Before the Flood
Directors: Li Yifan, Yan Yu
The Three Gorges Dam will become world's largest when completed in 2009. This powerful, epic cinematic poem incisively captures the surging waves of time through the changing circumstances of people and towns whose futures lie beneath a deluge of water.
9.16(Sat) 17:20 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.29(Fri) 12:30 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
10.20(Fri) 18:30 @Athenee Francais Cultural Center
THE NETHERLANDS/2005/Dutch/Color, B&W/35mm/70min
Directors: Albert Elings, Eugenie Jansen
Hammer and Flame
UK, INDIA/2005/No dialogue/Color/Video/10min
Director: Vaughan Pilikian
A pastoral farming village in The Netherlands. People and animals, trees and rivers all flow in abundance and in their own time. Seven years of scenes from this hamlet have been etched into film with a limpid cinematic sesibility. Meanwhile, at a demolition site in northern India, a tanker splits open into two. Shattering into pieces by a hammer, melting into flame, the beauty of this very human act is captured in Hammer and Flame.
9.19(Tue) 12:30 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.29(Fri) 15:30 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
10.12(Thu) 19:00 @Athenee Francais Cultural Center
Route 181 - Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel
BELGIUM, FRANCE, UK, GERMANY/2003/Arabic, Hebrew/Color, B&W/Video/270min
Directors: Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan
A journey along the border that divides Palestine drawn by UN Resolution 181. The directors, Israeli Eyal Sivan and Palestinian Michel Khleifi acutely dissect various aspects of reality. A work that exposes current problems and gazes toward the future.
9.17(Sun) 12:30 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.29(Fri) 17:15 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
10.10(Tue) 13:30 @Athenee Francais Cultural Center

Presented by Cinamatrix
Co-presented by Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Organizing Committee, Athenee Francais Cultural Center, The Film School of Tokyo, Polepole Higashinakano

With support from the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)