Films Boutique Line-up : BUSAN FILM FESTIVAL / ASIAN FILM MARKET 2019

A WINDOW ON ASIAN CINEMA

LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM

A Film by Pawo Choyning Dorji

2019 - Bhutan - Drama - 2.35 - 109 min

with Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung

Struggling with his profession as a teacher, Ugyen is sent to Lunana in northern Bhutan for his final year of training. The high altitude and the lack of amenities make Ugyen want to leave as soon as he arrives. With a warm welcome the local children try to win him over but they don’t have much time as the harsh winter is about to arrive in the glacial parts of the Himalaya…

SCREENINGS


MON OCT 7th 13:30 LOTTE CINEMA CENTUM CITY 5 (L5)            
WED OCT 9th 13:30 LOTTE CINEMA CENTUM CITY 7 (L7)            
THU OCT 10th 17:00 LOTTE CINEMA CENTUM CITY 7 (L7)            

A WINDOW ON ASIAN CINEMA

SUK SUK

A Film by Ray Yeung

2019 - Hong Kong - Drama - 2.35 - 92 min

with Bo Tai, Ben Yuen, Patra Ga Man Au

Pak is a 70-year-old taxi driver who lives with his wife. His son is happily married with a child, and his daughter is pregnant and about to be married. Hoi lives with his devout Christian son and family after he divorced his wife. The two men, who have lived all their lives never revealing their sexual identities, meet by chance in the streets of Hong Kong. As Pak and Hoi fall in love they contemplate a possible future together.

5 GOLDEN HORSE
NOMINATIONS

SCREENINGS


FRI OCT 4th 17:00 CGV CENTUM CITY 5 (C5)            
MON OCT 7th 10:00 LOTTE CINEMA CENTUM CITY 8 (L8)   Market Screening          
MON OCT 7th 18:00 LOTTE CINEMA CENTUM CITY 8 (L8)   Market Screening          
TUE OCT 8th 17:00 MEGABOX JANGSAN HAEUNDAE 3            
WED OCT 9th 10:30 LOTTE CINEMA DAEYOUNG 3 (LD3)            

A WINDOW ON ASIAN CINEMA

VERDICT

A Film by Raymund Ribay Gutierrez

Produced by Brillante Ma Mendoza

2019 - Philippines/France - Drama - 1.78 - 126 min

with Max Eigenmann, Kristoffer King

Joy and her six-year-old daughter Angel live in Manila, with her husband, Dante, a small-time criminal. As so often in the past, Dante comes home drunk at night and beats Joy brutally. This time, he also hurts Angel. Joy grabs her daughter and flees to the local police post to finally get him sent to jail. Joy learns that justice takes time at best, and is impossible to get at worst. Not without reason, she feels that she and her daughter are increasingly under threat…

PHILIPPINE OSCAR
ENTRY 2020
VENICE 2019
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

SCREENINGS


TUE OCT 8th 16:00 LOTTE CINEMA CENTUM CITY 10 (L10)            
WED OCT 9th 10:00 LOTTE CINEMA CENTUM CITY 7 (L7)            
THU OCT 10th 16:30 LOTTE CINEMA DAEYOUNG 3 (LD3)            

WORLD CINEMA

LIBERTÉ

A Film by Albert Serra (THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV)

Produced by Idéale Audience, Rosa Filmes, Andergraun Films

2019 - France/Spain/Portugal - Drama - 1.85 - 132 min

with Helmut Berger, Marc Susini, Baptiste Pinteaux

1774, shortly before the French Revolution, somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin. Madame de Dumeval, the Duc de Tesis and the Duc de Wand, libertines expelled from the puritanical court of Louis XVI, seek the support of the legendary Duc de Walchen, German seducer and freethinker, lonely in a country where hypocrisy and false virtue reign. Their mission is to export libertinage, a philosophy of enlightenment founded on the rejection of moral boundaries and authorities, but moreover to find a safe place to pursue their errant games, where the quest for pleasure no longer obeys laws other than those dictated by unfulfilled desires.

