ASIAN HOT SHOTS BERLIN OnTour in Bombay

The Bombay Elektrik Projekt in association with Short Circuit proudly bring you the very best of The Asian Hot Shots festival on Monday, March 9th 2009 at 21:00 pm at The Mumbai Times Cafe [5th floor, Crystal Shopping Arcade, Behind KFC, Linking Road, Bandra West]. What a night and what a line up of some of the best shorts across Asia.

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The Line up:

GOD ONLY KNOWS – Winner 1st Prize Green Chilies Audience Award 2009

Philippines/USA 2008, Mark V. Reyes, 17 min

A hear-ripping story from the slums: forced by economic circumstances a mother has to look for foster parents for her infant son. However, paradise expected in the first world can easily mean hell, too.

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HOOLAHOOP SOUNDINGS – Winner 2nd Prize Green Chilies Audience Award 2009

Indonesia 2008, Edwin, 7 min

It is a story of a girl who hula-hoops to let customers of phone sex hear the noise. It is a remade film of a graduate work by Joel Coen in college.

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SUKRIT’S SUNDAYS

India 2008, Vasant Nath, 8 min

The magic of a simple ritual used to bring him and his grandfather together every sunday for as long as he can remember.

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EVOLVING IDENTITIES POST-INDEPENDENCE

India 2008, Elvis D’Silva, 1min

Using animated text, photographs and dynamic music, the film generates imagery from the lives of people that represent different facets of India. As characters appear in the frame, icons and images distinct to them highlight their evolving identities.

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LITERATURE

Philippines 2007, Khavn de la Cruz, 10 min

One hell of an existeltialistic one-man hard-boiled crime story. Visions from the streets of Manila. Life passes by. Literature can be deadly if taken seriously. Is this how poetic justice looks like?

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LAINER

Germany/China 2007, Dana Löffelholz&Anna Intemann, 8 min

Out of the heat into the frying pan. Long-term unemployed Rainer from Berlin tries to find a lucky new life in Beijing. However, this culture is completely alien to him.

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SAVING MOM AND DAD

India 2007, Kartik Singh, 14 min

Eight-year- old Ravi learns at school that non-believers in Christ will go to hell. Knowing his parents are not Christian, his challenge is “Saving Mom and Dad”.

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SHOPPING CART BOY

Taiwan 2007, Hou Chi-jan, 21 min

A love story between a supermarket employee and a shopping cart, the film tells a post-industrial allegory set on the fringes of an urban jungle of mega-marts.

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A VERY SLOW BREAKFAST

Indonesia 2002, Edwin, 6 min

The film explores feelings about individuality and the loss of family values. An attempt to redefine the meaning of family in the changing realm of modernity.

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KARA – THE DAUGTHER OF A TREE

Indonesia 2005, Edwin, 7 min

Kara‘s mother has been killed and her father has disappeared. The intrusion of a journalist into her isolated life prompts her to seek her mother‘s killer and an ultimate answer.

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GANDHI AT THE BAT

USA 2006, Stephanie Argy&Alec Boehm, 11min

http://www.gandhiatthebat.com
In 1933 Gandhi made a top-secret trip to the United States. Now at last, newly unearthed newsreel footage proves the wild rumors true… and does it show? Gandhi is playing Baseball!

For information also check: http://mondayshorts.blogspot.com

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