Far East Film Festival 2024, il programma. Premio alla carriera per Zhang Yimou

Non c’è primavera senza Udine Far East Film Festival, la manifestazione che porta nella città friulana il cinema dell’Estremo Oriente. Mentre il vincitore dello scorso anno Abang Adik si appresta a uscire nelle sale italiane, dal 24 aprile al 2 maggio passano per Udine la bellezza di 79 film, provenienti da 12 Paesi. L’ospite più atteso è Zhang Yimou, regista di film cardine come Lanterne rosse, Hero o La foresta dei pugnali volanti, che il 2 maggio riceverà il Gelso d’Oro alla Carriera. Insieme a lui, sarà premiato con il medesimo riconoscimento anche il produttore Chiu Fu-sheng.

Ad aprire il festival, sarà il caso cinematografico Yolo, storia pugilistica di e con Jia Ling che è diventata l’attrice-regista che ha incassato più soldi nel mondo. L’action Customs Frontline di Herman Yau sarà invece il film di chiusura. Come negli scorsi anni, una parte dei titoli (ben 27) sarà disponibile anche online, sul sito Mymovies. Di seguito, il programma completo.

Tutti i titoli al FEFF 26

COMPETITION SECTION [50]
CHINA [8]
The Midsummer’s Voice, ZHANG Yudi, pop & Peking opera coming-of-age, China 2024, European Premiere
Moscow Mission, Herman YAU, manhunt on the trans-Siberiantrain, China 2023, European Festival Premiere
The Movie Emperor, NING Hao, witty and brilliant satire of films, China 2023, Italian Premiere
Raid on the Lethal Zone, Herman YAU, big flood action thriller, China 2023, International Festival Premiere
Trending Topic, XIN Yukun, social media crusader against abuses, China 2023, International Festival Premiere
Under the Light, ZHANG Yimou, grand masterpoliticalthriller, China 2023, International Premiere
Wonder Family, SONG Yang, crazy family with superpowers, China 2023, International Premiere
YOLO: You Only Live Once, JIA Ling, boxing-redemption-melodrama with laughs, China 2024, International Festival Premiere

HONG KONG [9]
Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema

Customs Frontline, Herman YAU, action&adrenaline, Hong Kong, 2024, World Premiere
Dust to Dust, Jonathan LI, gripping crime thriller, Hong Kong/China 2023, International Festival Premiere
Fly Me to the Moon, Sasha CHUK, immigrant in HK family saga, Hong Kong 2023, European Premiere
The Goldfinger, Felix CHONG, luscious and corrupted life, Hong Kong 2023, European Premiere
In Broad Daylight, Lawrence KAN, social drama journalism thriller, Hong Kong 2023, Italian Premiere
The Lyricist Wannabe, Norris WONG, young dreamer diary with Cantopop, Hong Kong 2023, European Premiere
Peg O’ My Heart, Nick CHEUNG, horror lurks in the dreams, Hong Kong 2024, World Premiere
Rob N Roll, Albert MAK, robbers’ robbed robbers action comedy, Hong Kong 2024, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Time Still Turns the Pages, Nick CHEUK, a legacy of pain, Hong Kong 2023, European Premiere


INDONESIA [3]
13 Bombs, Angga DWIMAS SASONGKO, Jakarta under the siege of terror, Indonesia 2023, Italian Premiere
Ali Topan, Sidharta TATA, modern-lovers-on-the-run punkist story, Indonesia 2023, Italian Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
The Train of Death, Rizal MANTOVANI, horror train with enraged demons, Indonesia 2024, International Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)


JAPAN [10]
(Ab)normal Desire, KISHI Yoshiyuki,ode to unorthodox sexual behavior, Japan 2023, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE  01/05/2024 – H.20:00)
Bushido, SHIRAISHI Kazuya, revenge and honour period drama, Japan 2024, World Premiere
Confetti, FUJITA Naoya, coming of age on the stage, Japan 2024, International Premiere
Gold Boy, KANEKO Shusuke, Hitchcock-style obsession with perfect crime, Japan 2023, European Premiere
Ichiko, TODA Akihiro, who was that woman really?, Japan 2023, Italian Premiere
Missing, YOSHIDA Keisuke, psychological drama about a kidnapping, Japan 2024, International Premiere
Motion Picture: Choke, NAGAO Gen, silent dystopian parable, Japan 2023, International Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE  28/04/2024- H. 20:00)
Takano Tofu, MIHARA Mitsuhiro, my tofu is better than yours, Japan 2023, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Voice, MISHIMA Yukiko, a quiet drama abouthow to overcome pain, Japan 2024, International Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE 27/04/2024 – H.20:00)
The Yin Yang Master 0, SATO Shimako, wizard VS demons period fantasy, Japan 2024, European Premiere


MALAYSIA [1]
Reversi, Adrian TEH, sentimental time travel story, Malaysia 2024, World Premiere


THE PHILIPPINES [3]
Becky and Badette, Jun Robles LANA, queer comedy about fakes, The Philippines 2023, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Rookie, Samantha LEE, coming of age between sport and love, The Philippines 2023, International Festival Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
When This Is All Over, Kevin MAYUGA, super cool lockdown comedy, The Philippines 2023, International Premiere


SOUTH KOREA [11]
12.12: The Day, KIM Sung-su, suspenseful chronicle of the coup d’etat, South Korea 2023, International Festival Premiere
Alienoid, CHOI Dong-hoon, aliens are amongst us, South Korea 2022 (ANCHE ONLINE)
Alienoid: The Return to the Future, CHOI Dong-hoon, hidden aliens and time-travel part two, South Korea 2024, Italian Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Citizen of a Kind, PARK Young-ju, ordinary woman busting crime organization, South Korea 2024, International Festival Premiere
Exhuma, JANG Jae-Hyun, don’t mess with that grave!, South Korea 2024, Italian Premiere
The Guest, YEON Je-gwang, murderunder the eye of CCTV, South Korea 2023, International Premiere
Mimang, KIM Tae-yang, walking on the streets of Seoul, South Korea 2023, Italian Premiere
A Normal Family, HUR Jin-ho, evil does exist, South Korea 2023, Italian Premiere
Ransomed, KIM Sung-hoon, another mission impossible: buddy action film, South Korea 2023, Italian Premiere
The Roundup: Punishment, HEO Myeong-haeng, the sound of punches, South Korea 2024, Italian Premiere
Smugglers, RYOO Seung-wan, underwater action epic with women smugglers, South Korea 2023, Italian Premiere


TAIWAN [4]
18×2 Beyond Youthful Days, FUJII Michihito, innocent love story in the countryside, Taiwan/Japan 2024, European Premiere
Old Fox, HSIAO Ya-chuan, ThePrince and the Pauper in Taipei, Taiwan 2023, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Tales of Taipei, AA VV, an ode to the city from 9 directors, Taiwan 2023, International Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Trouble Girl, CHIN Chia-hua, beware of the unstoppable girl, Taiwan 2023, European Premiere


THAILAND [1]
Death Whisperer, Taweewat WANTHA, there is a ghost in the family, Thailand 2023, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)


OUT OF COMPETITION [29]
RETROSPECTIVE [15]

tribute to LEE Myung-se
Nowhere to Hide, LEE Myung-se, noir, South Korea 1999/4K restoration 2018, Italian Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Their Last Love Affair, LEE Myung-se, drama, South Korea 1996/4K restoration 2024, World Premiere
tribute to SOMAI Shinji (ANCHE ONLINE)
Moving, SOMAI Shinji, youth drama, Japan 1993/restored 2023
Typhoon Club, SOMAI Shinji, teenage youth drama, Japan 1985/2K restoration, Italian Premiere
tribute to SUO Masayuki
Shall We Dance?, SUO Masayuki, musical dramedy, Japan 1996/4K restoration 2024, International Premiere
Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t, SUO Masayuki, comedy, Japan 1992/4K restoration 2024, International Premiere
Dislocation, HUANG Jianxin, experimental sci-fi, China 1986/4K restoration 2024, European Premiere
Kuldesak, Mira LESMANA, Nan T. ACHNAS, Riri RIZA, Rizal MANTOVANI, drama, Indonesia 1998, Italian Premiere
Letter to an Angel, Garin NUGROHO, drama, Indonesia 1994/4K restoration 2024, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Rosy Life, KIM Hong-joon, drama, South Korea 1994/4K restoration 2022, International Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Third World Hero, Mike DE LEON, an iconoclastic search for a national hero, The Philippines 1999/2K restoration, Italian Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Three Seasons, Tony BUI, drama, Vietnam 1999/4K restoration 2024, European Premiere
Tjoet Nja’ Dhien, Eros DJAROT, epic anti colonialist drama, Indonesia 1988/restoration 2021, International Premiere
White Slavery, Lino BROCKA, drama, The Philippines 1985/4K restoration 2018, International Premiere
The Woman of Wrath, TSENG Chuang-hsiang, drama, Taiwan 1984/2K restoration 2024, World Premiere


RESTORED CLASSICS [11]
Tribute to ZHANG Yimou
Raise the Red Lantern, ZHANG Yimou, period drama, China 1991/4K restoration 2024, World Premiere
To Live, ZHANG Yimou, drama, China 1994/4K restoration 2024, World Premiere
50/50: Celebrating 50 Years of Korean Film Preservation
The Flower in Hell, SHIN Sang-ok, post-war drama, South Korea 1958/4K restoration 2020, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Madame Freedom, HAN Hyeong-mo, daring drama, South Korea 1956/4K restoration 2022, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Money, KIM So-dong, South Korea, poverty drama, 1958/4K restoration 2022, World Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Nakdong River, JEON Chang-keun, semi documentary, South Korea 1952/4K restoration 2022, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Piagol, LEE Kang-cheon, political war drama, South Korea 1955/4K restoration 2016, Italian Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
The Wedding Day, LEE Byeong-il, comedy, South Korea 1956/2K restoration 2007, Italian Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
The Widow, PARK Nam-ok, post war drama, South Korea 1955/restoration 2020, European Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Acknowledgement to LEE Hsing
Beautiful Duckling, LEE Hsing, drama, Taiwan 1964/4K restoration 2023, World Premiere
My Native Land, LEE Hsing, biopic, Taiwan 1979/2K restoration 2023, World Premiere


DOCUMENTARIES [3]
Chiu Fusheng, LIU Yi, Hong Kong, 2024, World Premiere
The Contestant, Clair TITLEY, UK 2023, Italian Premiere (ANCHE ONLINE)
Enter the Clones of Bruce, David GREGORY, US 2023