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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).


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