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Frontline

  • This year, O.J.: Made in America; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}, a documentary as long as 7 hours and 47 minutes, is outstanding in the ‘Frontline’. This magnificent epic film about rise and fall of a heroic myth is not a critical biography but an analytic remark on ‘issuses of the United States’. 234-minute-long multi-plot drama An Elephant Sitting Still; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;} imbued depressed atmosphere of present China into characters without any minute for laugh or relaxation. In the Intense Now handling the meaning and aftermath of May 1968 events in France, Paris is a Moveable Feast - A Film in 18 Waves going through the world encroached by poverty with paradoxical aesthetics, and Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?, a disclosure of ugly family history, talks about sensitive political issues. Team Hurricane, a chase for Danish teenager anarchist girls, and Holiday, an adventure of female protagonist silently destroying the world where suppression and violence are prevalent are noteworthy female stories. Many aesthetically challenging films including Bisbee '17; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}, showing a new level of reenactment documentary, Classical Period; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}, a film of dialogue without conventional storytelling, The Tree; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}, a deeply moving story that looks like a work of Andrei Tarkovsky, and Let the Corpses Tan; color:#000000; italic:Y; bold:N;}, a hybrid genre film where giallo horro, noire and Macaroni Western are mixed, are also in the lineup. As such, ‘Frontline’ is open for questions and arguments. Brave films with radical themes and styles, wild or even impious imaginations, bold expressions testing cinematic limit were picked for this section. Films suggesting controversial issues about politics, society, system, art and sexuality might make viewers uncomfortable, but they well fit in this section, a place of dynamic interpretation whether good or evil.
  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    Revolving around four characters shaken out of their small town stupor by an enigmatic tale a lethargic pachyderm, the film tells the story of one single suspenseful day from dawn to dusk.
    Director_ HU Bo
    China2018234minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    Bisbee ´17

    Bisbee ´17

    Bisbee, an old mining town, finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.
    Director_ Robert GREENE
    USA2017118minDCPDocumentary
  • Asian Premiere
    Classical Period

    Classical Period

    It is a portrait of Cal and his friends. They meet and have long conversations about books, poetry, music, and architecture, most notably Henry Longfellow’s 1864 translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
    Director_ Ted FENDT
    USA201762minDCPFiction
  • Cocote

    Cocote

    Alberto, an evangelical gardener, returns to his hometown to attend his father’s funeral. To mourn the deceased, he is forced to participate in celebrations that are contrary to his will and beliefs.
    Director_ Nelson Carlo DE LOS SANTOS ARIAS
    Argentina, Germany, Dominican Rep.2017106minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

    Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

    In 1946, Branch killed Bill Spann. Spann was black. Branch was white?and he was the great-grandfather of the director who decided to investigate his notorious ancestor, whose other descendants rarely mention.
    Director_ Travis WILKERSON
    USA201790minDCPExperimental
  • Asian Premiere
    Holiday

    Holiday

    A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.
    Director_ Isabella EKLOF
    Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden201890minDCPFiction
  • In the Intense Now

    In the Intense Now

    Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, the film speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity.
    Director_ Joao Moreira SALLES
    2017127minDCPDocumentary
  • Asian Premiere
    Let the Corpses Tan

    Let the Corpses Tan

    The Mediterranean summer: blue sea, blazing sun…and 250 kg of gold stolen by Rhino and his gang! Unfortunately surprise guests and two cops compromise their plan.
    Director_ Helene CATTET, Bruno FORZANI
    Belgium, France201792minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    O.J.: Made in America

    O.J.: Made in America

    It is almost inarguably the defining cultural tale of modern America?a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence and the criminal justice system. And two decades after, it continues to fascinate, polarize.
    Director_ Ezra EDELMAN
    USA2016467minDCPDocumentary
  • Asian Premiere
    Paris is a Moveable Feast - A Film in 18 Waves

    Paris is a Moveable Feast - A Film in 18 Waves

    A film poem in 18 waves, like so many scenes to describe Paris and its urban landscapes crossed by a ´young foreign minor isolated´.
    Director_ Sylvain GEORGE
    201790minDCPExperimental
  • Asian Premiere
    Purge This Land

    Purge This Land

    An essay film centered around the legacy of the radical abolitionist John Brown. The film combines images of sites of white racial violence with anecdotal history of John Brown’s radical ethics.
    Director_ Lee Anne SCHMITT
    USA201780minDCPDocumentary
  • Asian Premiere
    Team Hurricane

    Team Hurricane

    About radical eight teenage girls in an ordinary world. A series of unfortunate events followed almost tear the group apart, but after heated arguments the girls decide to stick together.
    Director_ Annika BERG
    Denmark201795minDCPFiction
  • Asian Premiere
    The Tree

    The Tree

    A man, a child, two wars, a river, a tree. A man and a child meet under a tree on a river bank, sharing the same memory and a secret. They find in each other the serenity, the silence and the time they lost in the flowing water of the river.
    Director_ André Gil MATA
    Portugal2018104minDCPFiction
  • The Wolf House

    The Wolf House

    Maria finds refuge in a house after escaping from a sect of German religious fanatics in Chile. Like in a dream, the universe of the house reacts to Maria´s feelings, transforming her stay into a nightmarish world.
    Director_ Cristobal LEON, Joaquin COCINA
    Chile201875minDCPAnimation