ASIA International Film Week

SHORTS

The Other

A widower and his young daughter struggle to fill the void of a much-beloved wife and mother and the sudden appearance of a mysterious stranger.

Iran|24:42|Ako Zandkarimi , Saman Hosseinpour
Wild Cherry

A small port town in the Japanese countryside:Saori, a hairdresser, dreams of big city life in Tokyo.Yokochin, a reluctant rapper, searches for his voice.Kyoko, a femme fatale DJ, is obsessed with her 60’s radio show.One fateful night will change their lives.

Japan|14:56|Yoshi Kuremura
Sarira

Industrial noise invades a silent temple; it’s the collision of the rapidly evolving city and what’s left of what was once sacred and ancient. A monk can’t find respite after a toothache leaves him unable to chant the sutras and he can’t escape the sounds of nearby construction. A bad tooth, an ancient Buddha, a temple, and a silent monk;When the excavator try to broke down the temple, when faith is ready to against modern society. Yi Dao start his survey of this world. Face to the death, face to people and get back in the society, be himself one more time.  The film depicts the suffering and rebirth of a monk wandering on the edge of the city. It imprints the solemnity of religion with black and white images, and discusses the confusion and direction of personal and faith at odds with the pain of development in a contemporary world.

China|28:08|Mingyang Li
The Dreams of Lonely People

After twenty years in prison, a man returns to his family home to die alone. A mysterious figure from the magical world of nature begins to appear in his surroundings. Getting to know her could be the best time of his life. What are the real consequences of this meeting?

Poland|23:44|Marek Leszczewski
God's Daughter Dances

A transgender female dancer, Shin-mi, gets a call from the Military Manpower Administration, to attend for the Military Service Examination. Shin-mi, with everything in readiness, takes her steps to the Military Manpower Administration.

Korea|24:53|Sungbin BYUN
The Invasion

Each society has its own rhythm of life, which is set by time - by observing orderliness and traditions, but even the smallest intervention in this routine rhythm can change this society

Uzbekistan|14:53|Dante Rustav
A Hidden Trail

The smell of the damp forest fills countless long nights, setting up an invisible road back home. Several illegal migrant workers carry the felled logs through a small winding trail. An accident happens when the police try to arrest them.  The night coming, the injured worker, Đoàn, has a strange interaction with the man who wants to find him. They catch a glimpse of each other's traces of existence.

China·Taiwan|24:45|TSAI Hsuan Kang
LYNX

Tony and Marie are passionate about Bangers, a trashy variant of the stock car. Following a tragedy, their couple breaks down. Tony hung up the races as Marie vent her anger onto the speedway in violent crashes. When problemes resurface, they have no choice but to resolve their dispute where their community has always solved them : on the speedway.

Belgium|19:12|Julien Henry
Samurai Frog Golf

A retired frog samurai wants nothing more than to be left alone and spend his remaining years in peace on the golf course. But when he unwillingly becomes the protector of a baby turtle he must draw his club for one more round. An animated amphibious adventure for children of all ages and golfers of all handicaps.

Japan|3:48|Brent Forrest