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World Focus
  • Drama
The year is 1916, the year of Verdun, perhaps the most important year for the French of the entire war. The women of the Pardier farm, under the deft hand of the family's matriarch, must grapple wi...
Director: Xavier Beauvois
/Asian Premiere
  • 10/26 15:55-
  • 10/30 20:10-
World Focus
  • Drama
  • Suspense
Energetic Oum Yazan is trying desperately to keep her family together whilst a war is raging outside. The family sits together around a large table at midday, everyone trying to make themselves hea...
Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/28 10:35-
  • 11/03 10:20-
World Focus
  • Drama
  • Romance
Ismaël Vuillard makes films. He is in the middle of one about Ivan, an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. Along with Bloom, his master and father-in-law, Ismaël still mourns the death of Ca...
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
/Asian Premiere
  • 10/28 12:00-
  • 10/31 11:30-
World Focus
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Romance
A New York City romantic comedy, Keep the Change is the unlikely love story of two people who meet in a support group. While David, an upper-class charmer, wants nothing to do with this world, Sara...
Director: Rachel Israel
/Asian Premiere
  • 10/27 12:00-
  • 11/02 18:50-
World Focus
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Romance
Isabelle - a single, divorced artist with one child - is looking for love. True love at last.
Director: Claire Denis
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/29 21:00-
  • 11/02 16:00-
World Focus
  • Drama
  • Youth Drama
Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African-American in today's America. With his mother longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew is force...
Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza
/Asian Premiere
  • 10/27 18:10-
  • 10/29 10:30-
World Focus
  • Documentary
A young man from a village in the Congo hopes to offer his family a better future. His only resources are his own two hands, the surrounding bush, and an iron will. When he sets out on an exhaustin...
Director: Emmanuel Gras
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/30 12:00-
  • 11/02 21:10-
World Focus
  • Drama
Summer 1943, Piedmont, Italy. Milton loves Fulvia, who plays with his love: she only likes the depth of his thought and the letters he writes to her. One year later, Milton has joined the Resistanc...
Director: Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
/Japanese Premiere
  • 11/01 12:30-
  • 11/03 16:40-
World Focus
  • Documentary
In October 2015 a group of fans of the film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966) visited the location of the film’s final sequence in Burgos, Spain. Abandoned for 50 years and covere...
Director: Guillermo de Oliveira
/Asian Premiere
  • 10/31 21:25-
  • 11/02 12:20-
World Focus
  • Drama
  • Suspense
Aboriginal stockman Sam Kelly works the land of a kind preacher, Fred Smith, living and laboring in a respectful, if diffident, harmony. But when a bitter and often-drunk war veteran named Harry Ma...
Director: Warwick Thornton
/Asian Premiere
  • 10/29 17:30-
  • 11/01 19:50-
World Focus
  • Drama
One morning, Naftali (Tzahi Grad from Big Bad Wolves), a local media personality, collects a Palestinian laborer named Fahed (Ala Dakka from Beyond the Mountains and Hills and brings him home to pa...
Director: Tzahi Grad
/Asian Premiere
  • 10/27 21:30-
  • 10/30 14:25-
World Focus
  • Suspense
  • Animation
A hard rain is about to fall on a small town in Southern China. In a desperate attempt to find money to repair his fiancée’s failed plastic surgery, Xiao Zhang, a driver, steals a bag containing on...
Director: Liu Jian
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/30 21:45-
  • 11/01 14:50-
World Focus
  • Drama
  • Romance
A married poet in his late 30s, who has lived on Jeju Island since birth, leads an uneventful life, slowly losing inspiration. His wife is desperate to have a baby and pushes the poet to make love ...
Director: Kim Yang-hee
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/31 15:30-
  • 11/03 14:00-
World Focus
  • Documentary
About a hundred kilometers away from Kabul, Salim Shaheen, the most popular and prolifc actor-director-producer in Afghanistan, comes to show some of his 110 films and to shoot the 111th in the pro...
Director: Sonia Kronlund
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/31 19:30-
  • 11/02 14:35-
World Focus
  • Drama
  • Suspense
Durga, a female north Indian migrant, and a young Keralite man named Kabeer are running away in the middle of the night. They are waiting for transportation to the nearest railway station to catch ...
Director: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/26 16:00-
  • 11/01 21:05-
World Focus
  • Drama
A Chinese village deep in the countryside: home to 10-year-old Zhu Hongbo, whom everyone calls ‘Stonehead’. He is one of many children whose parents have moved to the big cities as migrant workers....
Director: Zhao Xiang
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/31 12:45-
  • 11/02 21:00-
World Focus
  • Comedy
  • Romance
A Chinese village deep in the countryside: home to 10-year-old Zhu Hongbo, whom everyone calls ‘Stonehead’. He is one of many children whose parents have moved to the big cities as migrant workers....
Director: Derek Hui
/Japanese Premiere
  • 11/02 14:40-
  • 11/03 16:30-
World Focus
  • Drama
Bangis is a poor gravedigger living inside a cemetery mausoleum with his family. As his daughter becomes ill, getting her checked into a hospital becomes a dilemma. He knows he needs to get money a...
Director: Daniel R. Palacio
/Asian Premiere
  • 10/26 18:10-
  • 10/29 10:25-
World Focus
  • Action
  • Suspense
Vikram, a hard-nosed cop. Vedha, a notorious gangster. Vikram is a member of a task force formed to eliminate Vedha and his gang. Each time Vedha is cornered, he narrates a story from his life, eac...
Director: Pushkar & Gayatri
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/29 20:10-
  • 11/02 11:30-
World Focus
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Youth Drama
Made on a shoestring budget, this tale of youths at the bottom rungs of Hong Kong society shows the territory gripped by uncertainty on the cusp of its return to Chinese rule. Then-rookie director ...
Director: Fruit Chan
  • 10/26 10:20-
  • 11/03 13:10-
World Focus
  • Documentary
A Foley Artist is a biographic documentary of Master Hu Ding-yi, the most experienced Foley artist in Taiwan, with his inventive talent for reproducing sound effects. He has devoted 40 years of his...
Director: Wang Wan-jo
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/25 20:20-
  • 10/29 11:00-
World Focus
  • Drama
  • Suspense
Pickle works as a security guard at a Buddha statue factory at night. His favorite pastime is to read porn magazines and watch TV with his best pal Belly Button. One day, out of boredom, they grab ...
Director: Huang Hsin-yao
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/27 19:00-
  • 10/28 18:30-
World Focus
  • Youth Drama
  • Horror
Lin Shu-wei, a super-nerd, gets teased and harassed all the time by classmates. One day he gets into trouble and is assigned to community service with three bullies from his class. The four are sup...
Director: Giddens Ko
/Japanese Premiere
  • 10/26 21:00-
  • 10/28 20:50-
World Focus
  • Drama
During the period of imposition of Martial Law and The White Terror in 1950s, a student named Ko is rounded up by the police for attending a clandestine political study group. In captivity, he unin...
Director: Wan Jen
  • 10/27 15:30-
  • 10/29 16:40-
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