After a driver rescues a passenger from an abusive boyfriend, he discovers she is a human trafficking victim. But in order to free her, he must give up the thing he loves the most.
The documentary Searching for Brodsky by Xie Jiakun, made with Liao Jinfeng, a scholar at the National Taiwan University of Arts (where Xie is a lecturer), is the first to show extensive clips from Brodsky’s well-preserved feature-length documentary – the earliest surviving footage of everyday Chinese life – and dig a little deeper into Brodsky’s past. Typical of early film pioneers, he was basically a showman and businessman, but one with a genuine passion for his subject and for recording life without exoticism or condescension. (One intertitle even sarcastically noted: “The Chinese are fond of tender young bamboo shoots, while the Americans, as usual, prefer the kind of fruits and vegetables that grow in cans.”) He subsequently moved to Japan, where he made the documentary Beautiful Japan, which even included material on minorities.
A romantic comedy that tells the story of a fashion designer from Pyongyang who comes to a small village to show her latest designs. Since the fashion designer is young and attractive, the village patriarch comes up with a plan to set her up with a duck farmer who has ambitions of moving to the city.
Directed by Qais Al-Zubaidi.
The story begins with the tale of a classic Korean story of romance about a princess named Pyun-gang whose husband, On-dal dies. Then we flash forward to a mother who has brought her haunted daughter (also named Pyun-gang) to a psychic, who informs her that her daughter is haunted by the ghost of the princess . He then goes on to say that the girl must marry her On-dal by her 16 birthday and produce a child within a year otherwise she will die. The family treats it skeptically until years later, Pyun-gang has several near-death experiences and is immediately spooked, convinced she is going to die. As luck would have it, soon thereafter, a new transfer student joins Pyun-gang's class. His name is On-dal, and he's intelligent, handsome and rich which really doesn't make the prospect of high school marriage such a tough deal for Pyun-gang, what with her impending death and all.