Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong films announced at the Far East Film Festival 2019

Far East Film Festival is a film festival dedicated to Asian cinema which is held annually in Udine

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Festival President Sabrina Baracetti and Festival Coordinator Thomas Bertacche have announced the full lineup of the 21st edition of Udine Far East Film Festival, which will open on Friday, 26th April with the World Premiere of the Korean drama Birthday and will close on Saturday, 4th May.

A lineup of 76 films from 12 different countries. 51 titles in competition, 3 World Premieres, 14 debut films. Guests of Honour this year include Chinese superstar Yao Chen and Hong Kong superstar Anthony Wong, who is also set to receive the Golden Mulberry for Outstanding Achievement Award.

The Far East Film Festival is a film festival dedicated to Asian cinema which is held annually in Udine.

In the following links you can find movies synopsis, trailers, actors, etc.

CHINA (8)

A Cool Fish, RAO Xiaozhi, would-be-robbers -black comedy, China 2018, International Festival Premiere

Crossing the Border, HUO Meng, human-drama-road movie, China 2018, International Premiere

The Crossing, BAI Xue, cross-boundary coming of age film, China 2018, Italian Premiere*

Dying to Survive, WEN Muye, black comedy cum drama, China 2018, European Premiere*

Lost, Found, LUE Yue, a kidnapping and two mothers, China 2018, European Premiere

Pegasus, HAN Han, rally-action-dramedy, China 2019, International Festival Premiere

The Rib, ZHANG Wei, transgender drama, China 2018, Italian Premiere

When Love Blossoms, YE Tian, stage mirrors live, China 2018, European Premiere*

HONG KONG (8)

Bodies at Rest, Renny HARLIN, cat-and-mouse action, Hong Kong 2019, Italian Premiere

A Home with a View, Herman YAU, weird-family black comedy, Hong Kong 2019, International Festival Premiere

Hotel Soul Good, YAN Pak-wing, offbeat ghost mayhem, Hong Kong 2018, European Premiere

Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy, YUEN Woo-ping, elegant martial arts film, Hong Kong 2018, European Festival Premiere

Missbehavior, PANG Ho-cheung, whirlwind cheeky romance comedy, Hong Kong 2019, European Premiere

Project Gutenberg, Felix CHONG, counterfeiting thriller, Hong Kong 2018, Italian Premiere

Still Human, Oliver CHAN, barrier-busting tearjerker drama, Hong Kong 2018, European Premiere*

Three Husbands, Fruit CHAN, politically-charged sex drama, Hong Kong 2018, European Premiere

TAIWAN (3)

The Devil Fish, CHUANG David, jump-on-your-seat folkloric horror, Taiwan 2018, International Festival Premiere *

More than Blue, Gavin LIN, star-crossed lovers story, Taiwan 2018, European Festival Premiere

The Scoundrels, HUNG Tzu-hsuan, buddy-buddy action noir, Taiwan 2018, European Premiere*

INDONESIA (1)

212 Warrior, Angga Dwimas SASONGKO, genuine Indonesian martial arts, Indonesia 2018, European Festival Premiere

JAPAN (9)

Dare to Stop Us, SHIRAISHI Kazuya, Wakamatsu-vibes-drama, Japan 2018, Italian Premiere

Every Day a Good Day, OMORI Tatsushi, tea ceremony –feel-good film, Japan 2018, European Premiere

Fly Me to the Saitama, TAKEUCHI Hideki, quirky colorful pop saga, Japan 2019, European Premiere

HARD-CORE, YAMASHITA Nobuhiro, surrealist generational comedy with Robot, Japan 2018, European Premiere

Jam, SABU, hyper Sabu-esque absurdist dramedy, Japan 2018, Italian Premiere

JK Rock, MUGURUMA Shunji, rock’n’roll-never-dies comedy, Japan 2019, International Premiere

Lying to Mom, NOJIRI Katsumi, bizarre family drama, Japan 2018, International Premiere*

Melancholic, TANAKA Seiji, quirky noirish drama, Japan 2018, International Premiere*

Only the Cat Knows, KOBAYASI Syoutarou, matrimonial drama with cat, Japan 2019, World Premiere

MALAYSIA (3)

Fly by Night, Zahir OMAR, tense action thriller, Malaysia 2018, European Premiere*

Motif, Nadiah HAMZAH, female-cop thriller, Malaysia 2019, World Premiere*

Two Sisters, James LEE, ghost and madness horror film, Malaysia 2019, International Premiere

SINGAPORE (1)

Konpaku, Remi M SALI, sex and the ghost, Singapore 2018, International Premiere

THE PHILIPPINES (4)

Eerie, Mikhail RED, ghost-on-the-loose horror, The Philippines 2019, European Premiere

Heaven’s Waiting, Dan VILLEGAS, supernatural romance, The Philippines 2018, International Premiere

