Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Far East Film Festival

The Tiger Festival runs 29th May - 8th June in London at the ICA and Brighton.
Highlights include a documentary on Chinese Hip Hop Follow Your Heart, a Thai comedy 7 Days to Leave My Wife (pictured) and a Japanese musical Memories of Matsuko. Plus the Johnny To schizo police thriller Mad Detective and if that's not enough how about a very big monster in the Korean D-War?
See www.tigerfestival.com for details.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Koo Mei 顧媚

I recently purchased this Koo Mei record, lovely. Very In The Mood for Love. Koo Mei is on the Shanghai Lounge Divas CD and was a very popular singer in the 50's and 60's. You can see a clip of her singing in a Shaw Brothers movie (I presume as the logo keeps appearing!) on You Tube:

Singalong if you can read Chinese! More about Koo Mei's film career here: