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.
Tso-chi Chang / CINEMASIA / Taiwan / 2015 / Narrative / 107 minsPrecariously swaying on the fringe of existence, Rat never fails to have a beer can and fruit knife in hand, escaping the trials of life and death. In a muddy yet intimate story, this tale develops as undesirables dance with the gods of the netherworld.
Prashant Nair / CINEMASIA / India / 2015 / Narrative / 102 mins“Umrika” is how a small village in India refers to “America.” One of their own decides to journey to “Umrika,” inspiring both hope and debate. When the village loses touch with its contested hero, his younger brother Rama and friend Lalu set out on their own to find him.
Victor Vu / CINEMASIA / Vietnam / 2015 / Narrative / 103 minsSweeping takes of Vietnam's lush countryside and ragged seaside cliffs set a pastoral scene for Victor Vu's box-office hit about two young brothers who share an inseparable, yet tumultuous bond. When jealousy erupts into violence over a shared love interest, older brother Thieu must seek redemption.
Viet Max / CINEMASIA / Vietnam / 2015 / Gay/Lesbian, International Narratives / 105 minsPop music sensations Chi Pu and Gil Le light up the screen in Vietnam’s first mainstream LGBTQ film. Reunited with her childhood best friend, aspiring singer-songwriter Nhi must grapple with her own burgeoning feelings. A testament to the power of music, friendship and family — and a universal reminder that loves wins.