This week sees the start of Terracotta Distribution’s Far East Film Festival. Their opening film Cold War (Hong Kong, 2012) quickly sold out and now they have announced free masterclasses with some very special guests! The TFEFF masterclasses have always been widely popular, giving all Asian film fans a chance to interact with film-makers and directors. This year Terracotta has done what they do best and spoiled us with some fantastic opportunities for 2013.
Hong Kong director Gilitte Leung joins the festival to introduce her independently produced film, LOVE ME NOT. Gilitte is also a guest jury member for the Short-Film Competition.
–(Masterclass : 11.30am on Friday 7 June)
South Korean Director Ryoo Seung-wan, the master of action films such as THE CITY OF VIOLENCE, will be here to present the UK Premiere of his latest blockbuster, THE BERLIN FILE.
-(Masterclass : 11am on Saturday 8 June)
Week two of the festival sees Indonesian directors Ifa Isfansyah and Edwin at the festival for THE DANCER and POSTCARDS FROM THE ZOO respectively.
Korean film fans will not only have the super cool Ryoo Seung-wan presenting the UK debut screening of his latest film The Berlin File, but be given the chance to attend a masterclass with the amazing Director. All you have to do is make sure you are a Festival Ticket holder and the masterclass will be on a first come first serve basis at the Prince Charles Cinema.
Ryoo Seung-wan is a very charismatic director who doesn’t like to be greeted with empty seats at the cinema as learnt from his last visit to London. So make sure you get your ticket now! Ryoo Seung-wan is a man skilled at making suspense-filled action packed films and if his last offering The Unjust (2010) was anything to go by, The Berlin File will not disappoint! With a plot full of twists, turns, thrills and spy games, it’s already gaining Ryoo Seung-wan global recognition. It’s even been nick-named Korea’s Bourne Identity so it will no doubt be a hit with the masses, even for Korean cinema newcomers. So make sure you book your ticket now and bring a friend along for the ride! The Berlin File will be screened on Saturday 8th June at 8pm – Book your ticket via this link here.
For information on the other Korean film offerings of this year’s Film Festival make sure you check out our previous post. We personally recommend A Werewolf Boy *thumbs up*. And for the full programme make sure you check out the official Terracotta Film Festival website.
Last but not least, after The Berlin File film screening, there will be a special party for all Terracotta Festival ticket holders! That’s a fun-filled Saturday evening all planned out for you, courtesy of Terracotta Distribution:
East Street Party,
Saturday 8 June 11pm – 1.30am
(East Street, Rathbone Place)