Events in UCIS

Sunday, September 23

5:00 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival: Mori, The Artist's Habitat
Location:
Seventh Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
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2018 | Japan | 99 minutes | Drama
Director: Shuichi Okita

SYNOPSIS: Painter Mori and his wife Hideko live surrounded by gardens and pastures away from the hustle and bustle of city life for their 52 years of marriage. For the last 30 years, Mori has scarcely left his home, preferring to lay among the critters around his home, painting while Hideko attends to visitors. But when developers decide to build a condominium next door, the small paradise the couple have created is at risk, so Mori and Hideko decide to take action to protect the garden that they cherish. Taking place in the more affable social atmosphere of the 1970's, Mori, the Artist's Habitat humorously depicts a summer-day-in-the-life of an elderly couple you'll grow to love and root for.

5:30 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival: The Return
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
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2018 | Denmark/South Korea | 85 Minutes | Drama/Hybrid
Director: Malene Choi

SYNOPSIS: Based on director Malene Choi's personal experience and on stories shared by adoptees Malene encountered in Seoul while shooting the film, The Return tells the story of two Danish-Korean adoptees returning for the first time to the country where they were born. Intrigued by the spirit of their motherland and confronted with the personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet in Seoul, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces them both to question their own identity and destiny. Quirky, yet understated and touching, The Return asks us to consider the nature vs. nurture debate on a more personal level than ever before.

7:30 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival: Marlina the Murder in Four Acts
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization
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2017 | Indonesia, France, Malaysia, Thailand | 93 minutes | Revenge Thriller
Director: Mouly Surya

SYNOPSIS: In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed of her cattle. To defend herself, she kills several men of the gang. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey of empowerment and redemption. But the road is long especially when the ghost of her headless victim begins to haunt her. This gripping revenge thriller shows Marlina in a personified feminist rage like no other that will audiences talking about it for years to come.