Ancient Soul directed by Alvaro Gurrea
2021 | Docu-fiction | Spain | Osing with English subtitles
Berlinale Forum (2021)
Documenta Madrid (2021)
Yono, or Mbah Jhiwo (Ancient Soul), is one of the miners who carry large sulfur rocks up the side of the Kawah Ijen crater every day. One morning, his wife unexpectedly leaves the family home, changing a routine where time had seemed to stop. Since then, trapped like Sisyphus in an eternal task and guided by his faith in getting her back, Yono will confront similar events which will transform their aspect as his beliefs change from animism, to Islam, and to capitalism. An ethno-fictional film that explores otherness and questions the myth of progress in the neo-colonial reality of the islands of the South Seas.
Barbarian Invasion directed by Tan Chui Mui
2021 | Martial Arts | Malaysia, Hong Kong, The Philippines | Malay, Chinese, Tamil, Burmese and more, with English subtitles
Shanghai International Film Festival - Golden Goblet Competition
Moon Lee, a celebrated award-winning actress, has become a full-time mom and divorcée since retiring. Desperate to regain her sense of self, she jumps at the chance to work with her long-time collaborator, director Roger Woo, again. Only this time, he casts her as the lead in a do-your-own stunts martial arts film.
This Day is Over directed by Qi Rui
2021 | Fiction | China | Chinese with English subtitles
Won Firebird Award at HKIFF 2021 (March)
Rotterdam Bright Future 2021 (June)
In the mountains, girls are growing like wild flowers. An anonymous love letter shames them to the core. They decide to leave the mountains together, to look for their fathers, who work in far-off Shenzhen.
Presented by The Hong Kong International Film Festival Collection
Death Knot directed by Cornelio Sunny
2021 | Horror | Indonesian | Bahasa Indonesian with English subtitles
Udine FEFF (2021)
A mother's dying warning fails to keep her estranged children away from the homestead. Siblings Hari and Eka return to find that their mother's reputation as a witch precedes her. Based on rumors of seasonal suicides by hanging in rural Indonesia, Death Knot is rising star Cornelio Sunny's feature debut.
Money Has Four Legs directed by Maung Sun
2020 | Black Comedy | Myanmar | Burmese with English subtitles
A young director is funded to shoot a film based on his father's reputation. His producer is breathing down his neck about censorship; his actors would rather be live-streaming; his alcoholic brother-in-law breaks the camera. His rent is going up; his wife is losing hope. Money has four legs, and it's only ever running away from him. A comedy of errors which pays homage to Myanmar's rich history of cinema (and its struggle with censorship), Maung Sun's debut feature is bound to have you facepalming and laughing through the darkness.
Busan International Film Festival 2020 Official Selection
Production Country : Myanmar
Production Year : 2020
Running Time : 98min
Genre : Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Production Company : Electronic Pictures Production