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May 10th Room 1 | Nice IFF 2020

1000
Uncle Tianshun: On the Village’s Public Space From An Anthropological Perspective
64 mins
China
In Shanxi Province, there is a small village called Yuan Wang Village that has rarely been mentioned on the Internet in modern times. However, it accommodates a special combination of public spaces while being viewed from an anthropological perspective.


1110
White Ink
14 mins
USA
Truth or Truth? Lou and Sophie, life-long friends embark on their annual camping trip and what normally is all fun and games, takes a turn… now they must face each other and their truths out in the wild.


1130
Gamp
22 mins
USA
In this dark comedy, Mina, fiercely sexy, if somewhat unhinged, hits rock bottom and returns home to her neurotic, puppet-obsessed sister, Gwen. Their mutual resentment escalates a series of disasters as they attempt to revamp the family puppet show business to avoid financial and familial ruin.


1155
Radici
20 mins
Italy When Caroline’s mother, in Italy for a job, comes to her pick up, we will understand that in fact the little girl’s name is not “”Carolina””, as always called by the grandmother but Caroline and that she barely speaks Italian.


1220
Life is Beautiful
90 mins
Japan
In January 2019, a special seminar was held at Happy Science University (HSU), an educational institute run by Happy Science. The main topic of the seminar was “What is life?” Four guest speakers in their 60’s to 90’s with rich experience in life were invited to share their wisdom with the students.


1400
Huo Zhe
4 mins
UK
Using hands and water to project the metaphor of living a life.


1405
Venus is a Guy
15 mins
Italy
The search for love.


1425
Happiness
45 mins
Nepal
A journal entry from a child in Nepal about her life and an NGO worker.


1515
Instant Badass, Bangkok Street Fight
60 mins
Thailand
Away from the picture postcard image of Bangkok exists a world of darkness, violence, pain. Young men meet to fight, not for money, not for glory, just to feel alive. Operating on the fringe of society, and considered by most to be thugs, they have created a community that allows ordinary men to feel free from the pressures of their daily lives.


1620
Speak Out
45 mins
Netherlands
Survivors of sexual violence in DRC came together to write a screenplay based on their own real experiences. In order to create a truly powerful film, they bravely reenacted their own traumas. The survivors took on these parts consciously, realising the benefit of artistic expression as part of the healing process. The film SEMA (which means speak out in Swahili) follows the lives of two women from different backgrounds whose lives are changed forever by rape, and who must find the strength to survive and make a difference for themselves and their children.


1710
Call Me Agent
90 mins
Hong Kong
A young woman, Miu Ling, who dreams of becoming a secret agent. One day she rescues an injured Agent Wing, who promises to make her his apprentice. From then on, her life is a roller-coaster of madcap adventures.


1845
Twelfth Round
16 mins
Australia
After his pregnant wife’s lymphoma medicine is cancelled, an African-Australian boxer must illegally procure enough medication to carry their baby to term.


1905
Maternity For Sale
18 mins
Italy
Monica, a university student, decides to sell positive pregnancy tests online to pay for her studies.


1925
An Old Fool
13 mins
China


1940
Drinks and Life
2 mins
China


1945
New Year Present
3 mins
China


1950
Thank You Learners
3 mins
China