To Sir, With Love: My contribution to Modern Korean Cinema’s Revenge Week Blogathon

Here’s my contribution, on behalf of CUEAFS (Coventry University East Asian Film Society) to Modern Korean Cinema’s revenge week blogathon; a review of To Sir, With Love (aka Bloody Reunion) Click here to read the review Continue reading To Sir, With Love: My contribution to Modern Korean Cinema’s Revenge Week Blogathon

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

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

‘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’

10 Days till Udine Far East Film Festival!

It’s just ten days until I’ll be flying off to Italy with seven other members of Coventry East Asian Film Society to go to Udine Far East Film Festival. Everything’s organised as far as I’m aware; the plane tickets are booked, the accommodation has been confirmed and we’ve all paid for our accreditation, just €30 for a press pass t0 get us into all the screenings. … Continue reading 10 Days till Udine Far East Film Festival!