Activity - 1,557 Changes

February 4, 2014
tagline a en
  • "The Vampire of Quezon City"
crew a
  • {"person_id":1028310,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
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  • {"iso_3166_1":"PH","release_date":"2006-10-16","certification":"","primary":true}
images a
  • {"poster":{"file_path":"/mLGSNgGqB20SNuRsXazcR6Euuzg.jpg"}}
imdb_id a
  • "tt3115696"
runtime a en
  • 73
translations a
  • "en"
overview a en
  • "The Pinoy vampire - a bloodthirsty Aswang - stalks the streets of Quezon City in search of fresh victims while attempting to stay one step ahead of a dangerous human predator. Gruesome and grisly murders are our entry point into the psyche of the Aswang of Quezon City. More a meditation on the workings of a disturbed mind than a detective thriller, it nonetheless shows us a cat and mouse mind game. We watch and squirm in terror as the Pinoy vampire strikes again and again.\r © Mubi"
original_title a
  • "Aswang ng Quezon City"
general c
  • null
releases a
  • {"iso_3166_1":"NL","release_date":"2014-01-24","certification":"","primary":false}
crew a
  • {"person_id":1289970,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
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  • {"person_id":1289970,"cast_id":1}
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  • {"person_id":1289970,"character":"director","order":0,"cast_id":1}
genres a
  • {"name":"Crime","id":80}
genres a
  • {"name":"Drama","id":18}
genres a
  • {"name":"Comedy","id":35}
genres a
  • {"name":"Action","id":28}
imdb_id a
  • "tt3385490"
runtime a en
  • 65
translations a
  • "en"
overview a en
  • "Since they were both five, Ryosuke has been stalked by Momoko - the ugliest girl in the village. Her love for Ryosuke is so boundless that she has her face surgically altered to suit his taste - but still he wants nothing to do with her.\r Ryosuke goes in for fleeting romance - for example, with the girlfriend of a gangster boss. But when he finds out about their affair, he has Ryosuke's little finger hacked off. Magically, the finger falls into Momoko's hands, and she uses it to clone Ryosuke, so she can finally have him (or almost him) for herself.\r And this is just the first five minutes of Lisa Takeba's short-but-powerful feature debut. Just like in her previous short films, the director - who cut her teeth in the advertising world and as the writer of a video game - throws a lot of genres and techniques into the mix: from science fiction to gangster films, from hospital eroticism to animation. Hectic and absurd, but with its heart in the right place.\r © IFFR"
original_title a
  • "The Pinkie"
general c
  • null
Deleted Item
People
name a en
  • "Lisa Tabeka"
general c
  • null
releases u
  • {"iso_3166_1":"JP","release_date":"2015-12-16","certification":"","primary":true}
  • {"iso_3166_1":"JP","release_date":"2013-12-15","certification":"","primary":true}
crew a
  • {"person_id":1289969,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
overview u en
  • "Two filmmakers sent video letters to each other. A common practice among experimental filmmakers. These generally feel real and honest, like journals, and are very serious, but that is not the case here. Here the genre is lampooned. Film about film, but then as satire. Screens before The Pinkie.\r © IFFR"
  • "Two filmmakers sent video letters to each other. A common practice among experimental filmmakers. These generally feel real and honest, like journals, and are very serious, but that is not the case here. Here the genre is lampooned. Film about film, but then as satire. Screens before The Pinkie. © IFFR"
title a en
  • "The Lake"
original_title u
  • "The Lake"
  • "Mizuumi wa Hito wo Nomikomu"
spoken_languages a
  • ["ja"]
releases a
  • {"iso_3166_1":"JP","release_date":"2015-12-16","certification":"","primary":true}
runtime a en
  • 44
translations a
  • "en"
overview a en
  • "Two filmmakers sent video letters to each other. A common practice among experimental filmmakers. These generally feel real and honest, like journals, and are very serious, but that is not the case here. Here the genre is lampooned. Film about film, but then as satire. Screens before The Pinkie.\r © IFFR"
original_title a
  • "The Lake"
general c
  • null
name a en
