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BOSSA NOVA Featured at Festival do BRASIL em Paris 2009

Tom Jobim                                                         This year's Festival celebrates 50 years of Bossa Nova, the famous musical style that traveled the world with tunes such as "The Girl from Ipanema". In 1989, Tom, (Antônio Carlos Jobim's nickname), explains: "In Portuguese, a bossa means a 'boss', a protuberance, a hump, a bump. Like you have th...

Udine FarEast Festival Wrap

    Fareast wrap On its final day, the Far East Film Festival, awaits announcement this evening, May 2nd, of its 3 prizes, THE AUDIENCE AWARDS. Will it be a film from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines - some of the featured works this year. The event has come a long route from its early beginnings eleven years ago, when it specialized only in films from Hong Kong. Initiated and organised by the Associazione Culturale Centro Espressioni Cinem...

Ever Seen a Japanese Road Movie ?

The Million Yen Girl shown at Udine Far East Festival involves a 21 year old student who heads for the road after experiencing disappointment with her family and disillusionment with the difficulty of earning a living in Tokyo. Wanting to become independent, she co-rents an appartment with a total stranger who throws out a kitten she adopted, after which she tosses all his ownings out the window and gets the book for alientation of private property. After a short term in jail, he...


  Right after Mao, in Communist China  early 1980s, director Buming XU recalls the situation in most households where a standard toilet was a luxury and people used "potties". A young Chinese girl Dan, lives in  a stifling environment with her family in a house without toilet and has to empty her obnoxious younger brother's waste after he spends most of the day sitting on the loo. When she finally has a flush  toilet  closestool installed next to her bedroom, she suddenly finds ...

The Rekindling of Indonesian Cinema at FarEast Udine Festival

Forbidden Door BEHIND THE FORBIDDEN DOOR Indonesian Cinema was supposed to be dead ! After a flourishing of interesting films in the sixties in that country, little has been known about the sector, but the presence of several NEW WAVE filmakers in their 30s  at Udine FarEast Festival with their latest features, sparks new interest by their unexpected avant garde styles. One of these is the quirky thriller THE FORBIDDEN DOOR by Joko Anwar. After some colourful pinki...

Lavish Korean Dynasty Adventure FROZEN FLOWER enthralls Udine Fareast Festival

Frozen Flower, an epic blockbuster of a love triangle involving the King and Queen of the Goryeo Dynasty with a General, directed by young Korean, YOO HA,  takes you into a world of betrayal, honour and feudalism in ancient Korea, at war with China. With 364 young lads raised at the Castle stronghold to be trained as soldiers for the Palace Guard to protect the young King (Joo Jin-mo), it is little wonder that the King is gay, entertaining an over 10 year romantic relationship with his ch...

UDINE Teatro Giovanni packed to the Gills for spectators eager to see Japanese Oscar winner 'DEPARTURES'

                         ACADEMY-AWARD WINNER For BEST FOREIGN FILM 2009   It was full house yesterday at the 1200-seater Teatro Giovanni Theatre in Udine for the European premiere of DEPARTURES. After an introduction on duplex from Japan by Yojiro TAKITA, the Director, who called attention to the producer Yasuhiro MASE, seated in the theatre, who would report to him following  the screening, the audience was drawn into the s...


Part of her Hong Kong Stories by respected filmaker Ann Hui,  dealing with different problems in Society is one television show on drugs in that city : The Road.Three women set out on the road to rehab in Ann Hui's incisive look atHong Kong's drug problem. After elderly drug user Mrs Choi (Huang Man)checks herself into a treatment center, her hooked daughter Fong (CarolCheng) is aided by a social worker (Gigi Wong). Meanwhile, hostess SiuLai (Idy Chan) realises she too must go clean. The counse...

Significant Hong Kong Director, Ann HUI, on hand at Fareast Udine to present anti-corruption 70s TV Serial and new film

    One of the most significant Asian "New Wave" film directors, Hong Kong filmaker, Ann HUI,  is present this year, at Udine Far East Festival to talk about her beginnings in the cinema industry of that country.  Commissioned by the national broadcaster and ICAC, the anti-corruption entity to create a series of shows on various aspects crime prevalent in the 1970's such as bribery of government officials, kickbacks, corruption  of innocents and minors e...

Apollo Austronaut Buzz ALDRIN Lands at the GRAND REX in Paris for the Jules Verne 2009 Adventure Film Festival

Only 12 men in history have walked on the moon and yet there is no personal account of how these historical missions affected each man personally. The Wonder of it All recounts the narrative of their journeys from childhood to the present. The story unfolds as each astronaut talks candidly about his adventure, with never heard statements until now. This film has been in the making for 2 years. Our goal is to make a humanistic story t...

Denise Zmekhol, Brazilian Amazon Documentarist

[ Director’s Statement ] I traveled to the Brazilian Amazon on several occasions between 1987-1990 to assist on television documentaries. During my journeys, I had the opportunity to visit many Indig- enous communities, always with my camera by my side. What caught my eye were the children. Born to parents who had relied on the rainforest for their survival, these children were growing up surrounded by new ways—ways that were destroying the forest. I was also drawn to the child...

