To time with the release of ,strong>HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS on DVD, ‘Terracotta Film Club’ offers the chance to watch the South Korean adaptation of HANSEL AND GRETEL at the cinema.
YIM Phil-sung’s twisted version is a dark modern age fairy tale for adults, spinning the original Grimm fairytale on its head.
Previous ‘Terracotta Film Clubs’ of POLICE STORY, LADY SNOWBLOOD and DAYS OF BEING WILD were sold out. And the 5th edition of the Terracotta Far East Film Festival (TFEFF13) was successfully wrapped last week.
This enthusiasm is a real encouragement and Terracotta organisers will pursue their efforts to show Asian films regularly on the big screen throughout the year.
Link to event page:Terracotta Film Club at PCC
Wednesday 26 June at 6.15pm doors open/ 6.30pm film starts
Ticket price: £ 7.50 (Prince Charles cinema members £ 5.00)
The Prince Charles Cinema is the heart of independent film in London: 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY
Cast: CHUN Jeong-myoung, EUN Won-jae, SHIM Eun-kyoung, JIN Ji-hee
Director: YIM Phil-sung
Runtime: 116 min. / Cert.15 / Dark Fantasy / 2007
Country: South Korea, Korean language with English subtitles.
"as unsettling to watch as it is gorgeous to look at" - Evening Standard
"Lavish cinematography makes this K-horror a ravishingly kitsch watch and the child actors are fabulously creepy." - Metro
After the sell-out LADY SNOWBLOOD show for the April Film Club, May sees a more subdued outing with Wong Kar Wai's DAYS OF BEING WILD.
An outstanding ensemble cast are involved in a roundabout of fleeting emotions and unrealised relationships, set against the backdrop of the sweltering heat of a 1960's Hong Kong summer.
The screening is part of Terracotta Festival 'IN MEMORY OF: Leslie Cheung & Anita Mui' section, offering a taster of what's to come at Terracotta Festival in the two weeks that follow (6 - 15 June).
The cast reads like a 'who's who of Hong Kong cinema': Leslie Cheung, Carina Lau, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Rebecca Pan, Tony Leung Chiu Wai.
Wednesday 29 May (doors 8.45pm, film starts 9.00pm).
Tickets (£8.00 non-PCC members and £5.50 for members) are on sale now.
The film club aims to keep Asian cinema on the cinema screen and will consist of a mixture of classics and new discoveries as well as special pre-release screenings.
The Terracotta Festival, for its fifth edition, will expand from the usual four days to ten days from
Thursday 6 June to Saturday 15 June 2013. The festival will increase the number of films and
venues, and still remain in the heart of the capital.
Terracotta Festival organisers are delighted to announce that more strands have been added to
the line-up. The four strands of the festival are: CURRENT ASIAN CINEMA, IN MEMORY OF:
Leslie Cheung & Anita Mui, SPOTLIGHT ON: Indonesia and the Terror Cotta Horror All-
Terracotta Festival will continue to screen its usual selection of the best contemporary films from
any genre, any Far East country, at the Prince Charles Cinema from 6 – 9 June 2013. Like
previous editions, guest actors and directors will attend the festival to introduce their film, host Q&A
sessions, run Masterclasses and interact with festival goers. This will be the CURRENT ASIAN
CINEMA Section of the festival.
Two prolific and well respected Hong Kong actors, Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui, passed away
unexpectedly, and in tragic circumstances, in 2003. Ten years later, their impression on film lovers
around the world is still very strong. Terracotta Festival would like to take this opportunity to
present some highlights of their screen legacy.
An additional five days from 11-15 June 2013 have been added for a new section entirely
dedicated to an emerging territory. This section will be called “SPOTLIGHT ON:…” and this year
the festival will shine the spotlight on contemporary Indonesian cinema.
Taking place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), this section will showcase the exciting
breadth of genres, directors and subject matters from this country.
