Macao Film Festival reveals full choice for 2019 edition

Source: Memento Films

‘Wet Season’

The 4th International Film Festival Awards Macao has denounced a 2019 programme, including a lapse of a New Chinese Cinema territory with a jury headed by Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu.

Mungiu will manage a five-person jury examination 6 films from Chinese-speaking territories. His jury consists of BFI London Film Festival artistic executive Tricia Tuttle; former SFFILM (San Francisco Film) executive executive Noah Cowan; and filmmakers Kirsten Tan from Singapore and Qiu Yang from China.

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The films in a territory embody Anthony Chen’s Wet Season, that launched in Toronto in September; and Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2019 pretension To Live To Sing by Johnny Ma.

The festival will open on Thursday, Dec 5 with Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, and run until a awards rite on Tuesday, Dec 10.

10 facilities from first- or second-time directors will contest for a $60,000 (£46,626) initial prize, including Fyzal Boulifa’s UK-France co-pro Lynn + Lucy, that was recently nominated for dual BIFAs.

Also in a territory is Rodd Rathjen’s Buoyancy, a Berlin 2019 premiere that is Australia’s entrance for best general underline during a 2020 Oscars.

Chinese filmmaker Peter Chan Ho-sun is jury boss for a competition, with jury members including Perfect Village Entertainment CEO Ellen Eliasoph; Indonesian singer Dian Sastrowardoyo; Taiwanese executive Midi Z; and Welsh actor and executive Tom Cullen.

IFFAM will horde 3 celebration screenings – A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon and Judy from a UK, and Dance With Me from Japan.

The World Panorama section, celebrating directors and award-winning films from vital festivals, includes Sacha Polak’s Dirty God starring Screen Star of Tomorrow Vicky Knight; Jessica Hausner’s Cannes 2019 Competition pretension Little Joe; and Ye Lou’s Venice 2019 Competition entrance Saturday Fiction.

There is also a ‘Flying Daggers’ strand for genre cinema, for that titles are Takashi Miike’s First Love, Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s The Platform, and Robert Eggers’ The Witch.

IFFAM 2019 Competition

  • Bellbird (NZ)
    Dir: Hamish Bennett
  • Bombay Rose (Ind-Fr-UK-Qat)
    Dir: Gitanjali Rao
  • Buoyancy (Australia)
    Dir: Rodd Rathjen
  • Two Of Us (Fr-Bel-Neth-Lux)
    Dir: Filippo Meneghetti
  • Give Me Liberty (US)
    Dir: Kirill Mikhanovsky
  • Goldie (US)
    Dir: Sam de Jong
  • Lynn + Lucy (UK-Fr)
    Dir: Fyzal Boulifa
  • Two/One (UK-China-Can)
    Dir: Juan Cabral
  • Homecoming (Indonesia)
    Dir: Adriyanto Dewo
  • Family Members (Arg)
    Dir: Mateo Bendesky

World Panorama

  • Dirty God (Neth-UK-Bel-Ire)
    Dir: Sacha Polak
  • The Invisible Life Of Eurídice Gusmão (Braz-Ger)
    Dir: Karim Aïnouz
  • The Long Walk (Laos-Sp-Sing)
    Dir: Mattie Do
  • Proxima (Fr-Ger)
    Dir: Alice Winocour
  • Little Joe (Austria-UK-Ger)
    Dir: Jessica Hausner
  • My Zoe (Fr-Ger)
    Dir: Julie Delpy
  • Saturday Fiction (China)
    Dir: Le You
  • The Wild Goose Lake (China)
    Dir: Yi’nan Diao
  • Balloon (China)
    Dir: Pema Tseden

New Chinese Cinema

  • Dwelling In The Fuchun Mountains (China)
    Dir: Xiaogang Gu
  • Lucky Grandma (US)
    Dir: Sasie Sealy
  • Wet Season (Sing)
    Dir: Anthony Chen
  • To Live To Sing (China-Fr)
    Dir: Johnny Ma
  • Wisdom Tooth (China)
    Dir: Liang Ming
  • Better Days (China)
    Dir: Derek Tsang

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