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International Competition

  • 'International Competition' section features the presentation of new films from various countries, which deal with the everyday life and personal problems of ordinary people. But their problems are never trivial: The Reports on Sarah and Saleem, a drama of the immoral intimacy metaphorically showing the long-standing hostility between Israel and the Palestine, Lemonade portraying the tough reality of a Rumanian emigrant woman who needs to get her green card to live in the United States, Distant Constellation dream-like but dealing with the life of battle-scarred people.
    The problems are hidden in the real life surface at unexpected places: The Heiresses where the troubles of Chela left alone single out the breakdown of her life over the past thirty years, Baronesa with a heroine trying to cope with all her difficulties alone. This edition of the section features the women directors' films, mostly dealing with the reality which the women have faced: The Return following the main character who visits Korea to seek her parents and DRIFT describing the feelings of two women who wander between the reality and their inner conflict.
    In addition, Saimon & Tada Takashi lightly depicting the conflict between friendship and love, Notes on Appearance foregrounding the esthetic form of collage, and MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. portraying Mathangi, a famous artist in the hip-hop scene, they present various endeavors of the young filmmakers.
  • Asian Premiere
    Baronesa

    Baronesa

    Andreia wants to move out. Leid is waiting for her husband, who is in prison. They are neighbors in a slum of Belo Horizonte, trying to escape the daily dangers of a drug traffic war and avoid the tragedy.
    Director_ Juliana ANTUNES
    Brazil201770minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    Distant Constellation

    Distant Constellation

    A Tarkovskian dream-like landscape, featuring the inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home where pranksters, artists and old casanovas seduce us to confront the true nature of time.
    Director_ Shevaun MIZRAHI
    USA, Turkey, Netherlands201782minDCPDocumentary
  • Asian Premiere
    DRIFT

    DRIFT

    Two women spend a weekend at the North Sea. One of them will soon return to her family, whereas the other one will try to come a step closer to the ocean. She returns and the other one could ask: "Have you changed?“
    Director_ Helena WITTMANN
    Germany201795minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    Lemonade

    Lemonade

    Mara, a freshly in the US married single mom from Romania, is faced with abuses of power when the process of getting her green card veers unexpectedly off course. How far will Mara go to get what she wants?
    Director_ Ioana URICARU
    Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden201888minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

    MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

    Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.
    Director_ Steve LOVERIDGE
    USA, UK, SriLanka201897minDCPDocumentary
  • Asian Premiere
    Notes on an Appearance

    Notes on an Appearance

    A young man disappears amid talk of violence and demagoguery, leaving behind an obscure cache of letters, postcards, and notebooks.
    Director_ Ricky D´AMBROSE
    USA201760minDCPFiction
  • International Premiere
    Saimon & Tada Takashi

    Saimon & Tada Takashi

    Saimon and Takashi are best friends at a school. Takashi always falls in love with girls, but he ends up with a broken heart, so he turns to Saimon for advice. Takashi never suspects that Saimon loves him.
    Director_ ODA Manabu
    Japan201784minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    The Heiresses

    The Heiresses

    Chela and Chiquita have been together for over 30 years. But when their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality.
    Director_ Marcelo MARTINESSI
    Paraguay, Germany, Brazil, Uruguay, Norway, France201795minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

    The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

    "A Palestinian man and an Israeli woman embark on an illicit affair that has devastating consequences. That ignites a dangerous game of deceit between those who hold power and those who don’t.
    "
    Director_ Muayad ALAYAN
    Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico2018127minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    The Return

    The Return

    "Two Danish-Korean adoptees visit their Motherland for the first time and are confronted with their own identity struggles.
    "
    Director_ Malene CHOI JENSEN
    Denmark, Korea201884minDCPFiction