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The line-up of the 14th edition of the Far East Film Festival in Udine

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  The 14th edition of the Far East Film Festival will run in Udine, from April 20th to 28th. Key titles of this year's selection will be, from Korea, "Sunny" by Kang Hyoung-chul, the opening film, a national preview, on Friday April 20th, a collective moving ballad on female friendship, and "The Viral Factor" , directed by the king of action movies, Dante Lam, who will keep the audience at Teatro Nuovo "Giovanni da Udine"  in suspense during Closing night...

Johnnie To returns to Udine with Romancing in Thin Air

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  The Hong Kong grand master comes back to FEFF as director (Romancing in Thin Air) and as ambassador of Fresh Wave Festival, the voice of young Hong Kongers Hong Kong never dies! With the title rewording of one of his most celebrated movies, A Hero Never Dies, here comes the battle cry that best represents the film-making philosophy - and not just that - of this grand master: Mister Johnnie To. A battle cry that the film-maker, an old friend of Far East Film, will shout o...

Michael Hui awarded in Udine

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Michael Hui, the veteran Hong Kong comedy actor and director, became the first recipient of Udine Far East Film Festival’s Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement this evening for his outstanding contribution to Asian comedy. Hui’s brand of Hong Kong comedy brings together superbly-timed verbal humour and choreographed sight gags, driven by anarchic energy and informed by a strong social awareness as well as a sympathy for the little man, whom he often portrays in his films, as well a...

Far East Film 13 will present 87 films

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  FAR EAST FILM 13 In total, Far East Film 13 will present a record-breaking 87 films: one World Premiere, 15 International Premieres, 18 European Premieres and 14 Italian Premieres. A total of 50 of the latest films from the Far East wil...

Far East Film 13 will present 87 films in Udine

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Three truly explosive titles for the much awaited Opening Night of the Far East Film Festival in Udine! On Friday 29th April at 20:00, the 13th edition will be launched with the European Premiere of Welcome to Shama Town, with the already "cult" 33 minute horror Night Fishing and, saving the best for last, with the International Premiere of a surprise film, which will have its debut in the Extreme Orient on 28th April! Let's take a closer look at this opening triplet ... ...

Night Fishing Horror film shot on iPhone by Park Chan-wook

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AT THE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL OF UDINE THE FIRST HORROR FILM SHOT ON iPhone:NIGHT FISHING, CULT MOVIE OF THE GREAT PARK CHAN-WOOK!Lasting only thirty three minutes, but already a cult movie: Night Fishing, the horror film by Park Chan-wook – legendary filmmaker of Old Boy and Lady Vendetta – was shot entirely using an iPhone! With a very modest budget (130,000 dollars) and a crew reduced to the bare minimum, Park has made an exceptional strike at our imaginations, demonstrating that real qua...

EFP announces jury for SHOOTING STARS 2011

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Distinction for Europe's best young actors at the Berlinale 2011 (February 10 - 20)European Film Promotion (EFP) has announced the names of the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2011. They will be selecting Europe's ten most talented young actors to be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival from February 12-14, 2011 and honoured for their artistic achievements. Beforehand, the EFP member organizations had nominated their candidates. Initiated by European Film Promotion (EFP), the event is fin...

Far East Film Festival record-breaking edition from Udine

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  - This really is a historic, record-breaking edition, the one that Far East Film Festival is about to share - from 24 April to 2 May - with its devoted fans: not only because of all the hot picks in the program, but also for the exceptional quality of premieres (1 world, 20 international, 14 European), given the fact that most of the names and titles are already well-established in the new Asian cinema!   Departures, the Japanese film, may have been awarded Best Foreign Fil...

Udine FarEast Festival Wrap

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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 Cinematofgrafiche (Cec) , it has now put the bautiful Nor...

Udine FarEast Festival Wrap

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    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...

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

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  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...

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