COMING SOON: True Colors Film Festival 2020 – About “One World, One Family”

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 19 November 2020 – True Colors Film Festival (TCFF) runs online from 3 to 12
December 2020. Offering 30 award-winning features and short films from 15
countries including Myanmar, it is presented by The Nippon Foundation. All the
films — about shared human experiences such as connection, hope, dreams, and
transformation — can be streamed for free. 

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Rediscovered and restored
films 

 

The Chess Game of the
Wind
(1976;
Iran), screened only twice in ’76 and presumed lost after the 1979 Iranian
revolution, it was accidentally discovered in a junk shop in 2014 by the
children of filmmaker Mohammed Reza Aslani. Still banned in Iran, it was
smuggled into Paris, where restoration work was overseen by Martin Scorsese’s
non-profit organization, The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project. A family
tale about a paraplegic heiress and predatory men.

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Moral (1982; Philippines) is by Marilou
Díaz-Abaya, known for her ability to spotlight socio-political issues from a
feminist perspective. Restored by ABS-CBN in 2017 as part of a project to
digitally remaster select Filipino films, Moral
is about four women dealing with issues like rape, abortion and sexual freedom
in a patriarchal society.

COMING SOON: True Colors Film Festival 2020 - About "One World, One Family"

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Award-winning films

 

Listen
(2020;
Portugal/United Kingdom), Portugal’s Oscar Entry for Best International Film
and winner of seven awards at the Venice Film Festival 2020. Migrant struggles,
judgments and best intentions gone wrong.

COMING SOON: True Colors Film Festival 2020 - About "One World, One Family"

 

Mental (2008; Japan/United States),
winner of Best Documentary, Busan International Film Festival, and Official
Selection: Berlin International Film Festival. The complex world of a mental
health clinic in Japan and the lives of its patients and staff.

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Darkness and Light (1999; Taiwan), multiple awards including Tokyo Grand Prix, Tokyo Film Festival 1999, Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing, Golden Horse Film Festival 1999. A tale of love and blindness. 

COMING SOON: True Colors Film Festival 2020 - About "One World, One Family"

TCFF’s launch date — 3 December — coincides with International Day of Persons
with Disability. In acknowledgement of the more than 1 billion people in the
world living with disability, TCFF also presents a selection of themed
films: 37 Seconds (2019; Japan), about a young comic book artist with
cerebral palsy, and how she navigates disability while building a career in the
adult manga industry; A Long Journey for the First Steps
(2017; Slovenia), the experiences of Palestinian child victims of war in Gaza
and their rehabilitation; Elsewhere (2015; Italy), the
thoughts of a person with Down Syndrome; Over the Horizon (2017; Russia), a
blind photographer and traveler who shares his world with sighted people; Stand
By Me
(2020; Singapore), 46 artists around the world performing a
stirring rendition of the Ben E. King hit at the height of the global Covid-19 pandemic;
and The
Soul of Sophanna’s Song
(2017; Cambodia), one man’s will to live and
serve against incredible odds.

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Streaming TCFF

Feature
films can be streamed via The Projector
Plus
sign up for free. Features are available
to viewers in most Asia-Pacific countries.

 

Stream the
Short films on True Colors Film Festival
on Vimeo
.

 

Additional
restrictions apply, visit Country Exclusions.

 

COMING SOON: True Colors Film Festival 2020 - About "One World, One Family"

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