Torino International Film Festival / Capri Hollywood International Film Festival / Afrodite Shorts Film Festival / Cortinametraggio Short Film Festival / Ortigia International Film Festival / Fabriano International Short Film Festival
Best Short Film at Capri Hollywood
Best Short Film at Afrodite Shorts
Emanuela Ponzano, Simone Riccardini
Zoltan Cservak, Sipoos Balazs Gyula, Donatella Finocchiaro, Ivan Franek, Nadia Kibout, Allegra Michelazzo, Mark Mozes
A boy playing in the forest comes across terrified people of a different race in the midst of nightmarish circumstances. Emanuela Ponzano’s meticulous direction gradually introduces details that shift our perception of when and where the story may be taking place, creating surrealistic impressions of time, her film making its point with gut-wrenching pertinence and urgency. – Mitch Davis
Winning praise from Martin Scorsese, HAN GONG-JU verges on perfection. It’s impossible to remain unmoved by this drama, as relevant as it is powerful.
The legendary Koji Yakusho delivers one of his most moving performances in this repentant yakuza drama by Miwa Nishikawa.
A masterful film with a phenomenal actress, using the codes of the boxing drama to deliver a moving, powerful and hopeful work.