
FriFri

The Rose of the


Name: Writing
Hong Kong
*
Our Family

5:25pm

8:00pm

*
Our Family

*
I Sell Love

5:55pm

7:50pm

9:35pm

7:20pm

*
Red Amnesia

7:20pm

*
Our Family

9:50pm

*
The Silent Holy
Stones

II

Taipei Factory II

7:50pm

9:45pm

7:25pm

9:45pm

7:30pm

A Dream of Iron

9:20pm

Wadjda
18
Au Revoir lt

Uncle Victory

Its me, Its me

7:55pm

8:20pm

8/11
8/11
SatSat

7:50pm

The Empire
of Shame

5:50pm
5:50pm
Wadjda
Wadjda

18
18
7:30pm
7:30pm
Au Revoir
Au Revoir
lt
lt

HaeHae
9:50pm
9:50pm
ZeroZero
Motivation
Motivation

in Chilly
in Chilly
7:45pm
7:45pmLoveLove
Spring
Spring

9:45pm
9:45pm

OverOver
YourYour
DeadDead
BodyBody

1:05pm
1:05pm
A Dream
A Dream
of Iron
of Iron

3:00pm
3:00pm
Another
Another
Family
Family

Love & Duty

Dragon Inn

9:50pm
9:50pm
TheThe
WayWay

9:50pm
9:50pm
StillStill
the the
Water
Water

5:00pm
5:00pm
Dragon
Dragon
Inn Inn
Seminar
Seminar
Remake,
Remix,
Remix,
7:15pm
7:15pmRemake,
Rip Rip
Off Off

9/11
9/11
Sun
Sun
9:45pm

9:50pm
9:50pm
Airport
Airport

3:20pm
3:20pm
4:20pm
4:20pm
NewNew
Dragon
Dragon
GateGate
Inn Inn
Gyeongju
Gyeongju

Hill of Freedom

Peeping Life

Tadas
Do-it-ALL
Do-it-ALL
7:30pm
7:45pm
7:30pm
7:40pmTadas
The Rose
The Rose
of the
of Name:
the Name:
House:
House:
Disconcerto
Disconcerto

*
*

Writing
Writing
HongHong
KongKong

9:50pm

9:40pm
9:40pm
Another
Another
Family
Family

1:10pm
1:10pm
Dragon
Dragon
Inn Inn

*
Red Amnesia

7:05pm
7:05pm
FourFour
Moods
Moods

8:50pm
8:30pm
Winter
Winter
Sleep
Sleep

*
Old Dog

Fantasia

+
+

IFC IFC

5:15pm
5:15pm
TheThe
Empire
Empire
of Shame
of Shame

Seminar
of Korean
of Korean
7:00pm
7:00pmSeminar
Film
Film

2:10pm
2:10pm
Winter
Winter
Sleep
Sleep

Remake,
Remix,
Remix,
5:40pm
5:40pmRemake,
Rip Rip
Off Off

7:55pm
7:55pm
Angels
Angels
FallFall

7:00pm
7:00pm
Gyeongju
Gyeongju

9:50pm
9:50pm
HanHan
Gong-Ju
Gong-Ju

* Q&A Session

Screening Schedule

Screening Schedule

SCREENING SCHEDULE

DATE

BC

ONE

10/11
Mon

11/11
Tue

12/11
Wed

13/11
Thu

7:40pm

9:30pm
7:15pm

9:50pm

The Girl With the


Red Scarf

IFC

7:40pm

Fuku-chan of
Fukufuku Flats

15/11
15/11
SatSat

The Bandit
*
Court

7:15pm

Sivas

16/11
16/11
Sun
Sun

Fantasia

9:30pm

Revelation of
Ghost Marriage

7:20pm

*
Meeting Dr. Sun

7:20pm

*
Han Gong-Ju

7:20pm

*
Sivas

9:30pm

*
The Furthest End
Awaits

9:50pm

*
In the Absence of
the Sun

9:30pm

*
The Coffin Maker

7:15pm

*
The Furthest End
Awaits

7:35pm

9:45pm

*
Court

7:30pm

9:30pm

DATE
DATE

*/
()
Imagining Evan Yang
(directors Cut)
*
The Coffin Maker

*
In the Absence of
the Sun

17/11
17/11
Mon
Mon

PART
PART
II -IIBC- BC

4:15pm
4:15pm
Waiting
for for
6:20pm
6:20pmWaiting
TheThe
Father
Father
andand
SonSon
the the
Clouds
Clouds

8:10pm
8:10pmOn the
On the
WayWay
to to
School
School

9:50pm
9:50pm
Times
Times
andand
Winds
Winds

2:00pm
2:00pm
Hope
Hope

GirlGirl
WithWith
the the
6:10pm
3:55pmTheThe
RedRed
Scarf
Scarf

7:55pm
5:40pm
Angels
Angels
FallFall

9:50pm
9:50pmTheThe
Bandit
Bandit

Waiting
for for
8:00pm
8:00pmWaiting
the the
Clouds
Clouds

18/11
18/11
TueTue

7:50pm
7:50pmHope
Hope

19/11
19/11
Wed
Wed

7:40pm
7:40pm
Times
Times
andand
Winds
Winds

9:45pm
9:45pm
TheThe
WayWay

9:45pm
9:45pmOn the
On the
WayWay
to to
School
School

9:50pm
9:50pmTheThe
Father
Father
andand
SonSon

AMC PP

14/11
Fri

7:40pm

DATE

Revelation of Ghost Marriage


BC

15/11
Sat
16/11
Sun

3:55pm

9:40pm

ONE
7:25pm

*
Meeting Dr. Sun

9:45pm

*
Meeting Dr. Sun

Rise of the Legend


IFC

*
Meeting Dr. Sun

* Q&A Session

Credits

Festival Director:

Festival Programmer:

Festival Manager:

Gary Mak

Didi Wu

Joey Mak

Censorship Coordinator:

Festival Photographer:

Special Thanks:

in alphabetical order

Festival Officer:

Celia Li

Festival Publicist:

Olivia Yang
Sindy Lam
Terry Wong

Hospitality Officer:

Elly Lai
Vivi Pang
Winnie Tam

Art Director & Booklet Designer:

alonglongtime

Website Designer:

alonglongtime

Trailer Producer & Editor:

Booklet Writers:

Joycelyn Choi
Chan Chin Ho
Mandy Leung
Belinda So

Ross Chen
Amy Yeung
Shelley Cheung
Kevin Ma

Cecilia Wong
Chan Sze Kit
Esther Yeung
Evans Chan
Ivy Ho
Jessica Yeung
June Chan
June Wu
Lammy Li
Liu Xuan
Mandy Lam

Au Chun Tung

Tokyo Chiu
Nan Wong
Natalie Wong
Ricky Tse
Ronny Tung
Shu Kei
To Kei Chi
Venus Fong
Vincent Lam
Winnie Tsang
Yee Chih Yen
Yvonne Liang

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2014

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