Sunday, August 06, 2006

63th Venice Film Festival - line-up

63th Venice International Film Festival (30.08-09.09)

Venice Fest.

It seems to be a rather good selection of Asian movies in Venice - especially if we compared to the Cannes selection of this year. Some very teasing new films by great directors, such as I Don't Want to Sleep Alone by Tsai Ming-liang, Syndromes and a Century by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Exiled by Johnnie To. Also several Japanese films are noticeable, Sakebi by Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Koorogi by Shinji Aoyama including several in the animation genre (with the awaited Gedo senki by Hayao Myazaki's son, Goro Miyazaki). In the documentary section, Jia Zhangke's Dong is surely expected.

Asian movies selected :

In Competition

- KON Satoshi "Paprika" Japan - 90’ anime
- ÔTOMO Katsuhiro "Mushi-shi" Japan - 131’
Joe Odagiri, Makiko Esumi, Nao Omori
- Johnnie TO "Fangzhu" [Exiled] Hong Kong, China - 98’
Francis Ng, Nick Cheung, Simon Yam, Anthony Wong
- TSAI Ming-Liang "Hei yanquan" [I Don't Want to Sleep Alone] Taiwan, France, Austria - 115’
Kang-Sheng Lee, Shiang-Chyi Chen, Atun Norman
see more info here
- Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL "Sang sattawat" [Syndromes and a Century] Thailand, France - 105’
Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas
see more info here

Out of Competition

- Bayram FAZLI "Baaz ham sib daari ? "- Iran
- FENG Xiaogang "Yeyan" [Night Banquet] China - 131’
Daniel Wu, Zhang Ziyi, Ge You
- MIYAZAKI Goro "Gedo senki" Japan - 115’
anime
- CHAN Benny "Rob-B-Hood" Hong Kong, China - 134’
Jackie Chan, Louis Koo, Michael Hui
- KUROSAWA Kiyoshi "Sakebi" Japan - 96’
Kôji Yakusho, Manami Konishi, Hiroyuki Hirayama, Joe Odagiri
- RYOO Seung-wan "Jakpae" South Korea - 92’
Ahn Jae-mo, Ahn Kil-Kang, Jeong Seok-yong, Jo Deok-hyeon

Horizons

- AOYAMA Shinji "Koorogi" Japan - 102’
Suzuki Kyoka, Yamazaki Tsutomu
- HO Yuhang "Taiyang yu" [Rain Dog] Malaysia, Hong Kong - 102’
Kuan Choon Wai, Liu Wai Hung, Yasmin Ahmad, Cheung Wing Hong
- LIU Jie "Mabei shang de fating" China - 105’
Li Baotian, Ning Yangya, Lai Luyu, Liang Liting
- Garin NUGROHO "Opera Jawa" Indonesia - 120’
Martínus Míroto, Eko Supríyato, Retno Marutí, Nyoman Sura

Horizons Doc

- JIA Zhangke Dong China - 63’ documentary
- OSHII Mamoru Tachiguishi retsuden Japan - 104’
Kisshoji Kaito, Hyodo Mako, Suzuki Toshio

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mubarak Ali said...

Really looking forward to the Tsai, Jia and Weerasethakul films, as you might expect! Some info on Syndromes and a Century here. You'll probably get to see most of these at the Nantes Three Continents, I guess...

August 09, 2006 3:09 pm  
Blogger Ouyang Feng said...

thanks for the link!
Yes, I will surely see some, especially, a focus on some Thai films has already been announced for this year.

August 10, 2006 3:37 pm  

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