20th True/False Film Festival – Asian Presence 2023

We present the Asian films that will be screened at the True/False Film Festival which will take place from March 2 – 5, 2023 in Columbia, USA.

– Feature Films –

Broca’s Aphasia by SU Ming-Yen – Taiwan | 2022 – 85 minutes

In a Taiwanese sex-doll hotel, glimpses of the workers’ lives and a haunting disembodied monologue reverberate. (True/FalseFF 2023)

How to Have an American Baby by Leslie Tai – USA | 2023 – 117 minutes

A kaleidoscopic portrait of the birth tourism industry, following Chinese mothers in a Californian “maternity hotel.” (True/FalseFF 2023)

Moosa Lane by Anita Mathal Hopland – Pakistan | 2022 – 85 minutes

A biracial director meditates on identity, relationships, and home in this striking personal portrait shot over 15 years between Denmark and Pakistan. (True/FalseFF 2023)

– Short Films –

Jill, Uncredited by Anthony Ing – UK | 2022 – 18 minutes

A lively investigation into British background actor Jill Goldston’s prolific filmography. (True/FalseFF 2023)

That Day, on the River by Lei Lei – China | 2023 – 39 minutes

An intimate conversation between father and son paired with archival footage offers a glimpse into childhood memories of home. (True/FalseFF 2023)

The Feeling of Being Close to You by Ash Goh Hua – Singapore, USA | 2022 – 12 minutes

Through a lyrical combination of archival footage and phone calls, director Ash Goh Hua depicts the tense relationship between them and their mother. (True/FalseFF 2023)

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