ASIA International Film Week

SHORTS

Shadowland

The diverse communication options offered by a cell phone influence our social and consumer behavior. Excessive use changes the design of head-down people’s life and lifestyle habits.

Switzerland|13:50|Bellopropello

MaTcH

An old Japanese mother, Haruko comes to Tokyo from Osaka to see her 30 years old son, Shuji. Her purpose of the visit is setting up a matchmaking for him because he is still a single man.

Japan|20:00|Masaki Katsuyama

The Beyond

The second wave of Covid significantly increased mortality in hospitals. What does this mean for the work of Mathieu, employed in the morgue of a regional hospital center? How does he relate to these people whose souls have recently left their bodies?

Switzerland|9:42|Daniel Maurer

Destruction

A wounded boy bursts into an artist's studio, gushing blood on the floor. She tries to help him to no avail. A policeman arrives at the crime scene who does not believe her story. He asks strange questions, and reality slowly distorts, turning into a cat's dream.

Azerbaijan|22:29|Igor Smola

A Circle

During the famine in Leningrad caused by Nazi siege, the mother of two children has no food left to sustain both. She must make a choice.

United Kingdom|24:58|Mariya LUKAVSKA

Egg Man

Mr. Ren is a traditional Chinese father who is not good at expressing himself and tends to hide his emotions. After his son donated his organs before he passed away, Mr. Ren blames himself for not being able to protect his son's heart. He leaves home and travels to get away from his guilt, but is plagued by nightmares. One day, while staying at a hostel, he meets a homeless boy named Danny, who claims to be searching for an organ donor.

United States|11:19Hsiao Hsia Huang