  • "Miyakawa Shin'ichi"
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  • null
crew a
  • {"person_id":1164087,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
production_countries a
  • "HK"
production_countries a
  • "CN"
overview u en
  • "After his father commits suicide by drunkenly jumping off a boat and his girlfriend announces she is marrying another man, Ah Li is left alone. Not much changes in his life. His primary activities are smoking and drinking beer; occasionally he watches some porn.\r Looking for diversion, he visits a boarding house on a lake. There he meets his old class-mate Monkey and the man’s mistress Ah Fang. The two quarrel a lot because Monkey won’t leave his wife. Monkey departs and Ah Li and Ah Fang are left to keep each other company.\r Yang Heng's films are a kind of antidote to the high speed of modern, big-city Chinese life. Time still passes at a languid tempo in the expanse of the Chinese hinterland, as in the Hunan region where he was born and where he not only shot Lake August, but also his features Betelnut and Sun Spots. The beautiful landscape urges tranquillity. Ah Li finds his feet here gradually but also occasionally with surprising abruptness.\r © IFFR"
  • "After his father commits suicide by drunkenly jumping off a boat and his girlfriend announces she is marrying another man, Ah Li is left alone. Not much changes in his life. His primary activities are smoking and drinking beer; occasionally he watches some porn. Looking for diversion, he visits a boarding house on a lake. There he meets his old class-mate Monkey and the man’s mistress Ah Fang. The two quarrel a lot because Monkey won’t leave his wife. Monkey departs and Ah Li and Ah Fang are left to keep each other company. Yang Heng's films are a kind of antidote to the high speed of modern, big-city Chinese life. Time still passes at a languid tempo in the expanse of the Chinese hinterland, as in the Hunan region where he was born and where he not only shot Lake August, but also his features Betelnut and Sun Spots. The beautiful landscape urges tranquillity. Ah Li finds his feet here gradually but also occasionally with surprising abruptness. © IFFR"
title a en
  • "Lake August"
spoken_languages a
  • ["zh"]
releases a
  • {"iso_3166_1":"CN","release_date":"2013-12-14","certification":"","primary":false}
imdb_id a
  • "tt3391866"
runtime a en
  • 113
translations a
  • "en"
overview a en
  • "After his father commits suicide by drunkenly jumping off a boat and his girlfriend announces she is marrying another man, Ah Li is left alone. Not much changes in his life. His primary activities are smoking and drinking beer; occasionally he watches some porn.\r Looking for diversion, he visits a boarding house on a lake. There he meets his old class-mate Monkey and the man’s mistress Ah Fang. The two quarrel a lot because Monkey won’t leave his wife. Monkey departs and Ah Li and Ah Fang are left to keep each other company.\r Yang Heng's films are a kind of antidote to the high speed of modern, big-city Chinese life. Time still passes at a languid tempo in the expanse of the Chinese hinterland, as in the Hunan region where he was born and where he not only shot Lake August, but also his features Betelnut and Sun Spots. The beautiful landscape urges tranquillity. Ah Li finds his feet here gradually but also occasionally with surprising abruptness.\r © IFFR"
original_title a
  • "Na pian hu shui"
general c
  • null
February 2, 2014
releases a
  • {"iso_3166_1":"IT","release_date":"2013-11-13","certification":"","primary":true}
releases a
  • {"iso_3166_1":"KR","release_date":"2013-05-02","certification":"","primary":true}
overview u en
  • "After his memorable debut, Sankara, and second film, Karma, Sri Lankan director Prasanna Jayakody remains in the world of the metaphysical, exploring this time the exciting confrontation of two worlds - one essentially marked by emotional bonds and purity and the other by materialistic values and doubtful social norms.\r Abasiri’s wife Suddhi abandoned him and the village a long time ago. Now, Abasiri and his young friend Mani are summoned to identify a woman who got raped and murdered in the city. Hiding his personal distress after the shocking discovery that it’s his own wife, Abasiri embarks on a strange journey with a coffin heading through captivatingly beautiful hill stations towards the village where embarrassing rumours of Suddhi’s demise are already spreading. In the last part of this poetic travelogue, dead Suddhi confronts the villagers with their own hypocrisy and shortcomings.\r © IFFR"
