Bangkok – A riveting film from the Philippines, “Foster Child” directed by Brilliante Mendoza, will be screened in Bangkok on Oct. 12 in a special film event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC).
Joining The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) becomes the first short film festival in the nation to join NETPAC, and second in the world following Bangladesh’s Dhaka International Short & Independent Film Festival. Comprised of 28 countries, 44 film festivals and about 150 members, NETPAC was founded in 1990, beginning with seminars regarding Asian Films in Cinemaya, a quarterly publication about Asian films. Aside from hosting
The Kirishima Thing (Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo)
(Japan / Japanese / 2013 / 103 mins / 35mm / Colour)
directed by Daihachi Yoshida (Japan)
A cradle for mother
(Iran / Farsi /2013 / 80 mins / Betacam SP / Colour)
directed by Panahbarkhoda Rezaee (Iran)
We are pleased to bring to you, for the second year, our International Women’s Day screening!
IWD theme this year is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge - Ubolsyn herself completely embraces the theme!
This year we invite you to a special free online screening of ULBOLSYN from director Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Our sincere thanks to the producers, Guillaume de Seille and Olga Khlasheva, for their generosity and their efforts in facilitating the screening.
The film tells the story of a girl named Ulbolsyn (Kazakh for ‘let there be a son’) whose little sister Azhar is kidnapped by the regional mayor’s brother Urgen for marital purposes and taken away to his village. Ulbolsyn wants her sister to be free and to enter her into a foreign university so that she can pursue a future career. As soon as she learns about the incident, Ulbolsyn decides to fight for her sister and face down the patriarchal world of the people living in the Karatas village.