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16 SELECTED FILMS FOR BANGKOK

(shown here in alphabetical order)

3x3

6

Short film

min

3x3

A night watchman spends time on a basketball court throwing balls. He has become an expert. He shows-off his abilities to a janitor who, like him, is also there all night. An award-winning comedy achieved without a single line of text.

Portugal

Nuno Rocha

2009

Domingo Tropical

15

Short film

min

Domingo Tropical

Maputo, Mozambique. Lisa, Babu, Gito, and Nuno are street kids. On sundays they spend their time at the Funfair, looking for a chance to jump on a ride.

Mozambique

Fabian Ribezzo

2014

Ilha das Flores

13

Short film

min

Ilha das Flores

This Brazilian surrealist short film follows the path of a tomato from farm to dump site, with a criticism of the consumer society along the way. Isle of Flowers is often mentioned as one of the 100 best short films and documentaries of the XX century.

Brazil

Jorge Furtado

1989

O Gigante

11

Animation

min

O Gigante

A giant carries a little girl in his heart. His heart is like a large window from which the little girl discovers the world we live in. One day she will have to leave.

Portugal

Julio Vanzeler and Luis da Matta Almeida

2012

Triângulo

101

Documentary

min

Triângulo

Rio de Janeiro, Luanda, Lisbon: three cities connected by a common past undergo a joint transformation that will change their relationship forever. The film follows three different stories by young directors of each of the three countries, exploring the secrets and dilemmas as seen from the eyes of its foreigners: Licínio, an angolan in Rio; Inês, a portuguese in Luanda; and Paula, a brasilian in Lisbon.

Angola/Portugal/Brazil

Fernanda Polacow, Juliana Borges, Mário Bastos, Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra

2013

Where The Sun Rises

80

Documentary

min

Where The Sun Rises

The President of East Timor (Timor-Leste), Xanana Gusmao, takes us on a breathtaking and intimate journey. Revelations from the 24-year Resistance against Indonesian occupation, to the present-day challenges of the world's youngest nation.

Timor-Leste/Australia

Louis Papachristou

2006

A Bola

5

Short film

min

A Bola

An amusing look at condom use in Mozambique, where around 20 million condoms are distributed annually with a large number of them used by children to make football balls.

Mozambique

Orlando Mesquita

2001

Feral

13

Animation

min

Feral

A feral boy is found in the woods by a hunter and brought back to live in civilised society. In this new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies and tactics that kept him safe in the wild. Oscar 2014 Nominee for best short animation film.

Cape Verde

Daniel Sousa

2013

Lixo Extraordinário

100

Documentary

min

Lixo Extraordinário

Brazil

Lucy Walker

2010

O Menino e o Mundo

80

Animation

min

O Menino e o Mundo

The journey of a young boy who leaves his village to search for his father across a big city where he discovers a world dominated by animal-machines, in a whimsical, original, colorful film. Winner of the Crystal Award at the 2014 Annecy Animation Film Festival.

Brazil

Alê Abreu

2013

Viagem a Cabo Verde

17

Animation

min

Viagem a Cabo Verde

On a sixty-day walking tour of Cape Verde, a traveler discovers the mountains, the villages, the people, the music - and an essential part of himself.

Portugal

José Miguel Ribeiro

2010

A Guerra da Beatriz

105

Feature Film

min

A Guerra da Beatriz

The first fiction film to come out of Timor-Leste (East Timor), one of the newest nations in the World. 16 years after Beatriz's husband disappears during a brutal massacre by occupying forces, she is troubled by his mysterious return: is he the young man she had lost or is he an impostor?

Timor-Leste

Luigi Acquisto and Bety Reis

2013

Heleno

116

Feature Film

min

Heleno

The road to ruin is blindingly beautiful in Heleno, a tempestuous portrait of Heleno de Freitas, the 1940s Brazilian football star whose passion for the game was matched only by his addiction to women and the contempt for his Botafogo teammates. His priorities in his nascent career, as he tells a reporter in the film, were "goals, slim waists and Cadillacs“.

Brazil

José Henrique Fonseca

2011

Macau Sâm Assi

5

Short film

min

Macau Sâm Assi

Macanese Patuá is a vanishing creole language that is spoken informally in Macao (China) with a vocabulary drawing on Portuguese, Malay, Singhalese, English, Spanish and Cantonese. Macao’s theatre group Doci Papiaçam di Macau has been preserving this unique dialect for over 20 years through humorous plays performed in Patuá. This Is Macao is the group's patuá version of a Portuguese original "Lisboa é Assim" song.

Macau, China

Dóci Papiaçám di Macau

2011

Os Pestinhas e o Ladrão de Brinquedos

12

Animation

min

Os Pestinhas e o Ladrão de Brinquedos

When a toy is stolen by the local bully, Lili, Minhoca and Zé Gordo devise a cunning mission to recover it from the thief’s hideout.

Mozambique

Nildo Essá

2013

Virgem Margarida

90

Feature Film

min

Virgem Margarida

Newly independent Mozambique, 1975. The revolutionary government, wishing to eradicate all traces of colonialism, rounds up prostitutes and sends them to a reeducation camp in an isolated forest. There, they are to be transformed into the new women of the new country. In the process, a 14-year-old virgin named Margarida is taken by mistake. This is her story.

Mozambique

Licínio Azevedo

2012

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