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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)
Just a quick note for readers in Sydney — as part of their Cinema on the Park series, the Korean Cultural Office have dubbed this month’s programme ‘X-treme Korea’, and they’re showing a bunch of great stuff. Several of these screened at festivals last year, so if you missed out, now’s your chance to catch one for free!
Our friends at the Korean Cultural Office in Sydney (who ran this year’s fantastic KOFFIA festival) are showing their final film tomorrow (Thursday 22nd) evening in this year’s Cinema On The Park programme. It’s open to the public and free, so if you have the evening free, why not go along and check it out?
(Update: … and I’m all out. Thanks to those who wrote in!)
Heads up, readers in Sydney and Melbourne!
I’ve got three double passes to give away to any screening you like (except for the opening and closing night galas) at this year’s Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA 2011), courtesy of the festival organisers. Feast your eyes on their program full of recent Korean cinema, choose what you’d like to see, then come back and use our … (read more)
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?
My SFF rundown the other day contained a pretty serious omission, one that’s particularly of interest given HC’s mission statement — Australian-Chinese co-production 33 Postcards, from director Pauline Chan. Mea maxima culpa, everyone.
33 Postcards is only the second film to be produced under 2010’s co-production treaty between our two countries, after Mario Andreacchio’s The Dragon Pearl. Starring Guy Pearce and Zhu Lin, it’s a drama about a Chinese girl who finally gets the chance to visit … (read more)
Sydney people needn’t be too jealous of MIFF-going Victorians this year — our own film festival starts in a couple of days, and has a bunch of films from Asia showing as well.
Here’s a quick roundup of what SFF is serving up this year; as always, check the official program for the real deal in case I’ve made a mistake or the schedule changes.… (read more)
(20/3/11 Update: Please note that the 23rd of March screening of ‘Millennium Actress’ has been cancelled. The Japan Foundation will advise at a later date if Japanese Cinema will go ahead in April. If you have any enquiries please contact them on 02 8239 0055 or email [email protected].)