Udine Far East Film Festival 2022

Europe’s biggest Asian film festival returns online and in-person for its 24th Edition – from 22nd – 30th April…

  • Review

    My Small Land

    A subtle and complex view of life as a young refugee caregiver, dextrously balancing social issues with personal perspective…

    4.5 stars
  • Review

    Leonor Will Never Die

    Philippine actioner combines playful worlds with meaningful conversations…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Mama Boy

    A quirk romantic comedy about a submissive son who falls for the maîtresse of a brothel…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice – Directors’ Cut

    Hong Kong star Josie Ho and friends look for inspiration in Iceland…

    3.5 stars
  • Interview

    Kim Se-in interview: “I think the film wraps up my 20s”

    We talk with the young Korean director about her full-length debut and capturing the complex mother-daughter relationship on screen…

  • Review

    The Assistant

    Malaysian director Adrien Teh takes on another action film, this time with a neck-snapping twist…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Nice View

    A rags-to-riches dramedy with a mix of entertainment and didacticism…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Incantation

    Disturbing a folk ritual unleashes havoc in Kevin Ko’s effective found footage horror…

    4 stars
  • News

    Udine Far East Film Festival 2022 unveils a star-studded 24th edition and...

    The Cannes of Asian Cinema returns with an incredible line-up of 72 films for 2022, plus TAKESHI KITANO! From 22nd – 30th April

  • Review

    Caught in Time

    A cop hunts a particularly violent robber in this old school Hong Kong China true crime thriller…

    3 stars
  • News

    FEFF Campus reaches out to Asian film lovers

    Udine’s annual initiative is looking for aspiring critics and journalists from Europe and Asia…

  • Review

    Escape From Mogadishu

    Ryoo Seung-wan manages to make pulse-pounding popular cinema out of peculiar politics and extraordinary true events…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Escape From Mogadishu

    Energetic and totally gripping…

    5 stars
  • Podcast

    Episode 24: Spotlight on… Battle Royale

    We revisit Kinji Fukasaku’s classic…

  • Review

    Battle Royale

    Kinji Fukasaku’s classic returns with a new edition nearly 20 years after it was first released in the UK…

    5 stars
  • Review

    Neomanila

    A retro-futuristic Manila is the background of a nightmarish society come true…

    4 stars
  • Feature

    easternKicks Reacts! Battle Royale

    The team react to Kinji Fukasaku’s cult favourite. So is it ‘pistols at dawn’? Maybe not…