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Men Without Women Looking for BananaFish, Girl Without Cat Telling Her Story

  • Malaysia, Japan
  • 2016
  • Fiction
  • 19'30"
  • DCP
  • B&W, Color
  • 12
Japanese, Thai, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin: this country-hopping, multilingual short film populated by lovelorn and erring characters alternates between different languages, places and moods in a series of interconnected quests and soliloquies on love, (re)discovery of self, and search for higher meanings. It also encapsulates the pan-Asian nature of this program as a whole, as well as the mandate of the Busan Asian Film School.

Schedule

  • 2021-04-23

    10:00

    AFiS Special

    Cinema II

    15    

  • 2021-04-25

    13:00

    AFiS Special

    Cinematheque

    15    

Director

  • Thim Kian Cheng

    Thim Kian Cheng is a Malaysian filmmaker. His directorial efforts include 《Salary》(2016), winning a prize at the 2016 Magic Bean Short Film Competition in Malaysia. Other films include 《Baeu, Baeu》(2018), 《Hikikomori》(2014). He has also been selected for the Kyoto Filmmaker Lab (2015) and the Asian Film Academy (2016). In 2018, he is one of four directors selected for the Golden Horse Film Academy. Most recently, He is one of only 20 filmmakers selected from across Asia for the 2020 Busan Asian Film School.

Credit

  • ProducerTakatsuka Rie, Thim Kian Cheng
  • Cinematographer Ken Loo, Thim Kian Cheng
  • Cast Takatsuka Kumi, Ving Lee, Itt Patiparn, Joe Liew

Contact

[Thim Kian Cheng] maxchengtk@gmail.com