AIFFA 2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION

AIFFA 2019 The Launch

Schedule of Activities

12.06.2019 Friday

11:00AM – 1:00PM

1:00PM – 3:00PM

3:00PM – 5:00PM

5:00Pm – 7:00 PM

7:00PM – 9:00PM

THEATER 1
OPENING FILM / GALA
Dark Is the Night 110’m
(Madilim ang Gabi)
by Adolfo Alix, Jr.
PHILIPPINES

9:00PM – 11:00PM

12.07.2019 Saturday

THEATER

11:00AM – 1:00PM

This Little Land of Mines
by Erin McGoff 64’m
LAOS

1:00PM – 3:00PM

Short Films
Program 2

3:00PM – 5:00PM

Ramen Teh 90’m.
by Erik Khoo
SINGAPORE/JAPAN/
FRANCE

5:00PM – 7:00 PM

Hava,Maryam,Ayesha 86′
by Sarah Karimi
AFGHANISTAN

7:00PM – 9:00PM

GALA NIGHT
Memories of My Body
by Garin Nugroho 102’m
INDONESIA

9:00PM – 11:00PM

The Third Wife 96’m
by Ash Mayfair
VIETNAM

12.07.2019 Saturday

THEATER

11:00AM – 1:00PM

Short Films
Program 1
Galit Na Aso/Philippines
A Million Year/Cambodia
Zulka/Mongolia

1:00PM – 3:00PM

Kokdu: A Story of
Guardian Angels 90’m
by Kim Tae-Yong
KOREA

3:00PM – 5:00PM

MyFILM

GALA & AWARDS
ARIZONA

5:00PM – 7:00 PM

Jhalki 102’m
by Brahmanand Singh
INDIA

7:00PM – 9:00PM

GALA NIGHT
Deep Well 90’m
(Shynyrau)
by Zhanabek Zhetiruov
KAZAKHSTAN

9:00PM – 11:00PM

So Long, My Son 180’m
by Wang Xiaoshuai
CHINA

12.08.2019 Sunday

THEATER

11:00AM – 1:00PM

Deep Well 90’m
(Shynyrau)
by Zhanabek Zhetiruov
KAZAKHSTAN

1:00PM – 3:00PM

Jhalki 102’m
by Brahmanand Singh
INDIA

3:00PM – 5:00PM

This Little Land of Mines
by Erin McGoff 64’m
LAOS

5:00PM – 7:15 PM

AZ PREMIERE
The Tailor 100’m
by Tran Buu Loc &
Nguyen Le Phuong Khanh
VIETNAM

7:15PM – 8:15PM

Vietnamese Program
AO Dai
Fashion Show

8:30PM – 10:00PM

CLOSING GALA and AWARDS NIGHT

12.08.2019 Sunday

THEATER

11:00AM – 1:00PM

Ramen Teh 90’m.
by Erik Khoo
SINGAPORE/JAPAN/
FRANCE

1:00PM – 3:00PM

Hava,Maryam,Ayesha 86′
by Sarah Karimi
AFGHANISTAN

3:00PM – 5:00PM

Dark Is the Night 110’m
(Madilim ang Gabi)
by Adolfo Alix, Jr.
PHILIPPINES

5:00PM – 7:00 PM

Memories of My Body
by Garin Nugroho 102’m
INDONESIA

7:00PM – 8:30PM

CLOSING FILM
KOKDU: A Story of Guardian Angels
90’m
By Kim Tae Yong
KOREA

8:30PM – 10:00PM

Madilim ang Gabi | Philippines

Directed by Adolfo Alix Jr.

Madilim Ang Gabi (Dark is the Night), is about Sara (Gina Alajar) and Lando (Phillip Salvador), are trying to leave behind their criminal past, and survive with their small, but honest livelihood.

Just as they decide to change their ways, their son (Felix Roco) disappears.

Hava, Maryam, Ayesha | Afghanistan

Directed by Sahraa Karimi

Three Afghan women from different social background, living in Kabul, are facing a big challenge in their lives. Hava, a traditional pregnant woman whom no one cares about, is living with her father and mother in law. Her only joy is talking to the baby in her belly. Maryam, an educated TV news reporter, is about to get a divorce from her unfaithful husband that finds out she is pregnant. Ayesha, an 18-year old girl accepts to marry her cousin because she is pregnant from her boyfriend who disappears after hearing her pregnancy news. Each of them has to solve their problem by themselves for the first time.

So Long, My Son | China

Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai

A married couple attempts to deal with the untimely death of their young son in addition to the rapidly changing foundations of Chinese society, in this decade-spanning, highly personal, and ambitiously epic work from Sixth-Generation filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai.

Jhalki | India

Directed by Brahmanand S. Siingh

A life-altering disappearance of her 7-year old brother sets Jhalki off on a mission to find him at all costs. Armed with an intimate folk-tale and her own sharp mind, is Jhalki’s journey the start of a spiral that will change the lives of thousands for good? What price must she pay to get what she wants? Inspired by true events, with a backdrop of human-trafficking and child-labour, Jhalki becomes an atypical thriller of hope, courage, self-belief and perseverance, seen through the eyes of a 9-year-old girl, who will not stop anywhere short of a triumph.

Memories Of My Body | Indonesia

Directed by Garin Nugruho

In Center Java, Juno, a pre-teen abandoned by his father, joins a Lengger dance centre where men assume feminine appearances but the political and social upheaval in Indonesia forces him on the road, meeting remarkable people on his journey.

Deep Well | Kazakhstan

Directed by Zhanabek Zhetiruov

Well digger Ensep decided to increase the payment for his work and get rich. Pride and vanity seized his soul and he takes orders only from rich and noble clients. At this time, Karakalpak appears in their village, who moved with his family from Khorezm and for a small amount of money he digs up the deepest well in the steppe And his fame spread across the steppe and all customers slowly go to him. And now Ensep thinks day and night, and is looking for a chance to dig the deepest well and glorify his name.

This Little Land of Mines | Laos

Directed by Erin Mcgoff

This Little Land of Mines is an independent feature documentary about the resilience of the Lao people as they live among and work to clear 80 million unexploded bombs from when the United States secretly bombed Laos more heavily than any country on earth.

Kokdu | South Korea

Directed by Tae-yong Kim

Siblings Su-min and Dong-min trade their grandmother’s shoes for a puppy they discover at the market. When the mortally ill old woman is admitted to the hospital and pines for her lost footwear, the two children feel guilty.

Ramen Teh | Singapore

Directed by Eric Khoo

Masato, a young ramen chef, leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find out the truth about his past. He uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes.

The Third Wife | Vietnam

Directed by Ash Mayfair

In 19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little does she know that her hidden desires will take her by surprise and force her to make a choice between living in safety and being free.

The Tailor | Vietnam

Directed by Kay Nguyen, Buu Loc Tran

The re-enactment of the long dress (ao dai) era in 1960s, Saogon, thought to be the heyday of traditional Vietnamese costumes. Interwoven into that transformation in fashion and style of the ao dai in modern times told through the story of the character of Ba. Audiences will also see somewhere the image of the 60s, 70s full of honest women. An image of Saigon in the past, gentle and steeped in contrast to the rush of a dynamic city will be described by fashion, namely long dress – traditional costumes in Vietnam.

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