  • "After his memorable debut, Sankara, and second film, Karma, Sri Lankan director Prasanna Jayakody remains in the world of the metaphysical, exploring this time the exciting confrontation of two worlds - one essentially marked by emotional bonds and purity and the other by materialistic values and doubtful social norms. Abasiri’s wife Suddhi abandoned him and the village a long time ago. Now, Abasiri and his young friend Mani are summoned to identify a woman who got raped and murdered in the city. Hiding his personal distress after the shocking discovery that it’s his own wife, Abasiri embarks on a strange journey with a coffin heading through captivatingly beautiful hill stations towards the village where embarrassing rumours of Suddhi’s demise are already spreading. In the last part of this poetic travelogue, dead Suddhi confronts the villagers with their own hypocrisy and shortcomings. © IFFR"
spoken_languages a
  • ["si"]
production_companies a
  • {"id":19783,"name":"Production Sky Entertainers"}
production_countries a
  • "LK"
genres a
  • {"name":"Fantasy","id":14}
genres a
  • {"name":"Comedy","id":35}
genres a
  • {"name":"Drama","id":18}
crew a
  • {"person_id":1289473,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
imdb_id a
  • "tt3469676"
runtime a en
  • 98
translations a
  • "en"
overview a en
  • "After his memorable debut, Sankara, and second film, Karma, Sri Lankan director Prasanna Jayakody remains in the world of the metaphysical, exploring this time the exciting confrontation of two worlds - one essentially marked by emotional bonds and purity and the other by materialistic values and doubtful social norms.\r Abasiri’s wife Suddhi abandoned him and the village a long time ago. Now, Abasiri and his young friend Mani are summoned to identify a woman who got raped and murdered in the city. Hiding his personal distress after the shocking discovery that it’s his own wife, Abasiri embarks on a strange journey with a coffin heading through captivatingly beautiful hill stations towards the village where embarrassing rumours of Suddhi’s demise are already spreading. In the last part of this poetic travelogue, dead Suddhi confronts the villagers with their own hypocrisy and shortcomings.\r © IFFR"
original_title a
  • "28"
general c
  • null
name a en
  • "Prasanna Jayakody"
general c
  • null
crew a
  • {"person_id":1164087,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
crew d
  • {"person_id":1276391,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
crew a
  • {"person_id":1145486,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
crew d
  • {"person_id":1289471,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
overview u en
  • "In the opening scene of Legend of China Doll, a journalist is rapped on the knuckles by a detective because he published information about a woman called China Doll. He has put her in danger, the detective says, and the story is all wrong. The journalist shrugs his shoulders. There are many truths, he answers, depending on who experiences it. The two quarrel briefly, then the journalist walks out of the bar into the night. When the detective takes another swig of his beer, we hear gunshots. What follows is an inimitable (non-chronological), grim, very violent political conspiracy thriller directed by the Filipino auteur-provocateur Adolfo B. Alix Jr., based on a script by his very respected fellow countryman Lav Diaz. Everything focuses on (journalistic) integrity and - above all - on China Doll, a mythical young woman with a constantly changing identity and a very violent past. ©IFFR"
