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Room 1
16.30 (85')


Room 6
20.00 (125')



Room 1
14.00 (105')


Room 1
17.30 (110')



Room 2
14.00 (105')


Room 2
17.30 (116')



Room 1
14.00 (103')


Room 1
17.30 (106')



Room 2
14.00 (111')


Room 2
17.30 (130')

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Brunei Darussalam then joined on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999, making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN.

The ASEAN Vision 2020, adopted by the ASEAN Leaders on the 30th Anniversary of ASEAN, agreed on a shared vision of ASEAN as a concert of Southeast Asian nations, outward looking, living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership in dynamic development and in a community of caring societies.

At the 9th ASEAN Summit in 2003, the ASEAN Leaders resolved that an ASEAN Community shall be established.

At the 12th ASEAN Summit in January 2007, the Leaders affirmed their strong commitment to accelerate the establishment of an ASEAN Community by 2015 and signed the Cebu Declaration on the Acceleration of the Establishment of an ASEAN Community by 2015.

The ASEAN Community is comprised of three pillars, namely the ASEAN Political-Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. Each pillar has its own Blueprint, and, together with the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Strategic Framework and IAI Work Plan Phase II (2009-2015), they form the Roadmap for an ASEAN Community 2009-2015.

More info www.asean.org



Directed by:
Riri Riza

Writing Credits:
Salman Aristo, Andrea Hirata, Mira Lesmana, Riri Riza

Produced by:
Mira Lesmana, Robin Moran, Riri Riza

Cast:
Tara Basro, Christine Hakim, Eva Celia Latjuba, Reza Rahadian, Nicholas Saputra

Genre:
Action, Drama

Room 6
Friday, 8 dec 2017

20.00 (125')
Laskar Pelangi (2008)

The movie that based on novel by Andrea Hirata. The story is about 10 kids. Ikal is one of the student at the poorest village school on the Indonesian island of Belitong, where graduating from sixth grade is considered remarkable. His school is under constant threat of closure. Ikal and his friends―a group nicknamed the Rainbow Troops(Laskar Pelangit)―face threats from every angle: skeptical government officials, greedy corporations, deepening poverty, crumbling infrastructure, and their own low self-confidence. But the students also have hope, which comes in the form of two extraordinary teachers, and Ikal's education in and out of the classroom is an uplifting one. We root for him as he defies the island's tin mine officials. We meet his first love, the unseen girl who sells chalk from behind a shop screen, whose pretty hands capture Ikal's heart. We cheer for Lintang, the class's barefoot math genius, as he bests the students of the mining corporation's school in an academic challenge. Above all, we gain an intimate acquaintance with the customs and people of the world's largest Muslim society. This is classic storytelling in the spirit of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner: an engrossing depiction of a milieu we have never encountered before, bursting with charm and verve.

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Directed by:
Ifa Isfansyah

Writing Credits:
Ifa Isfansyah, Mira Lesmana, Jujur Prananto

Produced by:
Mira Lesmana

Cast:
Cut Mini Theo, Ikranagara, Tora Sudiro

Genre:
Drama

Room 2
Sunday, 10 dec 2017

14.00 (111')
Pendekar Tongkat Emas (2014)
The Golden Cane Warrior


The Golden Cane: a relic of incomparable force, coveted by all. And with it, the training of a technique so unrivaled, it vanquishes all who dare oppose its power. As Master Cempaka and her four disciples - orphans of her enemies, now heirs to the Cane - prepare for the new warrior guardian to ascend, an act of villainous betrayal threatens to destroy the clan and destabilize the realm. Their only hope to restore order lies in finding the elusive White Dragon, the only remaining pupil still equipped to unlock the mysteries of the Golden Cane.

