Recent News Stories

  1. Miike to battle yakuza vampires
  2. John Woo's Crossing joins 3-D December
  3. CFG joins H'wood investment game
  4. PFF Scholarship film goes crowd-funding
  5. Zhang Yimou, Kawase Naomi in Cannes
  6. Black Coal, Thin Ice crosses RMB100m
  7. Beijing Festival opens like clockwork
  8. Chinese films lock National Day holiday slots
  9. Captain America fends off Korean newcomers
  10. Tsutsumi Yukihiko to adapt Mourner
  11. Crows Zero sequel explodes at Japan B.O.
  12. Daniel Yu and Damon Chan join Emperor
  13. Star Movies hosts 20th anniversary retrospective
  14. Midnight After clocks huge HK opening
  15. Grandmaster sets record at HK Film Awards
  16. GV renews itself for the digital age
  17. Pang Ho-cheung's Aberdeen to open Udine
  18. IMAX sells 20% of China operations
  19. China box office up 29.3% in 2014 Q1
  20. China Film Directors' Guild self-criticises
  21. White Haired Witch release moved to August
  22. Frozen refuses to melt at Japan box office
  23. Hawaii spotlights Asian two dozen
  24. Fortissimo reports best ever FilMart
  25. Captain America commands China box office
  26. ChinaVision reports profit surge in 2013
  27. Tale of Iya, My Name is Salt win HKIFF prizes
  28. Alibaba film investment plan sells out
  29. Peter Chan starts child abduction drama shoot
  30. My Little Princess appeal decision expected
  31. Frozen spends 3rd weekend atop Japan B.O.
  32. Jiseul wins first Wildflower Award
  33. SAPPRFT denies reports of second import licence
  34. Peabody & Sherman tops China box office
  35. Japan cinemas to raise ticket prices
  36. Sono Sion to adapt Shinjuku Swan
  37. Alibaba extends into film business
  38. Japan censors reject France's My Little Princess
  39. Grandmaster wins 7 at Asian Film Awards
  40. Beijing announces competition line-up

London Festival picks large Asian haul


London Festival picks large Asian haul

By Patrick Frater

Thu, 09 September 2010, 08:48 AM (HKT)


Festival News

The London Film Festival (13-28 October) yesterday announced a line up rich in East and South Asian features.

One of the highlights will be a gala screening of Cannes Palme d'Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives (ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ). And there will be other prominent screenings for Miike Takashi's (三池崇史) 13 Assassins (十三人の刺客), John Sayles' Philippines set Amigo, Lee Chang-dong's (이창동) Poetry (시), Julian Schnabel's Miral and Indian film Dhobi Ghat.

Much the majority are to be seen in the 'world cinema' section. They include:
Autumn; Dir: Aamir Bashir [India]
Chongqing Blues (日照重慶); Dir: Wang Xiaoshuai (王小帥) [China]
Cold Fish (冷たい熱帯魚); Dir: Sono Sion (園子温) [Japan]
Don't Be Afraid, Bi!; Dir: Phan Dang Di [Vietnam]
End of Animal (짐승의 끝); Dir: Jo Sung-hee (조성희) [South Korea]
I Am Kalam; Dir: Nila Madhab Panda [India]
I Am Sinhutai Sapkal; Dir: Ananth Mahadevan [India]
I Wish I Knew (海上傳奇); Dir: Jia Zhangke (賈樟柯) [China]
Just Another Love Story; Dir: Kaushik Ganguly [India]
Manila Skies (Himpapawid); Dir: Raymond Red [Philippines]
Oki's Movie (옥희의 영화); Dir: Hong Sang-soo (홍상수) [South Korea]
Paan Singh Tomar; Dir: Tigmanshu Dhulia [India]
Sandcastle (沙城); Dir: Boo Junfeng (巫俊鋒) [Singapore]
Sawako Decides (川の底からこんにちは); Dir: Ishii Yuya (石井裕也) [Japan]
Taipei Exchanges (第36個故事); Dir: Hsiao Ya-chuan (蕭雅全) [Taiwan]
Thomas Mao (小東西); Dir: Zhu Wen (朱文) [China]
Udaan; Dir: Vikramaditya Motwane [India]
When Love Comes (當愛來的時候); Dir: Chang Tso-chi (張作驥) [Taiwan]

And there are still others in the Treasures from the Archive section (Edward Yang's 楊德昌 A Brighter Summer Day 牯嶺街少年殺人事件) and in Experimenta (Li Hongqi's 李紅旗 Locarno-winning film Winter Vacation 寒假).


Sign up with your email address for our free weekly newsletter: