Far East Film Festival 2022: ecco il programma


Con 42 film in competizione e 30 fuori concorso, torna il Far East Film Festival di Udine, tradizionale appuntamento con il cinema dell’estremo oriente che per gli appassionati è una delle rassegne cinematografiche più belle d’Italia e non solo. L’appuntamento è dal 22 al 30 aprile nella città friulana, in doppia location (Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine e Cinema Visionario). Dei 72 film presentati, 28 sono disponibili anche online su MyMovies. La stella della manifestazione è Takeshi Kitano, ospite speciale premiato col Gelso d’Oro alla carriera.

Come al solito, il Feff schiera il cinema di genere, dall’action alla commedia romantica, dall’horror al noir metropolitano. Si parte con The Italian Recipe, rivisitazione cinese di Vacanze romane ambientato in Italia che apre il festival (con Antonino Canavacciuolo nel cast!). Di seguito, l’elenco dei film mentre il calendario day by day è disponibile a questo link: https://www.fareastfilm.com/archivi/FEFJ/files/2022/Feff24_Schedule.pdf.

Film in concorso

Hi, Mom, JIA Ling, mamma mia time-travelling, China 2021 
I Am What I Am, SUN Haipeng, animated action with lion dance, China 2021
The Italian Recipe, HOU Zuxin, “Roman Holiday” with Chinese flavors, China/It/Ger 2022
Manchurian Tiger, GENG Jun, black comedy, China 2022
Nice View, WEN Muye, postneorealism and China dream drama, China 2022
Return to Dust, LI Ruijun, rural love story, China 2022
Too Cool to Kill, XING Wenxiong, “F for fake, A for acting”, China 2022

Caught in Time, LAU Ho-leung, cop chases robber, HK/Mainland China 2021 
Far Far Away, Amos WHY, metropolitan HK love connections, HK 2021
The First Girl I Loved, Candy NG, YEUNG Chiu-hoi, girlhood love drama, HK 2021
Legendary in Action!, Justin CHEUNG, LI Ho, improbable wuxia hero, HK 2022
Schemes in Antiques, Derek KWOK, twisted adventure-mystery blockbuster, HK/ Mainland China 2021
Table for Six, Sunny CHAN, family reunion with a bang, HK 2022
Tales from the Occult, Fruit CHAN, FUNG Chih-chiang, Wesley HOI, rekindling HK horror, HK 2022
Twelve Days, Aubrey LAM, Is there joy in marriage?, HK 2021

Just Remembering, MATSUI Daigo, “Night on Earth” in Tokyo, Japan 2021
Love Nonetheless, JOJO Hideo, love in modern day Japan, Japan 2022
Missing, KATAYAMA Shinzo, serial killer thriller + black comic vibe, Japan 2021
My Small Land, KAWAWADA Emma, “gaijin” youth drama, Japan 2022
Noise, HIROKI Ryuichi, crime in the island of figs, Japan 2022
One Day, You Will Reach the Sea, NAKAGAWA Ryutaro, intense drama about loss, Japan 2022
Popran, UEDA Shinichiro, “private parts”– missing panic comedy, Japan 2022
What to Do with the Dead Kaiju?, MIKI Satoshi, kaiju disposal and political satire, Japan 2022
The Assistant, Adrian TEH, Dr Jekyll in KL underworld, Malaysia 2022
The Devil’s Deception, Kabir BHATIA, the shadow of horror, Malaysia 2022
Leonor Will Never Die, Martika Ramirez ESCOBAR, a love letter to cinema, The Philippines 2022
Rabid, Erik MATTI, horror in the pandemic year, The Philippines 2021
Reroute, Lawrence A. FAJARDO, fatal detour sex thriller, The Philippines 2022

The Apartment with Two Women, KIM Se-in, the cruel intimacy of family, South Korea 2021
Confession, YOON Jong-seok, a secret inside a mystery, South Korea 2022
Hostage: Missing Celebrity, PIL Gam-sung, art-imitating-life thriller, South Korea 2021
The Killer, CHOI Jae-hoon, don’t make the hitman angry, South Korea 2022
Kingmaker, BYUN Sung-hyun, the cruel game of politics, South Korea 2022
Miracle: Letters to the President, LEE Jang-hoon, dreamy fairy tale, South Korea 2021
Perhaps Love, CHO Eun-ji, a comedy of tangled romance, South Korea 2021
Special Delivery, PARK Dae-min, a female “Baby Driver” in Korea, South Korea 2022
Thunderbird, LEE Jae-won, a long and desperate night, South Korea 2022
Tomb of the River, YOON Young-bin, gangster war for resorts, South Korea 2021

Incantation, Kevin KO, folk horror, Taiwan 2022
Mama Boy, Arvin CHEN, the puppy and the maitresse, Taiwan 2022
Cracked, Surapong PLOENSANG, haunted painting horror story, Thailand 2022
One for the Road, Baz POONPIRIYA, super cool road movie with memories & cocktails, Thailand 2021

Fuori concorso 

Sunshine of My Life, Judy CHU, warm social drama

Escape from Mogadishu, RYOO Seung-wan, based-on-a true-story action, South Korea 2021
INU-OH, YUASA Masaaki, rock music animation, Japan 2021
On the Job: The Missing 8, Erik MATTI, political thriller, The Philippines 2021
Streetwise, NA Jiazuo, lost souls symphony, China 2021
Terrorizers, HO Wi-ding, ensemble portraits in modern Taipei, Taiwan 2021
Yuni, Kamila ANDINI, feminine freedom plea, Indonesia 2021 
White Building, Kavich NEANG, our home in demolition, Cambodia 2021

Citizen K, Yves MONTMAYEUR, biopic, France 2021
Fanatic, OH Seyeon, pop idol mania, South Korea 2021
Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice – The Directors’ Cut, Kim CHAN, Dee LAM, road movie from HK to Iceland Hong Kong 2022,
Kim Jong-boon of Wangshimni, KIM Jin-yeoul, street vendor bittersweet tale, South Korea 2021
Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist, Pascal-Alex VINCENT, biopic, France/Japan 2021

Audition, MIIKE Takashi, cold sadistic fury tale, Japan 1999/2022
Battle Royale Director’s Cut, FUKASAKU Kinji, extreme murder game, Japan 2000/2021
The Heroic Trio, Johnnie TO, wild action-fantasy, HK 1993/2022
Executioners, Johnnie TO, CHING Siu-tung, wild action-fantasy sequel, HK 1993/2022
Initial D, Andrew LAU, Alan MAK, cars and racing breathtaking action, HK 2005/2022
The Swordsman of All Swordsmen, Joseph KUO, magnificent wuxia tale, Taiwan 1968/2022
Pale Flower, SHINODA Masahiro, nihilistic youth beauty, Japan 1964/2022

Sonatine, Takeshi KITANO, gangster epic, Japan 1993

Special Sections

The Crimson Kimono, Samuel FULLER, romance-noir-crime, US 1959
Bridge to the Sun, Étienne PÉRIER, love story -drama, France 1961
Hiroshima Mon Amour, Alain RESNAIS, French New Wave, France 1959
Year of the Dragon, Michael CIMINO, New York gangster noir, US 1985

Manila by Night, Ishmael BERNAL, drama, The Philippines 1980/ restored 2022
Manila in the Claws of Light, Lino BROCKA, melò, The Philippines 1975/ restored 2013
Metro Manila, Sean ELLIS, social drama, UK/The Philippines 2013 
Slingshot, Brillante MENDOZA, neo-realistic noir, The Philippines 2007
Neomanila, Mikhail RED, bleak portrait of a city, The Philippines 2017