The Complex (Review for CUEAFS)

Horror fans will probably cringe at the thought of yet another Japanese ghost story, and ‘The Complex’ is just that. J-horror has become a thing of the past, and Hideo Nakata certainly made his mark within the genre with ‘Dark Water’ and the acclaimed ‘Ring’ franchise. However, his latest film ‘The Complex’ leaves a lot to be desired and if nothing else can be seen as a marker for the end of the J-horror reign… … Continue reading The Complex (Review for CUEAFS)

Udine FEFF Panel with director Herman Yau and screenwriter Erica Li

Director and screenwriter of Ip Man: The Final Fight Herman Yau and Erica Li talked about Ip Man and Hong Kong film in a panel at Udine Far East Film Festival on Wednesday 24th April 2013. Ip Man: The Final Fight is the latest instalment of the popular Ip Man franchise and Herman Yau is a world famous director. He answered questions along with screenwriter of Ip Man: The Final Fight at … Continue reading Udine FEFF Panel with director Herman Yau and screenwriter Erica Li

‘Shackled’ – check out my review of the Indonesian horror for CUEAFS

Indonesia is not best known for its horror films, but female director Upi’s latest film comes in the form of psychological horror Shackled. With previous experience as a horror screenwriter, and indeed having written the script for Shackled, Upi delivers a very strong and visually beautiful psychological thriller, but whether it can be classed as a horror is debatable… Read more here http://cueafs.com/2013/04/udine-feff-15-shackled-indonesia-2012-film-review/ Continue reading ‘Shackled’ – check out my review of the Indonesian horror for CUEAFS

Udine Far East Film Festival

My blog’s looking a bit neglected at the minute, but you can read my reviews of the films showing at Udine Far East Film Festival on our website : http://www.cueafs.com You can also check out our exclusive interview with Japanese director Miki Satoshi  along with my review of the world premiere of his latest film It’s Me, It’s Me.  There are lots of reviews and plenty … Continue reading Udine Far East Film Festival

CUEAFS at Udine Far East Film Fest’

    If you love East Asian cinema, then you may be interested in what CUEAFS will be doing out in Italy from the 18th of April. Udine Far East Film Festival is held annually and celebrates the best of recent East Asian film. If you want to see what films will be screening, have a look here. CUEAFS covers the whole event; interviewing directors, … Continue reading CUEAFS at Udine Far East Film Fest’

Udine Far East Film Festival: The Films

This is a run-down of all the films showing at Udine Far East Film Festival this year and the schedule. Follow the imdb/wikipedia/asianwiki links to find out more about the films. Friday 19th April 15.30 A Touch of Zen (1971) Directed by King Hu. Action/Adventure http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064451/ 20.00 Jury (2013) Directed by Kim Dong-Ho http://asianwiki.com/Jury_-_Korean_Movie 20.50 The Berlin File (2013) Directed by Seung-wan Ryoo Drama/Thriller http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2357377/ 23.00 It’s Me, It’s Me … Continue reading Udine Far East Film Festival: The Films