Asian Film Festival - Italia
 

The Sinking City: Capsule Odyssey

Hong Kong is just a ridiculous place full of lies. In this prosperous city, there are a group of people that have to live in the ‘space capsule’, which is a large seminar room subdivided into small living rooms. In such a small living space, this group of people all struggle to fight for their ideal lifestyle which reflects the spirit of Hong Kong.

Bangzi Melody

Life on a small village in China during the last years of the Cultural Revolution takes a different course when the people is asked to prepare and perform a classic opera for government officials, entangling past, present and fiction.

Ash

A decade ago, a medical student and a steelworker become pen-friends when they chance upon the same copy of Leo Tolstoy’s “Resurrection”. Off the page, passion and hatred mingle and two murders are committed, and the two friends part ways. A young police officer starts to investigate, but in vain. A decade later, the young graduate student has become a renowned doctor, and has married his sweetheart. The steelworker returns to the city, bringing with …

Spring Fever

Hired to spy on a philandering husband, Luo Haitao soon becomes entangled in a clandestine affair with the other man. Along with Luo’s girlfriend, they succumb to the delirium of drunken nights, but how long can their tryst last?

Cow

A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village’s special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.

Everlasting Regret

a film adaptation of Wang Anyi’s popular and influential novel Changhen Ge.A person’s life is destined to be shorter than that of a city. Having spent her whole life in Shanghai, Qiyao has her moments of prosperity and her fair share of loneliness. She finally fades and disappears but Shanghai remains a metropolitan city. Shanghai in the 1930s is glamorous and seductive. A pretty young girl from an ordinary family, Qiyao is lucky enough to …

Goddess of Mercy

Yang Rui falls in love for the cleaning woman who works in a taekwando gym, only to later discover she’s an undercover cop named An Xin. An is in hiding from drug smugglers who have a score to settle with her – a raid she led resulted in the death of one of the smuggler’s parents. To complicate matters further, An was previously romantically involved with the smuggler whose parents were killed.

Triangle

Small-timer Fei (Louis Koo), his harried buddy Sam (Simon Yam), and antique store owner Mok (Sun Hong Lei) are all in desperate need of money. Fei wants his friend to drive a robbery getaway car but Sam backs out, throwing Fei in trouble with the triads. As the three are arguing, a mysterious man leaves them a map, leading them to an unlikely treasure under the Legislative Council building. All their financial woes seem to …