EL INDIE & DOC FEST CINE COREANO
PRESENTA LA PROGRAMACIÓN DE SU TERCERA EDICIÓN
El festival, que se proyectará online a través de Filmin, contará con películas como
‘Our Body’ de HAN Ka-ram o ‘Ghost Walk’ de YU Eun-jeong
El INDIE&DOC Fest Cine Coreano presenta la programación de su tercera edición, que se celebrará de manera online, del 11 al 21 de junio de 2020, a través de la plataforma de streaming FILMIN. Una vez más, el Centro Cultural Coreano cuenta con el SIFF (Festival de Cine Independiente de Seúl) como co-organizador del festival, en el que también colaboran Casa Asia, además de la revista especializada Caimán Cuadernos de cine, ECAM y Cine Asia.
A lo largo de 100 años de la historia cinematográfica de Corea, el cine independiente ha jugado un papel muy importante en el desarrollo del espíritu creador de sus realizadores. Según Bong Joo-ho, el afamado director de `Parásitos´, película que ha marcado un hito en los premios Oscar, el cine independiente en Corea está floreciendo gracias al talento de nuevos directores. Bong debutó con su película independiente ‘Barking Dogs Never Bite’.
KIM Dong-hyun, presidenta del SIFF apunta la efervescencia de la ola de cineastas femeninas que se está viviendo en Corea. Según el SIFF, el 80% de los premiados en festivales de cine han sido directoras. Como ejemplo el triunfo en la última edición del SIFF de la realizadora KIM Hyun-jung con la película ´Beginners’ Class´ incluida en este festival.
Muestra de esta conquista del cine femenino en Corea se celebra la 3ª edición de INDIE & DOC Fest Cine Coreano que rinde homenaje a varias realizadoras emergentes que poseen cada vez más presencia en el panorama cinematográfico coreano. Un total 9 películas, que abordan las inquietudes y preocupaciones de sus personajes bajo la mirada femenina.
La película ‘Our Body’ de HAN Ka-ram, ganadora del Premio a la Mejor Actriz en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Busan y seleccionada por el Centro Cultural Coreano se une a otras propuestas minuciosamente elegidas por los alumnos del máster de Crítica Cinematográfica de la ECAM y Caimán Cuadernos de cine, entre las que se encuentran ‘A Boy and Sungreen’ de AHN Ju-young, ‘Way Back Home’ de PARK Sun-joo o ‘Ghost Walk’ de YU Eun-jeong.
Además, el INDIE&DOC Fest Cine Coreano apuesta por el cine documental presentando las películas ‘The Pregnant Tree and the Goblin’ (KIM Dong-ryung, PARK Kyong-tae), una biografía ficcionada sobre la vida de Park In-sun, una extrabajadora sexual de un campamento militar estadounidense. Y ‘A Corner Shop’ (LEE Suk-gyung), donde una pequeña tienda sirve de refugio para ayudar a los jóvenes más desfavorecidos.
El festival mantiene un año más el ‘Premio Jurado Joven’, otorgado por alumnos de la ECAM e introduce un nuevo `Premio del Público´ con la votación de los espectadores a través de FILMIN.
PROGRAMACIÓN DE LA 3ª EDICIÓN
INDIE&DOC FEST CINE COREANO
‘Our Body’ (HAN Ka-ram, 2018)
‘Way Back Home’ (PARK Sun-joo, 2019)
‘The Pregnant Tree and the Goblin’ (KIM Dong-ryung y PARK Kyong-tae, 2019)
‘A Boy and Sungreen’ (AHN Ju-young, 2018)
‘Ghost Walk’ (YU Eun-jeong, 2018)
‘A Corner Shop’ (LEE Suk-gyung, 2018)
En la sesión de cortometrajes: ‘Movements’ (JEONG Da-hee, 2019), ganadora del Premio Espiga de Plata al cortometraje de la sección oficial del SEMINCI 2019; ‘Pungjeong.Gak A Town with a Blue Hill’ (SONG Joo-woon, 2019), cortometraje donde la técnica cinematográfica y la danza se unen y ‘Beginners’ Class’ (KIM Hyun-jung, 2019), ganadora del gran premio del SIFF (Festival de Cine Independiente de Seúl) en 2019.
