Opening Film ' THE WARLORDS ' Director: PETER CHAN Cast: Jet Li,Andy Lau,Takeshi Kaneshiro,Jinglei Xu Country:China/Malaysia/Hongkong Duration:127'/35mm/colour
22nd November,2008 at 6:20p.m.
The movie is set in 1850, during the era of the Taiping Rebellion during the Qing Dynasty. The movies protagonist is General Pang and the plot evolves from his relationship with his two sworn blood brothers, Zhao Er-Hu and Jiang Wu-Yang, and a woman, Zhao’s wife Lian.
Mid Festival Film
Mid fest Film ‘ Lust, Caution ’ Director: Ang Lee Cast:Tang Wei,tony Leung,Wang Lee Hom,Joan Chen Country:China/Taiwan/USA/Malaysia/Hongkong Duration:157'/35mm/colour
27th November,2008 at 12.15p.m.
Synopsis: The movie is adapted from the Chinese novelist ‘Eileen Chang’ set in the era of WWII during Japanese –occupied Shangai. A young actress Wang Jaizhi, finds her calling when she joins a University theatre troupe. She is entasked with the plot of assassinating Mr Yee, an intelligence chief working for the Japanese, and is then enthralled in a web of lust and desire when she cannot differentiate between her patriotism and her lust for Mr Yee.
Closing Film ‘ The Song of the Sparrows ’ Director: Majid Majidi. Cast:Mohammad Amir Naji,Hossein Aghazi,Maryam Akbari,Kamran Dehghan Country:Iran Duration:96'/35mm/colour
2nd December,2008 at 6:50p.m.
Synopsis: "The movies protagonist, Karim, is a chief Ostrich wrangler in Tehran, Iran. He leads a simple life with his wife and children, but his life takes a turnaround when an ostrich escapes and he loses his job. The plot follows him and his journey through life whilst beautifully emphasising the contrast between a simple life and the hustle of the modern world.