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SITES OF AFFECT

Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Philippines, South Korea, USA202176 minEnglish and various languages with English SubtitlesAnimation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Women Filmmakers

Recognizing the in/tangible ways feelings and relations can influence one’s actions, these six films tenderly hold the complexities of characters, places, and memories that are more than enough just as they are.

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Albert Shin Profile Image

Canada, South Korea202112 minKorean with English subtitlesDrama

Actors Ahn So-yo and Kim Jae-rok return in director Albert Shin’s latest film as two anonymous strangers who meet in a motel room by the sea.

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This film contains the potentially triggering topics of suicide.

 

Director Bio

Albert Shin

Albert Shin is a Toronto-based filmmaker. His films include In Her Place (2014) and Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019).

I DON’T FEEL AT HOME ANYWHERE ANYMORE

Viv Li Profile Image

Belgium, China202016 minMandarin with English subtitlesNorth American PremiereDocumentary, Women Filmmakers

Wistful and witty, director Viv Li succinctly recounts the nine days she spends in her hometown of Beijing after being abroad for 10 years.

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Director Bio

Viv Li

Viv Li is a Chinese filmmaker, writer, and comedian based in Berlin and Beijing. Before turning to film directing, she was an active standup comedian and performed around the U.K. and China.

MISERY LOVES COMPANY

Sasha Lee  Profile Image

South Korea20203 minKorean with English subtitlesAnimation, Music, Women Filmmakers

One night, Seolgi is lying on a grass field with friends when a shooting star falls and dark intrusive thoughts hit her, bursting with movement and blooming bright colours.

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This film contains the potentially triggering topic of suicide.

 

Director Bio

Sasha Lee

Sasha Lee directs and animates short films that explore the connection between humans, using dramatic motion and vibrant colors. During her free time, she writes idiosyncratic songs that make her happy.

LEARNING TAGALOG WITH KAYLA

Kayla Abuda Galang  Profile Image

USA20214 minEnglish, Tagalog with English subtitlesToronto PremiereComedy, Women Filmmakers

Looking to pick up something new? In this lesson, Kayla teaches you conversational phrases, common expressions, and much, much more in Tagalog.

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This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Kayla Abuda Galang

Kayla Abuda Galang is a second-ish-generation Filipino American making films rooted in nostalgia, everyday absurdity, and girlhood. She is based in Austin, Texas, with her partner and two cats.

SUNRISE IN MY MIND

Danech San Profile Image

Cambodia202014 minKhmer with English subtitlesOntario PremiereDrama, Women Filmmakers

Amid a textured beauty salon and late-night vibes full of tension, Pich navigates her restrained interest in the delivery man, who spends his evenings driving through Phnom Penh's streets.

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This presentation has English subtitles.

Director Bio

Danech San

Danech San has worked on projects with Anti-Archive since 2015, including Diamond Island (2016). Her first and previous short film, A Million Years (2018), won Best Southeast Asian Short at Singapore IFF 2018.

HILUM
REMEDY

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan Profile Image

Philippines202027 minTagalog with English subtitlesCanadian Premiere

Set in a rural coastal village in the Philippines, Mona trains under her mother to start work as a professional mourner for hire.

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Director Bio

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan is an independent filmmaker, musician, and poster designer of Ifugao and Visayan descent. Eblahan’s works explore themes of trauma, spirituality, and nature, told through the cosmic lens of post-colonial spaces and Indigenous identities.

10 Nov, 2021

to 19 Nov, 2021

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