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Full Asian Line-up for 35th Vancouver International Film Festival Announced!

The 35th Vancouver International Film Festival 2016 will be held from 29 September to 14 October…

This year’s lineup continues to expand to create multi-experiential streams that include a wide range of films from across the world along with talks and events. A large number of Asian films, including China, Japan and South Korea, are included in the ‘Gateway | Dragons & Tigers’ that invites audiences to watch East Asian cinema. Indian and Middle-Eastern films are part of the ‘Panorama | Contemporary World Cinema’ category. A couple of documentaries and short films, such as We are X and Sanun, are also screened at the film festival

Here are the films that are going to be screened at the festival.

Gateway | Dragons & Tigers

  • Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait, Khyentse Norbu, Bhutan & Hong Kong, 2016, 96 minutes
  • Beautiful 2016, Jia Zhangke, Stanley Kwan, Nakata Hide & Alec Su, Hong Kong & China, 2016, 96 minutes
  • Crosscurrent, Yang Chao, China, 2015, 116 minutes
  • Knife in the Clear Water, Wang Xuebo, China, 2016, 95 minutes
  • Life after Life, Zhang Hanyi, China, 2016, 80 minutes

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  • Old Stone, Johnny Ma, China, 2016, 80 minutes
  • The Road to Mandalay, Midi Z, Taiwan, Myanmar, France & Germany, 2016, 108 minutes
  • A Simple Goodbye, Degena Yun, China, 2015, 96 minutes
  • Ten Years, Kwok Zune, Wong Fei-pang, Jevons Au, Chow Kwun-wai & Ng Ka-leung, Hong Kong, 2015, 103 minutes (Review)
  • Godspeed, Chung Mong-hong, Taiwan, 2016, 111 minutes
  • Ta’ang, Wang Bing, Hong Kong & France, 2016, 147 minutes
  • Yellowing, Chan Tze-woon, Hong Kong, 2016, 133 minutes

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  • A Copy of My Mind, Joko Anwar, Indonesia & South Korea, 2015, 116 minutes
  • Mother (Emma), Riri Riza, Indonesia, 2016, 77 minutes
  • By the Time it Gets Dark, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand, 2016, 105 minutes
  • Mrs, Adolfo Alix, Philippines, 2016, 80 minutes
  • Out of the Frying Pan…, Komatsu Takashi, Japan, 2016, 47 minutes
  • I Have the Future, Ouchi Rieko, Japan, 2016, 15 minutes
  • Datum Point, Orikasa Ryo, Japan, 2015, 7 minutes
  • Affordance, Nove Hayato, Japan, 2016, 18 minutes
  • Conslitruction, Nakanishi Yoshihisa, Japan, 2016, 5 minutes
  • Finder, Sato Yoshinao, Japan, 2016, 6 minutes
  • The Laughing Spider, Tanaami Keiichi, Japan, 2016, 7 minutes
  • After the Storm, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Japan, 2016, 117 minutes (Review)

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  • Harmonium, Kôji Fukada, Japan, 2016, 118 minutes
  • Lifeline, Shiota Akihiko, Japan, 2015, 84 minutes
  • The Promise, Shiota Akihiko, Japan, 2016, 15 minutes
  • The Long Excuse, Nishikawa Miwa, Japan, 2016, 124 minutes
  • Suffering of Ninko, Niwatsukino Norhiro, Japan, 2016, 83 minutes
  • Heaven, Hirabayashi Isamu, Japan, 2016, 13 minutes
  • While the Women are Sleeping, Wayne Wang, Japan, 2016, 103 minutes

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  • Alone, Park Hong-min, South Korea, 2015, 90 minutes (Review)
  • The Bacchus Lady, E J-yong, South Korea, 2016, 110 minutes (Review)
  • The Handmaiden, Park Chan-wook, South Korea, 2016, 145 minutes (Review)
  • Our Love Story, Lee Hyun-ju, South Korea, 2016, 99 minutes
  • The Phantom Detective, Jo Sung-hee, South Korea, 2016, 125 minutes
  • Yourself and Yours, Hong Sang-soo, South Korea, 2016, 123 minutes

Panorama | Contemporary World Cinema

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  • Pihu, Vinod Kapri, India, 2016, 94 minutes
  • The River of Fables, Bhaskar Hazarika, India, 2015, 118 minutes
  • The Trap, Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair, India, 2015, 81 minutes
  • Twilight over Burma, Sabine Derflinger, Austria & Thailand, 2015, 99 minutes
  • Inversion, Behnam Behzadi, Iran, 2016, 84 minutes
  • Lantouri, Reza Dormishian, Iran, 2015, 115 minutes

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  • Radio Dreams, Babak Jalali, Iran & USA, 2015, 97 minutes
  • The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi, Iran & France, 2016, 125 minutes
  • Beyond the Mountains and Hills, Eran Kolirin, Israel & Germany, 2016, 90 minutes
  • Junction 48, Udi Aloni, Israel, Germany & USA, 2016, 97 minutes
  • As I Open My Eyes, Leyla Bouzid, Tunisia, France, Belgium & United Arab Emirates, 2015, 102 minutes
  • Barakh Meets Barakh, Mahmoud Sabbagh, Saudi Arabia, 2016, 88 minutes
  • The Red Turtle, Michael Dudok de Wit, Netherlands, France & Japan, 2016, 80 minutes

Impact | Youth | VIFF Impact

  • Sonita, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, Iran, Germany & Switzerland, 2015, 90 minutes

ALT|Altered States

  • Under the Shadow, Babak Anvari, UK, Jordan & Qatar, 2015, 84 minutes

Panorama|Documentaries

  • Between Fences, Avi Mograbi, Israel & France, 2016, 99 minutes
  • When Two Worlds Collide, Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta & Mathew Orzel, Peru & Qatar, 2015, 100 minutes
  • Snow Monkey, George Gittoes, Australia, Afghanistan & Norway, 2015, 148 minutes

M/A/D|Documentaries

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  • We are X, Stephen Kijak, UK, USA & Japan, 2015, 93 minutes
  • Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt, Ada Ushpiz, Israel & Canada, 2015, 125 minutes

Reel Youth Film Festival

  • Sanun, Kyle Nieva & Miggy Hilario, Thailand, 2015, 6 minutes
  • Grown Up, Hong-Ruei Lin, Taiwan, 2015, 5 minutes

Panorama|Documentaries

  • Kedi, Ceyda Torun, Turkey, USA & Germany, 2015, 79 minutes

ALT | Shorts Programs

  • Today They Took My Son, Pierre Dawalibi, Lebanon & United Arab Emirates, 2016, 7 minutes

Teen Trouble

  • Three Minute Warning, Iqbal Mohammed, Palestine & UK, 2016, 12 minutes

Ignite | BC Spotlight

  • A New Moon over Tohoku, Linda Ohama, Canada & Japan, 2016, 98 minutes

Find out more about the full programme at the official website.

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Wai Lu Yin
Currently working on handling social media platforms. Also a passionate Korean culture journalist. Started to have interest in Korean culture, including films, since university and then become more passionate about Asian films. Craving for knowledge and experience from music to travel.
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