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See 2013 Schedule for APCC Movie of the Month


< APCC Movie Night 2013>


May 16th: Tuya’s Marriage (2006)

Set in Inner Mongolia, a physical setback causes a young woman to choose a suitor who can take care of her, as well as her disabled husband.

Country: China

Runtime: 86 min

Director: Quan'an Wang

Stars: Nan Yu, Ba'toer, Sen'ge


Jun 20th: Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.

Country: Australia

Runtime: 94 min

Director :Phillip Noyce

Stars: Evelyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan


Jul 18th: Tampopo (1985)

A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

Country: Japan

Runtime: 114 min

Director ::Jûzô Itami

Stars: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Ken Watanabe


Aug 15th: Wonderful Town (2007)


After the tsunami struck the coast town of Takua Pa, young architect Ton moves in town to develop a construction project and settles in a small hotel run by Na, a young sensitive local girl. They begin a secret love affair, but soon rumors spread and they meet with strong opposition from the town's residents.


Country: Thailand

Runtime: 92 min.

Director: Aditya Assarat

Stars: Anchalee Saisoontorn, Supphasit Kansen, Dul Yaambunying


Sep 19th:Water (2005)

The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.

Country: India

Runtime: 117 min

Director: Deepa Mehta

Stars: Sarala Karlyawasam, Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray 


Oct 17th: Crying Ladies (2003)

A heart warmingl comedy about three women who cry at funerals, professionally. The story revolves around three ladies who each have their own story to tell, with their own struggles and challenges to face.


Country: Philippines

Runtime: 110 min

Director: Mark Meily

Stars: Sharon Cuneta, Hilda Koronel, Angel Aquino


Nov 21th: Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)

A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.


Country:  Taiwan/USA

Runtime: 124 min

Director: Ang Lee

Stars: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu


Dec 19th: Love Letters (1995)


Hiroko Watanabe's fiancé Itsuki died two years earlier in a mountain climbing accident. While looking through his high school yearbook, Hiroko in a fit of grief decides to write a letter to him using his old school address. Surprisingly she receives a reply, not from the dead Itsuki, but from a woman with the same name whom had known Hiroko's fiancé in school. A relationship develops between the two women as they continue to exchange letters and share memories of the dead Itsuki.


Country: Japan

Runtime: 117 min.

Director: Shunji Iwai

Stars: Miho Nakayama, Etsushi Toyokawa, Bunjaku Han

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