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Nov. 2003
The Fifth NHK Asian Film Festival Opens in December!

The Fifth NHK Asian Film Festival opens on December 13. Telesis International is in charge of supplying the Japanese subtitles. As always, we enjoy the challenge of translating from a wide range of sometimes exotic languages, including Dari, Persian, Malayalam, and Kazakh, not to mention Chinese. From social criticism to love stories, with settings ranging from traditional societies to modern urban centers, the festival is a showcase for the staggering diversity that is Asia.

* Period: December 13 (Saturday) to December 21 (Sunday)
* Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Hall (Inside Yebisu Garden Place)

Directed by Siddiq Barmak (Afghanistan)

This work depicts the life of a young girl under the oppressive Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Bringing human drama to life with its dry images, it has the same visual beauty that has typified Iranian movies in recent years. Winner of special mention by the Camera d'Or jury at Cannes, the CICAE Award and the Cannes Junior 2003 Award, OSAMA has captured the imagination of film audiences around the world.

A Story That Begins at the End
Directed by Murali Nair (India)

A symbolic story of transformation that depicts the tragedy of a landowner who is left behind by modernization in southern India, this film was shown in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section at Cannes in 2003.

The Hunter
Directde by Serik Aprymov (Kazakhstan)

Set in the scenic grandeur of Central Asia, this film tells the story of a boy who grows and matures through his battle with wolves.

Floating Landscape
Carol Lai (Hong Kong)

This love story depicts a woman who visits Qingdao from Hong Kong in search of memories of her dead lover. Carol Lai's delicate sensibility infuses the images of the beautiful streets of Qingdao. The film is also notable for its cast, including such Chinese and Hong Kong stars as Karena Lam, Ekin Cheng, and Lie Ye. Floating Landscape was selected to participate in the official competition of the 2003 Venice International Film Festival.

FIVE Dedicated to Ozu
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami (Iran)

This homage to Japanese film director Yasujiro Ozu, who had a tremendous impact on filmmaking throughout the world, is presented by one of Iran's foremost film directors, Abbas Kiarostami.

Updated November 5, 2003
On Sale Now!
Video: Noam Chomsky on the Post-Iraq World

On September 11 2003, 1,800 people participated in "Noam Chomsky: What Can We Do in View of 9/11? an Event for 2,222 People in Nakano Sun Plaza." The event was full of people unafraid to talk about war and peace, the world and Japan, and to confront their own ways of life. The video Noam Chomsky on the Post-Iraq World, which contains Noam Chomsky's latest interviews, was shown at the gathering. Now it is available for sale for those who missed the event but still wish to engage their minds with one of the most important issues of our day.

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Updated October 10
Theater programs for the film LISA on sale!
Get your theater program with all the pertinent information about the film LISA.

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Updated October 1
Film LISA Set for Broadcasting!
LISA (Belgian-Swiss production)

Telesis International and SIGLO jointly distributed the film LISA in Japan. Now it's scheduled to be broadcast on NHK's BS2 channel.

Brussels, Belgium. Lisa, a woman with a passion for life, must face the fact that she is HIV-positive in a sensitive and pure portrayal of what it means to live and love.

Broadcast Date: November 12 (Wednesday) (Late night on NHK BS2's Midnight Theater"
Updated August 27
Daughter from Yan'an
Directed by Kaoru IKEYA (NHK, 2001)

This film, which was converted from an HDTV documentary subtitled in Japanese and English by Telesis International, is now ready for general release. The story recounts the efforts of He Haixia to find her father, a former Red Guard who had had an affair with her mother while "sent down" to Yan'an during the Cultural Revolution, only to abandon her when he returned to Beijing. Presenting a close-up view of lives buffeted by the tides of history, this stunning full-length documentary lets the subjects speak for themselves without narration. Shown to high acclaim at the Berlin International Film Festival and awarded the Grand Prize for the Best Documentary Film above 30 minutes at the 37th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, it is a riveting and heartbreaking tale of adversity and redemption. Don't miss your chance to see it in the theater!
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Latest Video Interview with Noam Chomsky! (Taped in July 2003)

On September 11, two years after the terrorist attacks in New York, a video titled Noam Chomsky on the Post-Iraq World will be screened at an event in Nakano Sun Plaza. Telesis International subtitled the video in Japanese.

"Noam Chomsky: What Can We Do in View of 9/11? An Event for 2,222 People in Nakano Sunplaza"

Date: September 11, 2003 (Thursday)
Venue: Nakano Sunplaza (Concert Hall)
Time: 18:30-
(Sponsored by the 9.11 Implementation Committee with the cooperation of City TV NAKANO)

Updated August 20, 2003
Telesis International selected to participate in the production of the film The Crying Wind, directed by Yoichi HIGASHI with original book and screenplay by Shun MEDORUMA!

Akutagawa Prize-winner Shun MEDORUMA wrote the acclaimed book The Crying Wind. Now he's teaming up with director Yoichi HIGASHI (Village of Dreams, My Grandpa) to produce a movie version being filmed in Okinawa this summer. Look for its release in 2004!

DVD of the hit movie Hush! goes on sale!
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