Thursday the 27th of April

Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement to ERIC TSANG, icon of Hong Kong cinema!

If there's one face that we remember seeing in all - or almost all – of the huge number of films from Hong Kong that have appeared on the big screen of the FEFF, it's definitely that of the legendary Eric Tsang. An unmistakable face that during the first few days of the Festival we have already seen alongside Jackie Chan in Kung Fu Yoga and in Vampire Cleanup Department, directed by newcomers Yan Pak-wing and Chiu Sin-hang - and a face which, on Thursday the 27th of April, we will be seeing much closer up when Mr. Tsang receives his Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement (realised by Friulian company Idea Prototipi®)!
In over forty years, this genuine legend has created a truly incredible name for himself: in cinema, on TV and even in the world of showbiz. An untiring talent who splits his time between acting, producing and directing, dedicating particular attention to emerging young talent. He took his first steps in film with Sammo Hung in the '70s, made his debut behind the camera in 1979 with martial arts movie The Challenger, and has been appearing in enormously successful films since the 80's, winning the public's affection and deservedly becoming a part of cinema history (we need only mention his unforgettable performance in Infernal Affairs).
Mad World, by Wong Chun, which FEFF 19 will be showing immediately after the awards ceremony, arrives in Udine accompanied by the plaudits of Hong Kong's critics and of cinema lovers worldwide. An alumnus of Fresh Wave, the director gives us an intense, heartfelt portrait of Tung, a young man who suffers from bipolar disorder, and his father, Eric Tsang, in one of the most extraordinary performances of his career. A performance for which Eric charged no fee, demonstrating once again his commitment to supporting new talents and contributing to the future of Hong Kong cinema.


One Day
by Banjong Pisanthanakun
(Thailand, 2016)
Does real love exist, or does it survive only in lies and memories?

FEFF Talks

In the spotlight from 14.30 to 15.15, Japan (superstar Matsuda Ryuhei will be among those present). Next, from 15.30 to 16.15, we move to South Korea. Finally, at 16.20, Davide Cazzaro and Darcy Paquet will be presenting the magazine Nang.

by Han Han
(China, 2017)
Funny, idiosyncratic characters and a tip of the hat to Back to the Future.

Old Days
by Han Sunhee
(South Korea, 2016)
Thirteen years after the release of Park Chan-wook's cult movie Old Boy, Old Days - a documentary which started life as an extra for inclusion on the special edition Blu-ray and which, given the amount of material, became a film in its own right - looks at the making of the film.

Siam Square
by Pairach Khumwan
(Thailand, 2017)
A tense horror film with a complex plot, tight editing and an eerie atmosphere which gradually reveals a powerful, heartfelt portrait of adolescence and its dark side.

Someone To Talk To
by Liu Yulin
(China  2016)
In a society where we are all connected, is communication still really possible?

Mad World
by Wong Chun
(Hong Kong, 2016)
Struggling with bipolar disorder, Tung was hospitalised after attacking the mother who had abused him psychologically. Now he lives in a tiny apartment with his father (Eric Tsang), the only one not to abandon him after he starts refusing to take his medication.

Mon Mon Mon Monsters
by Giddens Ko
(Taiwan, 2017)
A mixture of bullying drama, black comedy and violent horror film, bursting at the seams with fun as well as with creepy scares.

House Of The Disappeared
by Lim Dae-woong
(South Korea, 2017)
A labyrinthine horror film in which nothing is as it seems.


Cain And Abel
by Lino Brocka
(Philippines, 1982)
A powerful social and moral melodrama set in the Philippines of Marcos.

Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned
by Um Tae-hwa
(South Korea, 2016)
A fantasy film celebrating the redemptive power of imagination: kids can save the world.

Mr. Zhu’s Summer
by Song Haolin
(China, 2017)
A wonderful cast and irresistible young actors in a hilarious fresco of Chinese school life.

The Prison
by Na Hyun
(South Korea, 2017)
A highly original thriller which examines the theme of the perfect crime.

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