8 Asian docs invited to Paris by Cinema du Réel 2012

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Eight Asian films (including 4 shorts) have been selected for the 2012 edition of the Cinéma du Réel documentary festival at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France (22 Mar — 3 Apr 2012).

Among its 8 films, the international competition section includes the world premiere of Pathway 道路 (China, 113’, 2011), by China’s XU Xin 徐辛. The film was supposed to have its premiere at the 8th Documentary Film Festival China in April 2011 defore the cancellation of this event.

It will be the second selection of Xu, who presented last year Karamay 克拉瑪依, a 356-minute black and white investigation into the aftermath of a theatre fire that killed hundreds of children.
 
> International First Films Competition

3 of the 8 films of this section are from Asia:

. Self-portrait: at km 47 by Zhang Mengqi (China, 77’, 2011) World premiere

. Soreiyu no kodomotachi (Children of Soleil) by Yoichiro Okutani (Japan, 107’, 2011) International premiere

. The Vanishing Spring Light by Xun Yu (China / Canada, 112’, 2011) French premiere

> International Short Films Competition

4 of the 11 films of this section are from Asia:
. Dusty Night by Ali Hazara (Afghanistan, 20’, 2011) World premiere

. Four Months After by Yuki Kawamura (France / Japan, 12’, 2011) World premiere

. Mekkege karai jol (Way to Mecca) by Asel Zhuraeva (Kyrgyzstan, 19’, 2011) International premiere

. Snow City by Tan Pin Pin (Singapore, 15’, 2011) International premiere.

About the festival:
Since 1978, the Cinéma du Réel international documentary film festival has been an outstanding international meeting point, where the public and professionals discover the films of experienced authors as well as new talents, the history of documentary cinema as well as contemporary works. The festival programs some two hundred films for its various sections, screened at the Centre Pompidou, the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, the MK2 Beaubourg film theatre and several other theatres in the Ile-de- France area.

Festival website

 SOURCE: Cinéma du Réel

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