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- Giveaway: 'Tai Chi 0' on DVD and Blu-Ray (Closed)
- This week in cinemas: ‘Drug War’ (China/HK)
- Mountains and monsters @ GoMA QLD
- Melbourne: Asian Cinema at the MQFF
- QLD news - GCFF and Supanova on again!
- This week in cinemas: 'Journey to the West' (China, 3D)
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Just a quick reminder for lovers of Asian cinema and animation up in the sunny north east – with APT7 coming to a close soon, don’t miss the remaining films that are still showing as part of this great event.
Most notably, this weekend you can catch Wan Mailing’s 1965 Being-Opera style animation Uproar in Heaven, or if you’re in the mood for something a little more epic, Battle Royale and The Host (what? It’s appropriate Easter weekend viewing, … (read more)
The good people at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival have gotten in touch and let me know that they’ve got a few Asian films on this year’s program, amongst quite a large collection of films from all over the world. The festival starts this week, running from 14-24 March, and here’s what I can see on the program from Asia (with links to their synopses and ticketing info):
That’s right; Supanova and the Gold Coast Film Festival are coming in April, and there are some awesome events in the to-do list that South East QLD fans really should try and get to!
Doomsday Book (2012) – fresh from the awesome Toronto After Dark film festival, this Korean sci-fi anthology film is about zombies and self-aware robots and the end of the world, and it sounds so awesome I am already there.
I’m a bit slow on the uptake at the moment – work’s been slamming me. But now that I’m back on track (more or less) there’s one bright spot in my sky – the Brisbane International Film Festival’s 2012 program guide is on the streets and there’s a ton of awesome relevant-to-your-interests stuff to see.
Featuring in their massive World Cinema program is Miike’s Hara-kiri, USA/HK production The Man with the Iron Fists (with Russell Crowe?!), Kim Ki-duk’s Pieta … (read more)
The Japan Foundation’s Japanese Cinema Week is on again in Sydney! This is a free event, people, and tickets go fast so don’t even bother to read on. Just get your butts over to the website, mark up your must-see films and then email firstname.lastname@example.org for your tix! STAT!
For those of you still here, or in some way unsure of whether you actually want to take advantage of this awesome event, you really, really do, and here’s 10 reasons … (read more)
It’s certainly the season for festivals — another that almost slipped under our radar is the International Chinese Film Festival, which opens this weekend (15 September) in Sydney with their opening film Dangerous Liaisons and powers through their line-up of twenty-two (!!) feature films over the rest of the month at Event Cinemas on George Street.
On the 30th of September, they pack it all up and run the festival again in Melbourne, at the Cinema Nova in Carlton!… (read more)
Sorry? How the hell did this almost slip by us? The OzAsia Festival, starting tomorrow in Adelaide and running until the 30th of September, has an amazing grab-bag of Asian cinema screening. Kore-eda’s I Wish! Pan-ek Ratanaruang’s Headshot! War of the Arrows, and that’s just to name a few. And I won’t even talk about the Moon Lantern Parade or the Tan Dun multimedia symphony, except to say JEALOUS! Guys. Why are you still sitting … (read more)