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2002-08-26 | “Post Fiction!” the <YAMAGATA+> Film Festival
Program A–F

Program | A-1 | A-2 | A-3 | B | C | D | E | F |

Program A–F

* In English or with English subtitles


A

Program A / The Post Fiction Manifesto!

The jewel of the festival! All of our top picks and recommendations. These works by iconoclastic filmmakers leap past the triteness of fiction and the tedium of documentary, landing at the cutting edge of world cinema today. Post-fiction films, indeed!


A-1 / BOX Higashi-nakano as Art Gallery

Is it really okay to turn a movie theater into a contemporary art gallery? YIDFF is renowned worldwide for a lineup that includes experimental film and works that spill out over the traditional boundaries of documentary. You’ll experience art in a movie theater, no doubt about it!

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Mysterious Object at Noon
(Apichatpong Weerasethakul / THAILAND) *

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March of Time
(Uruphong Raksasad / THAILAND) *
thirdworld
Haunted Houses
(Apichatpong Weerasethakul / THAILAND) *

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Digital Short Films by Three Filmmakers
(Jia Zhangke, John Akomfrah, Tsai Ming-liang / KOREA) *

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6 Easy Pieces
(Jon Jost / USA, ITALY, PORTUGAL)*

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London Brief
(Jon Jost / USA) *

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Phases of Real
Variant Phases
(Kawaguchi Hajime / JAPAN) *

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King of Dreams
(Amar Kanwar / INDIA) *
Chlorine Addiction
(Tan Kai-syng / SINGAPORE) *

A-2 / Walking Amidst the Ruins

There must be ruins near you. Let’s take a walk through them, and entrust ourselves to them. Reformed as “ruins shot on film,” “ruins” as place invite you.

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In Vanda’s Room
(Pedro Costa / PORTUGAL, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND) *

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MAYA
AKIHABARA (8/31), U.O. 5 (9/5)
(Sekine Hiroyuki / JAPAN)

A-3 / Asia, Post-Fiction Style

Meet a world, captured by digital video, like no one has ever seen before. Asian “film” is hot these days, and we bet you have worlds like this around you too. After watching this program, you'll be wanting to pick up a camera yourself.

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Blessed
(Takashi Toshiko / JAPAN) *

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The Hearts That Can’t See the Sun
Hummadruz
(Hasan Karacadag / TURKEY) *

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This Winter
(Zhong Hua / CHINA) *

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Soshin: In Your Dreams
A True Story about Love
(Melissa Kyu-jung Lee / AUSTRALIA)
More than One Is Unhappy
(Wang Fen / CHINA) *

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Child of Mermaid
(Faizal Mohd Zulkifli, Mohd Naguib Razak / MALAYSIA) *
+Symposium Introducing Post Fiction! from Asia

B

Program B / Community in Harmony?

A far cry from the era of dark, brooding personal film that exposed inner angst on the screen. Something’s happening to the way “Post Fiction” filmmakers look at lovers, family and friends. A lineup to make you laugh and cry.

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Go Go Fanta-G!
(Shimizu Hiroyuki / JAPAN)
Danchizake (Homemade Sake)
(Ono Satoshi / JAPAN) *

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Mixed Fruit Banana Split
(Catherine Wu / TAIWAN) *
Sales
(Tseng Chi-hsien / TAIWAN) *

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Soshin: In Your Dreams
A True Story about Love
(Melissa Kyu-jung Lee / AUSTRALIA )
More than One Is Unhappy
(Wang Fen / CHINA) *

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Blessed
(Takashi Toshiko / JAPAN) *

C

Program C / Against Forgetting

The events of September 11, 2001 shook the world, and ethnic conflict, the escalation of hatred and violent acts of retribution have continued to mark our world both before and after. A program “against forgetting,” full of wishes for the peaceful co-existence of many cultures.

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Ghosts of Electricity
(Robert Kramer / SWITZERLAND) *
Against Forgetting
(Production: Amnesty International France) *

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Crazy
(Heddy Honigmann / THE NETHERLANDS) *

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Wedding in Galilee
(Michel Khleifi / BELGIUM)

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi
(Avi Mograbi / ISRAEL, FRANCE) *

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Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & the Media
(Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick / CANADA) *

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Title Deed from Moses
News Time
(Azza El-Hassan / PALESTINE) *

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War and Peace
(Anand Patwardhan / INDIA) *

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(Mori Tatsuya / JAPAN)

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A2
(Mori Tatsuya / JAPAN)

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Canticle of the Stones
(Michel Khleifi / BELGIUM)

D

Program D / M or F? About Sexuality

A selection of films and videos on sexuality and gender identity, beginning with gay, lesbian and transgender issues. In today’s world, “sex” links the public and personal realms. Are you a man or a woman? What are you?

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Paragraph 175
(Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman / USA) *

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The Celluloid Closet
(Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman / USA) *

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Our Boys
(Manzare Hassin / BANGLADESH) *
The Performance
(Rahul Roy / INDIA) *

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Southern Comfort
(Kate Davis / USA) *

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My Friend Su
(Neeraj Bhasin / INDIA ) *
Pansy and Ivy
(Kye Un-kyoung / KOREA) *

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Father, Son, and Holy War
(Anand Patwardhan / INDIA) *

E

Program E / “Now,” “Here,” and “About the World”—Robert Kramer Retrospective

Aloof filmmaker Robert Kramer visited YIDFF twice, attracting passionate fans. Kramer’s films looked at the essence of contemporary society from a critical viewpoint while also building the foundations for a new world for which he searched, and their message to us remains fresh, even after Kramer’s sudden death in 1999. We present four works for entering into a dialogue with the world Kramer proposed.

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Route One/USA
(Robert Kramer / FRANCE) *

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Cities of the Plain
(Robert Kramer / FRANCE) *

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Ghosts of Electricity
(Robert Kramer / SWITZERLAND) *
Against Forgetting
(Production: Amnesty International France) *

F

Program F / Iran Like Kiarostami Never Showed It

Iranian cinema isn’t all Kiarostami and Makmalbaf, and young talents produce nearly 100 short films a year. An invitation to the many faces of Iranian culture.

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Divorce Iranian Style
(Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini / UK, IRAN) *

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My Mother’s Home, Lagoon
(Mehrdad Oskouei / IRAN) *
The Eclipse
(Ebrahim Saeedi, Mehrdad Oskouei / IRAN) *
Life Beyond the Noise
(Abolfazl Sorushmehr / IRAN) *
Water and Atefeh
(Nahid Rezaii / IRAN) *