Production still from Syndromes and a Century 2006 / Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Image courtesy: Fortissimo Films, Netherlands

The APT5 cinema programs are the first to be presented in the Australian Cinémathèque’s purpose-built cinemas and exhibition gallery at GoMA.

The programs explore the diversity of cinema practice in the Asia–Pacific region. The work of seven filmmakers is showcased in depth: Jackie Chan (Hong Kong), Beck Cole (Warramungu/Luritja people, Australia), Kumar Shahani (India), Sima Urale (Samoa/New Zealand), Việt Linh (Vietnam), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand) and Yang Fudong (China).

Screenings of works by these filmmakers will feature throughout the APT5 exhibition and as part of the Ongoing Program.  In the Cinémathèque’s media gallery there will be a display celebrating Jackie Chan as director, action choreographer and actor. In addition APT5 Cinema includes two major thematic film programs, Japan Fantastic: Before and Beyond Anime 12–28 January 2007 and Hong Kong, Shanghai: Cinema Cities 2 March – 27 May 2007.

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