Far East Film Festival 2019 – i film in programma

Far East Film Festival 2019 – i film in programma

Sabrina Baracetti, presidente del Far Est Film Festival di Udine, e il Festival coordinator Thomas Bertacche hanno presentato oggi la line-up della ventunesima edizione, che si aprirà venerdì 26 aprile con l’anteprima mondiale del dramma coreano Birthday e si chiuderà sabato 4 maggio.

76 i titoli in programma, di cui 51 in concorso, provenienti da 12 cinematografie. 3 le anteprime mondiali e 14 le opere prime. Ospiti d’onore la super diva cinese Yao Chen e il super divo hongkonghese Anthony Wong, che ritirerà il Gelso d’Oro alla Carriera.

Alla conferenza stampa sono intervenuti Paolo Vidali, presidente del Fondo per L’Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Fabrizio Cigolot, assessore alla Cultura del Comune di Udine, Maurizio Franz, assessore al Turismo del Comune di Udine, Francesca Laudicina, assessore al Bilancio del Comune di Udine, e il critico Giorgio Placereani.

Qui sotto tutti i film e il programma completo delle retrospettive

Competition Section

CHINA (8)

A Cool Fish, RAO Xiaozhi, would-be-robbers -black comedy, China 2018, International Festival Premiere

Crossing the Border, HUO Meng, human-drama-road movie, China 2018, International Premiere
The Crossing, BAI Xue, cross-boundary coming of age film, China 2018, Italian Premiere*
Dying to Survive, WEN Muye, black comedy cum drama, China 2018, European Premiere*

Lost, Found, LUE Yue, a kidnapping and two mothers, China 2018, European Premiere

Pegasus, HAN Han, rally-action-dramedy, China 2019, International Festival PremiereThe Rib, ZHANG Wei, transgender drama, China 2018, Italian Premiere
When Love Blossoms, YE Tian, stage mirrors live, China 2018, European Premiere*

HONG KONG (8)

Bodies at Rest, Renny HARLIN, cat-and-mouse action, Hong Kong 2019, Italian Premiere
A Home with a View, Herman YAU, weird-family black comedy, Hong Kong 2019, International Festival Premiere

Hotel Soul Good, YAN Pak-wing, offbeat ghost mayhem, Hong Kong 2018, European Premiere
Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy, YUEN Woo-ping, elegant martial arts film, Hong Kong 2018, European Festival Premiere

Missbehavior, PANG Ho-cheung, whirlwind cheeky romance comedy, Hong Kong 2019, European Premiere
Project Gutenberg, Felix CHONG, counterfeiting thriller, Hong Kong 2018, Italian Premiere
Still Human, Oliver CHAN, barrier-busting tearjerker drama, Hong Kong 2018, European Premiere*
Three Husbands, Fruit CHAN, politically-charged sex drama, Hong Kong 2018, European Premiere

INDONESIA (1)

212 Warrior, Angga Dwimas SASONGKO, genuine Indonesian martial arts, Indonesia 2018, European Festival Premiere

JAPAN (9)

Dare to Stop Us, SHIRAISHI Kazuya, Wakamatsu-vibes-drama, Japan 2018, Italian Premiere
Every Day a Good Day, OMORI Tatsushi, tea ceremony –feel-good film, Japan 2018, European Premiere
Fly Me to the Saitama, TAKEUCHI Hideki, quirky colorful pop saga, Japan 2019, European Premiere
HARD-CORE, YAMASHITA Nobuhiro, surrealist generational comedy with Robot, Japan 2018, European Premiere

Jam, SABU, hyper Sabu-esque absurdist dramedy, Japan 2018, Italian Premiere
JK Rock, MUGURUMA Shunji, rock’n’roll-never-dies comedy, Japan 2019, International Premiere
Lying to Mom, NOJIRI Katsumi, bizarre family drama, Japan 2018, International Premiere*
Melancholic, TANAKA Seiji, quirky noirish drama, Japan 2018, International Premiere*
Only the Cat Knows, KOBAYASI Syoutarou, matrimonial drama with cat, Japan 2019, World Premiere

MALAYSIA (3)

Fly by Night, Zahir OMAR, tense action thriller, Malaysia 2018, European Premiere*
Motif, Nadiah HAMZAH, femalecop thriller, Malaysia 2019, World Premiere*
Two Sisters, James LEE, ghost and madness horror film, Malaysia 2019, International Premiere

THE PHILIPPINES (4)

Eerie, Mikhail RED, ghost-on-the-loose horror, The Philippines 2019, European Premiere
Heaven’s Waiting, Dan VILLEGAS, supernatural romance, The Philippines 2018, International Premiere
Miss Granny, Joyce BERNAL, time-travel comedy with songs, The Philippines 2018, International Festival Premiere

Signal Rock, Chito ROÑO, bittersweet Neo-realistic dramedy, The Philippines 2018, European Premiere

SOUTH KOREA (12)

