The Land Of Many Palaces

IDFA2015 is proud to announce the Official Selections to be screened at this year’s Film Award & Festival in Kobe, Japan.

Official Selection – Newcomer Feature
The Land of Many Palaces
Directed by Adam James Smith & Song Ting

In Ordos, China, thousands of farmers are being relocated into a new city under a government plan to modernize the region. “The Land of Many Palaces” follows a government official whose job is to convince these farmers that their lives will be better off in the city, and a farmer in one of the last remaining villages in the region who is pressured to move. The film explores a process that will take shape on an enormous scale across China, since the central government announced plans to relocate 250 million farmers to cities across the nation over the next 20 years.

Chinese Language
English Subtitles Available

IDFA2015 Competition Screening is Saturday, November 14th 3pm-5pm at the Art Center of Kobe.

Advance tickets ¥1500

Tickets available at http://iaforfilmaward.org/en/festival/

Posted by Shawn Mahler

Los Angeles native Shawn Mahler has a wealth of experience working on film, video, and theater productions in the United States and Japan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Theory and Production from the University of California, Irvine. Shawn has spent over ten years in Japan where he has worked with numerous industry professionals to develop television shows, movies, and theatrical productions.