[Screening Information] 9/7 (Wed) Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2017

投稿日: カテゴリー Asian Three-fold Mirror 2016: Reflections, NEWS

Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections will be screened at Aichi International Women’s Film Festival on September 7, 2017.

A cultural exchange program “Learn more Kampuchea!”, which includes learning program of Kampuchean culture, history and tradition from Kampuchean students will follow the screening in cooperative with EIUP (Education for International Understanding Program in Nagoya University).

Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2017 will be held from September 6 (Wed.) to 10 (Sun.), 2017.

Event Details

Date & Time September 7 (Thu), 2017
1:30PM- Film Screening
3:50PM- “Learn more Kampuchea!”
Venue Large Conference Room, Will Aichi
Address 1 Kamitatesuginocho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi
(Film Screening)
Advance Ticket: 900 yen
Individual Ticket: 1,100 yen
Bulk Ticket (5 or more tickets): 700 yen per ticket
Child/Student Ticket: 500 yen
*“Learn more Kampuchea!” is Admission Free.
Organizers Aichi Gender Equality Foundation / Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2017 Steering Committee
Collaborator EIUP (Education for International Understanding Program in Nagoya University)
Website http://www.aiwff.com/2017/index_en

[Screening Information] 8/12(Sat) FUN! FUN! ASIAN CINEMA @ SUNSHOWER

投稿日: カテゴリー Asian Three-fold Mirror 2016: Reflections, NEWS

Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections will be screened at FUN! FUN! ASIAN CINEMA @SUNSHOWER, a showcase of ASEAN films, held at the National Art Center, Tokyo on August 12, 2017.

This film showcase event will be held from August 10 to 13, 2017 as part of the exhibition “SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now”, organized by the National Art Center, Tokyo, Mori Art Museum and the Japan Foundation Asia Center.
*Bluray | JP/EN subtitles

Event Details

Date & Time August 12 (Sat), 2017 5:30PM (Doors open: 5:10PM)
Venue Auditorium (3rd Floor), The National Art Center, Tokyo

Address 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
・ Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Nogizaka Station” Exit 6 (direct access to the museum)
・ 4-minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 7
・ 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 4a
Capacity 260 (booking not required, first-come-first-served basis)
Admission Free (“SUNSHOWER” exhibition ticket (used/unused) for the admission to The National Art Center, Tokyo required)
Organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Website http://sunshower2017.jp/en/programs.html

Director Isao Yukisada, Malaysian Cast and Crew Gather for Malaysian Premiere of “Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections”

投稿日: カテゴリー Asian Three-fold Mirror 2016: Reflections, NEWS

Malaysian Premiere of Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections, April 21, 2017
(From left) Edmund Yeo, Sharifah Amani, Isao Yukisada, Suloshna Balan, Woo Min Jin @tianchad

The omnibus film Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections, co-produced by Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and the Japan Foundation Asian Center, had its Malaysian premiere on April 21 at Golden Screen Cinemas Mid Valley. Director Isao Yukisada and actress Sharifah Amani, along with the Malaysian cast and crew of Pigeon, participated in the Q&A session following the screening and celebrated the premiere together.

The Asian Three-Fold Mirror project was launched in 2014 as part of the collaboration between the Japan Foundation Asia Center and TIFF. The project aims to deepen interactions between neighboring countries within Asia, as well as to enrich cultural understanding and provide a chance for people to consider their identities and ways of life as individuals in Asia.

Pigeon, Yukisada’s piece in the multi-part anthology, was filmed in Penang, Malaysia through a collaboration with Sharifah Amani as well as Woo Min Jin, Edmund Yeo and young filmmakers in Malaysia. Celebrating its Malaysian Premiere, Yeo unveiled a behind-the-scenes documentary, Yasmin san, which peels back the curtain on the making of Pigeon and explores the influence of the late, great Malaysian director Yasmin Ahmad on the short.

The directors selected for the second edition of the project, which is slated for a premiere in 2018, will be announced at the 30th TIFF, to be held from October 25 – November 3, 2017, at Roppongi Hills and other venues in Tokyo.


Notes and Quotes from the Q&A session
(April 21, 2017)

Isao Yukisada (Japan; Director of Pigeon)
Q. What made you decide to film in Malaysia with a mostly Malaysian cast and crew?
Working with people overseas helps broaden your horizon and be more open-hearted, because you need to know more about their culture. One of the reasons why I wanted to work in Malaysia is Yasmin Ahmad’s works, which I greatly respect. Her pieces are very open-hearted and soul-soothing, so I wanted to do something in a similar way with this work. I wanted to communicate how two persons from totally different cultures could simply believe in each other. The big reward of this film was that I became very close and friendly with the Malaysian crew and cast. So I want to film once again in Malaysia.

Sharifah Amani (Malaysia; Actress, Pigeon)
Q. What was your takeaway working with Japanese counterparts?
It was very much a learning experience but I think the major takeaway was probably that we had a lot of fun on the set, actually, as Malaysians. Watching how Japanese work, they put honor in the craft whatever they do and how they took care of actors made us feel professional. That was great. Getting to learn from other actors and how other people work as well, it was such a privileged and humbling time.

Edmund Yeo (Malaysia; Co-producer of Pigeon, Director of Yasmin san)
Q. Why did you decide to bring the journey of making-of documentary back to Yasmin Ahmad?
Initially I was just doing documenting on the set, interviewing the cast and crew. Of course I knew the story behind Mr. Yukisada’s story but as it went on, I realized that everyone was thinking in many ways to remember Yasmin Ahmad. I found Sharifah Amani posting a message for Yasmin Ahmad on Instagram and that was very inspiring to me. I realized how much she meant to this project and that her influence in some way maybe brought it all together.