5 EDITIONS IN BANGKOK
(shown here in chronological order)
16 SELECTED FILMS FOR BANGKOK
(shown here in alphabetical order)
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.
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.
Fernanda Polacow, Juliana Borges, Mário Bastos, Filipa Reis, João Miller Guerra
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.
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.
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.
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?
Luigi Acquisto and Bety Reis
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“.
José Henrique Fonseca
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.
Dóci Papiaçám di Macau
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.