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Great news! Just got word from the good people at Madman – Reel Anime 2012 is set for September around the country. We don’t have any specific dates yet, but we do know that they’ll be screening Ghibli’s latest From Up On Poppy Hill; Summer Wars director Mamoru Hosoda’s Wolf Children; the first feature film in a new trilogy (!!) based on a bit of a fave of mine, Berserk, called Berserk – The Egg of the King; and … (read more)
Lucky, lucky Sydneysiders! From the 16th to the 20th of April, you can be front and centre for the fabulous Japan Foundation’s Japanese Cinema Week, and as a long-time Japanese cinema fan who happens to live in Brisbane, I am so green with jealousy.
Three of the films are already booked out (Big Man Japan, Ozu’s Floating Weeds and Ghibli’s Ocean Waves) but there are plenty of brilliant films left, including Ghibli’s Porco Rosso and Only … (read more)
You should already know this, but I don’t mind restating the awesome – the Gold Coast is, this month, the place to be. Why? Well, if you’re an Asian cinephile living in our (usually) sunny state and you don’t have tickets to the Gold Coast Film Festival already in your inbox, you’re going to kick yourself, because you’ll be missing out on some seriously fantastic films.
The GCFF program is featuring a wide range of films for all tastes. For … (read more)
Okay, so those of you well familiar with our sunny GC might think this post’s title to be an exercise in stating the obvious, but that’s not the kind of bleach I mean. I do of course mean Bleach, the long running anime TV series based on Kubo Tite’s manga, and more specifically I mean the 4th and most recent movie, Hell Verse.
What does it have to do with the Gold Coast, you might ask? Well, just … (read more)
Continuing with their series of Chinese cinema releases in Australia, China Lion are bringing us Peter Chan Ho-sun’s new film Wu Xia this week. It’s nice to see they’ve resisted the urge to re-title it — it’s apparently going to be titled Dragon for its release in the USA.
Fans of Chinese cinema will be familiar with the name: wuxia describes a whole genre of film and literature, in which heroic swordsmen (and women) compete for mastery of the martial … (read more)
Via Twitchfilm (man, those guys are on the ball) the Japan Foundation has announced dates for the annual awesome Japanese Film Festival here in Aus. And the big news this year is that the JFF is coming to Adelaide!
So, start blocking out time in early September people; there’s a great range of films on offer! More details at the festival website (as if you didn’t already know).
Sydney readers interested in Korean cinema and able to make it to free screenings on Thursday evenings may be very interested to hear that the KOFFIA team are running a film night at the Korean Cultural Office in Sydney. They’ve actually been doing it for quite a while, with a good mix of films — and who can say no to a free screening of fine cinema?