Far East Film Festival 20

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

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The roar of Jackie Chan in the action comedy Kung Fu Yoga and the irresistible little protagonists of Mr Zhu's Summer making their world premier at #FEFF19: the two faces of Chinese cinema!

After being the FEFF's guest of honour two editions ago, the legendary Jackie Chan returns to Udine. This time, 'only' on the big screen, of course, in a fun-filled Made-in-China blockbuster that will delight his devoted fans and all lovers of action comedy: Kung Fu Yoga by Stanley Tong. It's the story of Jack, a famous archaeologist searching for ancient treasure in Tibet along with his team and a beautiful Indian colleague. When they are attacked by a gang of mercenaries, Jack sets off on a journey around the world to win the treasure hunt and save an ancient culture, with the help of his extensive knowledge of history and kung fu. Rhythm, adventure, colour and comedy: hurricane Jackie Chan strikes again!

From a blockbuster which dominated the box office to a little gem of independent cinema: also from China, here is Mr. Zhu's Summer by Song Haolin, the discovery - of #FEFF19. An adorably bitter-sweet comedy whose world premiere Festivalgoers can enjoy! Too unconventional to be appreciated by his colleagues or by the parents of his pupils, teacher Mr. Zhu is put to the test by two of his students: one cute and plump, the other tiny and intense. The pair make headlines when they help an old lady... but is all that glitters gold?

TEATRO NUOVO

9.00
Derailed
by Lee Sung-Tae
(South Korea, 2016)
Violence, drama, love and passion in the lives of a gang of juvenile delinquents.

FEFF Talks
In the spotlight from 10.00 to 10.35, the Japan of Satoshi: director Mori Yoshitaka, producer Nozoe Ryoko and, obviously, superstar Matsuyama Kenichi! Next, from 10.45 to 11.15, we move to Hong Kong with Yan Pak-wing and Chiu Sin-hang, the two directors of Vampire Cleanup Department.

10.45
Close-Knit
by Ogigami Naoko
(Japan, 2017)
A light-hearted, surreal dramedy about the power of affection, family and knitting!

13.10
At Café 6
by Neal Wuby
(Taiwan, 2016)
A nostalgia youthful love story along the lines of the smash hit You Are the Apple of My Eye.

15.10
Kung Fu Yoga
by Stanley Tong
(China, 2017)

Along with his team and a beautiful Indian colleague, famous archaeologist Jack is searching for ancient treasure in Tibet when he is attacked by a gang of mercenaries. Jack sets off on a journey around the world to win the treasure hunt and save an ancient culture, with the help of his extensive knowledge of history and kung fu. Rhythm, adventure, colour and comedy: hurricane Jackie Chan strikes again!

17.25
Vanishing Time: A Boy who returned
by Um Tae-hwa
(South Korea, 2016)
A fantasy film with celebrates the redemptive power of imagination: kids can save the world.

20.00
Mr Zhu's Summer
by Song Haolin
(China, 2017)
Too unconventional to be appreciated by his colleagues or by the parents of his pupils, the life of teacher Mr. Zhu hovers between failure and self-determination until one day he is put to the test by two of his students, one cute and plump, the other tiny and intense. The pair make headlines when they help an old lady, but is all that glitters gold? An excellent cast and irresistible young actors in a hilarious fresco of Chinese school life.

21.45
Bluebeard
by Lee Soo-youn
(South Korea, 2017)
When a patient under anaesthesia reveals a secret about a murder to his doctor, the doctor finds himself caught up in an unsolved case involving a serial killer. And when the body of a decapitated woman is fished from the Han river, the doctor realizes that he needs to solve the puzzle before the killer realises how much he knows. Hitchcockian suspense makes for an intelligent, tense thriller which evokes the dark atmospheres of Seven and The Usual Suspects.

00.00
Take me home
by Kongkiat Khomsiri
(Thailand, 2016)
A dreamlike horror film that turns the strangeness of everyday life into a frightening vortex that provides no handholds.

VISIONARIO

15.15
A Simple Life
by Hui Ann
(Hong Kong, 2012)
Deanie Ip (Volpi Cup winner at Venice 2011) is maid Ah Tao who looks after producer Roger Lee (played by Andy Lau), the last descendant of the family for whom she has spent sixty years working...  For A Simple Life, one of the most acclaimed post-'97 Hong Kong films, which was distributed in Italy by Tucker Film, Ann Hui took inspiration from a true story to tell the tale of a touching role reversal with grace, delicacy and powerful humour.

17.30
Accident
by Soi Cheang
(Hong Kong, 2009)
Soi Cheang established himself as one of the most promising talents in post-'97 Hong Kong and Accident, produced by Johnnie To, is one of the key films in his career, an elegant, virtuoso urban noir about an unusual group of assassins who work by organising "accidents" that don't look like murders.

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