|The 4th Annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival||Tue, 3 Apr 2012|
The 4th Terracotta Far East Film Festival festival is London’s premier celebration of film from the Far East and shows a selection of the latest titles on the big screen as well as bringing over the big names from the cast and crew of the films being shown for Q&As, master-classes and parties. The event kicks off next week and the organisers have released the full line-up of films on offer which includes a selection of great titles from Taiwan, Burma, China, South Korea and Japan including anime.
Here are some of the films that will be shown!
12th April Opening Film:
My Way is the latest film from Kang Je-Kyu who directed the masterful action drama ‘Shiri’, and tells the story of two marathon runners, one Korean and one Japanese during Japan’s colonisation of Korea who are drafted into the Japanese army, and develop a close friendship through battles in Russia and Germany. It stars familiar actor Jo Odagiri and Jang Dong-gun.
One Mile Above UK premiere
Return to Burma UK premiere
UFO In Her Eyes UK premiere
From Up On Poppy Hill UK premiere
This award winning anime is based on Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsuro Sayama’s 1980’s shoujo manga and is directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyzaki who directed the underrated Tales from Earthsea. Set in 1963 in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics this coming of age tale takes place in Yokohama and follows the life of a high school girl named Umi Komatsuzaki. Her father, a sailor, is missing and her photographer mother travels frequently so she helps run a lodging house with the rest of her family. Umi's efforts to protect the lodging house draws new emotions from her friendship with two boys, Shun Kazama, a school newspaper member and Mizunuma, student council president. Terror Cotta Horror Movie Marathon Night in association with Fright Fest
Gyo International premiere
Gyo is one of the most well known stories from legendary manga-ka Junjo Ito (Tomie, Spiral) who is no stranger to having his weird fiction on the big screen as the numerous Uzumaki live-action film shows. Directed by Takayuki Hirao (Garden of Sinners) and produced by anime studio Ufotable (Garden of Sinnersi, Coyote Ragtime Show) the story concerns a young couple visiting Okinawa and its beautiful beaches when they find themselves caught in the middle of a land invasion by dead fish.
J-horror classic Ju-on tells the tale of a series of people inected with a supernatural curse born from a powerful rage. When volunteer social worker Rika (Megumi Okina) calls at the house of a client she discovers a ghostly presence and unleashes a horrifying evil which consumes anybody who sets foot inside the house. The story is then told from multiple viewpoints as different people find themselves subject to the curses evil effects. This was the first theatrical movie that Takashi Shimizu made and it is arguably still the best in the series. Seeing it on the big screen will make it all the more terrifying.
Zombie 108 UK premiere
Arirang UK premiere
The Woodsman and the Rain European premiere
Monsters Club UK premiere
Seediq Bale UK premiere
Inseparable UK premiere
HIMIZU UK premiere
Himizu had its World Premiere at the 2011 Venice Film Festival where it played In Competition and lead actor Shota Sometani and lead actress Fumi Nikaidou took away major acting awards for their performances. Third Window Films will give it a DVD release later this year. As an added bonus the acting legend that is DenDen who plays a major role in this film will be on hand to introduce the film and take part in a Q&A.
Venue: Prince Charles Cinema 7 Leicester Place London WC2H 7BY
Tickets: £8.00 £7.00 (concessions) £6.50 (PCC Members) Festival Pass £60 (No concessions, excludes Terror Cotta Horror Night) Terror-Cotta Horror Triple Bill £18 (£17.50 PCC Members)
For information including times, locations, and ticket purchasing information please visit the site!
Related: Third Window Films
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