16 Far East Film Festival


Sta per partire la sedicesima edizione del Far East Film Festival. Come sempre saremo lì a monitorare l’evento, a raccogliere materiali per il nostro portale e a festeggiare il decennale di Asian Feast. Per cronache in diretta da Udine seguiteci nei nostri canali FACEBOOK, TWITTER e nel nostro forum.

 

 

 

TUTTI I FILM

 

CHINA (6)

Beijing Love Story, CHEN Sicheng, romance, China 2014, European Premiere

Black Coal, Thin Ice, DIAO Yi’nan, noir, China 2014, Italian Premiere

Einstein and Einstein, CAO Baoping, contemporary drama, China 2013, Italian Premiere

Personal Tailor, FENG Xiaogang, moral comedy, China 2013, International Festival Premiere

Tiny Times 1, GUO Jingming, fashion romantic comedy, China 2013, European Premiere

To Live and Die in Ordos, NING Ying, civil drama, China 2013, Italian Premiere

 

HONG KONG (10)

3D Naked Ambition, LEE Kung-lok, arigato-sex-comedy, Hong Kong, 2014, International Premiere

Aberdeen, PANG Ho-cheung, contemporary drama, Hong Kong 2014, International Premiere

As the Light Goes Out, Derek KWOK, action drama, Hong Kong 2013, European Premiere

Firestorm, Alan YUEN, super action-police drama, Hong Kong 2013, European Premiere

From Vegas to Macau, WONG Jing, crime comedy, Hong Kong 2014, International Festival Premiere

Golden Chickensss, Matt CHOW, hilarious courtesan comedy, Hong Kong, 2014, International Festival Premiere

May We Chat, Philip YUNG, youth-drama, Hong Kong 2014, International Premiere

The Midnight After, Fruit CHAN, apocalyptic black comedy, Hong Kong 2014,  Italian Premiere

 

HK Action-Focus on Dante Lam:

That Demon Within, Dante LAM, überdark thriller, Hong Kong 2014, Italian Premiere

Unbeatable, Dante LAM, action boxing drama, Hong Kong 2013, Italian Premiere

 

INDONESIA (2)

Brontosaurus Love, Fajar NUGROS, comedy, Indonesia 2013, International Festival Premiere

Surprise movie – TBA

 

JAPAN (11)

Be My Baby, Hitoshi ONE, love’n’ lies drama, Japan 2013, European Premiere

Bilocation, MARI Asato, psycho-thriller, Japan 2013,  European Premiere

The Devil’s Path, SHIRAISHI Kazuya, violent crime thriller, Japan 2013, European Premiere

The Eternal Zero, YAMAZAKI Takashi, war action melodrama, Japan 2013, International Festival Premiere

Girl’s Blood, SAKAMOTO Koichi, all-chicks kick-ass contest, Japan 2014, International Festival Premiere

Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats, FUJITA Yosuke, surrealistic comedy, Japan 2014, International Premiere

Hello! Junichi, ISHII Katsuhito, KAWAGUCHI Kanoko, YOSHIOKA Atsushi, children comedy, Japan 2014, European Premiere

My Pretend Girlfriend, YAKUMO Saiji, romance, Japan 2014,  World Premiere

The Snow White Murder Case, NAKAMURA Yoshihiro, web crime drama, Japan 2014 European Premiere

Tamako in Moratorium, YAMASHITA Nobuhiro, youth-dramedy, Japan 2013,  Italian Premiere

Thermae Romae II, TAKEUCHI Hideki, peplum-fantasy, Japan 2014, International Festival Premiere

 

MALAYSIA (1)

The Journey, CHIU Keng Guan, road-movie, Malaysia 2014, European Premiere

 

THE PHILIPPINES (6)

Anita’s Last Cha-cha, Sigrid Andrea P. BERNARDO, sapphic-drama, The Philippines 2013, European Premiere (in collaboration with Torino GLBT Film Festival)

Barber’s Tales, Jun Robles LANA, heartfelt dramedy, The Philippines 2014, European Premiere

Shoot To Kill: Boy Golden, Chito S. ROÑO, pop-action-thriller, The Philippines 2013, International Festival Premiere

Dynamite Fishing, Chito S. ROÑO, political drama, The Philippines 2013, International Festival Premiere