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Directed by:
Osman Ali

Writing Credits:
Osman Ali

Produced by:
Julian Jayaseelan, Gayatri Su-Lin Pillai

Cast:
Maya Karin, Remy Ishak, Kartina Aziz

Genre:
Comedy, Romance

Room 1
Saturday, 9 dec 2017

14.00 (105')
Cun! (2011)

Luna (Maya Karin) is a popular reality TV host for a show called "Meletups" who runs away after finding out that her boyfriend is cheating on her. Feeling heartbroken, Luna and her assistant Tom set off to a rural village in Kedah where she meets Atan (Remy Ishak), a handsome and kind villager. During her stay in the village, Luna starts to fall in love with the serene and peaceful lifestyle as well as gaining the approval of Atan's family. However, a complication that happened in the city forces Luna to choose between the village life or return to her fabulous lifestyle back in the city.

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Directed by:
Bade Haji Azmi

Writing Credits:
Bade Haji Azmi, Zainal Fikri, Asmira Suhadis

Produced by:
Bade Haji Azmi

Cast:
Greg Bkk, Steven Dasz, Geoff Andre Feyaerts

Genre:
Action, History

Room 1
Sunday, 10 dec 2017

17.00 (106')
Kanang Anak Langkau (2017)
The Iban Warrior

Action movie inspired by the bravery of decorated Iban tracker and soldier Kanang anak Langkau, who served in the Malaysian Armed Forces during the communist insurgency, had so much potential. Kanang Anak Langkau: The Iban Warrior suffers under the weight of its lofty ambitions in telling the full story of Kanang. Somehow, all the elements don’t come together. features a lot of combat sequences to show Kanang and his men in action in the jungle. There is some intensity as we wonder how these men will fare against a ruthless foe led by Nam Yat (Jimmy Leong). Plenty of bullets are fired but the battle scenes are muddled – it’s unclear who’s shooting at whom – and so they miss the mark.

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Directed by:
Ida Anita Del Mundo

Writing Credits:
Ida Anita Del Mundo

Produced by:
Rhodora De Castro, Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr., Michael Kho Lim, Fernando Ortigas, Paolo Ortigas, E.A. Roch

Cast:
Mara Lopez, RK Bagatsing, Alex Vincent Medina

Genre:
Drama

Room 1
Friday, 8 dec 2017

16.30 (85')
K’na the Dreamweaver (2014)

K’na the Dreamweaver provides exposure for an indigenous culture that would otherwise only be shown in travel ads and offers captivating compositions thanks to the natural beauty of its setting, but it doesn’t fully explore the story of its titular character and settles as a conventional bittersweet Filipino folktale captivating visuals from the natural beauty of its landscape. Camerawork provides well framed compositions of the village and scenes. More importantly, it made an effort to provide a good look at the T’boli culture which most Filipinos wouldn’t see beyond textbooks and travel ads. The production design, especially the costumes and set pieces, is detailed.

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Directed by:
Baby Nebrida

Writing Credits:
Baby Nebrida

Produced by:
Ana Clemena, Heart Eusebio, Baby Nebrida, Christina Nebrida, Jodi Nebrida, Amado Tan

Cast:
Matteo Guidicelli, Alex Godinez, Dina Bonnevie

Genre:
Action, Drama

Room 2
Sunday, 10 dec 2017

17.00 (130')
Across the Crescent Moon (2017)

The film highlights the menace of human trafficking and about inter-faith relationships. The film intends to impart a strong message that with the tremendous cultural and religious diversity, we are all FILIPINOS, who truly belong to one family of GOD. good fight scenes mixed with crazy action scenes, SAF exemplary Agent, Abbas Misani, played by Matteo Guidicelli,a good Muslim who is married to Emma, played by Alex Godinez whose parents with strict Christian upbringing played by Dina Bonnevie and Gabby Concepcion would not accept both Abbas and Emma to their family. Matteo comes from a happy good Muslim family with Karim as his father played by Christopher de Leon and Sitti, as his mother played by Sandy Andolong.

