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CINEMASIA WIDENS THE SCOPE ON INTERNATIONAL HORIZONS. THESE FILMS PRESENT THE COMMON THREADS OF LOVE, LOSS, EXPLORATION, CONFLICT AND SELF-DISCOVERY THAT TIE US ALL TOGETHER, REGARDLESS OF THE PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL BARRIERS WE ENCOUNTER IN LIFE.
ROYSTON TAN / SINGAPORE 2015 / 100 MINS
A layered musical dramedy follows the story of parking attendant Fei Fei, who joins a televised singing competition to honor and help her dementia-ridden father. Late Taiwanese singer Feng Fei-Fei’s music is heavily featured in this Singaporean box office hit, which marks Royston Tan’s first feature in seven years. SUN MAR 13 | 9:00PM | ALAMO SAT MAR 19 | 8:00PM | NEW PARKWAY
ALI AHMADZADEH / IRAN 2015 / 97 MINS
After a night of excess, Arineh and Nobahar cause a car accident. A mysterious stranger offers help, but in accepting his generosity, a price must be paid. This hyperactive, drugged-up road movie undergoes an atmospheric change into a diabolical and strangely metaphysical game on the streets of Tehran, Iran. SAT MAR 12 | 12:10PM | ROXIE
(Formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival)