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Love Battle

(愛情終結戰)
 
 
 
Synopsis:

Thai director Wirat Hengkongdee made a mark with his charming 2012 comedy-drama Super Salaryman which explored the lives of Bangkok’s white-collar workers. Now he turns to the topic of love and insurance and if it’s possible to calculate an expiry date for romance. Based on a South Korean screenplay, this hilarious romcom stars former boy band member-turned-actor Prama Imanotai (Driver, Gas Station) and rising star Esther Supreeleela (You’re My Destiny, App Love).

 

After being hurtfully betrayed by his girlfriend, actuary Tan (Imanotai) creates a new insurance policy called “Love Insurance”.  The policy guarantees holders 100 per cent return of payment with 30 per cent interest as long as the holder does not break up with their partner for two years after signing. However, his employer has reservations about the policy and challenges him to provide proof that supports his proposal. And so Jeed (Supreeleela), a former matchmaker, joins Tan to collect the statistics but – unlike Tan – she believes that love simply cannot be measured.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Esther Supreeleela, Prama Imanotai

Director: Wirat Hengkongdee
Duration (min) :

126 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Language: Thai
Subtitles:

Chinese & English/English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China

Thailand

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Man Who Feels No Pain

(無痛奇俠)
 
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

TIFF Midnight Madness, Mumbai Film Festival, Paris International Fantastic Film Festival, International Film Festival & Awards Macao, Glasgow Film Festival

Nominations:

Glasgow Film Festival- Audience Award
International Film Festival & Awards Macao- Best Film

Awards:

International Film Festival & Awards Macao- Best New Young Actor
Toronto International Film Festival- People's Choice Award (Midnight Madness)

 

 
Synopsis:

Growing up in Mumbai, director Vasan Bala’s (Peddlers) great escape was martial arts films which he would devour on rented VHS tapes. The Man Who Feels No Pain is Bala’s ode to this passion and this irresistible crowd-pleaser chronicling the story of a young man eager to transcend physical limitations scooped the Audience Award in the Midnight Madness category at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, one of India’s most influential filmmakers, pic stars Abhimanyu Dassani in his film debut, Radhika Madan (Pataakha), Mahesh Manjrekar (Slumdog Millionaire) and Gulshan Devaiah (Shaitan).

 

Surya (Dassani) is born with a rare medical disorder called Congenital Analgesia  and he is looked after by his father and mischievous grandfather Ajoba (Manjrekar). School life is difficult for a boy who doesn’t feel pain; he is picked on by bullies and yet he finds an unlikely ally in his neighbour Supri (Madan). At home Surya binges on a whole host of martial arts films and is mesmerised by one particular movie featuring a one-legged man called Karate Mani (Devaiah). The inspiration enables Surya to strike out on a quest to vanquish his foes.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan, Mahesh Manjrekar

Gulshan Devaiah 

Director: Vasan Bala
Duration (min) : 134 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: Hindi
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except India

India

2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Television

Television

(টেলিভিশন)
 
Awards:

'Television' has been nominated to represent Bangladesh in the 86th Academy Awards' foreign language film category.

Film Festivals:

  • 2012 Busan International Film Festival - Closing film, world premier
  • 2012 Cinemanila International Film Festival - Official Competition
  • 2013 Seattle international Film Festival
  • 2013 Sydney international Film Festival
  • 2013 Melbourne international Film Festival
  • 2013 Gotteborg International Film Festival
  • 2013 Fribourg International Film Festival

Awards:

  • 2012 Dubai International Film Festival - Special Jury Mention, Muhr Asia-Africa Competition
  • 2010 Asian cinema fund for script development
  • 2012 Asian cinema fund 2012 for post-production in Busan International Film Festival
  • 2010 Gothenburg Film Festival fund for script development

Nomination:

  • 2012 Asia Pacific Film Festival Award - Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography
  • 2012 Cinemanila International Film Festival- Lino Brocka Grand Prize
 
Synopsis:

Inspired by his childhood memories, Bangladeshi director Mostofa Sawar Farooki presents his refreshing feature, Television, which was selected as the prestigious closing film for the recent 17th Busan International Film Festival. Set in contemporary Bangladesh, this refreshing tale which boasts high production values centres on a village where the local government leader bans everything from television to mobile phones and is a moving reflection on modernity and tradition in the age of mass media.

As a leader of the local community, Chairman Amin bans every kind of image in his waterlocked village in rural Bangladesh. He even goes on to claim that imagination is also sinful since it gives one the license to infiltrate into any prohibited territory.

But change is a desperate wind that is difficult to resist by shutting the window. The tension between this traditional window and modern wind grows to such an extent that it starts to leave a ripple effect on the lives of a group of typically colourful, eccentric and emotional people living in that village.

 
Cast: Mosharraf Karim, Chanchal Chowdhury, Nusrat Imroz Tisha, Shahir Huda Rumi
Director: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Duration (min) : 106 min
Version: Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: Others
Subtitles: English
 
Territory: Asia & Middle East ex. Korea 
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Aruna & Her Palate

(印尼飲食男女)
 
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Berlin International Film Festival

CinemAsia Film Festival

International Film Festival & Awards Macao

Osaka Asian Film Festival


Nominations:

Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing, Best Original Score- Festival Film Indonesia


Awards:

Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay - Festival Film Indonesia

ABC Award - Osaka Asian Film Festival

 

 
Synopsis:

Based on Laksmi Pamuntjak’s 2014 The Bird Woman’s Palate, this snappy, crowd-pleasing Indonesian road movie focuses on a curious mix of food and disease. Aruna & Her Palate is directed by the talented and prodigious Edwin (Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly, Postcards from the Zoo) and stars Dian Sastrowadoyo (Whispering Sands), Oka Antara (Killers), Hannah Al Rashid (The Night Comes For Us) and Nicholas Saputra (Interchange).

 

Aruna (Sastrowadoyo) is an epidemiologist who has been sent to investigate outbreaks of Avian Flu in different regions of Indonesia. Tagging along with her are her witty best friends Bono (Saputra) and Nad (Al Rashid) who make her take culinary detours. With each new region they try out various dishes and talk about life. Things then get spicy when Aruna runs into a secret crush called Farish (Antara). And so, while investigating the disease and relishing delicious dishes, the secret behind the Avian Flu outbreaks is discovered.

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Dian Sastrowardoyo, Oka Antara, Hannah Al Rashid, Nicholas Saputra

Director: Edwin
Duration (min) : 106 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Indonesian
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Taiwan, Singapore and Japan

Indonesia

2018