NE Asia dominates Dragon & Tigers competition
By Stephen Cremin
Mon, 17 September 2012, 17:45 PM (HKT)
Eight Asian films will compete in the Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema competition at the 31st Vancouver International Film Festival (27 Sep — 12 Oct 2012).
Two of the films are world premieres, "philosophical puzzle" Moksha: The World or I, How Does that Work? 모크샤... 나는 혹은 세상은 어떻게 작동하는가 from South Korea and political satire Emperor Visits The Hell 唐皇游地府 from China.
Also included are two films from this year's Locarno Film Festival | Festival del film Locarno, Chinese family drama Memories Look at Me 記憶望著我 and Indonesian road movie Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses Vakansi yang janggal dan penyakit lainnya.
From South Korea are 3-D thriller A Fish 물고기 (2011) (from last year's Busan International Film Festival 부산국제영화제, showing in 2-D) and A Mere Life 벌거숭이 (pictured, from the recent Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival).
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