*Todas las películas del INDIE&DOC Fest Cine Coreano estarán disponibles sin coste añadido dentro de la suscripción de FILMIN (7,99€ al mes), junto a los más de 14.000 títulos que integran el catálogo de la plataforma. También se habilita la opción de acceder, sin necesidad de tener una suscripción a Filmin, a un paquete exclusivo del INDIE&DOC Fest Cine Coreano por 5,95€, o visualizar cada película por 1,95€.
From 4th to 31st October 2019
In the current edition of the Asian Film Festival Barcelona, the program is not strictly bound to the usual dates but are extended from the 4th of October to the 31st of the same month. During this month CaixaForum will be once again a headquarter of the festival accepting an important part of the Off-festival, with a double program consisting of a Meeting with Iranian film and a selection of 25 short films from the Philippines, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirguistan, Macau, Pakistan, Tayikistan and Vietnam. The Meeting consists of nine films produced during 2017 and 2019 in collaboration with the Farabi Foundation from Tehran and the distributor Iranian Independents. These films will be screened in the auditorium and within the same dates in Aula 0 a selection of short and medium films from 2018 and 2019 for the first time. Cinemes Girona will keep being the main headquarters of the AFFBCN 2019 but will also collaborate with the OFF-FESTIVAL with four films produced in 2018 from Afghanistan, Australia, Japan and Mongolia which will be shown every Saturday from the 5th to the 26th October. Lastly, B the Travel Brand Xperience will be, for the first time, an additional headquarter with a program consisting of six documentaries produced from 2018 and 2019 in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan and Laos starting on October 7th.
MEETING WITH IRANIAN FILM
From the 4th to the 31st of October 2019 | CaixaForum (Auditori)
For years, Iranian cinema has been one of the most awarded cinematographies at the international film festivals. In the last decade, the recognitions have been multiplying at the same pace as new titles have been appearing coming from the current generations of directors formed in Iran. Names like Monir Gheydi, Roqiye Tavakoli, Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian, Ebrahim Mokhtari, Mohammad Hamzei, Sadeq Sadeq Daqiqi, Hosein Namazi (Official Section’s Best Screenplay Award at the AFFBCN 2018 for Appendix), Hamid Reza (Panorama Section’s Audience Award and Best Director Award at the AFFBCN 2017 for A House of 41st Street), Gholamreza Sagharchiyan (Best Screenplay Award by the AFFBCN 2017’s Youth Jury for Houra) and Ramin Rasuli, among others, belonging to the younger generations which maintain the pulse of those filmmakers like Abbas Kiarostami, Dariush Mehrjui, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Maryam Keshavarz, Reza Mirkarimi or Asghar Farhadi who consecrated Iranian cinema, to which they gave its own and unmistakable identity. CASA ASIA aims to continue contributing to the dissemination of this cinema, taking into account the different narratives which are transmitted and the personality of a cinematography whose success results to a large extend from the strength of the corresponding scripts. Iranian cinema is a cinema which mimics theatre in a certain way, due to the importance that it gives to orality. With their speech, the main characters amplify the locations and the chain of events, in a way that the moving image enhances everything that is narrated. The conflict always resides at the origin of this particularly dramatic cinema, dealing with everyday events and which reveals the domestic life’s “insides” of a country of which we known little. CASA ASIA programs at CaixaForum an anthology of the most recent Iranian cinema, with the collaboration of the Farabi Foundation and the independent Iranian film distributor directed by Mohammad Attebai, for the next edition of the Asian Film Festival Barcelona | AFFBCN 2019 with a dozen new titles from this country.
