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- Melbourne: Asian Cinema at the MQFF
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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):
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)
Courtesy of the fine people at the Melbourne International Film Festival, we have two Admit One passes to give away that will get you into any session (except opening and closing night and other special events) at this year’s festival!… (read more)
There’s less than a week to go until the Melbourne International Film Festival opens (on the 2nd of August), and I’ve been lazy and not posted a roundup of the Asian cinema showing this year.
It’s not so bad, though: they’ve done the work for us and collected it all into their Accent on Asia programme — the official roundup is here.
Here are a few highlights: … (read more)
The wait is over, and the hardworking folks at KOFFIA have released their festival lineup for this year. Twenty new feature films, three modern classics and a bunch of short films in three cities this time: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
There’s a great rundown of what’s on offer on their site — of particular interest is the Aussie premiere of Korea’s box office winner for 2011, War of the Arrows, which opens the festival, and the pile of other … (read more)
Our stats since the Sydney Film Festival suggest that a few people have hit the site looking for release info on Indian epic Gangs of Wasseypur in Australia. I’ve done some digging myself, and it doesn’t look like there’s a real Aussie release confirmed, but I thought I’d share this litte update: the Melbourne International Film Festival’s direct from Cannes update states that they’ve programmed both Part 1 and Part 2 of Wasseypur for their festival in August.
So, if … (read more)
A quick update for Melbournians up for something interesting (and free!)
The good folks at MIFF are bringing a series of documentaries to the big screen in Federation Square on Thursday November 24, and the first two are films about Asian megacities that proved popular at MIFF 2010. We figured HC’s readership might be interested, so here’s the deal:
From 6:30pm to 8:30pm, they’re screening two of the Danish Cities on Speed documentaries. The first, Nanna Frank Møller’s Shanghai Space… (read more)
Melbournians take heed! A new festival is coming to town, and it’s bringing with it four days of Asian film that run the gamut of cult and genre cinema: from their opener, Nishimura’s zombie splatter film Helldriver, to low-budget Filipino ghost/horror flicks Altar and Yanggaw. They’ve packed a huge number of films into the Cinema Nova in Carlton over four days, starting on the 10th of November.