by Sean McAllister
| 80’ | UK | 2015 | |
Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom in the West. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.
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by Amin Palangi
Bower Bird Films Pty Ltd
| 84” - 52’ | Australia | 2015 | HD |
Love Marriage in Kabul follows the extraordinary quest of Afghan-Australian woman, Mahboba Rawi, as she passionately negotiates and challenges old traditions to make a love marriage happen between an orphan boy she has supported for years and the girl next door.
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by Chai Hongfang, Fan Jian
| 93’ - 52’ | China | 2015 | HD |
Manufacturing Romance tells the love and marriage stories about two couples of young Chinese migrant workers, gives an intimate look at the emotional and marital dilemma faced by them. By tracking them through all the efforts they have made to get out of the dilemma, the film shows how different the new generation of migrant workers are from their parents in understanding the concept of marriage. When the global trend of urbanization forces them to choose between loves they have been pursuing and parents who live in their hometown and wait for them going back to take care of, what should they do?
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by Jin Moyoung
| 86’ | South Korea | 2014 | HD |
Mr. Byongman Jo is 98 years old, but still strong enough to carry lots of firewood. He always took care of his wife like a princess. The wife, Mrs. Gyeyeul Kang is 89 years old. She still cooks three meals a day for her husband and had never fed him a cold meal. They wear Korean traditional cloths all the time, go for a picnic with neighbours, and enjoy dance parties. They are still young. Recently, he is getting weak day by day, and sick. She starts to prepare the death of her husband for the next life with him.
Read more: MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER
by Park Bae-il
| 89’ | South Korea | 2011 | HDV |
After an 8-year relationship, Jae-nyeon and Woo-young decide to get married. Though similar brain lesions define them, the pair must confront and resolve marital issues identical to any other couple.
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by Seung-Jun Yi
| 52’ - 90’ | South Korea - Japan | 2011 | HDV 16:9 Widescreen |
Young-Chan lost his vision and hearing from a serious fever when very young. He often describes himself as a ‘snail’ since he has to rely only on his tactile senses, just as slowly as a snail, to communicate with others. Being unable to speak other’s language, he once believed he had been singled out from the world. But his life changes it dramatically when he meets and marries Soon-Ho, who is also disabled. The once lonely snail goes sleighing, swimming and writes essays, poems and even a script for a play, translating every experience into his unique words.
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by Malin Korkeasalo, Maria Ramström
| 70’ | Sweden | 2011 | 16:9 |
Carolyn Cassady, the wife and lover of two famous Beat icons, Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac, is fighting a losing battle for truth. Mythmakers and the media have hijacked the story of her life and the memory of the men she loved. Love Always, Carolyn is an intimate yet universal story of a woman’s search for personal recognition and price of a life in the public eye.
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