We’re giving you the chance to win one of two copies of The Spin Kid on DVD, a dark tale of tale of romance and gangsters set against the back drop of the Taipei rave scene… (more…)
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The sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will definitely happen, but after 13 years, will it recapture the original’s appeal?… (more…)
We’re offering you the chance to win a copy of one of the best films of last year, the multi-awardwinning Life Of Pi… (more…)
The Terracotta Festival returns with the biggest programme yet, and just maybe strongest line-up too… (more…)
This year’s festival, held in partnership with King’s College London, has been significantly expanded to cover the Chinese speaking world, including art, films and more from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Featuring a wide range of creative and entertaining content, the festival presents the reality of the Chinese speaking world to global audiences through imaginative conversations between moving images and art.
THe festival will include working with King’s Cultural Institute, Objects of Fantasy, the first solo exhibition for Chinese artist Wang Yuyang, at the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing.
They will also be welcoming four prestigious documentary film makers: Zhou Hao from Mainland China, Wu Wuna from Taiwan and Tammy Cheung and Wong Yee Mei from Hong Kong. The works of the directors form part of a fascinating program of 29 films, almost all UK premieres, covering a wide range of topics from modern relationships through to politics, the environment and more. This year, the festival has selected its first ever animations and fiction film, offering audiences enhanced variety.
The festival runs uns from 8th May 8th to 12th June at King’s College London. For the full programme of events and to purchase tickets, see chinesevisualfestival.org.
The screening of Poor Folk by Midi Z. (趙德胤) followed by a Q&A with the director and the lead actress, Wu Kexi, was the last event of this year’s Pan-Asia Film Festival… (more…)
A good attempt at exploring the intertwined relationships of three lovers, but often lost, forgetting the context of Taiwan’s political transition… (more…)
As the 5th Pan-Asia Film Festival gets underway, we chat to the director of opening film Gf*Bf, Yang Ya-Che… (more…)
The Pan-Asia Film Festival returns for a 5th time tomorrow, with a strong and, as ever, diverse range of films… (more…)
Co-directed by John Woo, Reign Of Assassins starring Michelle Yeoh (The Lady, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Wing Chuun, Butterfly And Sword) Jung Woo-sung (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, The Warrior), Wang Xueqi (Bodyguards And Assassins, The Founding Of A Republic), Shawn Yue (Dragon Tiger Gate, Initial D: Drift Racer, Infernal Affairs), Kelly Lin (Sparrow, Triangle) and Barbie Hsu (My Kingdom) finally makes it to UK shores with a theatrical release from today.
Promising a period-set martial arts actioner that combines the action-comedy and romance of Mr. & Mrs. Smith with the identity swap thrills of Face/Off, John Woo and Su Chao-pin’s Reign Of Assassins sounds like a fun wuxia, and a great way to see Yeoh in an action role again…
A visual triumph from director Ang Lee as he turns Yann Martel’s Man Booker prize winning novel into a magical fairy tale… (more…)
Terracotta releases the first Burmese movie seen in the western world on DVD, Midi Z’s Return to Burma… (more…)
Yes, it really is that bad… (more…)
You might have noticed we’ve been going competition CRAZY at easternKicks lately… (more…)
Having generated a real buzz among horror aficionados both at home and abroad, Joe Chien’s horror comes to UK DVD on 30 July, but you can win a copy right here!… (more…)
The annual festival of Taiwanese film, Taiwan Cinefest, comes to London this weekend with five carefully selected films, including The Spin Kid, a tale of DJ’s and traditional opera and gangsters, Mayday 3DNA and Days We Stared at The Sun.
Screenings take place at the Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly Circus, and The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury. See the full programme and book tickets.