Golden Durian Award

One more year, Barcelona hosts one of the most interesting film festivals on the current scene, the Festival de Cine asiatico de Barcelona BAFF 2009. From April 30 to May 10, the city of Barcelona will be witness of the greatest showcase of Asian cinema of Spain. The event, led by Carlos R. Rios and Amaia Torrecilla and organized by 100.000 retinas, celebrates its 11th Edition with more acceptance than ever before and bets on Japan as a new promise of Asian lands. This year presented many novelties: the NETPAC Award for best Asian film presented at other festivals like Venice, Cannes, Rotterdam or Berlin; shall be granted for the first time the emerging section will be created for new directors, future promises of cinema and their works; the guest country for new sections that will focus in all cities, directors and film themes has been removed. The awards will be divided into the following sections: the Golden Durian Award for best film, annual award given by the Casa Asia with 6,000 euros in reward to a director whose filmography does not exceed three films; the d-cinema award, which is given to the best tape made in such formed; and the prize Cinematk, which will distribute throughout Spain by the award-winning film and his pass in exclusive premiere for television in channel Cinematk.

This year will include 14 films in the official section arrivals from countries such as Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Korea South, Malaysia and China/Hong Kong, among others. It emphasizes the participation of a large number of new directors, but also involved others already consolidated as Naomi Kawase, presenting his last tape. Addition, BAFF will have the honour of presenting in Spain Ribbon winner of a? scar Departures of Yojiro Takita. Other major titles are Ocean Flame, Blind pig who want to fly, Junji Sakamoto (Chameleon), Kim Ki-duk (Dream), Takeshi Kitano (Achilles and the) Tortoise) between as much cutting-edge work, hard to make a list of the best of the festival. The festival’s venues will be the CCCB, Aribau Club, the Cultural space of Caja Madrid 2 room and cinema Rex.

The entries, which can be purchased ahead of time at telentrada.com and servicaixa.com, will have a price of 6 euros, per individual session of 25 euro, for 5 sessions, and 45 euros for 10 sessions. BAFF has helped to dust off the Asian cinema and out of drawer considered cult cinema. 10 Years to this part, it has discovered great talents who are now heavyweights of the contemporary film scene. Now rent your apartments in Barcelona and enjoy best Asian film in the city of Barcelona. Original author and source of the article

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