Monday, March 19, 2012
Terracotta Far East Film Festival 2012
This year the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is a little bit earlier: 12th - 15th April @ The Prince Charles cinema in London.
I'll be previewing the festival with a special programme on Resonance FM on Friday 30th March @ 8pm GMT. I will joined by festival organiser Joey Leung to discuss the films in this year's festival programme.
There are some exciting films on offer, including a special preview of the new animated classic From Up On Poppy Hill from the legendary Studio Ghibli.
Korean epic My Way opens the festival, with a pan Asian cast of Jang Dong-gun, Joe Odagiri and Fan Bingbing.
The first film ever to be shot in Burma shows on the Friday: Return to Burma / Gui lái dí rén, which depicts the story of Wang Xing-Hong who is living as an immigrant laborer in Taiwan saving his money to return home to Burma.
Friday night also brings some terror to Leicester Square with a special Terror-Cotta (geddit?) triple bill of spine tinglers: Gyo, The Grudge and Zombie 108.
I'm most excited about the European premiere of Daniel Wu & Kevin Spacey film Inseparable! A superhero dark comedy set in HK - with a Hollywood star (also London-lover, Old Vic director and all round nice guy!).
Japanese auteur Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) closes the festival with the UK premiere of 'Himizu'.
For all the details check the festival programme: http://terracottafestival.com/programme/2012