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FAR FAR EAST

3.9. 2012 and 10.10. 2012

Wednesday 3. 10. 2012 | 20 : 30 | BIO OKO, Františka Křížka 460/15, Prague (map)
Wednesday 10. 10. 2012 | 19 : 00 | KINO JUNIOR, Jiráskova 4898/9, Jablonec nad Nisou (map)

The October program will take you on an exotic trip again. We will screen award-winning short films all the way from South-East Asia. Come and see what stories are being unveiled in front of cameras in South Korea, China and Malaysia. The only thing that you need for this trip is a ticket for the screening!

The screening are under the patronage of Korean Embassy in the Czech Republic.

THE DINER (REPUBLIC OF KOREA)

SEOUL INTERNATIONAL EXTREME-SHORT IMAGE & FILM FESTIVAL: opening short film
director: Horan | producer: Minseok Zhu

Year: 2011 | Length: 9 min | Live action

A girl who has just started cooking is going to get married soon. Suddenly it occurs to her that she had never cooked for her ex-boyfriend, and she decides to invite him and serve him the first and the last dinner.

HOMELESS CONDUCTOR (TAIWAN)

director: Dony Chiang

Year: 2010 | Length: 3 min | Animated film

It's about a homeless who used to be a great conductor of a famous orchestra band. But no one cares about him anymore now and he could just lie in a corner of a cold and silent city. One night, he tried to fight against this loneliness and he picked up the old baton. He made a deep breath and start to whip it, and suddenly, a miracle happens.

A PALE PURPLE BIRD (REPUBLIC OF KOREA)

SEOUL INTERNATIONAL EXTREME-SHORT IMAGE & FILM FESTIVAL: opening short film
Director: Kwangrok Oh | Producer: Yujin Jeong
Star: Kwangrok Oh, Mina Kang

Year: 2011 | Length: 12 min | Experimental

The narrator of the poem sits in his workroom, writing his poem, and lies his face down. As time goes by, the narrator is no longer seen, and only an open door is creaking to the wind. The man’s inner self has escaped the city, and has met the mysterious light-purple bird while crossing the river.

DÉSIRÉE (JAPAN)

WORLD PREMIER
Director: David Chester | Producers: Shawna Baca and David Chester
Star: Kwangrok Oh, Mina Kang

Year: 2011 | Length: 11 min | Live action

As she waits in her dressing room before showtime, beloved actress Desiree reflects on the losses and betrayals that have brought her to this moment.

FRUITY SAMURAI (JAPAN)

Director: Kiminori Tanoue

Year: 2011 | Length: 3 min | Live action

Fruity Samurai is a series of short movies about humorous Japanese Samurai. The heads of the Samurais are replaced by variety of fruits. It's a movie all can enjoy regardless of sex, age or nationality because the characters never die even if their fruit heads got chopped!

A DAY (REPUBLIC OF KOREA)

SEOUL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL: Grand Prize
MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL: Grand Prize
KOREA VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL: Grand Prize
Director: Jae-bin Han | Producers: Pil-jin Oh a Seung-uk Lee
Star: Chang-hae Yu a Wan-tae Kim

Year: 2011 | Length: 25 min | Live action

A grandmother who travels through 90 years of her lifetime in one day. She meets a series of herself in the past and finally runs into the moment when she met her husband for the first time. She bought some tangerines there and took a burden and grudge off her mind to the sky, on the way back to the present. Because it's special day, today. The last day of her husband.

TEAMWORK (REPUBLIC OF KOREA)

MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL: Best Narrative Award
HAWAII INT'L FILM FESTIVAL: Best Narrative Award
ST. JOHN'S INT'L WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL: Best Narrative Award
director: Seo-yun Hong | producer: Youn Jung
star: Ji-young Kim, Jung-yoon Park, Soo-min Gong

Year: 2010 | Length: 10 min | Live action

At her deathbed, a grandmother suddenly shouts „Run, run!“. Whereas the rest of the family is puzzled, Yeon-hee is the only one to be surprised. Yeon-hee knows what these words mean. She lastly heard those words 10 years ago at her school's outdoor race when she chose to ignore her grandmother's fe­elings. She realizes her grandmother's final memory is the very last day they spent together. Yeon-hee reaches for her grandmother's hand and accompanies her on her last journey.

THE 10TH FLOOR (CHINA)

Director: Alexander Paul | Producer: Susanne Porzelt
Star: Ai-Li, Peter Šimon

Year: 2011 | Length: 3 min | Live action

Two strangers, camped out in a foreign land, cross paths in a luxury hotel elevator and exit into adjacent rooms on the same floor… then what? Do they fantasize about one another? Do they build up the courage to knock on the other’s door? Did they even notice one another at all?

CINTA AKHIR (MALAYSIA)

Director: Aron Koh
Star: Liyana Jasmay, Pierre Andre a IZ Sulaini

Year: 2011 | Length: 9 min | Live action

A men meets a woman in a lounge bar. He composes music, she sels cigarettes. An unlikely bond develops between them, perhaps a romance.

Screening in original language with English and Czech subtitles. 90 min We would like to thank Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival and Indiestory Inc.

 

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