Festival Opening & Special Presentation
The Festival opens its 28th edition with the second feature from independent Chinese director Vivian Qu, Angels Wear White. Qu’s sophomore effort is a bold and uncompromising drama – focusing on the unheard voices of the underprivileged minority.
Across the 11-day Festival, the Special Presentation section brings a gala showcase of some of the most anticipated films from today’s leading and upcoming directors: Indian director Anup Singh’s The Song of Scorpions, headlined by esteemed Indian actor Irrfan Khan; an exciting co-directed feature, The White Girl, from newcomer Jenny Suen and renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle; and New York University Tisch Asia alumni, Atusko Hiranayagi’s touching debut comedy, Oh Lucy!, about cultural clashes, starring Josh Hartnett.
Angels Wear White
In the wake of a crime, three girls find themselves entangled within a web of deceit and shadowy actions maneuvered by a male dominated bureaucracy.
Dir. Vivian Qu
A lonely Japanese woman finds solace in her English teacher in this bittersweet and quirky road movie about cultural differences.
Dir. Atsuko Hirayanagi
Japan, USA (2017)
The Song of Scorpions
A twisted tale of love between a camel trader and a mystical singer plays out amidst the breathtaking scenery in the deserts of Rajasthan.
Dir. Anup Singh
Switzerland, France, India, Singapore (2017)