EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS
Jul
17
2:45 pm14:45

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS

MUGA SHOZOKU

MUGA SHOZOKU

EXPERIMENTAL

MUGA SHOZOKU - 2014, Japan, 13 min, Dir: Rashad Haughton
In the wilderness of Iga, Japan, a young robotics student named SHIN, is living and training in the arts of ninjyutsu with his sensei, TAKU.  On this particular day, Shin ignores the warnings of his sensei, and takes it upon himself to unleash the power of the ancient book from which they have been studying. 

SAVANT: KALI 47 - 2015, USA, 3 min, Dir: Michael Dahlquist
Undead dark riders invade a wild west saloon, blasting away everyone in sight - now only a bad-ass Native American warrior can save the town. A steampunk, supernatural, wild west, epic action-thriller with killer special effects. A thrill ride from music mastermind Savant and director/vfx artist Mike Diva.

TIME IS... - 2013, Japan, 14 min, Dir: Ikurou
WORLD PremierE
The story of those trapped in the grips of time in a world where people's life spans are visible.

KUROKOWA WONDERLAND - 2015, Japan, 7 min, Dir: Yasuhiro Tamura
u.s. PremierE
A young man who has lost his lover visits the Kurokawa Onsen village in the backwoods region of Japan's Mt. Aso, where she used to love to go. As he journeys through the mountainside, the figure of a girl appears before the young man. She looks exactly like the legendary ancient dancer from the myths that have been handed down since ancient times in Japan.

JUDGEMENT DAY - 2015, USA, 10 min, Dir: Todd Eric Valcourt
Kari heads to work at an upscale restaurant during the lunch hour.  Her customers aren’t as refine as they seem to think they are.  We follow Kari as she deals with ignorance in an everyday setting.  It can sometimes get to a boiling point causing Kari to jump to the wrong conclusions.  Just because you’re smiling doesn’t make it all good.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR - 2015, USA, 3 min, Dir: Yuta Yamaguchi
WORLD PremierE
A young man goes to ask a young lady on a date, but he runs into something unexpected.

I FEEL WONDERFUL - 2015, USA, 3 min, Dir: Amy Lee
A party becomes a hallucinatory event for a young woman who is slipped a drug in her drink.

BUTTERFLY HUNTER -  2015, Taiwan, 19 mins, Dir: Min-Yu Chen
It's a tradition for the family, the butterfly hunters, to finish their own pictures of butterflies. However, as time goes by, the environment changes and the forests begin to disappear rapidly, which make butterflies diminish. How can these butterfly hunters accomplish their own works?

JULIET JULIET "THE SOUND OF LOVE MUSICAL” - 2014, Japan, 15 min, Dir: Ken Ochiai
Two rivals at a Japanese girls school fight for the role of Juliet in the upcoming school musical. But things get complicated when a male student transfers in. With the role of Romeo going to the new hunk, can the two girls find a way to get along or will their personal grudge jeopardize the play?

A MOMENT OF LOVE
Jul
17
7:10 pm19:10

A MOMENT OF LOVE

  • ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - DALLAS

DRAMA | TAIWAN | 2013 | Chinese w/English Subtitles | 94 Min | Color
DIRECTED BY: Gavin Lin

A MOMENT OF LOVE

As a woman approaches 30, marriage becomes inevitable, and love becomes a difficult choice. Ji Yaqing is the perfect example. With a fiance that outsiders would describe as perfect, she is ready to begin her married life, but a sudden bout of hesitation holds her back. And this is when, on an unexpected business trip to Yunnan, she is presented with a final chance to find herself, her last vacation as a single woman. While she's exploring her feelings in this beautiful place, a letter out of the blue presents her with surprising choice.

Xu Nianzu, a man on a mission to repay a debt of family love, is in Yunnan to find his grandfather's old lover, a woman he was separated from at youth, and whose memory sustained him through a lifetime alone. With only an address his grandfather remembers to guide him on a quest for someone lost 50 years ago, Xu Nianzu finds a clue in the most unlikely place– her. This is how their journey begins. After seven days, they both will have to make a choice about love.

