We present the Asian films that will compete at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, which will take place online from January 29th until February 6th, 2021.
Angh by Theja Rio – India | 2020 – 23 minutes
An alien arrives on Earth on a quest to find assistance to rebuild his home. Under dissociated instruction of his spaceship, he makes a stopover at a construction site in Vietnam, where the biggest temple of the world is being built. In disguise, the alien encounters a reverent worshipper, a cynical construction worker and a mysterious medium. As the group performs a spirit summoning ceremony, the alien observes these individuals exchanging their different ideas of home. (LightsOn)
A man left the city to live in the countryside. One day, he goes fishing and catches a strange sack. Soon afterwards, he is chased by a mystery man with a lump on his chin. This sack puts the man’s life on the line. (Kobiz)
Xiao Le, a young determined Christian woman tries to save her dying grandfather’s soul by converting him. However, her mother in the traditional Taoist family cannot understand her daughter’s behavior. (Park Sungho | Busan International Film Festival 2020)
Blue Affair by Kosuke Okahara – Japan | 2020 – 13 minutes
K’s Room – The Creation and Destruction of the World by Wei-Lin Hung – Taiwan | 2020 – 15 minutes
Under a moonlit sky, a bus speeds along the coast when a panicky scream shatters the silence – a necklace is stolen. Then it is followed by a fatal accident as the plot unfolds with love, hatred and vengeance.
Stories told along the river: a woman reunites with her ex-lover at a hydroelectric plant; meanwhile, a young man travels downstream to a temple in search of a cure for his insomnia. (Sundance Film Festival)
For more information about the films and the festival please go to: https://www.clermont-filmfest.org/en/short-film-festival/2021-programme