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2014 San Diego Asian Film Festival

Masters

WALKER

Fresh from Toronto, Locarno, and other prestigious international film festivals, these are premieres and rediscoveries of works by the world’s best directors.


  1. BLIND MASSAGE

    Lou Ye / Masters / China, France / 2014 / drama / 114 mins
    Lou Ye' sensuous drama about love overlapping in a massage parlor run by the blind.
    BLIND MASSAGE

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 3:45 pm


  2. DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2

    Johnnie To / Masters / Hong Kong / 2014 / romantic comedy / 113 mins
    Ex-lovers meet again and fall into a farcical web of mistaken identities and commitment conundrums.
    DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Wed, Nov. 12, 2014 7:40 pm


  3. FROM WHAT IS BEFORE

    Lav Diaz / Masters / Philippines / 2014 / drama, experimental, historical / 338 mins
    Lav Diaz's latest masterwork centers on a coastal town at the dawn of martial law.
    FROM WHAT IS BEFORE

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 11:20 am

    FROM WHAT IS BEFORE

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Tue, Nov. 11, 2014 12:00 pm


  4. THE GOLDEN ERA

    Ann Hui / Masters / China, Hong Kong / 2014 / drama, experimental, historical / 178 mins
    Ann Hui pays tribute to 1930s novelist Xiao Hong and the impossibility of ever really knowing her.
    THE GOLDEN ERA

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Tue, Nov. 11, 2014 6:30 pm


  5. JOURNEY TO THE WEST

    Tsai Ming-liang / Masters / France, Taiwan / 2014 / experimental / 56 mins
    A red-robed monk inches slowly through the streets of Marseilles.

    Preceded by: WALKER

    JOURNEY TO THE WEST

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Mon, Nov. 10, 2014 8:40 pm


  6. THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS

    Mami Sunada / Masters / Japan / 2013 / documentary / 118 mins
    Animation legend Hayao Miyazaki prepares his final masterpiece at Studio Ghibli.
    THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sat, Nov. 8, 2014 4:55 pm

    THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Tue, Nov. 11, 2014 8:05 pm


  7. LETTERS FROM THE SOUTH

    LETTERS FROM THE SOUTH

    Aditya Assarat, Royston Tan, Midi Zhao, Sun Koh, Tan Chui Mui, Tsai Ming-liang / Masters / Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand / 2013 / comedy, drama, experimental / 105 mins
    Six short portraits of overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia.
    LETTERS FROM THE SOUTH

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 7:45 pm


  8. OUR FAMILY

    Yuya Ishii / Masters / Japan / 2014 / drama, family / 117 mins
    When mother becomes sick, buried secrets surface and the family reins fall onto the children.
    OUR FAMILY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Mon, Nov. 10, 2014 6:00 pm

    OUR FAMILY

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Wed, Nov. 12, 2014 5:00 pm


  9. STRAY DOGS

    Tsai Ming-liang / Masters / Taiwan, France / 2013 / drama, experimental / 138 mins
    Tsai Ming-liang's long, hard, and profoundly human stare at a drifter and his two children.
    STRAY DOGS

    UCSD Calit2 Atkinson Hall Auditorium
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 6:40 pm

    STRAY DOGS

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Thu, Nov. 13, 2014 8:00 pm


  10. THE VANCOUVER ASAHI

    Yuya Ishii / Masters / Japan / 2014 / drama, historical, sports / 130 mins
    On the eve of World War II, a Japanese Canadian baseball team bunts its way into history.
    VANCOUVER ASAHI

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Fri, Nov. 7, 2014 6:20 pm

    VANCOUVER ASAHI

    UltraStar Mission Valley
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 6:00 pm


  11. Vive l'amour 09SMALL

    VIVE L’AMOUR

    Tsai Ming-liang / Masters / Taiwan / 1994 / drama, LGBT / 118 mins
    New 20th anniversary transfer of Tsai Ming-liang's comic masterpiece on intimacy and vacancy.
    VIVE L’AMOUR

    UCSD Calit2 Atkinson Hall Auditorium
    Sun, Nov. 9, 2014 4:20 pm