Sunday, September 17, 2006

Vancouver International Film Festival

yes, another festival....
Sept.28-Oct.13

festival website

and another impressive Asian line-up :

Cinema of Our Time
- Bhutan :
Milarepa (2006) by Neten Chokling Rinpoche (director of The Cup and Travellers and Magicians) website
- India :
Footsteps (Padakshep, 2006) by Suman Ghosh
The Riddle (Paheli, 2005) by Amol Palekar
- Iran :
From Afar (2006) by Ramin Mohseni
Men at Work (Kargaran mashghoole karand, 2006) by Mani Haghighi website
Offside (2006) by Jafar Panahi

Dragons and Tigers
- China :
Betelnut (Binglang, 2006) by Yang Heng
Dong (2006, doc.) by Jia Zhangke
Karmic Mahjong (Xuezhan Dao Di, 2006) by Wang Guangli
The Post-Modern Life of My Aunt (Yima de Houxiandai Shenghuo, 2006) by Ann Hui
Still Life (San Xia Hao Ren, 2006) by Jia Zhangke
Taking Father Home (Bei Yazi de Nanhai, 2005) by Ying Liang
Walking on the Wild Side (Lai Xiaozi, 2006) by Han Jie
Withered in a Blooming Season (Shaonian Hua Cao Huang, 2005) by Cui Zi'en

- Indonesia :
Kara, Daughter of a Tree (Kara, anak Sebatang Pohon, 2006, short) by Edwin
Love for Share (Berbagi Suami, 2006) by Nia diNata
Opera Jawa (2006) by Garin Nugroho
Serambi (2005) by Garin Nugroho,Tonny Trimarsanto,Viva Westi,Lianto Luseno
A Very Slow Breakfast (2006, short) by Edwin

- Japan :
Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (Shijuroku Okunen no Koi, 2006) by Takashi Miike
Cain's Descendant (2006) by Oku Shutaro
Day Night Tower(2006, short) by Hirata Takahiro
Desktop (2005,short) by Satoh Yoshinao
Dog Days Dream (Hayabusa, 2006) by Ichii Masahide
Hana (Hanayori mo Naho, 2006) by Kore-eda Hirokazu
Light (Hikari, 2006, short) by Hamamoto Toshiharu
The Lost Hum (Hanauta Dorobo, 2006) by Hirosue Hiromasa
Lost in Tokyo (Tokyo Shikkaku, 2006) by Ikawa Kotaro
My Prince (Watashi no Oji, 2005, short)
Single (2006) by Nakae Kazuhito
Suzie No-Name (Suzu no Na-wa, 2005, short) by Morufuji Toru
Sway (Yureru, 2006) by Nishikawa Miwa
Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast-Food Grifters (Tachiguishi Retsuden, 2006) by Oshii Mamoru
Trot(2006, short) by Toyama Mitsuo
Yokohama Mary (2006) by Nakamura Takayuki

- Malaysia
The Last Communist (Lelaki Komunis Terakhir, 2006) by Amir Muhammad
Rain Dogs (Taiyang Yu, 2006) by Ho Yuhang
South of South (Nanguo yi Nan, 2006, short) by Tan Chui-Mui

- Philippines
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, 2005) by Auraeus Solito
Todo Todo Teros (2006) by John Torres

- Singapore
Passabe (East Timor, Singapore, UK, 2006) by James Leong, Lynn Lee

- South Korea
Talk to Her: Digital Shorts by Three Filmmakers
Alternative Anime: Crossing Borders
Car Sex (2006, short) by Lee Jung-A
Dancing Boy (2006, short) by Bae Ji-Yeong
A Day Out (Oey-bak, 2005, short) by Lee Jong-Yoon
Faceless Things (Eolgul Eopnun Geotdul, 2005) by Kim Kyong-Mook
Geo-Lobotomy (2006) by Kim Gok, Kim Sun
The Host (Goimool, 2006) by Bong Joon-Ho
The King and the Clown (Wang ui Namja, 2005) by Lee Jun-Ik
Me and Doll-Playing (Nawa Inhyeong Nori, 2006, short) by Kim Kyong-Mook
My Scary Girl (2005) by Sohn Jae-Gon
No Mercy for the Rude (Ye-Ui-Up-Nun-Gut-Deu!, 2006) by Park Chul-Hee
Request (short) by Kim Ki-Hyun
Woman on the Beach (Haebyuneui Yeoin, 2006) by Hong Sang-Soo

- Taiwan
Do Over (Yi Nian Zhi Chu, 2006) by Cheng Yu-Chieh
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006) by Tsai Ming-Liang
My Stinking Kid (Wo De Chou Xianohai, Tv film) by Tsai Ming-Liang, Lee Kang-Sheng

- Thailand
Stories from the North (Reang Lao Jak Meangnue, 2005) by Uruphong Raksasad
Syndromes and a Century (2006) by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Nonfiction Features of 2006
- India
John & Jane (2005) by Ashim Ahluwalia
South Korea :
And Thereafter II (South Korea, USA, 2006) by Hosup Lee

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