CANNES 2019
UCR SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

SCREENINGS


SUN OCT 6th 13:30 CGV CENTUM CITY 4 (C4)            
WED OCT 9th 20:00 LOTTE CINEMA DAEYOUNG 2 (LD2)            
THU OCT 10th 19:00 CGV CENTUM CITY STARIUM (CS)            

ASIAN FILM MARKET - MARKET PREMIERE

JEUNE JULIETTE

A Film by Anne Emond

Produced by Metafilms inc.

2019 - Canada - Comedy/Drama - 1.78 - 93 min

with Alexane Jamieson, Léanne Désilets, Antoine Desrochers

Meet Juliette, a high school sophomore. Juliette is a heavy girl; she’s also bold, funny, slightly scheming and totally endearing. It’s the hectic last few weeks before summer vacation, and Juliette is about to learn some big lessons about boys, love, and friendship. She’ll even do some growing up—but not too much.

SCREENING


SAT OCT 5th 13:00 LOTTE CINEMA CENTUM CITY 10 (L10)            

ASIAN FILM MARKET

TO LIVE TO SING

A Film by Johnny Ma

Produced by Image X Productions, House On Fire

2019 - China/France - Drama - 1.78 - 100 min

with Zhao Xiaoli, Gan Guidan, Yan Xihu

Zhao Li is the manager of a small Sichuan Opera troupe, living and performing together in a rundown theatre located in the outskirts of Chengdu, China. When she receives the notice of demolition for the theatre, Zhao Li hides the news from everyone else, fearing that this could spell the end of her opera troupe: besides demolition, it’s the life of her “family” that is at stake. As she struggles to search for a new theatre for them to both sing and live in, the opera and its fantastic characters slowly begin to seep into her real world...

SCREENING


SAT OCT 5th 12:30 LOTTE CINEMA CENTUM CITY CHARLOTTE (LC)            

ASIAN FILM MARKET

ADAM

A Film by Maryam Touzani

Produced by Ali N’ Productions, Les Films Du Nouveau Monde, Artemis Productions

2019 - Morocco/France - Drama - 1.85 - 98 min

with Loubna Azabal (INCENDIES, SOFIA), Nessrine Erradi, Daoua Belkhaouda

Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8 year old daughter Warda. Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted one day by a knock on the door. It is Samia, a young woman looking for a job and a roof over her head. The little girl is immediately taken with the newcomer but her mother initially refuses to allow a pregnant stranger into their lives.

MORROCCAN OSCAR
ENTRY 2020

SCREENING


SAT OCT 5th 10:00 LOTTE CINEMA CENTUM CITY CHARLOTTE (LC)            

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PELICAN BLOOD

A Film by Katrin Gebbe (TORE TANZT)

Produced by Junafilm

2019 - Germany/Bulgaria - Drama - 2.39 - 120 min

with Nina Hoss (PHOENIX, HOMELAND), Murathan Muslu

Wiebke (45) lives together with her adoptive daughter Nicolina (9) on an idyllic horse farm. After many years of waiting, she now has the chance to adopt another girl, Raya (5), to provide Nicolina with the longed-for sister. The first weeks are harmonious, and the siblings get along great. But shortly thereafter, Wiebke realizes that Raya, initially shy and charming, is becoming increasingly aggressive and poses a danger to herself and others. The mother will soon have to cross borders and take extreme decisions to protect her cubs.

FANTASTIC FEST 2019
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD

INSTINCT

A Film by Halina Reijn

Produced by Topkapi Film, Man Up

2019 - Netherlands - Drama/Thriller - 2.39 - 98 min

with Carice van Houten (GAME OF THRONES, BLACK BOOK), Marwan Kenzari (ALADDIN)

Nicoline, an experienced psychologist, starts a new job at a penal institution. She meets Idris, a sex offender who committed a series of grave crimes. After five years of treatment, he is about to go on his first unaccompanied probation. His team of practitioners is enthusiastic about his development but newcomer Nicoline does not trust him and tries to push his probation. Idris tries his hardest to convince Nicoline of his good intentions, while slowly, he transforms into the manipulative man she saw in him from the beginning. A power play emerges between the two and Nicoline, in spite of her knowledge and experience, lets herself be trapped completely.

PIAZZA GRANDE
VARIETY AWARD
LOCARNO 2019
BEST 1ST FEATURE
SPECIAL MENTION
DUTCH OSCAR
ENTRY 2020

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