BIG MATCH
Jul
17
9:30 pm21:30

BIG MATCH

  • ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - DALLAS

COMEDY | KOREA | 2014 | Korean w/English Subtitles | 112 Min | color
DIRECTED BY: CHOI Ho

BIG MATCH

Unrelenting MMA fighter Iko (LEE Jeong-jae) seemed as though he would have a smooth journey in his career until his brother is hunted by police on a false murder charge. Police start to look at Iko with suspicion, and they arrest him.

 Cornered and desperate, Iko receives a phone call from a man who introduces himself as ‘Ace’ (SHIN Ha-kyun). Ace is a boss of an illegal gambling ring and the mastermind behind an elaborate underground betting sport called the ‘Game.’ The Game uses real people as ‘chessmen’ with the city as a giant chessboard. Ace has taken Iko’s brother hostage to make Iko his new chessman.

In order to save his brother, Iko must contact Su-kyung (BoA) and follow her instructions. He clears the seemingly impossible missions at each round and reaches the final stage. For the final round, he must locate his brother in a huge football stadium while the time bomb strapped to his ankle ticks away. The final Big Match is about to start now!

UNLUCKY PLAZA
Jul
17
Jul 18

UNLUCKY PLAZA

  • ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - DALLAS

COMEDY | SINGAPORE | 2014 | Tagalog w/English Subtitles | 122 Min | Color
DIRECTED BY: Ken Kwek

UNLUCKY PLAZA

Onassis Hernandez was once the proud owner of Singapore's most popular Filipino diner. But a food poisoning scandal triggered by a disgruntled cook has left him on the brink of bankruptcy. When he is further outdone by a financial scam, Onassis loses it. He takes a group of people hostage in a millionaire's bungalow and the crisis, captured on video, sparks an international outcry. Will Onassis be ultimately pronounced a victim or a villain?

THE LAST REEL
Jul
18
2:00 pm14:00

THE LAST REEL

  • ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - DALLAS

DRAMA | CAMBODIA | 2014 | Khmer w/English Subtitles | 105 Min | Color
DIRECTED BY: Sotho Kulikar

THE LAST REEL

Sophoun, the rebellious daughter of a hard-line army colonel, lives her life for the moment, hanging out with a local gang. But when her father returns home with another arranged marriage proposal, Sophoun flees her imploding home and seeks refuge in a derelict cinema. There, she is shocked to discover an incomplete 1970s melodrama from pre-Khmer Rouge times, a film which starred her now desperately ill mother as a glamorous young woman. A story from a different world, a different time. 

With the help of the cinema’s elderly projectionist, Sophoun re-makes the missing last reel of the film, reprising her mother’s role. By premiering the completed film forty years later, she hopes to remind her mother of a life she’d once lived and to mend the psychological scars that still haunt her. The old film, however, poses more questions than it answers. The promise of the Cambodian film industry and its newest star was cut short in 1975 by the brutal Khmer Rouge regime which specifically targeted actors and filmmakers as enemies of the people. Remaking the last reel offers Sophoun an opportunity to dictate her own destiny but at the cost of uncovering some painful truths about her family and their past.

DEAREST
Jul
18
2:20 pm14:20

DEAREST

  • ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - DALLAS

DRAMA | HONG KONG | 2014 | Mandarin w/English Subtitles | 130 Min | Color
DIRECTED BY: Peter Ho-Sun Chan

DEAREST

Shenzhen, Southern China. When their 3-year old son goes missing, Tian Wen-Jun and his ex-wife, Lu Xiao-Juan, find their ordinary lives thrown into turmoil.  Overwhelmed with guilt, they struggle to cope with the never-ending nightmare.  They scour half the country in search of their child but to no avail.  The wait is the hardest thing to endure but they persevere, clinging to the faintest glimmer of hope – even if it comes in the form of a conman’s lie.  Hope is the only thing that gives them a reason to live.

