Line-up of Competition Films for Golden Goblet Award
THE BONES TUNNEL directed by Nacho Garassino (Argentina)
TIME BENDS directed by Alberto Seixas Santos (Portugal)
AINOM directed by Lorenzo Ceva Valla/ Mario Garofalo (Italy)
HAYDE BRE directed by Orhan Oguz (Turkey)
FRIDAY KILLER directed by Yuthlert Sippark (Thailand)
BUNNY DROP directed by SABU (Japan)
THE QUEST directed by Goutam Ghose ((India/Bangladesh)
ALIVE AND TICKING directed by Andi Rogenhagen (Germany)
TOMORROW’S JOE directed by Fumihiko Sori (Japan)
THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR directed by Stephan Rick(Germany)
MAYA directed by Pluton Vasi (Albania)
HYDRAULICS directed by Yevgeni Serov (Russia)
THERE BE DRAGONS directed by Roland Joffe(USA/Argentina/Spain)
THE YOUNG MAN SINGS FOLK SONG IN THE OPPOSITE DOOR directed by ZHANG Ming (China)
MR. TREE directed by HAN Jie (China)
REST ON YOUR SHOULDER directed by Jacob CHEUNG (China)
THE BONES TUNNEL (Argentina, 2011, 94’)
Directed by Nacho Garassino
Seven men escape from prison by digging a tunnel. Apart from the difficulties they experience with the prison guards and the other convicts, they still have to handle conflicts among themselves. Inside the tunnel they came across a sinister finding: human bones, proof of a dark era in Argentina. In a moment of desperation, the fugitives made a pact with the dead if they managed to escape they would tell everyone about their existence.
He is a TV and film director and has developed his career between the cities of Buenos Aires and Barcelona. He directed: EL OTRO LADO – A news program with Fabián Polosecki. It was awarded many prizes, among which we find a "Martín Fierro". "INFAUSTO" – A short film, fiction, 17 minutes, was invited to Festivales de Medina del Campo (Spain), Icurts (Spain), Argenkino (Berlin). Lately, he has made in Argentina a series of documentaries called "ALGO DE JAZZ", "COLOR DE LEÓN" and "MUSEOS" broadcasted on channel Ciudad Abierta.
TIME BENDS (Portugal, 2010, 110’)
Directed by Alberto Seixas Santos
TIME BENDS is a story about a star who wanders between reality and virtual life. Terasa is a beautiful soap opera star. Her career requires her busy running about. She has to hide her true feelings on stage while dealing with the emotional entanglements with her old lover Senata and the sparks of love with the curly-hair boy in real life. Life is a tetralogy of studios, cameras, hotels and one night stands. After all the loneliness and tears, will she finally find the happiness she yearns for?
Alberto Jorge Seixas dos Santos was born on March 20, 1936 in Lisbon, Portugal. In 1958, he started to work as a film critic. He studied in Paris, at the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) in 1962 and, in the next year, at the London Film School.Seixas Santos, who belongs to a generation of film club lovers, is part of the cinematic movement called Novo Cinema (New Cinema) and started to shoot documentaries. In 1970, he was one of the founders of the Portuguese Cinema Center. BRANDOS COSTUMES, his first feature-film, was selected to the official competition of the Berlin International Film Festival. His most recent feature-film, MAL (1999), was nominated for Golden Lion at 1999 Venice Film Festival and also received Best Film Award at 2000 Coimbra Caminhos do Cinema Português.
AINOM(Italy, 2010, 90’)
Directed by Lorenzo Ceva Valla/ Mario Garofalo
Ainom, a African refugee, comes to Italy to seek an undisturbed life. However, she is held in captivity by Enrico who owns a ski resort. Enrico always tries to sexually harass her. Desperate and miserable as she is, Ainom plans her second runaway. However, she exposed her identity for saving a snow-bounded couple, unfortunately found by Enrico. They both end in a cave and break out a furious fight…
Lorenzo Ceva Valla was born in 1967 in Italy Milan. He started out his career as an assistant photographer in 1989.