Believer, LEE Hae-young, trust-me-or-trust-me-not crime film, South Korea 2018, Italian Premiere
Birthday, LEE Jong-eon, powerful and emotional drama, South Korea 2019, World Festival Premiere* OPENING FILM

Door Lock, LEE Kwon, duplicity thriller-horror, South Korea 2018, European Premiere [with Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival ]

Default, CHOI Kook-hee, financial thriller, South Korea 2018, European Premiere
Extreme Job, LEE Byoung-heon, cooking cop action comedy, South Korea 2019, European Festival Premiere
The Great Battle, KIM Kwang-sik, super epic war movie, South Korea 2018, Italian Premiere

Innocent Witness, LEE Han, bittersweet courtroom thriller, South Korea 2019, International Festival Premiere

Intimate Strangers, LEE Jae-kyoo, Perfect Strangers go Intimate, South Korea 2018, International Festival Premiere

The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale, LEE Min-jae, zombie-reverse comedy, South Korea 2019, International Premiere*

Rampant, KIM Sung-hoon, period epic zombie saga, South Korea 2018, Italian Premiere
Romang, LEE Chang-geun, old age love story, South Korea 2019, International Premiere*
Unstoppable, KIM Min-ho, plenty of punches thriller, South Korea 2018, Italian Premiere*

SINGAPORE (1)

Konpaku, Remi M SALI, sex and the ghost, Singapore 2018, International Premiere

TAIWAN (3)

The Devil Fish, CHUANG David, jump-on-your-seat folkloric horror, Taiwan 2018, International Festival Premiere *

More than Blue, Gavin LIN, star-crossed lovers story, Taiwan 2018, European Festival Premiere
The Scoundrels, HUNG Tzu-hsuan, buddy-buddy action noir, Taiwan 2018, European Premiere*

THAILAND (2)

Krasue: Inhuman Kiss, Sittisiri MONGKOLSIRI, the curse of the flying head, Thailand 2019, International Premiere

Reside, Wisit SASANATIENG, ghost possession in the villa, Thailand 2018, International Festival Premiere

Out of Competition

DOCUMENTARIES (4)

BNK48: Girls Don’t Cry, THAMRONGRATTANARIT Nawapol, female pop group, Thailand 2018, Italian Premiere

Kampai! Sake Sisters, KONISHI Mirai, ladies and sake, Japan 2019, World Premiere
People’s Republic of Desire, WU Hao, on-line dreams, China 2018, Italian Premiere
YI DAI YI LU – One Belt One Road, Pio D’EMILIA, the new Silk Rail road, Italy 2018, International Festival Premiere

THE ODD COUPLES (4)

The World of Suzie Wong, Richard QUINE, USA 1960

My Name Ain’t Suzie, Angie CHEN, Hong Kong 1985

City on Fire, Ringo LAM, Hong Kong 1987Reservoir Dogs, Quentin TARANTINO, USA 1992

restrospective

100 YEARS OF KOREAN CINEMA:
I CHOOSE EVIL – LAWBREAKERS UNDER THE MILITARY DICTATORSHIP (8)
Black Hair
, LEE Man-hee, gangsters&prostitutes, South Korea 1964
The Body Confession, JO Keung-ha, melodrama, South Korea 1964
A Day Off, LEE Man-hee, youth drama, South Korea 1968
The Last Witness, LEE Doo-yong, political detective story, South Korea 1980
Lovers in Woomukbaemi, JANG Sun-woo, extramarital affair story, South Korea 1990

Promise of the Flesh, KIM Ki-young, memory melodrama, South Korea 1975
Jagko, IM Kwon-taek, drama on the wave of memory, South Korea 1980
Ticket, IM Kwon-taek, hard life for 5 women, South Korea 1986

INFO SCREENING (4)

A First Farewell, Lina WANG, Uyghur village story, China 2018, Italian Premiere

Ten Years Japan, HAYAKAWA Chie, KINOSHITA Yusuke, TSUNO Megumi, FUJIMURA Akiyo, ISHIKAWA Kei, Japan 2018, Italian Premiere

Ten Years Taiwan, CILANGASAN Lekal Sumi, Rina B.TSOU, LU Po-shun, HSIEH Pei-ju, LAU Kek Huat, Taiwan 2018, European Premiere

Ten Years Thailand, Aditya ASSARAT, Wisit SASANATIENG, Chulayarnon SIRIPHOL, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, Thailand 2018, Italian Premiere

Korean Independent Films Sidebar (3)

Coffee Noir: Black Brown, CHANG Hyun-sang, action-comedy-noir, South Korea 2017, European Premiere

Passing Summer, CHO Sung-kyu, romance comedy, South Korea 2018, International Premiere
Saem, HWANG Kyu-il, dramedy, South Korea 2018, International Premiere

RESTORED CLASSICS (2)

A Speck in the Water, Ishmael BERNAL, drama, The Philippines 1976 – 2018, European Premiere Restored Film
The Wheel of Life, King HU, LI Hsing, PAI Ching-jui, drama-romance, Taiwan 1983 – 2019, World Premiere Restored Film

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