FACTORY BOSS
Jul
18
4:15 pm16:15

FACTORY BOSS

  • ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - DALLAS

DRAMA | CHINA | 2014 | Mandarin w/English Subtitles | 101 Min | Color
DIRECTED BY: Wei ZHANG

FACTORY BOSS

Successfully running a toy factory in Shenzhen for 20 years, Lin Dalin has to face the economic squeeze and competition from cheaper Southeast Asian countries.  New orders are scarce, payment is slow, savings are spent on safety rules, and workers threaten to revolt.  In order to avoid bankruptcy, Lin reluctantly accepts a large but very low profit margin order from a big international client.  Meanwhile Ai Jung, a young journalist, is sent undercover to investigate the working conditions of the factory, one of the many ‘blood and sweat’ factories.  When the government announces a minimum wage increase, the risk of a strike looms.  Under intense pressure from all sides, Lin Dalin struggles to hold his business together and fulfill the big order….

The confrontation that results will bring the entire industry to the brink of collapse.

HOW TO STEAL A DOG
Jul
18
5:00 pm17:00

HOW TO STEAL A DOG

  • ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - DALLAS

COMEDY | KOREA | 2014 | Korean w/English Subtitles | 109 Min | Color
DIRECTED BY: KIM Sung-ho

HOW TO STEAL A DOG

Ten-year-old Ji-so lives in a van with her mother Jeong-hyeon and younger brother Ji-seok. Her father disappeared after their pizza business went bankrupt. When she sees a missing dog poster with a five thousand dollar reward, Ji-so naively believes that that amount of money would be enough to buy her family a house. So she hatches a plan with her friend Chae-rang to find a dog with a rich owner, steal it, then return the dog by pretending to have found it and get the reward. Their target is Wolly, the dog of an old rich lady who owns the restaurant where Ji-so's mom works. While undertaking their "perfect" plan, they befriend Dae-po, a homeless man living in the abandoned building where they've stashed the dog. But someone else is after Wolly: Soo-young, the old lady's nephew, who'll stop at nothing to gain his aunt's inheritance.

NORTHERN LIMIT LINE
Jul
18
9:00 pm21:00

NORTHERN LIMIT LINE

  • ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - DALLAS

DRAMA | KOREA | 2015 | Korean w/English Subtitles | 130 Min | Color
DIRECTED BY: Kim Hak-soon

NORTHERN LIMIT LINE

In June 2002, while South Korea is caught in football frenzy as the national team plays against Turkey for third place in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the North Korean navy deploys two of their patrol boats towards the Northern Limit Line, a disputed maritime border near Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea. In the midst of its usual duties, South Korean Battleship 357 finds itself under surprise attack.

GENTLE
Jul
18
Jul 19

GENTLE

  • ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - DALLAS

DRAMA | VIETNAM | 2014 | Vietnamese w/English Subtitles | 98 Min | Color/B&W
DIRECTED BY: Kiet LE-VAN

GENTLE

In contemporary Vietnam, Linh (Nguyen Thanh Tu) has just committed suicide. Sitting beside her body, her husband Thien (Dustin Nguyen) recalls how they met, their initially happy marriage, how he lost her to the church and their relationship’s disintegration. But there is far more to the devastating story...

DEAREST
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

DEAREST

  • ANGELIKA FILM CENTER - DALLAS

DRAMA | HONG KONG | 2014 | Mandarin w/English Subtitles | 130 Min | Color
DIRECTED BY: Peter Ho-Sun Chan

DEAREST

Shenzhen, Southern China. When their 3-year old son goes missing, Tian Wen-Jun and his ex-wife, Lu Xiao-Juan, find their ordinary lives thrown into turmoil.  Overwhelmed with guilt, they struggle to cope with the never-ending nightmare.  They scour half the country in search of their child but to no avail.  The wait is the hardest thing to endure but they persevere, clinging to the faintest glimmer of hope – even if it comes in the form of a conman’s lie.  Hope is the only thing that gives them a reason to live.


Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

Volunteer Orientation

Meet the AFFD team at the Angelika Film Center - Dallas at 7 pm to learn how you can be a volunteer at this fun and friendly festival.