Mario Garofalo was born in Italy, 1974. He was dirctor, screenplayer and producer. He produced several short films in the past few years.
HAYDE BRE (Turkey, 2010, 115’)
Directed by Orhan OĞUZ
It tells a story of a man, who has been ripped off his roots deep in the soil, witnessing the fast change of the world and then fading away. Saadet goes to Macedonia from Istanbul with her children to attend the circumcision feast of her son Orhan as well as visit her father Sabanaga and mother Mamo. As bad luck would have it, Mamo dies in an accident. Saadet persuades Şabanaga to come to Istanbul with a heavy heart as he does not want to go at all. A tacit, deep and passionate relation is continuing now between Saadet and the man, whom she saw on the balcony opposite her house.
ORHAN OĞUZ was born in Kırklareli as the son of a family which emigrated from Yugoslavia. As a child, he was interested in photography and painting. He started his cinema adventure as an assistant cameraman at the age of 16, and he shot four short films with his friends. He held photograph and painting exhibitions. In 1978, he worked as a director of photography with many directors and with their encouragement he shot the movie "Herşeye Rağmen" in 1987. He prefers to tell the stories of lonely, quiet and marginalized people from all strata.
FRIDAY KILLER (Thailand, 2011, 116’)
Directed by Yuthlert Sippapak
Pae Uzi--The eagle of Chantaburi, a professional hit man who only kills people on Friday, was just discharged from jail. Meng, a provincial politician, determines to eliminate him. Meanwhile, Pae found the letter of his ex-wife’s confession that he has a daughter named “Dao”. Pae keeps catching on her to see how well she is with her new father. But one day he was involved in an incident that caused Dao’s step father’s death. DAO is furious and want to hunt down Pae Uzi who she thought that he killed her father.
Yuthlert Sippapak was born on November 8, 1996 in Thailand. Growing up in northeast Thailand, Yuthlert developed a strong interest in the arts from an early age and at 18 went to Bangkok to study fine arts at Silpakorn University, where he received a degree in interior design.
Yuthlert set up his own design company, which he worked at for a year before he moved to New York City, where he studied at the Art Students League of New York. This put him in touch with a group of friends who were involved in the film business.
Yuthlert worked for a time doing architectural drawing while also studying filmmaking on his own and developing his script-writing abilities in New York. In 2002, he established Mahagan Films Co. Ltd. as his production company. And in 2003, he directed and wrote feature film February.
BUNNY DROP (Japan, 2010, 113’)
Directed by SABU
Going home for his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-year-old Daikichi meets an unfamiliar child in the garden. His mother explains that Rin is his grandfather's illegitimate daughter by an unknown mother. The girl is an embarrassment to all his relatives and nobody wants to take her in because of the scandal. Annoyed by their attitude, Daikichi decides to take care of Rin himself, even though he is single and has no experience raising a child. Daikichi feels it tiring and troublesome to look after a child. Then, will Daikichi and Rin get along well with each others? Will Daikichi be changed by the young girl?
Sabu, born in 1964 in Wakayama, Japan, is the pseudonym of Japanese actor and director with original name Hiroyuki Tanaka. He began his career as an actor but quickly moved into directing. In 1996, he was permitted to 47th Berlin International Film Festival by his debut DANGAN RANNA, by which he was honored Star Director Award in Yokohama Film Festival. Later released MONDAY and BLESSING BELL were respectively in 2000 and 2003 invited in Golden Horse Film Festival. All his films have won 9 awards.
THE QUEST (India/Bangladesh, 2010, 150’)
Directed by Goutam Ghose
Rabindranath Tagore's elder brother Jyotirindranath Tagore, a western educated bright young man from the 19th century Bengal met the Octogenarian Lalan Faqir and drew a portrait of the poet saint in the former’s houseboat afloat on the river Padma. Jyotirindranath, an urban intellectual exchange views with the man of native wisdom. Their exchange of ideas forms the cinematic narrative of this film. The narrative is a saga of the life and time of Lalan Faqir and his liberal sect who lived a life of high order in an otherwise superstitious 19th century Indian society. Lalan inherited the best of the liberal and enlightened tradition of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam to develop a philosophy of life which is extremely secular and tolerant. Thus became an easy prey for the fundamentalists of the Hindu and Muslim institutions. They were the paralleled stream flowing freely in the heart of rural Bengal when men like Rabindranath Tagore were germinating ideas of the Bengal renaissance.