Footwork | Mazdak Mirabedini | Iran | 2017 | 81’ | Drama | VOSE | Official Section
Wild Jonquils | Rahbar Ghanbari | Iran | 2017 | 83’| Children’s, Drama | VOSE | NETPAC Section
Yeva | Anahid Abad | Iran, Armenia | 2017 | 94’ | Drama | VOSE | Discoveries Section
First Autograph for Rana | Ali Zhakan | Iran | 2018 | 90’ | Drama | VOSE | Discoveries Section
Astigmatism | Majid-Reza Mostafavi | Iran | 2018 | 85’ | Drama | VOSE | Special Section
Orange Days | Arash Lahooti | Iran | 2018 | 102’ | Drama | VOSE | Official Panorama Section
Orduckly | Behrouz Gharib Pour | Iran | 2018| 86’ | Drama | VOSE | Official Panorama Section
The Dark Room | Rouhollah Hejazi | Iran | 2018| 101’ | Drama | VOSE | Official Panorama Section
Pastarioni | Soheil Movafagh | Iran | 2019 | 97’ | Family, Children’s | VOSE | NETPAC Section
INTRODUCING THE FESTIVAL
From the 5th to the 26th of October 2019 | Cinemes Girona
The four films listed below, which will be screened at Cinemes Girona, are part of the OFF-Festival program launched the 4th of October at Caixa Forum. These films are RocKabul (Afghanistan, 2018), competing in the Official Panorama Section as well as Broken (Australia, 2018); Call for Dreams (Japan, 2018), from the NETPAC Section, and Insane Mother (Mongolia, 2018), Discoveries Section. Throughout the month of October, Casa Asia’s film program will meet under the OFF-Festival coverage, as an introduction to the Asian Film Festival Barcelona, to be held between the 30th of October and the 10th of November. The chosen films meet the criteria followed by the more than 130 films competing this year in the various festival sections. Each one of them stands out for their narrative value and the visual strategy which they employ from a differentiated aesthetic perspective. Overall, it is a small sample of what is to come with the Asian Film Festival Barcelona, where more than twenty nationalities will meet and contribute to create a mosaic through which the public will be able to travel across a continent without leaving the movie theatre.
RocKabul | Travis Beard | Afghanistan | 2018 | 77’ | Documentary / Music / War | VOSE | Oficial Panorama Section
Broken | Tarry Mortlock | Australia | 2018 | 97’ | Drama / Crime | VOSE | Oficial Panorama Section
Call for Dreams | Ran Slavin | Japan | 2018 | 83’ | Crime / Drama / Mystery | VOSE | NETPAC Section
Insane Mother | Ishdorj Odonchimeg | Mongolia | 2018 | 105’ | Drama | VOSE | Discoveries Section
From the 7th of October to the 11th of November 2019 | B The Travel Brand Xperience
As a part of what is known as the OFF-FESTIVAL, B The Travel Brand Xperience will become this year for the first time a venue for the Asian Film Festival Barcelona | AFFBCN 2019 holding the screening of six documentaries which are also competing in the different sections of the festival. These productions will be presented by CASA ASIA and will be followed by a colloquium. The films selected deal with different issues ultimately related to the lives of the inhabitants of the production’s countries. Therefore, through the moving image they are able to create a window to places which we do not usually have access to. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan and Laos are the protagonists of these documentaries, and also allow us to address different aspects of the daily life of these countries from diverse perspectives, inviting us to discover places, communities, individuals and circumstances which are finally complementary and which contribute to the acknowledge the situations they attempt to address.
A Thousand Girls Like Me | Sahra Mani | Afghanistan | 2018 | 76’ | Documentary | VOSE | Official Section
Hasina: A Daugther’s Tale | Rezaur Rahman Khan Piplu | Bangladesh | 2018 | 72′ | Documentary / Drama | VOSE | Special Section
When I Grow Up (Grandir) | Jill Coulon | Cambodia / Laos / Vietnam / Myanmar / Thailand / Indonesia / France | 2018 | 54’ | Documentary | VOSE | Special Section
The Song of the Grassroots | Yuda Kurniawan | Indonesia | 2018 | 107’ | Documentary | VOSE | Special Section
Portraits of a Rainbow | Ayumi Nakagawa | Japan | 2018 | 79’ | Documentary | VOSE | Special Section
This Little Land of Mines | Erin McGoff | Laos | 2018 | 64’ | Documentary / Drama / News | VOSE | Special Section
From the 11th to the 26th of October 2019 | CaixaForum (Aula 0)
As a part of what is known as the OFF-FESTIVAL, CaixaForum becomes this year a venue for the Asian Film Festival Barcelona | AFFBCN 2019 to host a selection of twenty-three short films which will be screened from the 11th to the 26th of October. These productions are from Philippines, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Vietnam. Some of these shorts are practically medium-length fiction films or close to the documentary genre. However, in any case, all of them are directed by young filmmakers whom are in the process to create their first feature films and, consequently, these short film become exercises of great interest to which we want to give visibility. Hosting these screenings, CaixaForum’s Aula 0 aims to offer the public, at any time of the indicated days, the possibility of being able to watch these films.
