Sunday, June 03, 2007

SIFF - Shanghai International Film Festival

SIFF 2007.6.16-24

Nominees of 10th SIFF Asian New Talent Awards are as follows :

Bliss by Sheng Zhiming (China)
This is a story about a family living beside the river. Like all the other families, every member of the family seems close to each other, but in fact they are miles apart, and everyone have a secret that they cannot share....

Saigon Eclipse by Othello Khanh (Vietnam)
Kieu, a beautiful and talented actress, is starring in a film directed by Kim, an American/Vietnamese who has come back to Vietnam to become a part of the new wave of Vietnamese film culture. The film is being produced by her Uncle Henry and her mother Ba Tu. It is a seemingly wonderful situation until the fragile family balance is disrupted when Kieu falls in love with her director, and Uncle Henry’s mounting gambling debts shut down production of the film...

On The Wings of Dreams by Golam Rabbany Biplob (Bangladesh)
Mid-thirties young man Kabiraj is only a canvasser who sells ointments and allied herbal medicines in the village weekly markets by canvassing the virtues of the products. One evening Kabiraj returns home with a second-hand trouser with a number of pockets for his son Ratan. His wife finds some foreign currency notes in its pocket while she was washing the trouser. They think that these currency notes to be of great value and huge money, but they are ignorant of how to exchange them...

The Cold Flame by Yang Shufeng (China)
In 1944, Sister Maria from France turned the church established by her missionary father into a temporary hospital for wounded soldiers. After a cruel battle with Japanese, KMT Captain XUE Youfang was sent to the hospital with serious injuries. There he met DU Jingxuan, a girl of 14 years old, who came here for shelter with her younger brother. The life without parents forced to act mature. She protected herself with lies and distance from others. Du gradually became attracted to Xue who was still in coma.…

The Case by Wang Fen (China)
Dasam and his wife own a small guesthouse in an ancient town at the foot of the Snow Mountain. His wife is a bit plump and not beautiful, and she takes good care of him like his mother did before. One morning, Dasam comes across a case which is floating along the river and, upon opening it, is astonished to find it filled with the frozen body parts of a woman. Around the same time, a strange couple arrive at the guesthouse...

The Touch of Fate by Pan Chih-yuan (Taiwan)
Da Yu, a 15-year-old boy, likes to loiter in this lonely city. He has no emotions and doesn’t know how to express his feelings, just because he is a so-called unwelcome problem student. One day, facing the insult of teacher, Da Yu fights back with violence. Accidentally, he meets A Li and Lao Liao, and begins a life between two fingers...

The Crossword Monologues by Hideaki Kataoka (Japan)
If you took the inner thoughts, or monologues, of various strangers living in different parts of the world and lined them up as if in a crossword puzzle, these monologues could eventually create a conversation. Zoé, Sakura, Jennifer, Maria form a conversation through their monologues though they live different time and space...

Denias, Singing On The Cloud by John De Rantau (Indonesia)
This movie is based on a true story of real struggle of a boy named DENIAS, who came from Aroanop, a small village at Jayawijaya Mountain in western Papua Island.

For Horowitz by Kwon Hyung-jin (South Korea)
Kim Ji-soo is a 30-year-old single woman. She is suffering from an inferiority complex rooted in an unfulfilled dream to become a famous pianist like Vladimir Horowitz. Ji-soo acquires a small piano studio in the outskirts of Seoul to make a living. But one day, she bumps into a strange boy, Gyung-min, and realizes that he’s a musical genius with an absolute pitch.

Veyil (Hot Sun Light) by Gurunathan Vasanthabalan (India)
Murukesan likes watching movie in theatre, but one day he was caught by his father red-handed from the theatre after he bunks school. The child is severely punished and he runs away from home after taking money and jewels. He is taken in a theatre and slowly the theatre becomes his home. He falls in love with Thankam a beautiful girl, but their love story doesn’t have a happy ending.

The Asian film nominees of 10 SIFF Jin Jue Awards are as follows :

The Knot by Yin Li (China)
Eye in the Sky by Yau Nai-Hoi (Hong Kong)
Radio Star by Lee Joon-ik (South Korea)
Love and Honor by Yoji Yamada (Japan)
Bizan by Isshin Inudou (Japan)
The Go Master by Tian Zhuangzhuang (China)
Shanghai Red by Oscar Luis Costo (China / USA)



Blogger HarryTuttle said...

Salut, comment ça va? Qu'est-ce que tu deviens?
Est-ce que tu as des recommendations pour le Festival du Cinema Chinois de Paris?

September 14, 2007 4:30 pm  

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