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Asian presence at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2021

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.

International Competition

Angh by Theja Rio – India | 2020 – 23 minutes

Binh by Ostin Fam – Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand | 2020 – 22 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)

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Disillusioned by Kyuho Sim – South Korea | 2020 – 23 minutes

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)

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The Cloud is Still There by Mickey Lai – Malaysia | 2020 – 19 minutes

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)

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Lab Competition

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

Night Bus by Joe Hsieh – Taiwan | 2020 – 20 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.

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The Unseen River by Phạm Ngọc Lân – Vietnam, Laos | 2020 – 23 minutes
Photo courtesy of Sundance Institute

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)

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For more information about the films and the festival please go to: https://www.clermont-filmfest.org/en/short-film-festival/2021-programme

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