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Wide Angle

The Rootless Bloom
  • Rein MAYCHAELSON
  • Indonesia
  • 2023
  • 15min

Frustrated by their parents’ impending divorce, two sisters escape their oppressive home environment and spend time alone to reminisce about their childhood. The choice between mom...

World Premiere

Wide Angle

21 Weeks Later
  • Nasrin MOHAMMADPOUR
  • Iran
  • 2023
  • 14min

At twenty-one weeks pregnant, a woman decides to have an abortion? which is both legally and religiously forbidden?despite her husband’s objections. She travels to different parts ...

World Premiere

Wide Angle

Roller Coaster
  • Xinyan CHEN,Jingchen ZHANG
  • China
  • 2023
  • 21min

Liang Fei, a middle-aged man, rides a roller coaster for the first time in his life just before the city is locked down due to the pandemic. When he hears about a leopard that esca...

Asian Premiere

A Window on Asian Cinema

Rapture
  • Dominic SANGMA
  • India/China/Qatar/Switzerland/Netherlands
  • 2023
  • 127min

While catching cicadas in the middle of the night with other villagers, Mangkungchi suddenly vanishes. Believing the rumors that he has been kidnapped by organ traffickers, Kasan’s...

  • 로카르노영화제 현재의감독경쟁
World Premiere

Wide Angle

New Morning of an Artificial World
  • Jinwook SONG
  • Korea
  • 2023
  • 22min

Na-eun and Yeon-su live together in a small room. For two hours a day, Yeon-su becomes invisible. The man who keeps on vanishing, the woman left behind. Throughout this enigmatic a...

Korea Premiere

A Window on Asian Cinema

Ripples
  • Naoko OGIGAMI
  • Japan
  • 2023
  • 120min

“Japan’s ranking in the Global Gender Gap index is 116th out of 146 countries. We remain a male-dominated society. Many households still uphold the old traditions where the men go ...

World Premiere

Wide Angle

The Witness Tree
  • Niranjan Raj BHETWAL
  • Nepal
  • 2023
  • 15min

As Sridhar prepares for his coming-of-age celebration, his grandfather tells him a shocking story about his family. As he pushes for the truth, his mother is caught in a dilemma be...

International Premiere

Wide Angle

An Owl, A Garden & The Writer
  • Sara DOLATABADI
  • France/Switzerland/Iran
  • 2023
  • 83min

Director Sara Dolatabadi captured the time she spent with her parents in the family garden on the outskirts of Tehran. On the surface, the film appears to be a family drama, but th...

International Premiere

Wide Angle

Reclaim My Summer
  • Hao-wei CHEN
  • Taiwan
  • 2023
  • 29min

The life of seventeen-year-old Xuan is anything but ordinary: She lives and works with her mother and sister in a recycling center surrounded by things others have thrown away. One...

World Premiere

New Currents

Oasis of Now
  • Chee Sum CHIA
  • Malaysia/Singapore/France
  • 2023
  • 90min

A mother and a daughter secretly meet once every few weeks on a secluded staircase in an old apartment building. The mother, an undocumented Vietnamese in Malaysia, believes that h...

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Busan Office 3rd Floor, BIFF HILL, Busan Cinema Center, 120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48058, Korea
Seoul Office #1601, GARDEN TOWER, 84, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03131, Korea