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Asian films at MoMA, NYC. Highway by Deepak Raunuyar

Asian films at MoMA, NYC. Highway by Deepak Raunuyar
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Asian films at MoMA, NYC. Highway by Nepal filmmaker Deepak Raunuyar. A great event, if you have the chance, don’t miss it!

Asian films at MoMA, NYC. Highway by Deepak Raunuyar

Asian films at MoMA, NYC. Highway by Deepak Raunuyar

Asian cinema is fast becoming a cinema without borders. Digital filmmaking and international coproductions are rapidly transforming an industry in which the transnational flow of talent and resources, even between the U.S. and Asia, has become the norm. In the monthly exhibition ContemporAsian, MoMA showcases films that get little exposure outside of their home countries or on the international festival circuit, but which engage the various styles, histories, and changes in Asian cinema. Presented in special weeklong engagements, the films in the series include recent independent gems by both new and established filmmakers whose work represent the rapidly transforming visual culture of the region. Not only are audiences given the rare chance to enjoy these undistributed films on the big screen—they also experience the diversity and richness of Asian cinema in all its many forms.

Highway

2012. Nepal. Directed by Deepak Rauniyar. Screenplay by Abinash Bikram Shah. With Dayahang Rai, Asha Maya Magrati, Shristi Ghimire. A stalled bus full of people in the breathtaking landscapes of eastern Nepal forms the backdrop of nine loosely interconnected stories of travelers who urgently need to reach Katmandu. Deftly moving between past and present—while the passengers attempt to circumvent several bandhs, the illegal protest blockades that plague Nepal’s endless highways—the powerful individual stories unfold to illuminate both universal and culturally specific human problems, adding up to a sweeping social critique that is being hailed by many as a benchmark in the burgeoning Nepalese film industry. Using largely improvised dialogue, nonprofessional actors, and stunning photography, first-time director Rauniyar has established himself as a filmmaker of great ability and visual imagination.

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2 (Introduced by Raunuyar)

Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Theater 2, T2

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2

Monday, April 29, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 4:30 p.m., Theater 1, T1

Organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film.

Asian films. http://www.moma.org/

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