An active part of group theatre movement in Kolkata, Goutam Ghose started making documentaries in 1973. His second documentary Hungry Autumn won him the main award at the Oberhausen Film Festival. Since then his feature films and documentaries has received world wide recognition. Until now, his films have been honoured for about 16 international awards in big film festivals including Cannes International Film Festival.
国家：德国 制作年：2011 片长：85’
导演：安迪•罗格哈根 故事梗概： 一部关于爱与忍耐的家庭喜剧。伊娃是一位患有图雷特氏综合症的17岁女孩。外界的生活让她压力倍增，抽动症也越发严重。所以她时常呆在家中，很少与人接触。母亲常年来不断寻找名医，试图医好伊娃的病。但是一次又一次的失望，让伊娃和她的父亲早已放弃治疗。每一次，当伊娃觉得透不过气来的时候，她总爱去外祖母的房子。因为在那里，她可以肆意的发泄。某一天，伊娃在树林里的板凳上找到了她的父亲，父亲向她坦诚没了工作。失去了经济支柱的家庭，最终又将何去何从……
ALIVE AND TICKING(Germany, 2011, 85’)
Directed by Andi Rogenhagen
It is an anarchistic and warm-hearted family comedy about love, tolerance, and perhaps the strangest illness in the world – the Tourette’s syndrome. Eva is seventeen and has Tourette, but Tourette does not have her. Encounters with the outside world are exceedingly stressful for Eva and lead to all the worse tics. So Eva avoids contact with strangers and prefers being by herself. At home her mother’s hysterical quests for a cure can become an annoyance. Especially since Eva and her shy father, who loves her just the way she is, have long since given up feigning interest. But whenever Eva feels the walls closing in, she seeks refuge with her grandma. When Eva runs into her father one day on a bench in the forest, he confesses that he has lost his job and has been writing applications from that spot ever since. Then, how will a family without finance resource finally go on?
Andi Rogenhagen, born in Westphalian Marl, is both a writer and director. He studied photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences in Dormund, made a name for himself as a documentary filmmaker before shooting his first fictional feature film: For THE FINAL KICK he had people in 40 different countries filmed simultaneously while watching the final of the World Cup on television. He then combined those images in the editing room to create a truly unique documentary. That film was showed worldwide and was awarded the Adolf Grimme Prize award.
TOMORROW'S JOE (Japan, 2010, 132’)
Directed by Fumihiko Sori
After their release from incarceration, Joe and Rikiishi both progress as professional boxers in their respective weight classes. Despite being new to the ring, Joe becomes a popular bantamweight fighter known for his "no guard" style. Rikiishi makes his way to the top of the featherweight class and a chance at a title bout while Joe crushes a string of formidable opponents. Determined to face off against Joe, Rikiishi begins a severe weight loss regimen to drop down to Joe's weight class. Joe vs. Rikiishi – the ring of the bell sounds their destiny!
Fumihiko Sori was born in Osaka, 1964. He began his career as a VFX supervisor on various TV dramas and films before making his directorial debut with "Ping Pong" in 2002. The film became a box office hit and won Sori a Japan Academy Prize for Best Director. Sori has continued to display talent in both live action and CG animation with films such as "VEXILLE" (2007) and "ICHI" (2008).
THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR (Germany, 2011, 95’)
Directed by Stephan Rick
The budding friendship between two very different neighbors takes a tragic turn when David runs over a young woman and causes her death. At Robert’s insistence David leaves her lying and flees. While Robert hopes his new neighbor will now be irreversibly bound to him, David is increasingly devoured by feelings of guilt. When he meets Vanessa, the sister of his victim, he believes he can put things right. But he hasn’t taken Robert into account. Robert is preparing to blame every accusations for David……
Stephan Rick, born in 1974, works as an independent director in Berlin. After finishing school he studied at Ruhr University Bochum and then at the Film Academy in Baden-Württemberg where he directed a number of prize-winning short films. His Diploma film "TOWARDS LIFE "was awarded the Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis.
MAYA (Albania, 2010, 98’)
Directed by Pluton Vasi
MAYA, an inspiring story filled with passion. It is closely related with ordinary people and extraordinary people. The story is about people who pursue dreams. Human nature is trampled by poverty and tradition is betrayed by interest for the rule in the town where having a job means everything. All the roles in the film are dramatic and dynamic. The feature is like a drama struggling between two different values. Samuel, a second political immigrant, went to Albania at the first time to bury his father. He meets with Maya and a series of stories are following...
He is the director of THE CONCERN OF AN OBESE, which was released in 2009
HYDRAULIC(Russian, 2010, 101’)
Directed by Yevgeni Serov
The story of how one committed "small" betrayal leads to a tragedy. For all in this life we need to pay, but also anger and thirst for revenge, gained for years, can be dangerous. This anger can come back to haunt you, as a hydraulic shock in physics.
Three classmates went to the same technical institute, but for fifteen years had lost sight of each other. Years later, in coincidence Sergei Samsonov and the thief Avance, climb into someone else's apartment. This apartment belongs to a former friend - classmate Konstantin Chistov. Chistov once betrayed Sam. He wrote a denunciation on him, because of what Sergei was expelled from the institute a week before the diploma defense. Sam, who accidentally finds himself in Chistov’s apartment, plans his cruel revenge….
He was born in 1969 in Rybinsk, the Yaroslav Region, Russia. From 1986 to 1990, he studied at Yaroslavl State Theatre Institute. And he is the Director of a number made-for-TV films and TV series.
THERE BE DRAGONS (USA/Argentina/Spain, 2011, 122’)
Directed by Roland Joffe
The film tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres, who visits Spain to research a book about Josemaría, the controversial founder of Opus Dei. But, Robert hits a wall, both professionally and personally, when his most promising source—his own father, Manolo Torres turns out to be his least cooperative one. Robert begins to unearth his father’s toxic secrets when he learns that Manolo was not only born in the same Spanish town as Josemaría, but, that they were childhood friends and attended the same seminary. The two men take radically different paths in life, with Josemaría dedicating his life to his faith while Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War. Manolo descends into a dangerous and jealous obsession when the beautiful Hungarian revolutionary Ildiko doesn’t return his affections and instead gives herself to the courageous military leader, Oriol. As Robert continues to unearth the secrets of Josemaría’s life and Manolo’s mysterious anger, their overlapping journeys are revealed with the truths and sorrows of their past choices, which compels Manolo to confront his own secret with one last opportunity of forgiveness.
ROLAND JOFFÉ is one of the few directors to enter the cinematic medium with Oscar nominations for each of his first two motion pictures. It marked an auspicious beginning for Roland Joffé as he was universally praised for his international style of moviemaking on THE KILLING FIELDS. The film THE MISSION was the recipient of seven Oscar nominations, including one for Best Director. It was also awarded the coveted Palme d’Or as best motion picture at the Cannes Film Festival and won Italy’s Michelangelo Prize. The director made headlines again with his first collaboration with RAMCO, THE 2007 DRAMATIC THRILLER CAPTIVITY, starring Elisha Cuthbert and Daniel Gilles.
THE YOUNG MAN SINGS FOLK SONG IN THE OPPOSITE DOOR (China, 2011, 105’)
Directed by ZHANG Ming
LIU Xiaoyang is fond of music. In order to help Xiaoyang enter a music school, her father, who is serving in the police station, finds FENG Gang as a tutor. Xiaoyang and FENG Gang gradually cultivate feelings in the process of learning. A few years later, Xiayang returns to her homeland after graduation.
