December 16, 2014 - OCAT Shenzhen - OCAT Screens: Movie Nights
December 16, 2014

OCAT Screens: Movie Nights

OCAT Screens: Movie Nights
Multiple perspectives on art film
December 13–26, 2014

OCAT Shenzhen
Enping Road
Overseas Chinese Town
Nanshan District

Support: Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town Corporation Ltd.
Curator: Lou Ye
Co-curators: ASAI Takashi, Philippe Bober

As one of the eight permanent programs of OCAT Shenzhen, OCAT Screens is an annual program beginning in 2011. The theme of this year’s OCAT Screens is Movie Nights. Initiated by Chinese director Lou Ye and co-curated by Japanese producer ASAI Takshi, a long-term work partner of Lou, and French producer Philippe Bober, 2014 OCAT Screens will feature a two-week screening of films selected by three curators and a round-table discussion among the three of them from December 13 to 26.

Each curator chooses two independent films that are released in recent years throughout China, Japan and Europe. Several of these films have been nominated or awarded prizes in international film festivals. Through either poetic or calm narration and observation, the six films take on diverse perspectives but all together present responses to the current situation of independent film from directors that come from different geographical regions. The three curators will be present in OCAT Shenzhen and exchange their ideas with audiences basing on their long-term practices and experiences in each field of expertise and the industry of independent film. In addition, Zhou Hao, director of The Night and Wong Men Hoi, director of Doll, will hold lectures and share their experiences in independent film industry in the Chinese context.

The Night (China)
December 13, 7pm 

Force Majeure (Sweden/Denmark/Norway/France)
December 14, 7pm 

GFP Bunny (Japan) 
December 16, 7pm 

Iwaki Note: Fukushima Voice (Japan) 
December 17, 7pm 

Doll (China)
December 18, 7pm  

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden/Germany/Norway/France)
December 19, 7pm 

Doll (China)
December 20, 7pm 

The Night (China) + post-screening Q & A
December 21, 7pm 

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden/Germany/Norway/France)
December 23, 7pm

Force Majeure (Sweden/Denmark/Norway/France) 
December 24, 7pm 

GFP Bunny (Japan)
December 25, 7pm

Iwaki Note: Fukushima Voice (Japan)  
December 26, 7pm  

Curators’ talk
Speakers: Lou Ye, ASAI Takashi, Philippe Bober 
December 20, 2:30pm

Director’s talk
Speaker: Wong Men Hoi
December 20, 8pm 

Director’s talk
Speaker: Zhou Hao
November 21, 2:30pm 

About the curators:
Lou Ye
Born 1965 in Shanghai, graduated 1989 from Department of Directing in Beijing Film Academy, Lou Ye has directed Suzhou River, Purple Butterfly, Summer Palace, Spring Fever, Flower, Mystery and Blind Massage, many of which were awarded prizes internationally. His 2014 work  Blind Massage won the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Cinematography in the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, and six Golden Horse Awards in the 51th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.

ASAI Takashi
Born in 1955 in Osaka. In 1987, he founded UPLINK Co. and brought English film director Derek Jarman’s works to Japan. He was a co-producer of Derek Jarman’s The Garden (1990), Edward II (1991), Wittgenstein (1993) and Blue (1993). He is also the producer of Lou Ye’s Suzhou River (2000), Akira Kurosawa’s Bright Future (2003) and Hitoshi Yazaki’s Strawberry Shortcakes (2006). 

Philippe Bober
Philippe Bobber is a French producer who is famous for discovering and fostering new talents. He has worked as producer with Lars von Trier and Lou Ye in their early works, and has worked with Roy Anderson, Jessica Hausner, Kornél Mundruczó, Ulrich Seidl, Michelangelo Frammartino, Ruben Östlund from their early to current works. Philippe Bobber founded Coproduciton Office as a sales and producer company in 1978.

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