19 Chinese language films at the Vancouver International Film Festival
The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), which runs from September 27-October 12, 2012, features 19 Chinese language titles hailing from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia. VIFF has long been one of the premier annual North American showcases for Chinese and Asian cinema. Here are links to the program descriptions for all of the Chinese-language selections, written by VIFF programmer Shelly Kraicer.
Documentaries from China:
Three Sisters dir: Wang Bing When the Bough Breaks dir: Ji Dan People’s Park dirs: J.P. Sniadecki & Libbie Cohn
Egg and Stone 2011 dir: Huang Ji Memories Look At Me dir: Song Fang (Dragons & Tigers Competition) When Night Falls dir: Ying Liang Emperor Visits The Hell dir: Li Luo (Dragons & Tigers Competition) The Love Songs of Tiedan dir: Hao Jie All Apologies dir: Emily Tang Design of Death dir: Guan Hu Beijing Flickers dir: Zhang Yuan
The Hunter and the Skeleton (short), dir. Gyatso Gentsu
McDull the Pork of Music dir: Brian Tse, Alice Mak East Meets West dir: Jeff Lau Beautiful 2012 (Taiwan/PRC/HK/Korea) dirs: Ann Hui, Tsai Ming-liang, Gu Changwei, Kim Tae-yong
Together dir: Rox Hsu Poor Folk dir: Midi Z (world premiere) 10+10 dirs: Hou Hsiao-hsien ; Wang Shau-di ; Wang Tung ; Chu Yen-ping ; Ho Wi-ding ; Wu Nien-chen ; Hou Chi-jan ; Sylvia Chang ; Chang Tso-chi ; Chen Yu-hsun ; Chen Kuo-fu ; Arvin Chen ; Doze Niu ; Yang Ya-che ; Cheng Wen-tang ; Cheng Yu-chieh ; Hsiao Ya-chuan ; Leon Dai Liren ; Chung Mong-hong ; Wei Te-sheng ; Shen Ko-shang
If It’s Not Now Then When? (James Lee)
Descriptions of the complete VIFF 2012 Dragons and Tigers Cinema of East Asia series at this link. Shelly has co-curated D&T for the past 4 years with Tony Rayns, who programmes our films from Japan, South Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand, and who is responsible as well for the Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema.
Among the directors coming to Vancouver (27 Sept â€šÃ„Ã¬ 12 Oct) are: Song Fang, MEMORIES LOOK AT ME ; in the Dragons and Tigers competition Li Luo, EMPEROR VISITS THE HELL; in the D&T competition Midi Z, POOR FOLK Huang Ji, EGG AND STONE Wang Bing, THREE SISTERS Ying Liang, WHEN NIGHT FALLS Libbie Cohn, PEOPLE’S PARK