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World Premiere

Opening Film

The Gift to Stalin
  • Rustem Abdrashev
  • Russia,Kazakhstan,Israel,Poland
  • 2008
  • 97min

This is a story of a man who survived from gruesome dark ages. Only thing he has left is the memories of his childhood. The director with future, Rustem Abdrashev and Kazakhstani o...

Korea Premiere

Gala Presentation

Ashes of Time Redux
  • WONG Kar Wei
  • Hong Kong,China
  • 2008
  • 93min

Director Kar Wai Wong’s 1994 film, Ashes of Time, has been re-edited and digitally re-mastered. It contains various stories centered around ‘Ouyang’, a selfish and cynical merchant...

World Premiere

Gala Presentation

Dada`s Dance
  • ZHANG Yuan
  • China
  • 2008
  • 92min

“To tell the truth, she is not your real mother.” The secret revealed by the boyfriend of Dada’s mother is more abrupt than striking. With this new knowledge, Dada immediately deci...

World Premiere

Gala Presentation

Make Yourself at Home
  • SOHN Soo Pum
  • United States,Korea
  • 2008

Make Yourself at Home is feature debut of the director Sohn Soopum, who was invited to PIFF and Cannes with his short Fish in the Sea Is Not Thirsty in 2000. Make Yourself at Home ...

World Premiere

A Window on Asian Cinema

12 Lotus
  • Royston Tan
  • Singapore
  • 2008
  • 121min

Royston Tan who introduced ‘Getai,’ a unique part of Singaporean culture in his film 881, now interweaves Getai and a woman’s unfortunate life in 12 Lotus. While emphasizing the qu...

World Premiere

A Window on Asian Cinema

Adela
  • Adolfo ALIX JR.
  • Philippines
  • 2008
  • 90min

The person who invented birthdays probably did so with the intention of remembering and celebrating loved ones. However, those days that embody significance to certain dates can ma...

World Premiere

A Window on Asian Cinema

All Around Us
  • Ryosuke Hashiguchi
  • Japan
  • 2008

All Around Us deserves attention in that it is the first feature film by Ryoske Hashikuchi in 7 years. He interpreted the identity and theme of queers through a more ordinary story...

World Premiere

A Window on Asian Cinema

Among the Clouds
  • Rouhollah Hejazi
  • Iran
  • 2008
  • 83min

A young porter Malek, who works at an Iran-Iraq border area, takes a fancy to a lady named Nora, who frequently entrusts him with hard tasks. After she takes advantage of his fasci...

International Premiere

A Window on Asian Cinema

Baby Angelo
  • Joel Ruiz
  • Philippines
  • 2008
  • 88min

Though it starts with a mystery, this film scrutinizes human relationships in the end. The setting is a humble apartment in Manila. The dead body of a four-month-old baby is discov...

International Premiere

A Window on Asian Cinema

Be Calm and Count to Seven
  • Ramtin Lavati
  • Iran
  • 2008
  • 88min

On an island in southern Iran, a boy named Motu lives with his mother and his aphasic sister. His father was lost at sea and his brother-in-law died the day after his wedding; ever...