Asian Film Focus 2016 | Special Programme: The Story of Kazakh Cinema

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The Story of Kazakh Cinema - Underground of Kazakhfilm by Adilkhan Yerzhanov / 52 min / Kazakhstan / PG

A film director and an actor have worked till midnight at a film studio. A security guy locked all doors and so now our heroes have to look for an exit, walking through the studio and meeting various people on their way - famous Kazakh film directors, film critics and just strangers, who start discussing, suggesting, arguing, threatening, and chasing them. And this all leads to discovering and understanding what makes up the cinematic language of Kazakh filmmakers.

Part of the Power of Asian Cinema SeriesPOWER OF ASIAN CINEMA is a documentary series co-produced by KBS Busan Headquarters and the Busan International Film Festival. Comprised of 10 episodes in total, the series aims to improve our understanding of Asian cinema as well as to ascertain its growth and bright future. Each episode covers films and history of cinema in 10 Asian countries. From his/her own perspective, the filmmaker looks into the past and the present of the cinema in one’s country. 
Under this Special Programme, the documentaries from Thailand, Kazakhstan and South Korea will be screening at Asian Film Focus.

About the Asian Film Focus

Asian Film Focus (AFF) presents cutting edge films based on a thematic approach from the region. With screenings and dialogue sessions with Asian programmers and filmmakers, the programme strives to promote dialogue and exchange between players in the Asian independent film industries, their audiences, and their peers. 

This year, AFF will feature films from South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. To find out more about the programme, click here:

Theme: Youth Today

Situated in the transitional period between childhood and adulthood, many Asian youths today live in environments saturated with media and technology that are also bound by traditional attitudes. As such, we hope to explore ideas about what it means to be a youth in an Asian society at present. What are their aspirations and fears? Do youths today share the same concerns as previous generations? What is the impact of Asia’s obsession with youth? Through looking at the differences and similarities of youth culture across Asian societies, the programme hopes to then connect to broader issues and concerns in contemporary Asia.