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Little Big Soldier (2010)

Stoo reports in from the 2010 Terracotta Far East Film Festival and he’s got a review of a very special movie, 2010’s Little Big Soldier. Starring Jackie Chan. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Reasons why you should go to Terracotta Film Fest!

With the Terracotta Far East Film Festival a week away, I thought it would be good to mention the reasons on why you should attend! They’ve got everything from 20th Century Boys to Cow! I invite you to read the full post and enlighten yourself to the 5 Reasons why you should go to Terracotta Film Fest! Read the rest of this entry »

Terracotta Far East Festival 2010

Terracotta Distribution are hosting thier second annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival in London, this May. They are present its choice films from the Far East! From Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th May 2010, they invite you to indulge in a fantastic lineup of 15 hand-picked films from Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand.

The festival opens with the UK Premier of Little Big Soldier starring Jackie Chan and closes with another exclusive premier; Bodyguards and Assassins starring Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Donnie Yen.

Some notable highlights include; Double Golden Horse Award Winner – Cow, Johnnie To’s Cannes Official Selection – Vengeance and Soi Cheang’s Accident starring Louis Koo! Read the rest of this entry »

Glasgow Film Festival 2010

GFF announced their programme for the Festival, I’ve skimmed through it and there is half a dozen flicks which you Glaswegian Asian Cinema fans! In order of their screening;

There is many more which goes under their season of “Departures – New Japanese Cinema”. Find all the information you need to know here. All movies mentioned in our Tags below etc.

Ivy Ho’s Directorial Debut Launches Film Season UK Autumn Tour

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Cornerhouse have sent out a Press Release about Visible Secrets going on tour;

A new Cornerhouse touring film season Visible Secrets, is set to celebrate and highlight Hong Kong’s female film directors in major cities across the UK this autumn. Launching this celebration is Ivy Ho’s directorial debut Claustrophobia, starring Hong Kong megastars Karena Lam and Ekin Cheng.

Claustrophobia, will launch the UK wide tour of Visible Secrets with a special gala screening at Curzon, Mayfair in London on Monday 02 November.

Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Filmmakers will tour to venues across the UK including: New Park Chichester, Eden Court Inverness, Pictureville Bradford, Showroom Sheffield, Broadway Nottingham, Watershed Bristol, QUAD Derby, Chapter Cardiff and Barn Dartington.

POF 57 guest Paul Loudon has done a terrific job bringing us several excellent reviews, which we will do a final post with all the highlights and a very special interview.

Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Filmmakers

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Manchester you lucky devils.  This autumn, Manchester’s Cornerhouse will showcase the work of female directors from Hong Kong as part of Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Filmmakers. The season will celebrate the imagination and vibrancy of these directors and their work through an exciting programme of screenings, events and special guests.

Named after Ann Hui’s “Visible Secret”, Cornerhouse will be showing several movies from Hui’s career; July Rhapsody (starring Jacky Cheung), Night and Fog, The Postmordern Life of My Aunt (starring the man – Chow Yun-Fat), The Way We Are, Goddess of Mercy and Visible Secret (Eason Chan and Shu Qi).

Cornerhouse have a selection notable female directors making apperances, they have Special Guest award winning director Yan Yan Mak. Mak will introduce her new documentary The Decameron (2009) on Sat 31
October. Tsang Tsui Shan will be present (Fri 30 October) to introduce her debut, award-winning feature Lovers on the Road (2008). On Tuesday 3rd November screen writer Ivy Ho will be in person to introduce her directorial debut; Claustrophobia (2008) starring Karena Lam and Ekin Cheng.

Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Filmmakers is a UK-first season of new films sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London. The Festival is running from Friday 9th October to Tuesday 3rd November at Cornerhouse, Manchester.

Please download the festivals program here, they are showing some great films and this possibly the only chance you’ll get to see two movies starring Ekin Cheng shown in Manchester! Think about it people!

Download the Festivals Program Here (.PDF File)

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