Engaging with the world
JAPAN , France , Laos , Thailand
| 183 minutes | 2016
Japanese director Katsuya Tomita, who broke out in 2011 with Saudade, delves behind the neon facade of sex tourism in a Bangkok red- light district. Luck is the queen of Paradise, a brothel in the Thai capital frequented by Japanese expats. One day, she comes across Ozawa, a former client and lover. They set off on a road trip to the backcountry near the Laos border. Like an archaeologist, the filmmaker reveals the layers of colonial heritage embedded in the globalized present. A meandering epic that roams over the shards of broken dreams, carried by an electrifying score.NORTH AMERICAN PREMIEREIN COMPETITION
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UNITED STATES | 183 minutes | 2017
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FRANCE | 183 minutes | 2017
Two contrasting characters in a snapshot of today’s Cuba, walking the line between economic crisis, suppressed free speech and stubborn solidarity. In a...
CUBA | 183 minutes | 2016
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