Whilst the Prince Charles Cinema is a perfect venue (leading cult cinema in the centre of
Chinatown), the new structure and the ICA will give a wider audience more opportunities to take
part in the Festival.
Last but not least, the Terror Cotta Horror All-Nighter returns following the success of last year’s
event. Showcasing the diversity and ingenuity of horror from the Far East, expect a mix of ghosts,
monsters, zombies, demons and cold-blooded killers from various East Asian territories.
What is Bobo are the official design sponsors of the Terracotta Far East Film Festival for the third
consecutive year, creating the festivals branding, on screen identity and all of its promotional
Festival Director Joey Leung comments: “It is very encouraging for us to see the growth in
audience numbers each year, and the appetite of audiences to explore deeper into this area of
International Cinema. This year’s enlarged festival will bring a depth to our programme, a wider
range of entertaining stories and an exciting line-up of guests”
About Prince Charles Cinema
From cult festivals to the latest box office hits, the Prince Charles Cinema is the heart of
independent film in London. The Prince Charles Cinema is located at 7 Leicester Place, WC2H
Well summed up by Quentin Tarantino: "The Prince Charles is everything an independent movie
theatre should be. For lovers of quality film, this is Mecca."
About the ICA
The ICA supports radical art and culture. Through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, events,
talks and debates, the ICA challenges perceived notions and stimulates debate, experimentation,
creativity and exchange with visitors. Founded in the late 1940s by a group of artists including
Roland Penrose, Peter Watson and Herbert Read, the ICA continues to support living artists in
showing and exploring their work, often as it emerges and before others. The inaugural ICA / LUX
Biennial of Moving Images was launched in 2012, and the ICA Cinema continues to screen rare
artists’ film, support independent releases and partner with leading film festivals. The ICA
welcomes 400,000 visitors a year to its building on The Mall in the heart of London. The Director of
the ICA is writer and curator Gregor Muir, author of Lucky Kunst.
About What is Bobo
As a creative design agency based at the renowned Ealing Film Studios in West London, they
work primarily within the UK Entertainment industry creating original film posters, theatrical and
home entertainment campaigns, DVD & Blu Ray sleeves, brochures, and online advertising. Their
work has recently been seen in the theatrical campaigns for The Paperboy (Lionsgate UK), and
Red Dawn (Koch Media), and clients include Artificial Eye, Anchor Bay, Soda Pictures, and BBC
Worldwide among many others.
For more information a selection of their work can be seen on their website at
http://www.whatisbobo.com or contact creative director Robyn Larkin on 020 8758 8418
The whole Terracotta Festival programming team has been up working late for the last few weeks.
It took visits to Busan (South Korea) and Berlin film festivals, and a strong team assembled, to plan and deliver this years edition.
With 8-9 weeks to go, we want to say THANKS TEAM for the monumental work so far!
The festival has grown a bit and news will be out this coming week, so keep eyes peeled on all good websites near you.
To mark National Women's History Month 2013 and in advance of Autism Awareness month in April, ‘Terracotta Film Club’ brings CHOCOLATE: a film by the director of ONG BAK fame, in which a young autistic heroine learns martial arts from watching TV.
This screening follows the success of the two first editions which overviewed Hong Kong cinema with Jackie Chan’s classic POLICE STORY and contemporary comedy VULGARIA by Pang Ho-Cheung.
‘Terracotta Film Club’ is proud to introduce this stand out film from Thailand, another Asian country with a rich and diverse cinema industry.
Directed by Prachya Pinkaew, choreographed by stunt coordinator Panna Rittikrai and a stunning debut from JeeJa Yanin, this no stunt double martial arts action flick is one of the best and craziest fight film from the last decade
Wednesday 27 March at 8.45pm doors open / 9pm film starts
Link to event page: http://princecharlescinema.com/events/events.php?seasonanchor=terracottafc
Ticket price: £ 6.50 (Prince Charles cinema members £ 4.00).
Cast: JeeJa Yanin, Hiroshi Abe and Pongpat Wachirabunjong.
