Interview with Director Lee Won-suk for CUEAFS

On the last day of the Udine Far East Film Festival, CUEAFS members Hannah Albone and Natasha Harmer interviewed Lee Won-suk, director of the hilarious comedy ‘How to Use Guys with Secret Tips’ (South Korea, 2013). Hannah Albone: Are you pleased with the reception of the audience to your film here at the festival? Lee Won-suk: Yeah I love it, I’m drunk every day, there’s alcohol everywhere! I love the people here; they’re very friendly, … Continue reading Interview with Director Lee Won-suk for CUEAFS

Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles Review for CUEAFS

Erik Matti brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘cradle snatcher’ in his action horror ‘Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles’. The first full length Filipino movie to be shot entirely in front of a green screen chroma key, ‘Tiktik’ is something of a sensation. Aswangs are creatures of Filipino folklore that feed from human flesh, only in Erik Matti’s telling of the myth they have an unquenchable hunger for new-born babies. Our … Continue reading Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles Review for CUEAFS

The Strangers Review for CUEAFS

Lawrence Fajardo, well known as an indie director, makes an attempt at breaking into the mainstream film industry with Filipino teen horror ‘The Strangers’. With an age-old premise and a larger budget thanFajardo’s previous indie flicks, ‘The Strangers’ is a very promising concept that sadly falls short of the mark… Read more here Continue reading The Strangers Review for CUEAFS

What an Experience: Udine FEFF

Udine Far East Film Festival‘s 15th edition kicked off on Friday 19th April, and CUEAFS  were there to cover the event. As a recent member of CUEAFS I was very, very happy to be at the festival. It’s hard work and requires a lot of dedication so understandably the society is somewhat choosy about who goes, so I was very lucky! My role at the festival was predominantly as … Continue reading What an Experience: Udine FEFF

Interview with Nicholas Bonner (Comrade Kim Goes Flying) for CUEAFS

Hannah Albone and I had the pleasure of interviewing the director of Comrade Kim Goes Flying, a North Korean comedy.   CUEAFS members Hannah Albone and Natasha Harmer spoke to one of the directors of the North Korean comedy ‘Comrade Kim Goes Flying’, Nicholas Bonner. The film was screened at the Udine Far East Film Festival on 26th April 2013. Hannah Albone: What did you think of the response from the audience here at the … Continue reading Interview with Nicholas Bonner (Comrade Kim Goes Flying) for CUEAFS

Home Review for CUEAFS

Chookiat Sakweerakul’s romantic drama anthology ‘Home’ follows three couples of different generations all linked together by their hometown. Dedicated to his late father who passed away in 2009,Sakweerakul explores love and loss through two school students’ blossoming romance, a grieving widow and a couple soon to be married… Read more here Continue reading Home Review for CUEAFS

Million Dollar Crocodile (Review for CUEAFS)

  ‘Million Dollar Crocodile’ has marked a milestone for Chinese cinema as the first monster movie to come from the mainland. Directed by Lin Lisheng (‘The Other Half’ and ‘A Disappearing Village’),‘Million Dollar Crocodile’ is nothing more than a fun monster flick with its tongue securely in its cheek… Read more here Continue reading Million Dollar Crocodile (Review for CUEAFS)

A Werewolf Boy (Review for CUEAFS)

‘Wuthering Heights’ meets ‘Teen Wolf’ in Jo Sung-hee’s romantic drama ‘A Werewolf Boy’, which took the Korean box office by storm with over seven million tickets sold upon its cinema release. Sun-yi is a teenage girl like any other. While exploring a strange noise coming from a shed in the garden, she finds a feral boy locked in a back room. Despite her initial fear and disgust, over time she befriends the … Continue reading A Werewolf Boy (Review for CUEAFS)

My Sassy Hubby (Review for CUEAFS)

  ‘My Sassy Hubby’ is a follow up film to the 2002 romantic comedy ‘My Wife Is 18′ (James Yuen) in which a 30 year old university student and an 18 year old school girl are pushed into an arranged marriage. Written and directed by James Yuen and starring the original actors Eikin Cheng andCharlene Choi, ‘My Sassy Hubby’ is a hilarious romantic comedy that stays true to its now decade-old predecessor… Read more … Continue reading My Sassy Hubby (Review for CUEAFS)