Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hong Kong in the 60s FREE EP Download

The trio have been busy, download their free EP here.
I particularly like The Flower of Quince House.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Listen to my Hero Q & A

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

New Japanese film festival Zipangu Fest

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.

Chow Yun Fat Confucius Competition Winner

And the winner is....
Jessica Collins with this poem:

chow yun fat
is the big cat
when he sat
on the kung-fu mat
he said...
"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.)