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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
GANDHI AT THE BAT
USA 2006, Stephanie Argy&Alec Boehm, 11min
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!
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