ZHANG Xuefeng and Xiaoyang grow up together. Their parents want them to be together. But Xiaoyang rejects. She has an acrimonious quarrel with her father. One day, LIU Zaishui lets Xiaoyang send ZHANG Xuefeng to the dormitory. In the dormitory, they drink together for their separation. But she finds that they are on the same bed the next day. He intends to kiss her but she bites his tongue. She flees away from the dormitory and goes with FENG Gang. Xiaoyang finds the affair between FENG Gang and his cousin who stays with him after his mother’s death.
On the train heading for the distant, FENG Gang’s cousin is sitting beside him and he is writing his longing for Xiaoyang…
He got his master’s from the directing department of Beijing Film Academy in 1991, and has been MA supervisor there from then on. His film RAIN CLOUDS OVER WUSHAN (also known as IN EXPECTATION) won him international honors, including New Currents Award from the Pusan International Film Festival 1995, Dragons and Tigers Award from the Vancouver International Film Festival in 1997, FIPRESCI prize at the Torino Film Festival, as well as the Best Feature Film award.
MR.TREE (China, 2011, 91’)
Directed by HAN Jie
Shu, a bachelor, is a not-very-reliable worker in the village's motor-repair shop. The friends he grew up with have followed very different paths. Er Zhu has taken over the village mine and launched his own Mining Group to operate it. Yixin has opened a tutorial school in the faraway provincial capital. And others are still villagers. When he gets together with his friends, Shu tends to stay silent, like a tree forgotten in the wilderness, unless the others start laughing at him.
The operations of the new mining cause subsidence in the village. The evacuation of villagers to new apartments in the county town begins. Shu instead takes off for the provincial capital to ask Yixin for a job. He does odd jobs in the school and finds that watching the pupils reminds him of his own childhood. Shu lost both his stern father and his beloved elder brother when he was a child. His father often appears in his dreams, but (to his regret) his elder brother doesn't.
Shu fell in love at first sight with Xiaomei, a deaf-mute girl. On the night before the wedding, Shu's elder brother at last appears in his dream. But the wedding is a disaster, and Xiaomei soon leaves to rejoin her mother.
The worries and intuitions which have long flashed through Shu's mind start to make sense to him. He begins to make prophecies, and many of them come true. Suddenly Shu becomes a respected prophet, addressed by everyone as "Mr Shu".
Everyone has moved to the town. Only Shu embraces a tree in the deserted village. Suddenly his estranged bride Xiaomei back and speaks for the first time: "Let's go home."
Han Jie graduated from the Film and TV Production Department of Beijing Normal University in 2002. In 2006, his first feature WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE won the Tiger Award (best film) of International Film Festival Rotterdam and Silver Digital Award of Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival. In 2008, he was invited by Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and directed the short film BEING & NOTHINGNESS.
REST ON YOUR SHOULDER (China, 2011, 120’)
Directed by Jacob CHEUNG
In an era hit with by a deadly new illness, yearnings for love and an astonishing sacrifice come together on a fantastic exotic isle. Joseph, an acclaimed biologist searching for a cure on the island, is cultivating a rare medicinal plant that may hold the key to releasing the virus’ grip. But when Joseph falls dangerously ill himself, his fiancée Bobo makes a pact with a mythical being to become a butterfly and live apart for three years in exchange for his recovery.
But once Joseph makes a miraculous return to health, Bobo can only look on as he isolates himself. Soon after, big-city reporter Claire journeys to the island, seeking updates on Joseph’s project. A fresh relationship starts to bloom, and once more Bobo becomes anxious but neither can communicate nor intervene.
Can Bobo, now gravely injured, make it back to Joseph with the ingredient he needs? And with her three years of sacrifice approaching their end, will she become human again to find out whom Joseph desires as his one true love?
With more than 20 years of experience in film production, director-producer CHEUNG exerts strict control over his work, integrates the top-level talents and crew, and leads a first-class motion picture production for different kinds of project.