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Arts Culture & Entertainment
February 2, 2015
THE ASIAN REPORTER n Page 11
38th Portland International Film Festival
brings world cinema to area screens
For the 38th year, the Northwest Film
Center is bringing cinema from around the
world to Portland with the Portland
International Film Festival (PIFF). The
festival, which takes place at several
venues from February 5 through 21,
includes 97 features and 60 shorts from
more than 50 countries.
One of the four films from Japan is
Mizuho Nishikubo’s Giovanni’s Island, an
animated story about the importance of
familial bonds and perseverance through
the greatest of hardships. The film, which
is for viewers age eight and older, is based
on true events.
Some of the other films screening during
the festival are Peter Ho-Sun Chan’s
Dearest, a film based on a true story about
the sensitivity, complexity, and indelible
pain of child abduction; Ann Hui’s
modernist biopic, The Golden Era, which
tells the epic tale of Manchurian essayist
and novelist Xiao Hong (1909-1941), one of
the most radical and controversial Chinese
female writers of the early 20th century;
Liar’s Dice, by Geetu Mohandas, an
atmospheric film that examines the
ominous undercurrents in contemporary
working-class India; and Daniel Ziv’s
Jalanan (Streetside), a film that plunges
viewers into the captivating story of three
gifted and charismatic street musicians
over a tumultuous five-year period in
The following list gives moviegoers a
quick glimpse of the Asian and Asia-
themed films showing as part of the
Black Coal, Thin Ice
(February 13 & 16)
Corn Island (February 7 & 14)
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GLOBAL LENS. For the 38th year, the Northwest
Film Center is bringing cinema from around the world
to Portland with the Portland International Film Festi-
val. The festival, which begins February 5, includes 97
features and 60 shorts from more than 50 countries.
Giovanni’s Island (top photo) screens February 8 and
10, and The Golden Era is featured February 8 and 11.
(Photos courtesy of the Northwest Film Center)
Dearest (February 13 & 15)
The Golden Era
(February 8 & 11)
Liar’s Dice (February 16 & 21)
Jalanan (February 14 & 16)
The Look of Silence
(February 8 & 11)
Today (February 9 & 12)
(February 8 & 10)
The Light Shines Only There
(February 6 & 8)
The Little House
(February 9 & 12)
R100 (February 13)
The Japanese Dog
(February 6, 11 & 19)
A Girl at My Door (February 16 & 19)
Come to My Voice (February 8 & 11)
The Iron Ministry (February 10 & 16)
Nuoc 2030 (February 9 & 13)
In addition to the many feature-length
films, the “Short Cuts 6: International
Ties” series features Asian filmmaker
Yatao Li’s Carry On and others. “Short
Cuts 6” takes place February 16 at 3:30pm.
The festival ticket office is located in the
lobby of the Portland Art Museum’s Mark
Building, 1119 S.W. Park Avenue. To
order advance tickets, call (503) 276-4310.
For more information, or to view a
complete schedule of films, visit <www.
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