For fans of Far Eastern cinema I have some exciting news as the Terracotta Far East Film Festival have announced an impressive line-up of titles including many European and international premieres. Just check out this promo:

The festival takes place at the Prince Charles Cinema from the Thursday the 5th to Sunday the 8th of May and the news gets more exciting when you consider some of the stars of some of those films will be attending the festival including Rina Takeda (Karate Girl) and Tak Sakaguchi (Yakuza Weapon).

Here’s the information:

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5th – 8th May 2011

Prince Charles Cinema, London

Premiere Asian movie festival in the UK, the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is back in London to present its third roundup of choice hand-picked films from the Far East.

Running from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th May 2011, this year’s 14 films selected to represent the best in current Asian Cinema:

o Opening Film: The Lost Bladesman (UK Premiere) – dir. Alan Mak and Felix Chong (co-writers, Infernal Affairs), China.

Donnie Yen (Ip Man) as the legendary historical Three Kingdoms figure, Guan Yu.

o Hotel Black Cat (European Premiere) – dir. Herb Hsu (debut), Taiwan.

Past traumas still linger with the eclectic residents at Hotel Black Cat.

o The Tiger Factory (UK Premiere) – dir. Woo Ming Jin (The Elephant and the Sea), Malaysia.

Would you sell your baby for a better life abroad?

o Revenge: A Love Story (International Premiere) – dir. Wong Ching Po (Jiang Hu), Hong Kong.

A serial killer targeting pregnant women is on the loose.

o Man of Vendetta (UK Premiere) – dir. Woo Min-ho (debut), S.Korea.

Eight years after his daughter has been kidnapped, a father gets a call from the kidnapper.

o Helldriver (UK Premiere) – dir. Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police), Japan.

Welcome to Zombie World!

o Petty Romance (UK Premiere) – dir. Kim Jeong-hun (debut), S.Korea.

A comic artist teams with an unlikely writer to try for lucrative adult comic prize, bringing out their respective wildest fantasies.

o Choy Lee Fut (European Premiere) – dir. Tommy Law Wai Tak (Wife from Hell), Sam Wong Ming-Sing (debut), China.

Two best friends head from Europe to China to learn Choy Lee Fut and get more than they bargained for.

o Yakuza Weapon (European Premiere) – dir. Tak Sakaguchi (Mutant Girls Squad), Yudai Yamaguchi (Meatball Machine), Japan.

Part man, part machine, ALL Yakuza.

Q&A with Tak Sakaguchi.

Presented by Sci-Fi-London.

o Child’s Eye (UK Premiere) – dir. Pang Brothers (The Eye), Hong Kong.

Six stranded tourists are caught up in a haunted Bangkok guesthouse.

o Red Light Revolution (European Premiere) – dir. Sam Voutas (debut), China.

China’s first Sex Shop Comedy!

Q&A with Sam Voutas.

Masterclass with Sam Voutas.

o Karate Girl (International Premiere) – dir. Yoshikatsu Kimura (Hige Clothing), Japan.

Two sisters from a Karate dynasty, separated when young, now find themselves on opposing sides.

Q&A with Rina Takeda.

Presented by Hyper Japan.

o Gallants (UK Premiere) – dir. Clement Cheng (debut), Hong Kong.

From zero to hero, via old skool kung-fu.

Q&A with Clement Cheng.

Masterclass with Clement Cheng.

o Closing Film: Milocrorze, A Love Story (UK Premiere) – dir. Yoshimasa Ishibashi (Colour of Life), Japan.

Hyper colourful multi-segmented film about obsessive love.

Presented by Third Window Films

For more information, click here! For information on purchasing tickets, click here!


    1. I haven’t seen any of them but out of all of these films, I’d settle for these three…

      Gallants. It’s inspired by 70’s martial arts films I grew up on and has taken a lot of honours at the Hong Kong film awards.

      I’d also like to see Yakuza Weapon and Karate Girl because Tak Sakaguchi and Rina Takeda will be there for the respective films and they look entertaining.

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