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The Korean Cultural Office Australia have announced on their Facebook page that smash-hit period war film The Admiral: Roaring Currents will be screening in Sydney at Event Cinemas George Street from this Thursday, September 18. Details are a bit thin, but my guess is that this is Sydney only for the time being, and it’ll be a short run — so get in there before it disappears, Sydney Korean cinema fans!
(Update: Village Cinemas has picked it up … (read more)
In one short week’s time the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) kicks off this year’s season of films in Sydney on August 13, to be followed by screenings in five other cities this year: Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide!
The important dates are:
- Sydney: Aug 13 – Aug 21
- Canberra: Aug 13 – Aug 14
- Brisbane: Aug 27 – Sep 2
- Perth: Sep 3 – Sep 6
- Melbourne: Sep 9 – Sep 16
It’s MIFF time, everyone! The venerable Melbourne Film Festival has released their program for this year’s event, and as always it’s crammed with cinema from Asia, from horror classics from Hong Kong (which have their own stream this year, A Perfect Midnight: Haunted Hong Kong) to gritty noir or modern arthouse.
Read on for our rundown of the features from Asia (don’t forget there are some great shorts and documentaries, too) screening this year, and you can find the … (read more)
Melbourne fans of Chinese cinema, listen up! The folks at ACMI have announced that King Hu’s 1971 classic A Touch of Zen will be the opening film in this season’s Cinémathèque, screening in glorious 35mm.
Zen is a hugely influential film, combining Hu’s mastery of the wuxia genre and typically beautiful cinematography with a sprawling three-hour-plus story and a healthy dose of symbolism. It’s had significant critical acclaim over the years, starting with a Technical Grand Prize at the 1975 … (read more)
It’s been a somewhat quiet launch as far as I’ve seen, but their Facebook page indicates that the International Chinese Film Festival for 2013 has now announced their dates for this year in Sydney and Melbourne, along with the line-up of films that will be screening in Sydney.… (read more)
As we foretold a few weeks ago, the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is coming in just a few short weeks to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. They’ve now released their full program, crammed full of Korean film from across the genre spectrum!
Here’s the trailer for this year’s event:
The key dates are:
Brisbane: Aug 14-18, at Event Cinemas Myer Centre.
Sydney: Aug 21-29, at Event Cinemas George Street.
Melbourne: Sep 5-11, at ACMI in Federation … (read more)
Hot on the heels of SFF comes Australia’s biggest film fest, the Melbourne International Film Festival. Their full program has just been announced, and as usual there’s a pretty packed slate of Asian cinema, from their regular Accent on Asia strand to special looks at new Arabic and rarely-seen North Korean cinema!
I’ve put together a quick overview of the feature films on show from Asia, since that’s what we’re primarily interested in here at Heroic Cinema. Obviously there are … (read more)
With their newsletter drop the other day (you can subscribe on their site), the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) announced the dates and their new look for this year’s festival.
This year, they’re screening in three cities:
- Brisbane, from Aug 14-18, at Event Cinemas Myer Centre;
- Sydney, from Aug 21-29, at Event Cinemas George Street;
- Melbourne, from Sep 5-11, at ACMI in Federation Square.
We’ll have more coverage when the full program is announced, but … (read more)