The Deauville festival of Asian film (7-11 March) will feature a 10-film competition and retrospectives dedicated to Japan’s Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Thailand’s Pen-ek Ratanaruang.
The festival, in its 14th edition, sees its competition populated by a selection of festival favourite titles from China, Iran, Japan. It also packs an out of competition section with others Ratanaruang’s Headshot and Hirokazu Kore’eda’s I Wish.
The Kurosawa retrospective includes Cure, Seance, Pulse, Bright Future and Tokyo Sonata. The Ratanaruang retrospective includes his Monrak Transistor, Invisible Waves and Ploy.
Deauville festival of Asian film – 2012 competition
11 Flowers, dir. Wang Xiaoshuai (China)
Baby Factory (Bahay Bata) dir. Eduardo Roy Jr. (Philippines)
Beautiful Miss Jin, dir. Jang Hee-chul (South Korea)
Death Is My Profession, dir. Amir Hossein Saghafi (Iran)
Himizu, dir. Sono Sion (Japan)
I Carried You Home, dir. Tongpong Chantarangkul (Thailand)
Mourning, dir. Morteza Farshbaf (Iran)
Noor, dir. Cagla Zenciri & Guillaume Giovanetti (Pakistan & France)
Scabbard Samurai (pictured), dir. Hitoshi Matsumoto (Japan)
The Sun-Beaten Path, dir. Sonthar Gyal (China)
Out of competition
Headshot, dir. Pen-ek Ratanaruang (Thailand/France)
Pink, dir. Jeon Soo-il (South Korea)
I Wish, dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)
By Patrick Frater
Sun, 12 February 2012, 07:00 AM (HKT)