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Martial arts choreography: Panna Rittikrai
Courtesy of http://www.cine-asia.com/
Trailer url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe6uGHEaMD0
Next Terracotta Film Club will be on Wednesday 24 April and Wednesday 29 May: movies TBC soon
About Terracotta Film Club
Terracotta Distribution launched this monthly film residency in January 2013 at the legendary, cult Prince Charles Cinema in London with a mission to offer the chance to enjoy Asian films regularly on the big screen, right in the heart of London.
15th March, it's RED NOSE DAY today and we're doing our bit for Comic Relief Red Nose Day.
Terracotta Distribution will donate £1 to Comic Relief: Red Nose Day for every comedy title bought on the Tictail store until the end of the month.
That includes some previous festival favourites such as Antique Bakery, Petty Romance and audience award winners Sparrow and Red Light Revolution as well the awesome The Fox Family featuring Ha Jung-woo of The Chaser, and Big Tits Zombie 3D.
Donate to charity, watch an awesome movie, it's a win-win situation
Help us support Comic Relief: Red Nose Day and share our tictail store link with your friends.
Link for to our Comic Relief titles: http://bit.ly/ZaODnY
Check our Red Nose film images on our PINTEREST page: http://pinterest.com/TerracottaDist/
Our wonderful design agency, WHAT IS BOBO, has a totally brilliant post on how they designed our theatrical poster for THE KING OF PIGS. Read it here .
Korean animation THE KING OF PIGS gets a theatrical release 25th January. Since the Cannes Directors Fortnight (Quinzannes) screening, it has been building great buzz on the international festival circuit and we did word-of-mouth buzz building screenings in the UK, notably on the Terracotta Festival Tour 12, at Leeds International Film Festival and at London Korean Film Festival.
Press reviews have been outstanding with Little White Lies calling it "ultra violent and super stylish".
Go see it!
Team Terracotta have been busy behind the scenes (too busy to blog you might say!) bringing you entertainment on all fronts. First off, we co-organised a highly successful Hong Kong 15 Film Festival in conjunction with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, to celebrate 15 years of Hong Kong's return to China. 15 films over 15 days where we featured the latest films (Wu Xia, A Simple Life) some significant ones since 1997 (Made In Hong Kong, Infernal Affairs) and a shaw brothers double-bill.
Next up, and without a break, straight into Terracotta Touring Festival 2012 where for the first time we take the festival on tour to Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, London. Dates coming up include Mile Ends excellent Genesis Cinema plus the Nottingham Broadway in November.
London Korean Film Festival is due in November and we are showing our latest film THE KING OF PIGS there. Planning a January cinema release for this one. www.TerracottaFestival.com
We have been asked to programme the Asian strand of the London Comedy Film Festival which takes place in Jan 2013.
Work is under way for Terracotta 2013 which we will tell you more about soon.
Part of the team went to Busan International Film Festival for the purpose of seeing films for next years festival and to talk to producers and directors about their upcoming projects. See photos here: www.Filmsfrom.asia.
Part of the team stayed in London to attend London Film Festival which is still on going.
If that's still not too much excitement for you to stomach, then check out our terrifying 2 DVDs for £6.66 offer...happy halloween!...one our new shop: terracotta.tictail.com
Terracotta Tour 12 will kick off in September, offering a taster of Far East Films with: MY WAY, ISN'T ANYONE ALIVE, RETURN TO BURMA, THE KING OF PIGS.
MY WAY is a Korean WW2 blockbuster with spectacular battle scenes; black-comedy, ISN'T ANYONE ALIVE presents a disturbing scenario where people suddenly drop dead, and it seems that there will be no survivors left; RETURN TO BURMA is a docu-drama showing scenes of every day life in a country rarely captured on camera; THE KING OF PIGS is a dark animation commentating on the class-divide and bullying in schools with a shocking climactic ending.
Bristol and Nottingham will welcome the touring group of films and more cities and towns to be announced soon.