The 29th International Festival of Asian Cinemas puts Vesoul on the world cinema map for the 29th time from February 28 to March 7, 2023:
- Lee Yong-Kwan (Korea) and Semih Kaplanoglu (Turkey) Honorary Golden Cyclo.
- Philippines and Singapore retrospectives.
The President of the Jury will be Mr Lee Yong-kwan (Korea), President of the prestigious Busan Festival, the Cannes of Asia.
Trailer of the 29th FICA of Vesoul: https://youtu.be/yMP2jPes86Y (To share without moderation, the abuse of sharing promotes communication!)
In selection, at the 29th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema, 85 films including 38 unreleased, from 31 countries:
- A tribute will be paid to the Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu, in his presence. His entire work will be presented, from his first film Away From Home, in competition Vesoul 2002, to his latest opus Les Promesses d'Hasan, Cannes 2021, via Miel, Ours d'or Berlin 2010.
- 20 films in competition, in French, European, international or world premiere, will be judged by 7 Juries (International, Critique, Netpac, Inalco, Marc Haaz, High School Student, Young).
- The competitive sections are composed of films from rare cinematographies (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Singapore, Syria, Vietnam), and films from major cinematographies (China, Korea, India, Iran, Philippines).
Revival of award-winning films at the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts in Paris on April 21, 22 and 23, 2023 and at Inalco (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations).
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of France-Philippines diplomatic relations, a look at Philippine cinema” with the support of the FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines):
Filipino cinema is known internationally by strong personalities like Lino Brocka, Brillante Mendoza or Lav Diaz.
This look aims to highlight recently restored works by essential filmmakers such as veterans Lamberto Avellana, Mario O’Hara, Ishmael Bernal, Mike de Leon, Kidlat Tahimik or young talents such as Sheron Dayoc, Mikhail Red, Zig Dulay.
Le Regard sur le cinema de Singapore explores, with the help of the Asian Film Archive, this cinematic terra incognita. It will allow you to discover musicals, including an astonishing remake of Saturday Night Fever, action and karate films, romances, historical dramas, ... from Singapore's golden age of cinema from when this city was part of the Federation of Malaya; and films by Eric Khoo, true founding father of contemporary Singaporean cinema, and young directors like Anthony Chen, Royston Tan, Boo Junfeng, Ken Kwek.
Thematic section "The cinemas of the Asian diasporas":
This thematic section offers a vast panorama of works by directors from Asian countries living in exile or integrated for one or more generations in the host country of their ancestors, questioning their identity linked to their dual culture. The forms of expression used range from animated film to dramatic comedy, including genre film: detective, thriller, comedy, etc.
Young audiences and Japanimation fans are not forgotten.
The many facets of VIFFAC: Professional day; evening for the 70th anniversary of the magazine Positif; poetic and literary animations; meeting, dedication and reading with the writer-director Samuel Aubin (Istanbul forever); Singapore evening; Philippine cinema day: round table, meeting, non-stop screening, Philippines evening; cinephile meal; Orange party; exhibitions: Amigurumis, film posters; pop-up tea room; children's workshop; conference “But where is Asia hiding in Haute-Saône”; young audience afternoon; awareness-raising actions (migrant literacy); school sessions; immersion day at the Festival; decentralized sessions in Haute-Saône; cultural actions (disabled people, seniors); Festival shop; ...
Catalog in calameo format and online programming: https://www.cinemas-asie.com/en/programme-brochure.html
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