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The Terracotta Festival is now in its fourth year and we aim to be a festival in the true sense of the word, not just a film season. We have parties and a dedicated area we are branding 'Terracotta Café' where other film fans and culture lovers can mingle with each other. Our Distribution company brings quality, entertaining Far East films to the UK by releasing films theatrically and on DVD.


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Japanese films to screen at London's TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL 2012

The Terracotta Far East Film Festival will take place from 12th to 15th April 2012 at the Prince Charles Cinema. 

 

With a stunning line-up of films hand-picked from the
best of the region, encompassing diverse genres from comedy to drama to horror
and everything in between, the festival will continue to hold exclusive
Q&As, masterclasses and fabulous parties.

Each year the festival strives to improve on last year
and to discover new talent and fans of Japanese cinema will be able to enjoy an
eclectic mixture of genres; from
controversial director Toshiaki Toyoda (Monsters Club) to quirky
comedy drama featuring renowned actor Koji Yakusho (The Woodsman and the
Rain
) and 
the
legendary animated works of Studio Ghibli.

Prolific actor Denden, well-known in the UK for his performance in Cold Fish, will
be attending our closing ceremony of Himizu,
new film by maverick director Sion Sono.

The following films made in Japan will be screening at the
festival: 

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL [Goro Miyazaki I Japan 2011 I UK premiere]
Friday April 13th (18:45)

Anime directed by the son of Hayao
Miyazaki.

A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's
clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

 

MONSTERS CLUB [Toshiaki Toyoda I Japan
2011 I UK premiere] Saturday April 14th (16:20)

A man abandons modern civilization
and lives in a secluded cabin on a snowy mountain, sending mail bombs to
corporate CEOs.

Director
Toshiaki Toyoda is attending the screening of the film for a Q&A and
Masterclass with the audience.

 

THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN [Shuichi Okita I Japan
2011 I European premiere] 
Saturday14th April (13:55)

An
inspiring and often comical portrait of two men’s unusual collaboration when a
film crew arrives to shoot a zombie movie in a small village in the mountains

Black comedy with two great stars
appear together, Koji Yakusho of Babel,
and Shun Oguri of Boys Over Flowers

 

HIMIZU [Sion Sono I Japan 2011
I UK premiere] Sunday April15th  (18:30)

Closing
Film Ceremony with actor DenDen holding
 a Q&A with the audience.

The
powerful story of two teenagers’ struggle to live in a dystopian future Japan destroyed by natural disasters

 

Also,
part of the Horror Movie Marathon Night (in association with Fright Fest) on
Friday 13th night:

 Gyo [Takayuki Hirao |
Japan 2012 International premiere]

The Grudge [Takashi
Shimizu | Japan 2002]

 

VePrince Charles Cinema, 7
Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY

Twitter: 
@terracotta_dist  #terracotta12

For more information about our films, guests, Masterclasses, parties, and more, visit:  http://terracottafestival.com

 

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