Suu and Uchikawa, a film made by Nathanael Carton, third year student at the Graduate Film Department of Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore is in the official selections of the 64th Cannes Film Festival 2011 Cinéfondation.
Selected from 1,589 entries by 360 film schools all over the world, Suu and Uchikawa is one of 16 films from 11 countries in the Cinéfondation selection. It will be vying for one of the top three prizes at Cannes this year.
Shot in Japan, Suu and Uchikawa is a film about an elderly Japanese man and his young Burmese partner. They find their union at threat when the immigration services discover that she resides in Japan illegally.
Nathanael has also earned the Panavision Grand Jury Award for his documentary “Jonathan’s Home” and is currently developing two feature projects: a narrative film about a young French couple who moved to Tokyo in the 1980s and raised a family as well as a documentary film exploring the life of director Hiroshi Teshigahara and the art of flower arrangement known in Japan as ikebana.
Created in 1998 and devoted to the search for new talent, the Cinéfondation selects fifteen to twenty short and medium-length works each year from film schools all over the world. The Cinéfondation selection forms part of the Official Selection and the selected films are presented to the Cinéfondation and Shorts Jury, which awards a prize to the best three at an official Festival ceremony.
Student Academy Awards Region Three Semifinals: A Cambodian Snack by Garret Atlakson
A Cambodian Snack by Garret Atlakson, second year student at the Graduate Film Department of New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia is in the region three semi-finals of the Student Academy Awards.
A Cambodian Snack is about hunters from a remote Cambodian village. These hunters scour the countryside with staves and hoes hoping to bag eight-legged creatures living in the ground. Back at home they fry them up over an open fire for a special snack the whole family can enjoy.