30.09. - 09.10.2021

Sektionen 2013

Fascinating screenshots from the kaleidoscope of Asian film-making: from the distopian visions of Kim Ki-duk to the poetic work of young directors from Thailand and Hongkong.


FF 2013 | Thailand 2012 | 68 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
rated for 0 + years
Sai works as a location scout for a film production company and is always taking photos with her digital camera – a kind of professional illness. …

Against the Grain

FF 2013 | Pakistan, USA 2012 | 110 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Iram Parveen Bilal
rated for 0 + years
Fatima is a teacher and lives a liberal, Western lifestyle in Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city. She is very upset when she learns that her former …


FF 2013 | Hong Kong 2013 | 92 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Flora Lau
rated for 0 + years
Fai works as a chauffeur for a rich Hong Kong Chinese woman. While she tries to fill her empty days with girlfriends or tango lessons, he spends his …

GFP Bunny

FF 2013 | Japan 2012 | 82 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Yutaka Tsuchiya
rated for 0 + years
In 2005, Japan was shocked by the case of a 16-year old girl, who tried over a period of months to poison her mother with Thallium. The true story …

How to Disappear Completely

FF 2013 | Philippines 2013 | 79 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Raya Martin
rated for 0 + years
In the Philippine hinterland, a young girl dreams of just disappearing. Over and over again, she creeps into the woods to indulge in her nightly …

Karaoke Girl

FF 2013 | Thailand 2013 | 77 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Visra Vichit-Vadakan
rated for 0 + years
Sa, a young girl from the countryside, comes to the big city to support her family and ends up in the sex industry. This story has been told …

Looking for North Koreans

FF 2013 | France 2012 | 60 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Jéro Yun
rated for 0 + years
For 60 years, the propaganda machinery on the Korean peninsula has been going full pelt. Confused by the distorted pictures offered by both sides, …

Metro Manila

FF 2013 | United Kingdom, Philippines 2013 | 114 Min. | OV
Director: Sean Ellis
rated for 0 + years
With his wife and children, Oscar Ramirez leaves their poor village in the North of the Philippines and travels to Manila to earn money. This …


FF 2013 | South Korea 2013 | 91 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Kim Ki-duk
rated for 0 + years
A more oppressive family life is hard to imagine: the husband is unfaithful, making the wife a seething mass of rage and the son is as uninterested …

Stray Dogs

FF 2013 | Taiwan, France 2013 | 138 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Tsai Ming Liang
rated for 0 + years
In modern Taipei, a father tries to secure his existence and that of his two children. In desperation, he takes on the most menial work on offer, …

The Weight

FF 2013 | South Korea 2012 | 107 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Kyu-hwan Jeon
rated for 0 + years
Jung works in a mortuary, preparing the dead for burial. At times, he seems to be closer to the dead than to the living, as he flits like a …


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