Preview: Terracotta Film Festival

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 113 months ago
Preview: Terracotta Film Festival

1805_terracotta.jpg A four-day fest of flicks from the Far East, the Terracotta Film Festival lights up the Prince Charles cinema this week.

Running from Thursday to Sunday, the organisers have packed in thirteen of the finest new Asian films. Highlights are Dream, by Kim Ki-Duk (director of 3-Iron and Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring). The Korean's latest concerns the magic-realist tale of a man whose dreamed stories are physically re-enacted by a woman he's never before met.

Other curios are the excellently-titled Zombies From Banana Country — "possibly the only lo-fi Malaysian Zom-Com you will ever get to see"; Legendary Assassin, a return for the Hong Kong martial arts genre with the legendary Wu Jing both behind and in front of the camera; and Ghost In The Shell 2.0 which, despite its already-dated title, is an update of the classic Manga staple, complete with modern animation techniques. Check the festival's complete schedule for more details.

Beyond the silver screen enjoyment, there's also an opening night party at Ruby Blue, and a Manga and cosplay themed after party at Bincho Yakitori on Friday night,

Terracotta Film Festival at Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square (map, Thurs 21st - Sun 24th May. Tickets cost £7.50 per film, £6.00 for Prince Charles members. Festival pass £65 / £49.

Last Updated 18 May 2009