HYDERABAD FILM CLUB &
SRI SARATHI STUDIOS
ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL
(In connection with International Women’s day
Films made by Israeli Woman Directors)
In collaboration with
EMBASSY OF ISRAEL, NEW DELHI
On March 16th, 17th & 18th 2018
16-03-2018 6.00 p.m. Inaugural Function
Friday followed by screening of film
JELLY FISH (2007/78 mins.)
17-03-2018 6.30 p.m. GETT (2014/115mins.)
18-03-2018 6.30 p.m. ZERO MOTIVIATION (2014/97 mins.)
TAIWANESE FILM FESTIVAL
in collaboration with
TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CENTRE IN CHENNAI
On March 30th & 31st and April 1st & 2nd 2018
30-03-2018 6.00 p.m. Inaugural Function
Friday followed by screening of film
TOGETHER (2012/114 mins.)
31-03-2018 5.30 p.m. A TIME IN QUCHI (2013/109mins.)
Saturday 7.30 p.m. PARTNERS IN CRIME (2014/89mins.)
01-04-2018 5.30 p.m. THE BOAR KING (2014/102mins.)
Sunday 7.30 p.m. TOMORROW COMES (2013/90mins.)
02-04-2018 6.30 p.m. THE LOSERS (2014/112mins.)
ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL SYNOPSES
(The Trial of Viviane Amsalem)
In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimize a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request.
Writers : Shira Geffen
Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Batya is one of the servers at the wedding reception of Keren, a young bride who breaks her leg in trying to escape from a locked toilet stall, which ruins her chance at a romantic honeymoon in the Caribbean. One of the guests is Joy, a Philippine chore woman attending the event with her employer, and who doesn’t speak any Hebrew (she communicates mainly in English), and who is guilt-ridden after having left her young son behind in the Philippines.
(Efes beyahasei enosh)
Director : Talya Lavie
Writers : Talya Lavie
The film premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. A zany, dark, & comedic portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female Israeli soldiers. The Human Resources Office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters who bide their time pushing paper and battling in computer games, counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment – to friendship, love, and country – are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit.
TAIWANESE FILM FESTIVAL SYNOPSES
Director : Rox Chao-jen HSU
Xiao Yang patiently observes and quietly serves as a messenger for the love affairs in her neighborhood (the title references a play on words: to-get-her). Reminiscent of the urban tale with an ensemble cast like A ONE AND A TWO, this film patiently unfolds romantic stories on a street in contemporary Taipei, with a refreshingly original voice. TOGETHER presents brilliant performances from the great actors of different generations, such as LEE Lieh, Kenny Bee, Sonia SUI, HUANG Shao-yang, and MA Chih-hsiang, to weave together this romantic film.
A TIME IN QUCHI
(Shu jia zuo ye)
Director : Chang Tso-chi
Writers : Chang Tso-chi
10 year old city boy Bao has been sent to Quchi, a riverside town outside of Taipei, for the length of the summer. Struck in a rural home, Bao ignores his eccentric, recently widowed grandfather. But as the summer progresses, Bao slowly comes out of his shell and make friends with local elementary school children. However, life has a way of throwing curveballs at us when we least expect them. When problems, occur, Bao must navigate his journey into adulthood.
PARTNERS IN CRIME
Director : Chang Jung-chi
Writers : Monica, Shaballe
Partners in Crime was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
On his way to high school, Huang witnesses the death of Chia, a teenager in their high school, along with Lin and Yeh, the other 2 students from their high school, whom Huang has never known before. Her dead body lies in front of them, and this shocking image ties their fates together, and this twisted fate is going to change their high school lives forever cause they are now partners in crime… Because of all different reasons, Huang, Yeh, and Lin start their own investigations in order to find out the truth for Chia’s death.
Director : Chen-ti Kuo
Writers : Chen-ti Kuo
During a disastrous typhoon, Cho loses her husband, Ying. Their Hotel can now barely survive as the source of their spa, the Boar Hot Spring is buried by a landslide. Yet as their fellow villagers desperately sell off their land and move out, they receive invitation cards from the decreased Ying. Is Ying really dead? Can the buried spring find another way out? Cho tries to find the answer to Ying’s secrets through the DV tapes that Ying left behind. By way of this journey she waves goodbye to the past and find the new direction for her life.
TOMORROW COMES TODAY
(Ni de jintian he wo de mingtian)
Director : CHEN Ming-lang
Writers : Chen Ming-lang
A Chinese food delivery boy is looking for his mother in New York City. And the picture he carries as his mother is actually a picture of Marlene Dietrich. It’s a black comedy about living in between cultures and how an individual finding a masculine identity in such environment.
Director : LOU Yi-an
The Losers a socially-conscious drama that tackles some of the difficult issues facing Taiwan’s farming villages as told through the stories of those deemed “losers.”
Hsiou-tsai is an amateur actor in Taipei, who chooses to go back to his hometown Meinong and work on the family farm due to his financial burdens. However, on his return, he finds out that the land has been speculated, and farms altered into villas. Mei-hsia’s husband has left her alone at home to take of their rebellious son A-Pan. After Mei-hsia and Hsiou-tsai meet again, their relationship starts to change. In this historicals Hakka settlement, how can one find a solution for the spread of modern dilemmas?