Terracotta Far East Film Festival in conjunction with the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office, London will hold a new film festival in London, starting Monday 2nd July, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China. It's a great programme of films which I am very pleased includes some classic Shaw Brothers movies:
The classic cult Gordon Liu movie with the wonderful wooden men fighting sequence. The script was co-written by legendary HK actor and loveable cheeky chappie Eric Tsang!
Showing with 36 Chambers in a double bill is the 1967 classic One Armed Swordsman. This is the connoisseur's choice - RZA from Wu Tang Clan cites this as his favourite kung fu film.
Along with these vintage goodies there are a range of contemporary films and some recent auteur picks from e.g. Johnny To.
There will also be Q&As with special guests actor Jimmy Wang Yu and producer Roger Lee and acclaimed directors Fung Chih Chiang and Jessey Tsang.
Full festival line up here: http://hk15filmfestival.com/
All movies showing at the Odeon West End. Just a mere dumpling's throw from Chinatown so you can fill up on lo pak ko before the screenings.