DOC NIGHT - August Programme
TIDF DOC NIGHT
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT, OPEN YOUR EYE
AUG.07(FRI) 19:00 A Dream of Iron,100min with pre-screening guide (in Chinese-Mandarin)
AUG.14(FRI) 19:00 Stranger than Documentary, 92min, Q&A after screening
AUG.21(FRI) 19:00 To Singapore, with Love, 70min with pre-screening guide (in Chinese-Mandarin)
AUG.28(FRI) 19:00 -1287, 70min with pre-screening guide (in Chinese-Mandarin)
PARK Kelvin Kyung-kun | South Korea、USA | 2014 | HDCAM | B&W, Colour | 100min
2014 TIDF, Author’s POV Award
A Dream of Iron looks back on South Korea's history of modernisation in the 1960s, when the nation underwent drastic economic changes under President PARK Jung Hee's rule after the Korean War. Artist PARK Kelvin Kyung-kun paints a portrait of what now remains of this time. Navigating the past and present of Korean heavy industries, the film embarks on a journey in search of a god for the present.
In 2014, the students occupied the Taiwanese parliament for 585 hours. With the student's consent, I installed a steel wire rope and a video camera to record the scene on the eve of students' withdrawal. This vanishing ephemeral scenery transforms the chamber into a spectacle soberer or more magnificent than the media spectacle.
Konrad KÄSTNER | Germany │ 2013 │BD │ Colour │ 15 min
Ordos was planned and built for 2 million people, but it's completely deserted. Ordos isn't just a city in Inner Mongolia but a financial bubble of Babylonian proportions; a symbol for our trust in constant growth and our blind belief in the power of money.
The Questioning ★Q&A after screening
ZHU Rikun｜China│2013│ BD│Colour│21min
On July 24, 2012, ZHU Rikun finds police officers standing outside his hotel room. ZHU is a human rights activist, and he knew he could count on a hostile reception in Jiangxi Province. Other activists have been beaten up here, arrested for no reason and even tortured. The police want to see his ID, but it proves to be more than that.
Yuval HAMEIRI、Michal VAKNIN | Israel │ 2013 │ HDCAM / BD │ Colour │ 9min
A man recreates a lost memory with poor means; a memory of the last day with his mum. Objects come to life in a desperate struggle to reproduce one fleeting moment.
Leslie TAI | USA │ 2013 │ BD │ Colour │ 29min
In a feat of editing and reflexive intervention, Leslie TAI captures the family drama told by a young Chinese woman's video diaries, all the while reframing our own spectatorship to comment on the blurred line between public and private.
Matej BOBRIK | Poland │ 2013 │BD │ Colour │ 11min
In a care home surrounded by magical forest deep in the middle of nowhere, the residents are leading their quiet and unruffled lives. Only on Sundays they break the routines since it's the visiting day, and yet they seem to spend it on waiting for the visitors that never show up.
TAN Pin-pin | Singapore │ 2013 │ DCP │ Colour │ 70min
2013 Busan IFF
2014 Berlinale Forum
Director TAN Pin-pin searches the world for the displaced souls of Singapore: different generations of Singaporean political exiles who have not been able to come home. She finds out how they have lived their lives away and how they still view the Singapore of their dreams. As they recount their lives, we see a city that could have been. A love letter to Singapore, from the outside.
Ian Thomas ASH | Japan | 2014 | DCP | Colour | 70min
2014 Raindance Film Festival
During the deeply intimate conversations, Kazuko talks about her life in ways that are at times humorous but often tragic. As she nears the end of her life, her observations on love, money, marriage and her own death have changed, and so has her relationship with the filmmaker.