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IN THE MOMENT

France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, South Korea, USA, Vietnam202177 minEnglish, various languages with English subtitles Animation, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, LGBTQ+ Filmmakers, Non-binary Filmmakers, Women Filmmakers

How does one trace lineages and map origins? Derailing form and convention, each of these films paves new pathways of understanding by reconceptualizing the relations between pasts, presents, and futures.

 

 

SRIKANDI

Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto  Profile Image

Canada20218 min Indonesian with English subtitlesDrama, Women Filmmakers

A modern retelling of an Indonesian myth of the same name, Anjani struggles to regain control as her mother tries to sell the house that doubled as her father's puppetry studio.

Accessibility

This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto

Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto is an Indonesian filmmaker based in Vancouver. She is currently in development for her first feature film.

THE LIGHT OF MASAO NAKAGAWA
LA LUZ DE MASAO NAKAGAWA

Hideki Nakazaki  Profile Image

Peru20219 min Spanish with English subtitlesNorth American PremiereDocumentary, Experimental

After 91 years of continuous operation, a camera captures the last breath of Nakagawa Photo Studio, the first photo studio in northern Peru founded by Masao Nakagawa.

Director Bio

Hideki Nakazaki

Hideki Nakazaki is studying directing at EICTV. Nakazaki develops cultural-management projects in northern Peru linked to the Nikkei community in Latin America.

A BITE OF BONE

Honami Yano  Profile Image

Japan202110 min Japanese with English subtitlesAnimation, Family, Women Filmmakers

Painstakingly detailed, director Honami Yano tells the story of a little girl who reflects on the last summer with her father.

Accessibility

This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Honami Yano

Honami Yano was born on a small island in Japan. Besides attending an exchange program at the Rhode Island School of Design, Yano received a master’s degree at the Tokyo University of the Arts’s Graduate School of Film and New Media.

A TRIP TO HEAVEN

Linh Duong  Profile Image

Vietnam202015 min Vietnamese with English subtitlesCanadian PremiereDrama, Women Filmmakers

What would you do if you bumped into your high school sweetheart? On a peculiar tour bus to Mekong Delta, 50-year-old Tam is hopeful for a chance of reconciliation—or maybe he's not.

Accessibility

This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Linh Duong

Linh Duong is a Vietnamese filmmaker fascinated with sad, angsty, and naggy middle-aged women. She just completed a series of shorts tackling this topic with a quirky sense of humour.

EYES AND HORNS

Chaerin Im  Profile Image

Germany, South Korea, USA20216 min No dialogueToronto PremiereAnimation, Experimental, Women Filmmakers

Visually transformative, Eyes and Horns is a captivating and immersive experience that delves into the destruction of gender binaries and boundaries.

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Director Bio

Chaerin Im

Chaerin Im is an experimental filmmaker from South Korea, living and working in Los Angeles and Ann Arbor. Through craftsmanship and distinctive materials, she explores gender issues and sexual imagery.

F1-100

Emory Chao Johnson  Profile Image

Malaysia, USA202114 min EnglishInternational PremiereDocumentary, LGBTQ+ Filmmakers, Non-binary Filmmakers, Reel Asian Award Winner

Combining multiple artistic formats, this intimate portrait is a transnational meditation through time and space of an international art student studying abroad in the United States.

Accessibility

This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Emory Chao Johnson

Emory Chao Johnson (they/them) is an artist settled on the land of the Tongva working primarily in documentary filmmaking. Their approach to documentary is grounded in empathy and compassion.

FLOWING HOME
NHU MÔT DÒNG SÔNG

Sandra Desmazières  Profile Image

France202115 min French with English subtitlesCanadian PremiereAnimation, Women Filmmakers

After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Thao and Sao Maï, two sisters separated by the war, exchange letters to connect and relieve their loneliness.

Accessibility

This presentation has English subtitles.

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Content Warning:

This film contains the potentially triggering topics of war and intergenerational trauma.

 

Director Bio

Sandra Desmazières

Sandra Desmazières studied at the École Duperré and the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, where she discovered animation. Desmazieres is also an illustrator of children’s books and a comic-book colourist.

10 Nov, 2021

to 19 Nov, 2021

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