Friday the 11th of October and Saturday the 19th of October (Loop)
|Group 1 | Philippines, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Macau, Pakistan (Length 112′ )|
|Filipinas||Filipinas||Last Order||2018||18′||Joji Villanueva Alonso|
|Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||A Man of Peace||24′|
|Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||El Último Profesor||17′|
|Macau||Macau||Rabbit Meets Crocodile||2018||4′||Sam Kin Hang|
|Macau||Macau||Sheep||2018||15′||Mak Kit Wai|
Saturday the 12th of October and Sunday the 20th of October (Loop)
Sunday the 13th of October and Friday the 25th of October (Loop)
|Group 3 | Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Macau (Length 121′)|
|Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||Tyubeteika (Change)||2017||20′||Armán Baimurátov|
|Macau||Macau||G.D.P.: Grandma’s Dangerous Project||2018||21′||Peeko Wong|
|Macau||Macau||Missing Dad||2018||23′||Long Wai I|
Friday the 18th of October and Saturday the 26th of October (Loop)
|Group 4 | Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau Tajikistan (Length 121′)|
|Japan||Spain||The Dawn of Kaiju Eiga||2019||45′||Jonathan Bellés|
|Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||Inútiles (Useless Creations)||2018||39′||Zhanibek Murtazin|
|Macau||Macau||Cat Security||2018||4′||Lou Ka Choi|
|Tajikistan||Tajikistan||Tangible Death||2018||21’15”||Dekhruz Davlyatbekov|
* All these short films will be screened in original version with Spanish subtitles (VOSE)..
ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL BARCELONA 2019
Menene Gras Balaguer
Director for Culture and Exhibitions
and director of the Asian Film Festival. Barcelona
PRIVATE LIVES | PUBLIC LIVES
If Asian cinema exists as such, it can only be understood as a mosaic of the nationalities which identify with their local narratives. It is a plural and representative cinema of the geographical, political, economic and cultural diversity of a changing continent. The statement is not intended to imply any kind of unity among its cultural manifestations, but to show how as an expression of a local culture it can become an expression of a community and ultimately a global society. This inclusive framework clusters all the productions which are presented at the Asian Film Festival Barcelona | AFFBCN from the first edition which took place in 2011 to the current one. Cinema has played an important role towards those worlds which, due to the geographical distance and the hegemony of the West for centuries, have been subject to marginalization resultant of a colonialist projection. The title Private lives | Public Lives stands for the fact that cinema can turn private into public and it uplifts the private to the public, as a mass spectacle which allows to share the private life of the others, which we are not familiar with.
The capacity of cinema to approach the audience to new places, territories and identities cannot be compared with any other channel of communication. When it comes to Asian cinema, the scope of its last decade development has been spectacular, favouring the access, through successive self-portraits so to speak of each country, to the private life of its inhabitants and those communities or groups which integrate the different societies to which they belong. The great stories narrated by this cinema by joining fragments of individual and collective lives make us aware of their power of communication and instructs us at the same time about the imaginary which shape the corresponding identities.
This year, the festival’s programm exceeds over one hundred films from critical geographies which challenge the globalization of markets and impose themselves by defending their idiosyncrasy. AFFBCN celebrates its seventh edition with productions from 25 countries from Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Oceania. The audience is able to undertake a journey from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, to Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand. Through a vast list of images, the festival proposes several itineraries which will allow exploring countries that share borders within the same continent’s area or region or those which despite the distance that separate them keep cultures and traditions in common.
As ever, AFFBCN’s program comprises the following sections: Official, Official Panorama, Discoveries, Netpac and Special, all in competition. For the second time in a row, the festival hosts a selection of the Asian Film Awards 2018, which annually awards the Hong Kong based Asian Film Academy to the best Asian cinema. In this section nine worthwhile titles which are considered among this last year’s best productions will be screened; and finally a Retrospective section which will be organised along with Filmoteca de Catalunya. For the first time, we will have an OFF Festival section with a monograph on Iranian cinema which will be screened at CaixaForum starting from October 4, even though the films will also be part of the festival’s competition sections.
Casa Asia continues once more with its commitment to provide Barcelona with a festival which collects the best filmography from the Asian continent, and which facilitates broad public access to the productions of this region, as well as allowing the meeting between professionals of the sector and the film industry. As previously proved by its past editions, AFFBCN’s commitment to Asian cinema is strong, as it is intended to continue as such in the future. Casa Asia has tried to consolidate the presence of Asian cinema in Barcelona, not only with the celebration of this festival, but with a year-long weekly screening program hold at Cinemes Girona.