Director: Bui Thac Chuyen
“A subtle, melancholy exploration of erotic angst and uncomfortable awakening.” - New York Times
In steamy, rain-sodden Hanoi, a bride spends her wedding night waiting by the bed for her husband, as he drinks himself unconscious downstairs. So begins a marriage destined to be unfulfilled.
As the weeks pass her husband still seems disinterested in physical passion, yet the young bride finds she has no shortage of alternative suitors - with even her best friend secretly desiring her.
Challenging the taboos of traditional Vietnamese cinema, the complexities of life and lust take centre stage in the gorgeously shot Adrift, as a complex web of relationships are woven one upon the another.
Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.
“This masterpiece has the blunt force of a tank rolling over naked flesh.” - Hollywood Reporter ... When Lieutenant Kyuzo Kurokawa returns home from WWII a hero - minus his four limbs - he is pra… More »
Sri Lanka/France, 2009
“The forces of history, of the past, the forces of nature… the forces of cinema, all come to a clash and to explode.” - filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara ... Rajith falls from the sky to find … More »
South Korea, 2010
“An operatic, sensuous social satire that dares to be different from the original classic.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Controversial Korean director Im Sang-soo (A Good Lawyer's Wife, MIFF 04; The … More »
Hong Kong, 2010
“A eulogy to lung pollution, Love in a Puff makes sharing a pack of cigarettes look sexier than sharing a bed.” - Hollywood Reporter ... In post-cigarette ban Hong Kong, smokers gather around rub… More »
South Korea, 2010
Winner of the Best Screenplay prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival. ... Filmmaker Lee Chang-dong (Secret Sunshine, MIFF 08; Oasis, MIFF 03) continues his tradition of razor-sharp social critique… More »