The 14th Udine Far East Film Festival to Open on 20 April

2012-04-11 15:05:30        Chinese Films

The 14th Udine Far East Film Festival opens on 20 April with KANG Hyung-chul's Sunny from South Korea and closes on 28 April with Dante LAM's The Viral Factor from Hong Kong. Kang will attend opening night.

Other guests flying in include Johnnie TO and PANG Ho-cheung from Hong Kong, ZHANG Yuan from the mainland, Giddens from Taiwan, TAKEUCHI Hideki and RENBUTSU Misako from Japan, Effendee MAZLAN from Malaysia and Tanwarin SUKKHAPISIT from Thailand.

The 9-day festival will screen 57 feature films, including 10 titles within the previously announced retrospective of 1970s South Korean cinema. Other highlights include a programme of independent shorts from Hong Kong's Fresh Wave festival, and Zhang Yuan's "Unspoiled Brats" photo exhibition, now retitled "Beijing Flickers".

Within a wide-ranging programme that tracks trends in recent Asian cinema, the festival also turns its attention to the recent box office turnarounds in Taiwan (You Are the Apple of My Eye, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale) and Hong Kong (Nightfall, Love in the Buff), with several of the films' directors and writers in attendance.

This year's festival trailer, by Filipino film-maker Quark HENARES, stars Ramon Bautista from the director's Rakenrol, which received its world premiere at last year's edition. Trailers in previous years have been directed by regular guests Pang Ho-cheung, from Hong Kong, and Joko ANWAR, from Indonesia.

FAR EAST FILM 2012 FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS

■The 33D Invader; dir. Cash CHIN [Hong Kong, China]

■Afro Tanaka; dir. MATSUI Daigo [Japan]

■Already Famous; dir. Michelle CHONG [Singapore]

■Blind; dir. AHN Sang-hoon | [South Korea]

■The Bounty; dir. Andrew FUNG [Hong Kong, China]

■The Cockfighters (2009); dir. JIN Rui [China]

■Dangerously Excited; dir. KOO Ja-hong [South Korea]

■East Meets West 2011; dir. Jeff LAU [China, Hong Kong]

■The Egoists; dir. HIROKI Ryuichi [Japan]

■The Front Line; dir. JANG Hoon [South Korea]

■The Great Magician; dir. Derek YEE [China, Hong Kong]

■Hard Romanticker; dir. GU Su-yeon [Japan]

■It Gets Better; dir. Tanwarin SUKKHAPISIT [Thailand]

■Kentut; dir. Aria KUSUMADEWA [Indonesia]

■A Kick from Heaven Tendangan dari Langit; dir. Hanung BRAMANTYO [Indonesia]

■Kora; dir. DU Jiayi [China, Taiwan]

■Love; dir. Doze NIU [China, Taiwan]

■Love in a Puff (2010); dir. PANG Ho-cheung [Hong Kong, China]

■Love in the Buff; dir. PANG Ho-cheung [China, Hong Kong]

■Love Is Not Blind; dir. TENG Huatao [China]

■Love Strikes!; dir. ONE Hitoshi [Japan]

■The Man Behind the Courtyard House (2010); dir. FEI Xing [China]

■Mitsuko Delivers; dir. ISHII Yuya [Japan]

■Moby Dick; dir. PARK In-je [South Korea]

■My Own Swordsman; dir. SHANG Jing [China]

■My Secret Partner; dir. PARK Heon-su [South Korea]

■Nightfall; dir. Roy CHOW [Hong Kong, China]

■Penny Pinchers; dir. KIM Jeong-hwan[South Korea]

■Punch dir. LEE Han [South Korea]

■Rent-a-Cat; dir. OGIGAMI Naoko [Japan]

■Return to Murder Bunohan; dir. Dain Iskandar SAID [Malaysia, US]

■River; dir. HIROKI Ryuichi [Japan]

■Romancing in Thin Air; dir. Johnnie TO [China, Hong Kong]

■Silenced; dir. HWANG Dong-hyuk [South Korea]

■Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay; dir. Antoinette H. JADAONE [Philippines]

■Song of Silence; dir. CHEN Zhuo [China]

■Songlap; dirs. Effendee MAZLAN, Fariza AZLINA [Malaysia]

■Sukiyaki; dir. MAEDA Tetsu [Japan]

■Sunny; dir. KANG Hyung-chul [South Korea]

■Thermae Romae; dir. TAKEUCHI Hideki [Japan]

■Unbowed; dir. CHUNG Ji-young [South Korea]

■The Viral Factor; dir. Dante LAM [China, Hong Kong]

■Vulgaria; dir. PANG Ho-cheung [Hong Kong, China]

■Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale; dir. WEI Te-sheng [Taiwan, China]

■The Woman in the Septic Tank Ang babae sa septic tank; dir. Marlon N. RIVERA [Philippines]

■The Woodsman and the Rain; dir. OKITA Shuichi[Japan]

■You are the Apple of My Eye; dir. Giddens [Taiwan, China]

Source: Film Business Asia

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