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Directed by:
Nithiwat Tharatorn

Writing Credits:
Sopana Chaowwiwatkul, Supalerk Ningsanond, Nithiwat Tharatorn, Thodsapon Thiptinnakorn

Produced by:
Paiboon Damrongchaitham, Jira Maligool, Saithip Montrikul na Ayudhaya, Jina Osothsilp, Vanridee Pongsittisak, Visute Poolvoralaks, Chenchonnee Soonthonsaratul, Suvimon Techasupinun

Cast:
Laila Boonyasak, Sukrit Wisetkaew, Sukollawat Kanaros

Genre:
Drama

Room 1
Saturday, 9 dec 2017

17.00 (110')
Khid Thueng Withaya (2014)
The Teacher’s Diary


A heartwarming movie, from a Thai Director, Nithiwat Tharatorn. This lighthearted sweet and funny movie follows the story of two lonely teachers, a male and a female. They were assigned at the same rural school but a year apart. The girl (Ann) being assigned first, attempted to write her thoughts on a diary, which she accidentally left when she had to be transferred to another school. A personal diary written by Ann was discovered by Song and this connects them together. Will the two ever meet?

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Directed by:
Anocha Suwichakornpong

Writing Credits:
Anocha Suwichakornpong

Produced by:
Lee Chatametikool, Edward Gunawan, Pete Smithsuth, Benjawan Somsin, Soros Sukhum, Anocha Suwichakornpong, and Chayamporn Taeratanachai

Cast:
Arak Amornsupasiri, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Achtara Suwan

Genre:
Drama

Room 2
Saturday, 9 dec 2017

14.00 (105')
Dao khanong (2016)
By the Time It Gets Dark

A film director and her muse who was a student activist in the 1970s, a waitress who keeps changing jobs, an actor and an actress, all live loosely connected to each other by almost invisible threads. The narrative sheds its skin several times to reveal layer upon layer of the complexities that make up the characters' lives. "By the Time it Gets Dark" , the Thai entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards in 2018, is the experimental second feature from Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong, a VPRO Tiger Awards winner. It examines whether artists can relate to grim events from the past through a film-within-a-film premise. The military-led massacre of student demonstrators at a university in Bangkok in 1976 serves as the subject for a film the characters are involved in. As the filming takes place, audiences are asked to question whether people can truly understand the historical trauma of what happened through viewing philosophical passages of action made up of increasingly surreal and beautiful images juxtaposing a peaceful and prosperous present with those brutal events of the past and the ghosts that remain."

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Directed by:
Veronica Ngo

Produced by:
Tran Buu Loc, Veronica Ngo

Cast:
Huu Chau, Isaac, Jun

Genre:
Drama, Fantasy

Room 2
Saturday, 9 dec 2017

17.00 (116')
Tam Cam: Chuyen Chua Ke (2016)
Tam Cam: The Untold Story


Vietnamese action films The Rebel and Clash - both opposite screen fighter Johnny Tri Nguyen A classic Vietnamese tale with some obvious similarities to the Cinderella story, Ngo seems to be giving the story a bit of the Huntsman treatment with a glossy action-fantasy approach to a previously 'untold' part of the tale featuring large scale battles and some sort of angry, spindly legged cat creature.

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Directed by:
Victor Vu

Produced by:
Nguyen Chi Dung, Do Thi Thu Huyen, Pham Thi My Linh

Cast:
Thinh Vinh, Khang Trong, Lam Thanh My

Genre:
Drama, History

Room 1
Sunday, 10 dec 2017

14.00 (103')
Tôi thay hoa vàng trên co xanh (2015)
Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass

Set in Vietnam in 1989, this coming of age story explores the relationship between these two brothers as they seek to uncover the truth about the myth of the princess of the enchanted forest and the man-eating white tiger that guards her. Victor Vu, a seasoned filmmaker who started his filmmaking career at Viet Film Fest, has made a cinematic marvel in Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass. He has created a glimpse into the beauty and serene environment of Vietnam through this film that not only captures the audience’s hearts right away, but also leaves them with warm feeling of joy at the end.

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ASEAN FILM FESTIVAL 2017