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SCREENINGS 5:45PM


IF YOU CATCH THE SKYFISH — ITAO ITSUJI VERSION (Japan) Drama, 69mins. Cruiser. Dir: Yusaku Furuya. Key cast: Itsuji Itao. Meeting room N211-N212, HKCEC


6:00PM


STAND BY ME (China) Drama, 95mins. Shanghai Huayu Film Co. Dir: Joe Ma. Key cast: Li Chen, Dong Xuan, Zheng Kai. Story about six young people in Shanghai, working hard to realise the fancy Utopia, the dream, love and friendship. Meeting room N202-N203, HKCEC


6:15PM


TOGETHER (China) 83mins. Edko Films. Dir: Zhao Liang. Intended as a companion piece to Gu Changwei’s ‘Til Death Do Us Part’, ‘Together’ transcends the making-of format to compassionately present a case for HIV-positive people in mainland China. Meeting room N111-N112, HKCEC


7:30PM


CHICK (Poland) 5mins. Platige Image. Dir: Socha Michal. A humorous true-life story about male-female relations. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


EX-E.T. (France) 8mins. ESMA — Ecole Superieure Des Metiers Artistiques. Dir: Bargeton Benoit, Lasfas Yannick, Froment Remy, Gracia Nicolas. A playful child causes trouble on an alien planet where order and steadiness reign. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


JE TE PARDONNE (Belgium) 5mins. ADIFAC — Atelier De Production De La Cambre. Dir: Mousquet Pierre, Cauwe Jerome.


Two wrestlers argue, fight and forgive each other. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


JEAN-FRANCOIS (France) 6mins. Dir: Haugomat Tom, Mangyoku Bruno. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


LEBENSADER (Germany) 6mins. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Dir: Steffen Angela. A little girl finds the whole world in a leaf. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


LOVE & THEFT (Germany) 6mins. Studio Film Bilder. Dir: Hykade Andreas. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


MADAGASCAR, CARNET DE VOYAGE (France) 12mins. Sacrebleu Productions. Dir: Dubois Bastien. Recounting the journey of a western traveller confronted with Madagascan Famadihana traditions. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


THE MAN IN THE BLUE GORDINI (L’HOMME E LA GORDINI) (France) 10mins. Premium Films. Dir: Jean-Christophe Lie. In an imaginary suburb at the end of the 1970s, it is customary to wear neither underpants nor trousers, only orange tops. With the help of a masked insurgent in a blue Gordini R8, Mr R and his wife are preparing a radical clothing revolution. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


PAT ET STAN (France) 7mins. TV Loonland Paris. Dir: Coffin Pierre, Allard Marco. It is April 11: bath day for Stan, who loathes it. Pat, partner of the lazy Jean- Luc, will use every trick possible to wash him.


Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


SINNA MANN (Norway) 20mins. Norwegian Film Institute. Dir: Killi Anita. About secrets that should remain secret. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


SMARKETCREENINGS THURSDAY 24


9:45AM


COME RAIN COME SHINE (Korea) 105mins. Fortissimo Films. Dir: Lee Yoon-ki. Key cast: Lim Su-jeong, Hyun Bin. Theatre 2, HKCEC


10:00AM


LITTLE GHOSTLY ADVENTURES OF THE TOFU BOY (Japan) 100mins. Eleven Arts. Dir: Sugii Gisaburo, Kawahara Shimmei. Key cast: Fukada Kyoko. Meeting room N102-N103, HKCEC


WILD STRAWBERRIES (China) 100mins. Beijing Film Academy. Dir: Chan Bing. Key cast: Zhou Chuchu, Shang Yubo, Dong Jiang. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


10:30AM


OLD DOG (China) 92mins. Dir: Pema Tseden. Key cast: Lochey, Drolma Kyab, Tamdrin Tso. Meeting room N104-N105, HKCEC


12:00PM


MADAME X (Indonesia) 102mins. Kalyana Shira Films. Dir: Lucky Kuswandi. Key cast: Amink, Marcell Siahaan, Joko Anwar. Indonesia is an unlikely place for an exuberant transvestite superhero action comedy, but ‘Madame X’ delivers its message of tolerance without sacrificing the glam kitsch and


the lip gloss. The ironically named Adam is a hairstylist who is prophesied to become a champion against homophobes. Theatre 2, HKCEC


TADA’S DO-IT-ALL HOUSE (Japan) 123mins. Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc. Dir: Omori Tatsushi. Key cast: Eita, Matsuda Ryuhei. Meeting room N102-N103, HKCEC


TIME TRAVELLER (Japan) 112mins. Charity screening, open to everyone including the festival audience. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


12:15PM


INSEPARABLE (China) 97mins. Colordance Pictures. Dir: Dayyan Eng. Key cast: Kevin Spacey, Daniel Wu, Gong Beibi. Meeting room N104-N105, HKCEC


MR. AND MRS. INCREDIBLE (Hong Kong) 100mins. We Pictures. Dir: Vincent Kuk Tak Chiu. Key cast: Louis Koo, Sandra Ng Kwan Yue, Chapman To. Theatre 1, HKCEC


12:30PM


SENIOR YEAR (Philippines) 94mins. Digitank Studios. Dir: Jerrold Tarog. Key cast: Che Ramos, LJ Moreno, Ramon Bautista. Anyone who has attended their high-school reunion will relate to the feelings of trepidation and anxious anticipation beforehand. For class valedictorian Henry, his pre-event jitters trigger a flood of memories of the events prior to graduation, which the director illustrates via episodic flashbacks Meeting room N109-N110, HKCEC


2:00PM


HONEY PUPU (Taiwan) 100mins. Good Films Workshop.


Dir: Chen Hung-I. Key cast: Tseng Pei-Yu, Chiu Sheung-Yi, Lin Chen- Shi. Theatre 2, HKCEC


2:15PM


ANOTHER SKY (Russia) 86mins. SOTA Cinema Group. Dir: Dmitri Mamulia. Key cast: Habib Bufares, Amirza Muhamadi, Mitra Zahedi. Ali and his son hail from the pastoral steppes of Central Asia. They decide to journey to Moscow in order to find Ali’s wife, who has left them for the capital. But life in the big city as a minority is grim, and the taciturn Ali must subsist on a hand- to-mouth existence while enduring all manner of insults. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


2:30PM


QUATTRO HONG KONG (Hong Kong) 60mins. Dirs: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Brillante Mendoza, Stanley Kwan, Ho Yuhang. Key cast: Wai Ying-hong, Cecilia Yip, Chui Tin-yau, Lam Ka-tung Meeting room N102-N103, HKCEC


4:30PM


IT’S A GREAT, GREAT WORLD


(Singapore) 99mins. MediaCorp Raintree Pictures. Dir: Kelvin Tong. Theatre 2, HKCEC


LAST ROMANCE (Hong Kong) 100mins. Dir: Yon Fan. Key cast: Maggie Cheung, Cherie Chung, Tsurumi Shingo. Theatre 1, HKCEC


7:30PM


BURMA SOLDIER (Ireland) Documentary, 70mins. Dirs: Nic Dunlop, Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern. The powerful story of a former junta member and Burmese soldier who risks everything to become a pro- democracy activist. Agnes b. CINEMA! Hong Kong Arts Centre


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