East Winds Third Window Film Festival returns for a second year which is excellent news for fans of Far East films!
The event takes place at Coventry University (in the heart of the campus in the Ellen Terry building) and lasts from the 2nd to the 4th of March. The best thing about this event, apart from seeing the films on a big screen, is the fact that there are guests in the form of directors and actors. This year’s line-up includes Satoshi Miki (Adrift in Tokyo, Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers, Instant Swamp) and his regular actress Fuse Eri. Also appearing is Herman Yau who will be in attendance for a double-bill of his films and up and coming film-maker Tom Lin.
The selection looks excellent with many European premieres and some titles that are genuinely great like Adrift in Tokyo, Instant Swamp and some titles I’m aching to see like Woman Knight of Mirror Lake and Yellow Sea (directed by Na Hong-jin who gave us the brutal and tense thriller The Chaser). There’s also Yuya Ishii’s Mitsuko Delivers, his follow up to the hilarious Sawako Decides.
Enough from me, here’s the programme direct from the website:
Friday 2nd March 2012
18:00 – Drinks Reception and Buffet
18:45 – Opening Speeches
19:00 – Adrift in Tokyo (101min)
21:00 – Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (115min) EUROPEAN PREMIERE
Saturday 3rd March 2012
13:00 – In The Pool (101min + 30min director & actress Q&A) UK PREMIERE
16:00 – The Yellow Sea (157min)
19:45 – Bloodtraffick EUROPEAN PREMIERE
20:00 – True Women For Sale (90min + 30min director Q&A) EUROPEAN PREMIERE
Sunday 4th March 2012
13:00 – Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers (90min)
15:00 – Mitsuko Delivers (109min)
18:30 – Closing Speeches & Awards (30min)
19:00 – Starry Starry Night (99min + 30min director Q&A) EUROPEAN PREMIERE