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One more year our friend Joey has put together an amazing Asian Cinema Festival. Time Out magazine refers to it as the best cinema event for this week.
It has already started and it runs until Sunday. Many great Asian movies that otherwise you won't catch in the cinemas in UK.
Terracotta Far East Film Festival is now in its sixth year and we’ve seen the audience for Asian film in the UK grow rapidly, all choosing this shared experience to watch films. This year, in addition to the exciting events programme, there is a new hub for a full ‘TerracottaFestival experience’. Opium Cocktail and Dim Sum Parlour in London’s Chinatown will offer like-minded cinema-goers a chance to meet, talk movies, tweet, and enjoy the atmosphere (and dim sum!).
On the film side, the programmers have carefully picked a diverse range from across the region, taking in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. For the first time, the festival has programmed a film from Mongolia: REMOTE CONTROL is a break-through title from an emerging film industry, currently gaining attention on the international festival circuit. While there’s plenty to keep action fans thrilled, there are also titles that will challenge, as well as entertain. Bold and controversial, KIM Ki-duk’s dialogue-free drama MOEBIUS is an exceptional achievement, while KILLERS, an Indonesian–Japanese co-production directed by The Mo Brothers, is sure to be one of the most talked about films of the festival.
Horror aficionados will relish our evening of shocks and scares in the Terror Cotta Horror All-Nighter. While the film festival is an annual event, Terracotta Distribution continues to bring entertaining Asian films to UK audiences all year. So, we hope that you’ll come away from the festival with an even greater appetite for Asian cinema, whether it’s working through Takashi Miike’s entire filmography, or looking out for the next films from first time directors Akira Nagai (JUDGE!).