06-24 November 2019

Festivals & Events

New American Perspectives

37 SECONDS
37 SECONDS

HIKARI
Japan
Feature film

Yuma is a talented adult manga artist with cerebral palsy. When a publisher tells her she must first gain more “experience,” Yuma sets out on a journey to explore her physical, creative, and sexual autonomy.

ASIAN IN AMERICA
ASIAN IN AMERICA


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Fine dining meets virtual reality in this multisensory celebration of asian american culture and identity.

GO BACK TO CHINA
GO BACK TO CHINA

Emily TING
United States, Hong Kong, China
Feature film

After burning through her trust fund, spoiled rich girl Sasha Li is forced to go back to China to work in the family's business. While reconnecting with her estranged family, she also learns about herself.

HIFF TALKS: NEW AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
HIFF TALKS: NEW AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES


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As part of 2019’s New American Perspective’s program presented in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, HIFF will present a FREE panel discussion with the five filmmakers spotlighted in this year’s program.

LINGUA FRANCA
LINGUA FRANCA

Isabel SANDOVAL
United States, Philippines
Feature film

Olivia is a domestic caregiver and transgender woman who becomes romantically involved with her employer’s adult grandson in the pursuit of a marriage-based green card, facing many intersecting hurdles along the way.

THE PERFECT CANDIDATE
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE

Haifaa AL-MANSOUR
Saudi Arabia, Germany
Feature film

A determined young Saudi doctor’s surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate. Director Haifaa Al-Mansour (WADJDA), Saudi Arabia’s first female Saudi filmmaker, returns to her homeland with a tale of one woman's quest to challenge not only the system but also herself.

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