Brazilian doc CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON intrigues Viewers at Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival in PARIS

          Denise Zmekhol writes from Paris on AWARDS NIGHT of the Jules Verne Adventure  Festival April 27th, 2009 :        Children of the Amazon got two awards last night!!!      Jules Verne Award for Best Picture      Jules Verne Youth Choice Award         Children of the Amazon follows Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol as she travels a modern highway deep into the Amazon in search of the Indigenou...


YATTERMAN (YATTAMAN) FROM THE CELEBRATED CARTOON, COMES THE LIVE ACTION FILM OF THE GREATEST POP-ROBOT ADVENTURE IN THE WORLD! …a film already destined to become a cult… The European Premiere of the highly anticipated blockbuster, directed by the legendary MIIKE Takashi, will close the eleventh edition of Far East Film.   UDINE, 9th April 2009 UDINE – A truly sensational event, on Saturday 2nd May, will close the eleventh edition of...

Valiant French actress Rosine Deréan - From "Douce France" to Ravensbrück

    Valiant French actress ROSINE Deréan - from "Douce France to Ravensbrück  On April 25th, 2009, in the tiny village of Genillé (Indre-et-Loire), where she lived and died, a tribute will be held to the stylish '30's French actress and several films she starred in will be shown in 8 mm. Rosine Deréan was born in 1910 and began acting in 1930 directed by major French cinema director Julien Duvivier appearing with such legendary sta...

Udine Fareast Line-up

    FEEF 11: AN EXTRAORDINARY EDITION!!! FOR THE OPENING NIGHT ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL, A FANTASTIC DOUBLE-BILL OF EUROPEAN PREMIERES: ACTION MOVIE ONG BAK 2 AND THE BRILLIANT BLACK COMEDY CRAZY RACER!! TWO GOALS SCORED BY THAILAND AND CHINA… For Far East Film, number 11 is truly… an extraordinary edition!!! Having already reported on a decade of Asian cinema, up until the year 2008, historicallywitnessing and travelling through the unique richness ...


              Transformation                                                                   A Film About Armenian Culture   Helen Dobrensky and Arman Tadevosyan, a native of GYUMRI, Armenia are pleased to invite you to see a short documentary online at :     ONLINEF...

Over Hundred Films compete at Gibara Low-Budget Film Festival

                                                        Gibara, Cuba       Over a Hundred Films Will Compete at the International Non-Budget Movie Festival. As always, the Festival will be held at the small, beautiful northeastern city of Gibara.   The Late Humberto SOLAS, Founder & Creator  Humberto Solás. Photo Archive. Mildrey Ponce  The...

11th Brazilian Film festival in Paris set to start end April

Brazilian Film festival in Paris.    Spring is around the corner, bringing with it the eleventh Festival du Cinéma Brésilien de Paris to be held as usual in the Latin Quarter at Nouveau Latina theatre from 29 April through 12 May, 2009.     Discover new fiction film from 29 April to 5 May) and documentaries (May 6th-12th). Fiction Awa...

Pro Meeting at UDINE

Far East Festival building at Udine         UDINE WELCOMES THE PRODUCERS OF THE FUTURE 26/28 APRIL – first intercontinental training workshop for cinema producers Far East Film and Eave sign an important collaboration [UDINE] Far East Film and Eave (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) signed an important collaboration which will bring to Udine the CINEMA PRODUCERS OF THE FUTURE. ...

Oscar BEST Foreign Film Winner "DEPARTURES" to Première at UDINE

  Departures         2009 Far East Film Festival in Udine       Best Foreign Film 2009, DEPARTURES will celebrate the return of Takita Yojiro to Udine, whom the Far East Film Festival had already discovered in the year 2000, and brought to Europe (where he presented his much appreciated film Secret) UDINE - After defeating the Israeli film Valzer con Bashir (the bookies absolu...


  Ong Bak 2         Legend of Ong Bak 2     WAVING THE FLAG FOR THAI ACTION: THE LEGEND OF ONG BAK 2 COMES TO UDINE TO BE SCREENED IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! Far East Film 11: the countdown plus sneak previews With the much-awaited cult movie, and a special focus containing 4 other titles, this celebrated Udinese festival will chronicle the latest ...

UDINE Far East Film Festival

Far East Festival in UDINE             UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL, April 24th - May 2nd , 2009 -11° Edition -Premieres, Discoveries, Tributes, Retros The World's Largest Showcase of Popular Asian Cinema Far East Film Festival 11 is approaching! Join the official Far East Film 11 group, and you'llsoon be receiving exciting previews about the biggest Festival dedicated toAsian Cinema in Europe....

Knights in Shining Armour

                        Prague Castle : Guard The THREE Brothers Studio is located less than 10 kilometers outside the center of Prague at Hlubocepska, where you can see rugged cliffs not far away, in an enclosed farmstead, restored to its 14th century original state. The 7000 sq meter studios are equipped with 26 different spaces for shootin...


                          Prague       World Content Market: February 2009, Prague       Recently held for the second time at the Moewenpick Hotel in Prague, 100 meters away from Mozart's house in that city, this small but concise market gathered together pros from over 50 countries in a relaxed atmosphere in the beautiful venue of the Czech Republic's capital (the Sleeping Beauty of the East). ...

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