If Only, Jerrold TAROG, contemporary romance, The Philippines 2013, European Premiere

Shift, Siege LEDESMA, metropolitan romantic comedy, The Philippines 2013, European Premiere

 

SOUTH KOREA (8)

The Attorney, YANG Woo-seok, legal drama, South Korea 2013, European Premiere

Broken, LEE Jung-ho, crime drama, South Korea 2014, International Festival Premiere

Cold Eyes, KIM Byung-seo, CHO Ui-seok, action thriller, South Korea 201, Italian Premiere

The Face Reader, HAN Jae-rim, period drama, South Korea 2013, European Premiere

Miss Granny, HWANG Dong-hyuk, fantastic comedy, South Korea 2014, International Festival Premiere

The Terror Live, KIM Byung-woo, suspense thriller, South Korea 2013, European Premiere

Venus Talk, KWON Chil-in, coral comedy-drama, South Korea 2013, International Festival Premiere

Very Ordinary Couple, ROH Deok, romance, South Korea 2013, Italian Premiere

 

TAIWAN (4)

Campus Confidential, LAI Chun-yu Donnie, college nerd comedy, Taiwan 2013, European Premiere

KANO, Umin BOYA, sport-drama, Taiwan 2014, European Premiere

Soul, CHUNG Mong-hong, psychodrama, Taiwan 2013, Italian Premiere

Sweet Alibis, LIEN Yi-Chi, crime comedy, Taiwan 2014, European Premiere

 

THAILAND (1)

Pee Mak, Banjong PISANTHANAKUN, period horror-comedy, Thailandia 2013, European Premiere

 

 

Festival sections

Documentari (4)

Boundless, Ferris LIN, documentary, Hong Kong 2013, European Premiere

Hello?! Orchestra, LEE Cheol-ha, documentary, South Korea 2013, Italian Premiere

The Road to Fame, HAO Wu, documentary, China 2013, Italian Premiere

The Search for Weng Weng, Andrew LEAVOLD, documentary, Australia-The Philippines 2013, European Premiere

 

Classici restaurati in 2k (In A New Hi-Definition Version) – (5)

Flame in the Valley, KIM Soo-young, drama, South Korea 1967 – 2013, European Premiere

Manila in the Claws of Light, Lino BROCKA, drama, The Philippines 1975 – 2013

Nobody’s Child, Richard POH, melodrama, Hong Kong 1960 – 2013

People of the Slums, BAE Chang-ho, social drama, South Korea 1982 – 2013, European Premiere

Good Morning, OZU Yasujiro, comedy-drama, Japan 1959- 2014, European Premiere

 

HK Fresh Wave Shorts 2013

Fall, WONG Yee-lam

Guilty, WAN King-fai

Mrs. PONG, Ho Cheuk-tin

The Tide, YIM Sheung-man

 

 

 

WORLD PREMIERE = First public screening in the world

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL PREMIERE = First festival screening in the world

EUROPEAN PREMIERE = First public screening in Europe

ITALIAN PREMIERE = First public screening in Italy

 

 

TUTTI GLI OSPITI:

CHINA
DIAO Yi’nan, director, Black Coal, Thin ice

 

 

HONG KONG
Pang-Ho CHEUNG, director & producer, Aberdeen
Subi LIANG, producer, Aberdeen

Fruit CHAN, director & producer, The Midnight After
Winnie TSANG, Executive Producer (The Midnight After + May We Chat)

Dante LAM, director, That Demon Whithin / Unbeatable
Candy LEUNG, producer, That Demon Whithin / Unbeatable

Matt CHOW, director, Golden Chickensss
Sandra NG, actress & producer, Golden Chickensss

Chapman TO, Actor, 3D Naked Ambition, Aberdeen, Golden Chickensss, From Vegas to Macau
CHAN Hing Kai, producer & scriptwriter, 3D Naked Ambition
LEE Kung Lok, director, 3D Naked Ambition
HO Miu Ki, scriptwriter, 3D Naked Ambition

Derek KWOK, director & actor, As The Light Goes Out – May We Chat, Aberdeen

Fresh Wave Short Film directors:
HO Cheuk-tin, Mrs. Pong
YIM Sheung-man, The Tide
WAN King-fai, Guilty
WONG Yee-Lam, Fall

