Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Pictured: Maggie Cheung Man Yuk in Hero : "Rashomon in colour" - cinematographer Christopher Doyle
The Q&A I did for the Electric Sheep Film Club at the Prince Charles cinema is now online:
Here you can listen to me discuss Zhang Yimou's wuxia epic with Alex Fitch, Assistant Editor of Electric Sheep Film Magazine and presenter of the weekly show on comics, Panel Borders, on Resonance FM.
Monday, November 08, 2010
The first UK‐wide festival devoted to Japanese film starts later this month. Zipangu Fest will introduce works new and old, previously unseen by mainstream UK film audiences, to demonstrate the many identities of Japan as depicted by some of the country’s most exciting and revered talents.
November 23‐28 2010 @ several London venues and also nationwide, see the site for details:
There is also a Japanese themed exhibit on at London's Barbican Centre: Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion with loads of events happening.
And the winner is....
Jessica Collins with this poem:
chow yun fat
is the big cat
when he sat
on the kung-fu mat
"i like it like that"
Well done Jessica, a copy of Confucius on DVD is on its way to you. The competition is now closed, thank you for your entries.
(The above picture shows Chow Yun Fat as Confucius with mainland actress Zhou Xun who plays concubine Nan-zi, adding a bit of glamour to the proceedings.)