PUFF Film Festival Hong Kong 2019

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PUFF strives to give filmmakers a chance to shine and to tell their stories.  PUFF looks for the latest art house & experimental films that are not afraid to break the status quo narratives.  Now in it's 10th year, we had screened over 250 films from more than 30 countries.

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2016 FILM PROGRAMS

Opening Film :  Samon's Daughter Japanese woman filmmaker  

Akiko Nakamura spoke at the University of Hong Kong Black Box Theatre on her first feature experimental film.

Official Feature Film Selection 

Innocent Prayer 無垢の祈り

Japan | 2015 | 83 min | Horror, Crime

Directed by Toru Kamei

A little girl who is tortured by her parents follow the footstep of a serilal killer to run away from her reality.

A no-holds-barred confrontation of controversial issues like domestic violence, child abuse and incest.

Reunification

USA | 2015 | 86 min | Documentary, family

Directed by Alvin Tsang

New York-based filmmaker Alvin Tsang digs through a box of old videotapes and his family photo album, and recounts his life, a first-generation immigrant from Hong Kong to US.

Samon's Daughter

Japan | 2015 | 63 min | Experimental, Theatre

Directed by Akiko Nakamura

Based on the 1825 ghost story written by Nanboku Tsuruya for a Kabuki play, Samon's Daughter attempts to follow the contour of what a samurai's daughter went thru and how she came to be a ghost

The Place Where Dragon Roll 龍滾

China | 2015 | 92 min | Documentary, experimental

Directed by Li Hui

This is an interview documentary as a family record for the household at number 001 in Dragon Roll Village in Wanning County of Hanan Island. It is an atypical anthropological study. It is also a fable that epitomizes the modern and contemporary history of Chinese countryside.

Eventide

Netherlands, France | 2015 | 73 min | Drama

Directed by Felix van Cleeff

Two young lovers are making a journey through the desert, not specifically going anywhere, in search of freedom. What starts as a time of paradise, slowly dissolves into a story of despair and the impossibility of love, as they drift apart from each other.

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Innocent Prayer 無垢の祈り

Japan | 2015 | 83 min | Horror, Crime

Directed by Toru Kamei

A little girl who is tortured by her parents follow the footstep of a serilal killer to run away from her reality.

A no-holds-barred confrontation of controversial issues like domestic violence, child abuse and incest.

Reunification

USA | 2015 | 86 min | Documentary, family

Directed by Alvin Tsang

New York-based filmmaker Alvin Tsang digs through a box of old videotapes and his family photo album, and recounts his life, a first-generation immigrant from Hong Kong to US.

Samon's Daughter

Japan | 2015 | 63 min | Experimental, Theatre

Directed by Akiko Nakamura

Based on the 1825 ghost story written by Nanboku Tsuruya for a Kabuki play, Samon's Daughter attempts to follow the contour of what a samurai's daughter went thru and how she came to be a ghost

The Place Where Dragon Roll 龍滾

China | 2015 | 92 min | Documentary, experimental

Directed by Li Hui

This is an interview documentary as a family record for the household at number 001 in Dragon Roll Village in Wanning County of Hanan Island. It is an atypical anthropological study. It is also a fable that epitomizes the modern and contemporary history of Chinese countryside.

Eventide

Netherlands, France | 2015 | 73 min | Drama

Directed by Felix van Cleeff

Two young lovers are making a journey through the desert, not specifically going anywhere, in search of freedom. What starts as a time of paradise, slowly dissolves into a story of despair and the impossibility of love, as they drift apart from each other.

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Lost Flower: Eo Woo-dong 어우동

South Korea | 2015 | 101 min | Period drama

Directed by Soo Sung Lee

A triangular relationship between Eo Woo-dong, her husband Lee Dong, and fantasy character Moo-gong, highlights on the first half of the Joseon Dynasty and portrays the contradicted lifeof the high class people, criticizing the modern day Korean society

Tamago たまご

Japan | 2015 | 78 min | Drama, family

Directed by Koji Hirano

Kii Peninsula, Wakayama, Japan. In a small harbor town at the Southernmost end of Honshu Island, a Highschool senior and the only daughter of 'Fukuro Restaurant' Sora Hirami lives alone with her father Taichi

Alvin's Harmonious World of Opposites

Australia | 2015 | 73 min | Fantasy, comedy

Directed by Platon Theodoris

Alvin, a pedantic translator, hasn't ventured outside his rundown apartment for a long time, preferring instead the distance and control of the online world

The Sex Temple

Sweden | 2015 | 81 min | Documentary

Directed by Johan Palmgren

Christian runs a swinger club in Norrkoping, Sweden which has just been burnt down. Happily enough he meets Robin, the owner of an old beautiful theatre in town. Christians dream is to one day arrange a swinger party in the whole theatre -and sometimes dreams come true!

Ferrum

Russia | 2015 | 102 min | Drama, crime, fantasy

Directed by Prokopiy Burtsev

Due to a violent misunderstanding a young member of a criminal syndicate is torn away from familiar grounds of urban underworld and thrown into unwelcoming wilderness of Siberian taiga

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