Friday, June 29, 2012

Hong Kong Film Festival starts in London next week

HK15 comes to town!

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:

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.

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