We are proud to announce that Cameo, a top distribution company for independent home cinema in Spain, has released in DVD and Blu-ray the short film awarded with the Best Short Film Prize in Horror Short Film Contest on the 2014 edition of our Molins Horror Film Festival. We are talking about Piano, an amazing 18 minutes short film from South Korea by Cho Young-Jun that was also awarded with the Young Jury’s Prize.
A great piece of horror that you can enjoy along with Cameo‘s edition of the also astonishing movie The Assassin (Nie yin niang), by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, wiiner of the Best Director Award at 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Piano‘s main actress, Kang Sun-Ku, was also awarded with Victor Israel’s Prize for the Best Acting. A very interesting double content proposal that you can already rent and that we strongly recommend.
Original title: Piano
Lenght: 18 min.
Country: South Korea
Director: Cho Young-jun
Cast: Park Jun-Hee, Kang Sun-Ku, Lee You-Jung
Sinopsys: After the death of her pianist, Seo-Yul drops her dancing career, but her pian seems determined to convince her to keep dancing.
Since the 23rd of march The Assassin is available for rent in DVD and Blu-ray and the next 11th of may it will be realeased for sale. The Blu-ray edition, apart from including the mentioned short film, will be presented with a sheath and a libretto with texts from Caimán, Cuadernos de Cine. The disk wll b ein the peculiar 1.37:1 1080p original image format and Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio in Mandarin and Spanish.
Title: The Assassin
Original title: Nie yin niang
Length: 105 min.
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Script: Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Chu Tien-Wen, A. Cheng
Music: Giong Lim
Cinematography: Mark Lee
Cast: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ethan Juan, Nikki Hsieh, Ni Dahong, Zhang Shijun, Michael Chang, Jiang Wen, Zuo Xiaoqing, Xu Fan, Tadanobu Asano, Zhou Yunin
Production: Coproduction Taiwan-China
Sinopsys: China, IX century. Nie Yinniang, the ten years daughter of a general, is kidnapped by a nun that initiates her in marcial arts, transforming her in an extraordinary assassin with the mission to kill corrupt and cruel local governors. One that, after failing a mission, her teacher sends her to the place where she was born and commands her to kill the man she was promised to, the leader of military forces controlling the north of China.
After being exiled for 13 years, the young woman has to face her parents, her memories and the feelings she has been holding for a long time. Nie Yinniang sees herself forced to choose in ordenr to follow her teacher orders between the man she loves and breaking her compromise to the sacred order of assassins.
2015: Cannes Film Festival: FBest Director
2015: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Language Film
2015: Satellite Awards: Best Costume Design. 2 nominations
2015: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Language Film
2015: Chicago Critics Assosiation: 2 nominations including Best Foreign Language Film