HKIFF 2013

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1.
Three Sisters (2012 Documentary)
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Three sisters live alone in a small village family house in the high mountains of the Yunan region. Their parents are nowhere to be seen... (153 mins.)
Director: Bing Wang
 
2.
The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012)
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Two filmmakers leave to Macao in an adventure of discovery of a city-labyrinth, multicultural and mysterious... (82 mins.)
 
3.
Paradise: Love (2012)
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Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business. (120 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
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Paradise: Faith (2012)
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A single woman in her 50's devotes her vacations to doing Catholic missionary work in Vienna, descending into violent self-punishment as part of her faith. (115 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
5.
Paradise: Hope (2013)
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The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love... (92 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
6.
Rhino Season (2012)
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Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over twenty years. (88 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
7.
Caesar Must Die (2012)
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Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (77 mins.)
 
8.
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
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A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies. (104 mins.)
 
9.
Palme (2012 Documentary)
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The life and times of Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden until his assassination in 1986. (103 mins.)
 
10.
Post Tenebras Lux (2012)
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Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another. (115 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
 
11.
Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012)
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A chronicle of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's performance at his father's tribute concert in 1991. (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Algrant
 
12.
Populaire (2012)
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1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world. (111 mins.)
Director: Régis Roinsard
 
13.
No (2012)
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An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. (118 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
14.
Trance (2013)
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An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting. (101 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
15.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
16.
Something in the Air (2012)
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In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning. (122 mins.)
Director: Olivier Assayas
 
17.
Snow White (2012)
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A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter. (104 mins.)
Director: Pablo Berger
 
18.
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012)
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From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
19.
Closed Curtain (2013)
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In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company... (106 mins.)
 
20.
To the Wonder (2012)
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After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood. (112 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
21.
Compliance (2012)
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A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on. (90 mins.)
Director: Craig Zobel
 
22.
Our Children (2012)
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Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children... (111 mins.)
Director: Joachim Lafosse
 
23.
Sleepless Night (2012)
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Kim Su Hyeon and Kim Ju Ryong play a married couple of two years who are just trying to get by in their daily lives and make things work... (66 mins.)
Director: Kun-jae Jang
 
24.
To Chris Marker, an Unsent Letter (2012 Documentary)
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A collective cinematic love letter to the elusive French filmmaker Chris Marker, Emiko Omor's timely... (78 mins.)
Director: Emiko Omori
 
25.
Stromboli (1950)
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Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it. (107 mins.)
 
26.
Farewell to Dream (1956)
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The conflicting dreams of the members of a Japanese family are threatened by a continuing series of misfortunes. (78 mins.)
 
27.
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012 Documentary)
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films. (136 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
28.
War Witch (2012)
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Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. (90 mins.)
Director: Kim Nguyen
 
29.
Emperor Visits the Hell (2012)
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(67 mins.)
Director: Luo Li
 
30.
Broken Hill Blues (2013)
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In a small mining community in Northern Sweden, a group of youngsters about to take the leap in the adult age fight with themselves and the world around, while the ground literally trembles under their feet. (80 mins.)
Director: Sofia Norlin
 
31.
Tenderness (2013)
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Gently-paced family road trip in which divorced parents drive from Brussels to the Alps to pick up their son who has been injured following a skiing accident. (78 mins.)
Director: Marion Hänsel
 
32.
Foxfire (2012)
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Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang. (143 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
33.
The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
 
34.
Ginger & Rosa (2012)
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A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship. (90 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
 
35.
Tokyo Family (2013)
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In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo. (146 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
36.
Touch of the Light (2012)
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A drama centered on the experiences of a blind piano prodigy. (110 mins.)
Director: Jung-chi Chang