The Woman Who Left
A Film by Lav Diaz
2016 - Philippines - Drama - 1.85 - 226 min.
with John Lloyd Cruz , Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino , Charo Santos-Concio & Michael De Mesa
Produced by Lav Diaz
Horacia has spent the last 30 years in a women's correctional facility. A former elementary school teacher, she leads a quiet existence helping others practice reading and writing. When another inmate confesses to the original crime, Horacia is released and seeks out her estranged family. While searching for her missing son Junior, she discovers again her homeland - the Philippines of the late 90s, only to realize that its inhabitants are terrorized by corruption and rampant kidnappings. Her generous personality becomes tainted by feelings of revenge...
She, A Chinese
A film by Xiaolu Guo
2010 - France/Germany/United Kingdom - Drama - 1.85 DCP - 98 min.
She, A Chinese tells the story of, a young Chinese woman, MEI, who leaves her monotonous village life behind for the excitement of the nearest big city, Chongqing. However, life there doesn't quite turn out as she expected it; fired from her factory job, she falls in love with SPIKEY, a hit man whose own past soon catches up with him. A spur of the moment decision takes Mei to London, where she marries an elderly man, MR HUNT. A new life begins for Mei, trapped in the silence of Mr Hunt's house, alienated and bored. Her frustration at life with Mr Hunt leads Mei into an affair with RACHID, an Indian immigrant who runs a local take away restaurant, and she moves into the backroom of the restaurant to live with him. Rachid decides to return to his own country, leaving Mei pregnant and alone, facing an uncertain future.
A film by Alex R. Johnson
2014 - USA - Thriller - DCP - 1.78 - 93 min.
Austin, Texas. After the death of his grandmother, college student Jame finds consolation in the company of Dot, a Country Music dancer. While settling Grams' affairs, James discovers she has been the victim of the "grandparent scam" in which someone posing as James has been stealing her thousands of dollars. But before James can go looking for the culprit, he shows up at the front door, desperate for money.
Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom
A film by Pawo Choyning Dorji
2019 - Bhutan - Drama/Family - 2.35 - 109 min.
Struggling with his profession as a teacher, Ugyen is sent to Lunana in northern Bhutan for his final year of training. The high altitude and the lack of amenities make Ugyen want to leave as soon as he arrives. With a warm welcome the local children try to win him over but they don’t have much time as the harsh winter is about to arrive in the glacial parts of the Himalaya…