Thankfully fellow Resonance FM presenter Alex Fitch stepped in. Alex is also the assistant editor of 'Electric Sheep' film magazine and was joined by the editor of the magazine Virginie Selavy to discuss East Asian films showing at the London Film Festival - e.g. 'The Samurai That Night', 'Nameless Gangster', 'For Love's Sake' and 'Helpless'(still from this film is pictured here).
Alex and Virginie also discussed Filipino cinema - in particular Virginie recommended 'Mondo Manilla' by independent filmmaker Khavn and 'The Woman in the Septic Tank' dir. by Marlon Rivera.
UK DVD releases from Third Windows were also highlighted: 'Kotoko' and 'Tetsuo I & II' by cult director Shinya Tsukamoto. The Terracotta Festival tour was mentioned too (currently at the Genesis cinema in Mile End London).
Vintage northern soul vinyl was supplied by Virginie and Alex kindly provided dim sum lunchbox snacks (blueberry oreos and sweet potato crispy bars).
For all the Electric Sheep reviews of East Asian films at the 56th LFF see: http://www.electricsheepmagazine.co.uk/news/2012/10/22/east-asian-films-at-the-56th-london-film-festival/
Virginie is a member of the fab all-girl dancing troupe The Actionettes.
'Kotoko' and 'Tetsuo I & II' by cult director Shinya Tsukamoto are covered in my next blog post where reviews are contributed by writer Calum Syers…..
- Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Santa Esmeralda (The Good, The Bad and The Weird OST)
- Dance theme - Koji Endo (Sukiyaki Western Django OST)
- Violent Love (Ai to Makoto) - Satoshi Tsumabuki
- Twiggy Twiggy - Pizzicato Five (Austin Powers OST)
- Humpty Dumpty - The Vogues
- Here Comes That Feeling - Brenda Lee
- What Shall I Do - Frankie and the Classicals
- Theme from The Godfather - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra