FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 24 – MOVING FORWARD! 63 titoli da 11 paesi. 6 le anteprime mondiali.

È stato presentato oggi, al Visionario di Udine e in diretta streaming, il Far East Film Festival 23, atteso in città e online dal 24 giugno al 2 luglio. La line-up conta quest’anno 63 titoli provenienti da 11 paesi (Giappone, Hong Kong, Cina, Corea del Sud, Filippine, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailandia, Indonesia e, new entry, Macao e Myanmar). 6 le anteprime mondiali, 11 quelle internazionali, 22 quelle europee e 21 quelle italiane. Alla conferenza stampa hanno preso parte, tra gli altri, il Sindaco di Udine Pietro Fontatini e l’Assessore regionale alla Cultura Tiziana Gibelli.

CHINA [7] 

The Eight Hundred (800 Eroi), GUAN Hu, heroic war-epic blockbuster, China 2020, European Festival Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY Anima, CAO Jinling, Mother Nature rules!, China 2021, European Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY* 

Back to the Wharf, LI Xiaofeng, modern noir, China 2020, European Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY 

Before Next Spring, LI Gen, Chinese students lost in Tokyo, China 2021, World Premiere ONLINE WORLDWIDE* 

Cliff Walkers, ZHANG Yimou, a great spy action story, China 2021, International Festival Premiere – OFFLINE ONLY [OPENING FILM] Endgame, RAO Xiaozhi, offbeat black crime comedy, China 2021, European Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY 

Like Father and Son, BAI Zhiqiang, tear-jerking road-movie, China 2020, International Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE (EXCEPT CHN, HK, TW, MAC) * 

HONG KONG [11 + 1] 

Coffin Homes, Fruit CHAN, handmade horror, HK 2021, World Premiere – OFFLINE ONLY 

Limbo, Soi CHEANG, super- fierce thriller, HK 2021, Italian Premiere – ONLINE USA, EUROPE ONLY 

Shock Wave 2, Herman YAU, bomb-ridden spectacle , HK 2020, International Festival Premiere – ONLINE EUROPE (EXCEPT ESP, AND) [GALA] [OPENING ONLINE FILM] The Way We Keep Dancing, Adam WONG, hip-hop hit, HK 2021, European Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE 

Hong Kong New Talents  

Drifting, Jun LI, homeless in the city, HK 2021, Italian Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE (EXCEPT CHN) 

Hand Rolled Cigarette, CHAN Kin-long, elegant crime, HK 2020, European Premiere – ONLINE EUROPE ONLY* 

JUST 1 DAY, Erica LI, nostalgic romance, HK 2021, Italian Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY* [GALA] 

One Second Champion, CHIU Sin-hang, boxing, action – fantasy, HK 2020, European Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE (EXCEPT CHN) Sugar Street Studio, Sunny LAU, film industry horror, HK 2021, International Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE* 

Time, Ricky KO, assassins in golden years, HK 2021, Italian Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY* 

Zero to Hero, Jimmy WAN, Paralympic hero biopic, HK 2021, World Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY* 

Macao  

Madalena, Emily CHAN, metropolitan love story, Macao 2021, World Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY 

INDONESIA [1] 

Death Knot, Cornelio SUNNY, horror from the past, Indonesia 2021, World Premiere ONLINE EUROPE ONLY* 

JAPAN [10] 

Blue, YOSHIDA Keisuke, “never give up” boxing story, Japan 2021, European Premiere – ONLINE EUROPE (EXCEPT ESP, AND) The Goldfish: Dreaming of the Sea, OGAWA Sara, hand-in-hand youth drama, Japan 2021, European Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY* Hold Me Back, OHKU Akiko, a voice in my head and a quirky trip to Rome, Japan 2020, Italian Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY Ito, YOKOHAMA Satoko, play shamisen and be happy, Japan 2021, European Premiere – ONLINE EUROPE ONLY 

Last of the Wolves, SHIRAISHI Kazuya, dazzling extreme gangster movie, Japan 2021, International Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY Midnight Swan, UCHIDA Eiji, ballet and burlesque transgender melodrama, Japan 2020, European Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY jigoku-no-hanazono OFFICE ROYALE, SEKI Kazuaki, violent femmes and mega punches, Japan 2021, International Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY [GALA] * Underdog, part 1 & part 2, TAKE Masaharu, Japan’s answer to Raging Bull, Japan 2021, European Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke, three love rendevoous, Japan 2021, Italian Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY [GALA] You’re Not Normal, Either!, MAEDA Koji, please teach me how to flirt, Japan 2021, European Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY 

MALAYSIA [1] 

Hail, Driver! Muzzamer RAHMAN, lonely souls in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2021, European Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE* 

MYANMAR [1] 

Money Has Four Legs, Maung SUN, cinephile dramedy, Myanmar 2020, Italian Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE (EXCEPT FRA, CH, MMR, US, CAN, AU) * 

THE PHILIPPINES [2] 

Fan Girl, Antoinette JADAONE, a fan’s passion turns into a nightmare, The Philippines 2020 – Italian Premiere ONLINE WORLDWIDE Son of the Macho Dancer, Joel LAMANGAN, cruel gay coming of age, The Philippines 2021 – International Festival Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE 

SOUTH KOREA [6] 

Deliver Us from Evil, HONG Won Chan, action rollercoaster from Japan to Thailand, South Korea 2020, Italian Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY Night of the Undead, SHIN Jung-won, sexually-supergifted-E.T., South Korea 2020, European Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY OK! Madam, LEE Cheol-ha, secret agents! north koreans! the strangest airflight ever! South Korea 2020, Italian Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY Please Don’t Save Me, JUNG Yeon-kyung, coming of age drama, South Korea 2020, European Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY* Seobok, LEE Yong Zoo, secret experiments, and an escaped clone, South Korea 2021, Italian Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY Voice of Silence, HONG Eui-jeong, the odd couple, the little girl and the gangsters, South Korea 2020, Italian Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY [GALA]

TAIWAN [4] 

Dear Tenant, CHENG Yu-chieh, an offbeat take on gay life, Taiwan 2020, European Festival Premiere – ONLINE EUROPE ONLY Gatao: The Last Stray, Ray JIANG, Taiwan Goodfellas and the girl, Taiwan 2021, International Festival Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY* Man in Love, YIN Chen-hao, I’ll love you whatever it takes…, Taiwan 2021, International Festival Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY [GALA] * My Missing Valentine, CHEN Yu-hsun, something is lost…a fantastic love story, Taiwan 2020, European Festival Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY  

THAILAND [2] 

The Con-Heartist, Mez THARATORN, handbook for fooling your neighbor, Thailand 2020, European Premiere ONLINE WORLDWIDE The Maid, Lee THONGKHAM, blood, secrets, vengeful ghosts, Thailand 2020, International Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY 

Out of Competition [17] 

DOCUMENTARIES [6] 

A Is for Agustin, Grace SIMBULAN, the struggle to study, The Philippines 2019, European Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE 

Assassins, Ryan WHITE, a North Korean mystery, US 2020, Italian Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY 

Keep Rolling, MAN Lim-chung, Ann Hui and her world, HK 2020, Italian Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE 

Life in 24 Frames a Second, SAW Tiong Guan, 4 great Asian directors speak, Malaysia 2021, World Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE SUMODO ~ The Successors of Samurai ~, SAKATA Eiji, all about sumo, Japan 2020, Italian Premiere – ONLINE ITALY ONLY  

Tough Out, XU Hui-jing, the rise of a baseball hero, China 2020, European Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE  

RESTORED CLASSICS [2] 

Execution in Autumn, LEE Hsing, sentenced to death! ethical drama, Taiwan 1972/restored 2020, European Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE (EXCEPT CHN, HK, MAC) Suddenly in Dark Night, GO Yeong-nam, a sensual classic horror tale, South Korea 1981/restored 2017, International Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE  

Special Tributes 

EDDIE GARCIA: LIFE AS A FILM EPIC [5] 

OMAGGIO A EDDIE GARCIA: LA VITA COME UN’EPOPEA CINEMATOGRAFICA. 

At the Top, Ishmael BERNAL, the (under)world of cinema, The Philippines 1971, Italian Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE 

Bwakaw, Jun Robles LANA, the secret of a grumpy gentleman, The Philippines 2012, Italian Premiere – ONLINE WORLDWIDE Rainbow’s Sunset, Joel LAMANGAN, shadows of a gay love, The Philippines 2018, Italian Premiere ONLINE ONLY WORLDWIDE Shadows (short), Raymond RED, a photographer in Manila, The Philippines 2000, Italian Premiere ONLINE ONLY WORLDWIDE Sinasamba Kita, Eddie GARCIA, witty banter in melodrama style, The Philippines 1982, Italian Premiere ONLINE ONLY WORLDWIDE 

POTERE E SEGRETI: IL MONDO CINEMATOGRAFICO DI YOON JONG-BIN [4] 

POWER AND SECRETS: THE CINEMATIC WORLD OF YOON JONG-BIN 

Beastie Boys, YOON Jong-bin, clubs, women and modern lifestyle in Seoul, South Korea 2008 – ONLINE ITALY ONLY  

Kundo: Age of the Rampant, YOON Jong-bin, spectacular period action, South Korea 2014 – ONLINE ITALY ONLY  

Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time, YOON Jong-bin, gangsters and grifters in Busan, South Korea 2012 – ONLINE ITALY ONLY  The Spy Gone North, YOON Jong-bin, stranger-than-fiction true spy thriller, South Korea 2018, Italian Premiere OFFLINE ONLY 

IMPORTANTE/PLEASE NOTE  

[OFFLINE & ONLINE] = 

TUTTI I FILM VENGONO MOSTRATI OFFLINE E ONLINE SALVO LE ECCEZIONI INDICATE IN ROSSO;  

ALL FILMS WILL BE SCREENED BOTH ON-SITE AND ON-LINE, WITH THE EXCEPTIONS MARKED IN RED 

[GALA] = 

PROIEZIONE ONLINE UNICA [DOVE NON INDICATO, I FILM SARANNO DISPONIBILI ONLINE PER TUTTO IL PERIODO DEL FESTIVAL] A SINGLE ONLINE SCREENING [WHERE NOT SPECIFIED, FILMS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR THE ENTIRE FESTIVAL] 

total films: 63