7:30 PM, 23rd August, 2019
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF BULGARIA
In the icy wilderness somewhere near the Arctic Circle, Nanook and Sedna live in their yurt on the tundra just as their forefathers had done before them. But things are changing: the snow season is getting shorter, their food supply is threatened, and their daughter, Ága, has left them for work elsewhere. But when Sedna falls ill, Nanook sets out on a journey to find his daughter and reconcile their relationship before it’s too late.
Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov’s acclaimed sophomore film is intimate and epic at the same time, as it follows the life of the Inuit couple alone in the ethereal wilderness. Be sure to see this on the big screen.
9:10 PM, 23rd August, 2019
Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei is the subject of this documentary that explores the world of high fashion and the art of her designs. Guo grew up under the oppression of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, where a young girl could never wear a dress of her favourite colour, hence the film’s title.
As directed by New Zealand filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly, Yellow is Forbidden traces the rise of Guo and her extravagant, captivating and sometimes outlandish creations. The film is a visual feast where garments gush with colours and craft in intricate beauty as we follow Guo on her journey to be recognised by the elite and exclusive world of European haute couture.