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2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival

Discoveries

MARY IS HAPPY MARY IS HAPPY 2

From Asia’s most innovative and thought-provoking filmmakers come new stories and new ways of telling them.


  1. CICADA

    Dean Yamada / Discoveries / Japan, USA / 2014 / comedy, drama / 100 mins
    Jumpei can't have kids and Ryota's bullied at school. Fine time for a birthday party.

    Preceded by: KEN MIURA: UNHEARD OF

    CICADA

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Mon, Nov. 10, 2014 6:30 pm


  2. EXIT

    Chienn Hsiang / Discoveries / Taiwan / 2014 / drama / 94 mins
    While visiting her mother-in-law at the hospital, Ling stumbles upon a patient who can't see or talk.
    EXIT

    UCSD Calit2 Atkinson Hall Auditorium
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 2:25 pm

    EXIT

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Tue, Nov. 11, 2014 6:45 pm


  3. FANTAIL

    Curtis Vowell / Discoveries / New Zealand / 2013 / comedy, drama / 83 mins
    Half-Maori gas station clerk Tania works nights to save up for a trip to find her father.
    FANTAIL

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Fri, Nov. 7, 2014 9:00 pm


  4. THE IRON MINISTRY

    J.P. Sniadecki / Discoveries / China, USA / 2014 / documentary, experimental / 82 mins
    Documentary capturing the sights, spaces, and rhythms on a train, in a nation on the move.
    THE IRON MINISTRY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 8:20 pm


  5. THE LOST SEA

    Hung Chun-Hsiu / Discoveries / Taiwan / 2013 / documentary / 63 mins
    The plight of horseshoe crabs reveals the ecological and human tolls of political upheaval.
    THE LOST SEA

    UCSD Calit2 Atkinson Hall Auditorium
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 1:00 pm


  6. MARY IS HAPPY, MARY IS HAPPY

    Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit / Discoveries / Thailand / 2013 / drama, experimental / 125 mins
    410 consecutive tweets turn into a snappy, spellbinding chronicle of the teenage imagination.
    MARY IS HAPPY, MARY IS HAPPY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Wed, Nov. 12, 2014 8:05 pm


  7. MEETING DR. SUN

    Yee Chih-yen / Discoveries / Taiwan / 2014 / comedy, drama / 94 mins
    Two sets of students are out to steal the same loot: the school's Sun Yat-sen statue.
    MEETING DR. SUN

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 5:45 pm

    MEETING DR. SUN

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Tue, Nov. 11, 2014 8:45 pm


  8. MOTHERS

    Xu Huijing / Discoveries / China / 2013 / documentary / 68 mins
    A headstrong woman evades forced sterilization and the one-child policy.
    MOTHERS

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Wed, Nov. 12, 2014 6:30 pm


  9. NON FICTION DIARY

    NON FICTION DIARY

    Jung Yoon-suk / Discoveries / South Korea / 2013 / documentary, historical, thriller / 93 mins
    A notorious 1994 serial killing case reveals an entire culture of corruption and inequity.
    NON FICTION DIARY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Tue, Nov. 11, 2014 6:10 pm

    NON FICTION DIARY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Thu, Nov. 13, 2014 5:55 pm


  10. THE OWNERS

    Adilkhan Yerzhanov / Discoveries / Kazakhstan / 2014 / comedy, drama / 93 mins
    The struggle over an inheritance is depicted with deadpan tragicomedy and droll dance numbers.
    THE OWNERS

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Fri, Nov. 7, 2014 8:30 pm


  11. REPTILIA IN SUBURBIA

    Timmy Harn / Discoveries / Philippines / 2014 / comedy, experimental / 75 mins
    Slithering beneath a soap opera-esque gated community is a creature with no sex and no religion. Only TV.
    REPTILIA IN SUBURBIA

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Tue, Nov. 11, 2014 8:15 pm


  12. THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG

    Andrew Leavold / Discoveries / Australia, Philippines / 2013 / comedy, documentary / 93 mins
    A film buff goes to the Philippines in search of an enigmatic 2-foot-9-inch tall action star.
    THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 9:25 pm

    THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG

    La Paloma Theatre
    Sat, Nov. 15, 2014 5:20 pm


  13. THE SONGS OF RICE

    Uruphong Raksasad / Discoveries / Thailand / 2014 / documentary, experimental / 75 mins
    The rituals of rice farmers come alive and spin off into the stratosphere in this beautiful documentary.
    THE SONGS OF RICE

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Fri, Nov. 7, 2014 6:45 pm