Lots of shorts from East Asia are showing at events and festivals in the autumn as well. Coming up:
Sep 13: The Funeral (South Korea, 2010 – 14 min) – Screens as parts of Shorts: To Rust. More here.
Sep 14: Burning Hearts (Japan/Australia, 2011 – 15 min) – Screens as part of Shorts: To Be in the Present. More here.
Although there was nothing Korean in the feature-length film section, we do get one and a half shorts from the country, plus one Japanese one. I’m also throwing in one that is set in Ladakh for good measure.
Sept 29: Bite of the Tail (USA/South Korea, 2012 – 9 min) – Directed by Kim Song-e. Info here.
Sept 28 and 29: Achele (Sister, UK/India, 2012 – 17 min) – Directed by Clara Kraft Isono. Set in Ladakh. Info here.
The full programme of shorts to be screened at Raindance is available here.
The London International Animation Festival will also be showing a whole lot of East Asian (especially Japanese) shorts but as it is taking place between October 25-November 4 only and is thus still a while off, I will write up a post for it only next month. You can however already browse the rather overwhelming programme if you like.
Apologies for the lack of original titles/script – a few of the films in fact have an English title only, for others it seems difficult to track them down – not so surprising with shorts. If anyone has any leads (like for The Metamorphosis), I would appreciate help!