Miss Granny, Joyce BERNAL, time-travel comedy with songs, The Philippines 2018, International Festival Premiere

Signal Rock, Chito ROÑO, bittersweet Neo-realistic dramedy, The Philippines 2018, European Premiere

SOUTH KOREA (12)

Believer, LEE Hae-young, trust-me-or-trust-me-not crime film, South Korea 2018, Italian Premiere

Birthday, LEE Jong-eon, powerful and emotional drama, South Korea 2019, World Festival Premiere* OPENING FILM

Door Lock, LEE Kwon, duplicity thriller-horror, South Korea 2018, European Premiere [with Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival ]

Default, CHOI Kook-hee, financial thriller, South Korea 2018, European Premiere

Extreme Job, LEE Byoung-heon, cooking cop action comedy, South Korea 2019, European Festival Premiere

The Great Battle, KIM Kwang-sik, super epic war movie, South Korea 2018, Italian Premiere

Innocent Witness, LEE Han, bittersweet courtroom thriller, South Korea 2019, International Festival Premiere

Intimate Strangers, LEE Jae-kyoo, Perfect Strangers go Intimate, South Korea 2018, International Festival Premiere

The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale, LEE Min-jae, zombie-reverse comedy, South Korea 2019, International Premiere*

Rampant, KIM Sung-hoon, period epic zombie saga, South Korea 2018, Italian Premiere

Romang, LEE Chang-geun, old age love story, South Korea 2019, International Premiere*

Unstoppable, KIM Min-ho, plenty of punches thriller, South Korea 2018, Italian Premiere*

THAILAND (2)

Krasue: Inhuman Kiss, Sittisiri MONGKOLSIRI, the curse of the flying head, Thailand 2019, International Premiere

Reside, Wisit SASANATIENG, ghost possession in the villa, Thailand 2018, International Festival Premiere

Out of Competition

DOCUMENTARIES (3)

BNK48: Girls Don’t Cry, THAMRONGRATTANARIT Nawapol, female pop group, Thailand 2018, Italian Premiere

Kampai! Sake Sisters, KONISHI Mirai, ladies and sake, Japan 2019, World Premiere

People’s Republic of Desire, WU Hao, on-line dreams, China 2018, Italian Premiere

YI DAI YI LU – One Belt One Road, Pio D’EMILIA, the Road of the Silk, Italy 2018, International Festival Premiere

THE ODD COUPLES (4)

The World of Suzie Wong, Richard QUINE, USA 1960

My Name Ain’t Suzie, Angie CHEN, Hong Kong 1985

City on Fire, Ringo LAM, Hong Kong 1987

Reservoir Dogs, Quentin TARANTINO, USA 1992

restrospective

100 YEARS OF KOREAN CINEMA:

I CHOOSE EVIL – LAWBREAKERS UNDER THE MILITARY DICTATORSHIP (8)
Black Hair, LEE Man-hee, gangsters&prostitutes, South Korea 1964
The Body Confession, JO Keung-ha, melodrama, South Korea 1964
A Day Off, LEE Man-hee, youth drama, South Korea 1968
The Last Witness, LEE Doo-yong, political detective story, South Korea 1980
Lovers in Woomukbaemi, JANG Sun-woo, extramarital affair story, South Korea 1990
Promise of the Flesh, KIM Ki-young, memory melodrama, South Korea 1975
Jagko, IM Kwon-taek, drama on the wave of memory, South Korea 1980
Ticket, IM Kwon-taek, hard life for 5 women, South Korea 1986

INFO SCREENING (4)

A First Farewell, Lina WANG, Uyghur village story, China 2018, Italian Premiere
Ten Years Japan, HAYAKAWA Chie, KINOSHITA Yusuke, TSUNO Megumi, FUJIMURA Akiyo, ISHIKAWA Kei, Japan 2018, Italian Premiere
Ten Years Taiwan, CILANGASAN Lekal Sumi, Rina B.TSOU, LU Po-shun, HSIEH Pei-ju, LAU Kek Huat, Taiwan 2018, European Premiere
Ten Years Thailand, Aditya ASSARAT, Wisit SASANATIENG, Chulayarnon SIRIPHOL, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, Thailand 2018, Italian Premiere
Korean Independent Films Sidebar (3)
Coffee Noir: Black Brown, CHANG Hyun-sang, action-comedy-noir, South Korea 2017, European Premiere
Passing Summer, CHO Sung-kyu, romance comedy, South Korea 2018, International Premiere
Saem, HWANG Kyu-il, dramedy, South Korea 2018, International Premiere

RESTORED CLASSICS (2)

A Speck in the Water, Ishmael BERNAL, drama, The Philippines 1976 – 2018, European Premiere Restored Film
The Wheel of Life, King HU, LI Hsing, PAI Ching-jui, drama-romance, Taiwan 1983 – 2019, World Premiere Restored Filmalian Premiere

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