  • "In the opening scene of Legend of China Doll, a journalist is rapped on the knuckles by a detective because he published information about a woman called China Doll. He has put her in danger, the detective says, and the story is all wrong. The journalist shrugs his shoulders. There are many truths, he answers, depending on who experiences it. The two quarrel briefly, then the journalist walks out of the bar into the night. When the detective takes another swig of his beer, we hear gunshots. What follows is an inimitable (non-chronological), grim, very violent political conspiracy thriller directed by the Filipino auteur-provocateur Adolfo B. Alix Jr., based on a script by his very respected fellow countryman Lav Diaz. Everything focuses on (journalistic) integrity and - above all - on China Doll, a mythical young woman with a constantly changing identity and a very violent past. © IFFR"
images a
  • {"poster":{"file_path":"/jFdKgvfR8yxE4MLr54uUKO655gR.jpg"}}
releases a
  • {"iso_3166_1":"PH","release_date":"2013-12-01","certification":"","primary":true}
production_companies a
  • {"id":19782,"name":"Phoenix Features"}
production_companies a
  • {"id":19781,"name":"Cinema One Originals"}
production_countries a
  • "PH"
genres a
  • {"name":"Thriller","id":53}
genres a
  • {"name":"Drama","id":18}
cast a
  • {"person_id":980402,"character":"","order":0,"cast_id":2}
crew a
  • {"person_id":1289471,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
overview u en
  • "In the opening scene of Legend of China Doll, a journalist is rapped on the knuckles by a detective because he published information about a woman called China Doll. He has put her in danger, the detective says, and the story is all wrong. The journalist shrugs his shoulders. There are many truths, he answers, depending on who experiences it. The two quarrel briefly, then the journalist walks out of the bar into the night. When the detective takes another swig of his beer, we hear gunshots.\r What follows is an inimitable (non-chronological), grim, very violent political conspiracy thriller directed by the Filipino auteur-provocateur Adolfo B. Alix Jr., based on a script by his very respected fellow countryman Lav Diaz. Everything focuses on (journalistic) integrity and - above all - on China Doll, a mythical young woman with a constantly changing identity and a very violent past.\r ©IFFR"
  • "In the opening scene of Legend of China Doll, a journalist is rapped on the knuckles by a detective because he published information about a woman called China Doll. He has put her in danger, the detective says, and the story is all wrong. The journalist shrugs his shoulders. There are many truths, he answers, depending on who experiences it. The two quarrel briefly, then the journalist walks out of the bar into the night. When the detective takes another swig of his beer, we hear gunshots. What follows is an inimitable (non-chronological), grim, very violent political conspiracy thriller directed by the Filipino auteur-provocateur Adolfo B. Alix Jr., based on a script by his very respected fellow countryman Lav Diaz. Everything focuses on (journalistic) integrity and - above all - on China Doll, a mythical young woman with a constantly changing identity and a very violent past. ©IFFR"
title a en
  • "Legend of a China Doll"
spoken_languages a
  • ["tl"]
imdb_id a
  • "tt3307314"
runtime a en
  • 85
translations a
  • "en"
overview a en
  • "In the opening scene of Legend of China Doll, a journalist is rapped on the knuckles by a detective because he published information about a woman called China Doll. He has put her in danger, the detective says, and the story is all wrong. The journalist shrugs his shoulders. There are many truths, he answers, depending on who experiences it. The two quarrel briefly, then the journalist walks out of the bar into the night. When the detective takes another swig of his beer, we hear gunshots.\r What follows is an inimitable (non-chronological), grim, very violent political conspiracy thriller directed by the Filipino auteur-provocateur Adolfo B. Alix Jr., based on a script by his very respected fellow countryman Lav Diaz. Everything focuses on (journalistic) integrity and - above all - on China Doll, a mythical young woman with a constantly changing identity and a very violent past.\r ©IFFR"
original_title a
  • "Alamat ni China Doll"
general c
  • null
Deleted Item
People
name a en
  • "Adolfo B. Alix Jr."
general c
  • null
January 4, 2014
crew a
  • {"person_id":25645,"department":"Directing","job":"Director"}
production_companies a
  • {"id":12424,"name":"TV Man Union"}
production_countries a
  • "JP"
title a en
  • "I Wanted to Be Japanese…"

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