 

 

JAPAN
OSHIMA Miyuki, actress, Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats
FUJITA Yosuke, director, Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats
ARAI Naoko, producer, Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats
Adam TOREL, producer, Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats

YAMAMOTO Masashi, producer, Be My Baby
GOTO Yumi, actress, Be My Baby
SHIBATA Chihiro, actress, Be My Baby
NIIKURA Kenta, actor, Be My Baby
UEDA Yuki, actor, Be My Baby
MATSUSHITA Sadaharu, actor, Be My Baby

ASATO Mari, director, Bilocation

TAKEUCHI Hideki, director, Thermae Romae II
INABA Naoto, producer, Thermae Romae II

YAKUMO Saiji, director, My Pretend Girlfriend

 

 

THE PHILIPPINES
Eugene DOMINGO, actress, Barber’s Tale
Jun Robles LANA, director, Barber’s Tale
Ferdy LAPUZ, producer, Barber’s Tale

Joenathann ALANDY, producer, Shift
Siege LEDESMA, director, Shift

Chito ROÑO, director, Shoot To Kill: Boy Golden, Dynamite Fishing

 

 

SOUTH KOREA
HAN Jae Rim, director, The Face Reader

LEE Cheol-ha, director, Hello?! Orchestra

CHO Ui-seok, director, Cold Eyes
Eugene LEE, producer, Cold Eyes

YANG Woo-suk, director, The Attorney

KIM Byung-woo, director, The Terror LIVE
CHUN Ryo-kyoung, producer, The Terror LIVE

KWON Chil-in, director, Venus Talk

ROH Deok, director, Very Ordinary Couple

 

 

THAILANDIA
Banjong PISANTHANAKUN, director, Pee Mak

 

Tra gli ospiti d’onore ci sarà mister Fruit Chan, il più indie dei registi from HK, e presenterà al pubblico il suo ultimo geniale lavoro cinematografico The Midnight After (il talk di approfondimento, poi, vedrà impegnato Marco Müller grande conoscitore del cinema di Fruit Chan). Un’eccentrica e assurda commedia horror-surreale che racconta, metaforicamente, la grande ossessione di Hong Kong per la “data di scadenza”. Ossessione connaturata alla sua paura di scomparire…

Fuku-chan of FukuFuku Flats non è solo uno dei numerosi gioielli dell’imminente Far East Film Festival di Udine(che condividerà la World Premiere con l’Okinawa International Movie Festival): è anche un titolo inevitabilmente destinato a… fare storia. La nuova commedia di Fujita Yosuke, infatti, è il primo film giapponese che vede coinvolta una cordata produttiva e distributiva internazionale. Una vera e propria family, come l’hanno definita nel Paese del Sol Levante, dove spicca un nome tutto italiano: quello della Tucker Film.

Una family che, includendo l’inglese Third Windows Films, la taiwanese Joint Entertainment e la tedesca Rapid Eye Movies, punta su un’impresa unica e speciale: «una cooperazione, non una semplice coproduzione» (sempre citando il fronte giapponese del progetto), capace di unire cinque diversi Paesi e cinque diverse visioni del cinema e dell’industria cinematografica.

In attesa dell’approdo al FEFF 16, dopo l’applaudito passaggio udinese di Fujita Yosuke al FEFF 10 con Fine, Totally Fine (un’altra bella commedia), Fuku-chan of FukuFuku Flats sarà presentato ai buyer di tutto il mondo martedì 25 marzo nel corso dell’Hong Kong Filmart Market: una vetrina con la V maiuscola per questo gioiellino profondamente nipponico e, al tempo stesso, ineditamente multigeografico.

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Nell’arco di un mese, il più famoso peplum fantasy nipponico traslocherà in Italia: stiamo parlando di Thermae Romae, ovviamente, che da giugno approderà nelle nostre migliori sale italiane grazie alla friulana Tucker Film, e stiamo anche parlando di Thermae Romae 2, l’attesissimo sequel, che il 3 maggio chiuderà in anteprima il FEFF 16! Proprio il grande festival udinese, due anni fa, aveva presentato il cult di Takeuchi Hideki, scatenando l’entusiasmo del popolo fareastiano, e adesso, appunto, quell’entusiasmo sta per essere pienamente ripagato…

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