Far East Film Festival 20

Udine Italy April 20th/ April 28th 2018
The Film Festival For Popular Asian Cinema


By date


By title


  • 14.30/15.15

    UCHIDA Eiji
    director, Love and Other Cults

    ITO Sairi
    actress, Love and Other Cults

    actor, Love and Other Cults

    Adam TOREL
    producer, Love and Other Cults

    Moderator: Mark Schilling


    FENG Xiaogang
    director and actor

    with the partecipation of:

    James WANG
    vice chairman & CEO, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation

    LIU Yulin
    director, Someone To Talk To

    Moderators: Maria BARBIERI, Maria RUGGIERI

the films
Wed, April 26

All times and dates are subject to change.
  • Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine
    time 9.00 AM
    Hiroki Ryuichi
    2017, Japan
    What do you do if you were in the first year of high school and had never had a boyfriend? Kako’s answer is to pretend to be a university student online and start going out with a 23-year-old policeman, Kota. There’s electricity between the two, but when Kota discovers the girl’s real age he pushes her away. How will this impossible love affair end? From a manga for girls comes this effervescent and musical comedy of the absurd, filtered through the sensitive eye of Ryuichi Hiroki.

  • Visionario, Via Asquini 33
    time 11.00 AM
    Mike De Leon
    1977, Philippines
    Joey is a free-spirited university student who wants to write a song for a movie. Anna was forced to marry young and now she feels like a prisoner. As the two become more intimate, she gets a taste of freedom and he finds meaning in his life. But reality intervenes, and they are forced to choose: to awaken or to remain in a “stolen dream”? A bitter love story that exposes the contradictions of family life in Philippine society.

  • Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine
    time 11.15 AM
    Alan Mak, Anthony Pun
    2017, China & Hong Kong
    The return of the creators of Infernal affairs! After years of undercover work, Lin is drawn into a major drug deal that has been put at risk by a police operation. When he’s brought in front of Eagle, the boss of the criminal organization, Lin seizes the chance to make an impression so that he can penetrate the highest levels of the gang, but Eagle’s suspicions mean that it won’t be an easy ride for Lin. The creators’ pedigree guarantees suspense, action and incredible spectacle!

  • Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine
    time 1.25 PM
    Okazaki Steven
    2016, Japan
    Toshiro Mifune was the first Japanese - or Asian – actor to become an international star of action cinema. Born in 1920, he became one of the few Japanese names known to foreign film lovers, another being that of the director who made him famous, Kurosawa Akira. When he died in 1997, at the age of seventy-seven, he had appeared in nearly 170 films. Finally, a documentary that retraces his extraordinary life and career.

  • Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine
    time 3.00 PM
    Kim Tae-yun
    2017, South Korea
    Hyun-Woo is the only witness to a murder, but somehow becomes a suspect and ends up spending 10 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Joon-Young is an attorney who handles financial cases but whose failures have made him unpopular. When Hyun-Woo’s case becomes the opportunity to clear both his name and that of Hyun-Woo and to fight for real justice, the two set out to investigate. A gripping legal thriller based on a true story.

  • Visionario, Via Asquini 33
    time 3.15 PM
    Yaguchi Shinobu
    2017, Japan
    And suddenly, there was darkness! A powercut in Tokyo brings everything to a standstill, and from being a temporary blackout, the situation becomes permanent. The Suzuki family don’t lose heart, though, despite the general hysteria. At first they try to live normally, then devise ingenious ways to survive and finally set off by bike towards their grandparents’ farm. Will they manage to find a peaceful new life and hobbies without the comforts of the modern world? And would you?

  • Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine
    time 5.15 PM
    Kobayasi Syoutarou
    2017, Japan
    A penniless young contractor who has no qualms about collaborating with the Yakuza and his gangster friend are tricked by a film producer who steals the crime syndicate’s millions. But the scam turns out to be only the tip of the iceberg of a manoeuvre that puts another, more powerful clan on a war footing. Drama and comedy in a buddy film packed with gags, flashes of violence but above all two irresistible protagonists.

  • Visionario, Via Asquini 33
    time 5.45 PM
    Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
    2002, Hong Kong
    A policeman and a member of the triads work as undercover agents inside the two opposing factions and each is instructed to discover the identity of the other before his own is revealed. The crisis in Hong Kong is reflected in that of the two main characters in an action thriller which became a legend and a cultural touchstone for everything that Hong Kongers consider representative of their local cinema.

  • Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine
    time 8.00 PM
    Chan Fruit
    1997, Hong Kong
    Moon is a thug who has dropped out of school and lives off the pay of a mob boss. He is destined for failure - even more so when he falls in love with the terminally ill Ping. An essential film and a dense blend of urban alienation and youthful despair shot with a complete lack of funds and an impressive freshness. Released shortly after the handover of ‘97 (upon which it reflects allegorically), it returns twenty years on thanks to restoration work sponsored by the Far East Film Festival.

  • Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine
    time 10.00 PM
    Park Kwang-hyun
    2017, South Korea
    In the online video games he plays, Kwon Yoo is an enterprising leader who is willing to sacrifice himself for the good of others. In real life, however, he is a loser who lives with his mother. But after delivering a forgotten cell phone to its owner, the young man finds himself accused of rape and murder. He escapes from prison and finds unexpected helpers in his online friends in this hi-tech action film that keeps raising the stakes with humour and a great sense of spectacle.