Dreaming of that perfect vacation? A sweet respite from the doldrums of the everyday? Calling all frequent flyers and weekend warriors! This June, make Oldham Theatre your destination of choice as the Asian Film Archive presents Seasons in the Sun, a selection of films that pays tribute to the sunny getaways that have eluded us this past year.
A relaxing ritual activity filled with unbridled leisure, travel often brings us more than we bargained for. In many ways it is a parallel reality, a concentrated capsule of time and space, where emotions are heightened in an intoxicating reverie. And before we know, it all comes to an end, save for the memories and stories.
Where actual travel is curtailed, cinema can offer itself as a portal, a sensorial proxy through which we may find an escape. Awkward trips through the south of France; illicit affairs in the Korean hillside; strange encounters on the coasts of Japan – experience the thrills and troubles of the holidays, where love, heartbreak, wonder and dispassion are all part of the itinerary.
Selected films (Tourism, Ariel & Olivia and Before Summer Ends) for Seasons in the Sun will be available online on Vimeo On Demand from 31 May 2021 to 13 June 2021.
All films will screen at Oldham Theatre from 19 June to 10 July 2021.
The films in the lineup are:
Ariel & Olivia (2016), dir. Kan Lume, Singapore
Saturday, 19 June 2021, 4pm
Sunday, 27 June 2021, 2pm
Before Summer Ends (Avant la fin de l’été) (2017), dir. Maryam Goormaghtigh, Switzerland/France
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 2pm
Sunday, 4 July 2021, 5pm
Bhaji on the Beach (1993), dir. Gurinder Chadha, UK
Saturday, 3 July 2021, 8pm
Saturday, 10 July 2021, 4pm
Megane (めがね / Glasses) (2007), dir. Naoko Ogigami, Japan
Sunday, 4 July 2021, 2pm
Friday, 9 July 2021, 8pm
The Power of Kangwon Province (강원도의 힘 / Kangwondo eui him) (1998), dir. Hong Sang-soo, South Korea
Saturday, 26 June 2021, 8pm
Friday, 2 July 2021, 8pm
Tourism (2018), dir. Daisuke Miyazaki, Japan/Singapore
Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 8pm
Sunday, 27 June 2021, 5pm
The Seasons in the Sun programme will run both online on AFA’s Vimeo Channel and at Oldham Theatre.
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Do note that Oldham Theatre does not play ads and screenings will start promptly. Arrive early so as not to disrupt the screenings. All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online to be able to secure a seat. Seats are limited due to social distancing regulations. If you choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, cashless payment is preferred.
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