Off to our press screening of MY WAY, claimed to be the most expensive Korean film made to date. By the director of Taegukgi: Brotherhood, Kang Je-kyu.
Set across Asia and Europe during World War 2, it features a stellar cast: Jang Dong-gun, Joe Odagiri, Fan Bing Bing.
Note the festival screening time change from 18.20 to 20.35 start on Thursday 12th April.
check out our festival trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHVsfJy9GwE
Terracotta Festival 2012 full-line up is already on the website (www.TerracottaFestival.com) and this year we are pleased to introduce two new strands: the TERROR COTTA HORROR MOVIE MARATHON and the BREAKFAST CLUB.
The Horror Movie Marathon is an astounding triple bill of Asian Horror starting with The Grudge to ease you in gently. We then let lose with our selection of: short films, the Asian Movie Quiz, Costume Mayhem competition, and two premieres - the International Premiere of the Junji Ito anime adaption of GYO (fish grow legs and attack Okinawa) and the UK Premiere of ZOMBIE 108 (a special effects laden Taiwan zombie blockbuster).
The Breakfast Club on Sunday is the perfect antidote to a hard nights partying at our Official Party on Saturday night. Relax with two very appealing comedies from Korea, COUPLES and DANCING QUEEN and enjoy some Kimbap too!
For full details: www.TerracottaFestival.com
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Tickets are on sale now for Terracotta Festival 2012.
You can see the full-line up of this years festival here: http://terracottafestival.com/films/2012
New for this year - the Breakfast Club!
A Sunday morning double-bill is just what you need after partying hard the night before at our Official Party.
Come and watch a Korean double bill and ease gently into Sunday.
New for this year - the TERROR COTTA HORROR MOVIE MARATHON
We dare you to watch our Horror Triple Bill. and it's not just a film-athon. There's quizzes and a dressing up competition and lots of horrific prizes to be won!
Don't forget, Early Bird passes are only £55 for 13 films until Sunday 18th (prices go up on Monday 19th).
Early bird Terracotta Festival Passes are on sale now.
£55 for 13 films
Price goes up to £60 on Monday 19th.
With a festival pass you get your own reserved seat throughout the festival.
note: Festival Pass excludes TERROR COTTA HORROR NIGHT which is sold separately.
British actress Emma Watson, in an interview with Vogue magazine, names Yang Ik-june's Breathless as one of her favourite films.
For her beauty tips, book picks and favourite film choices:
I'm sure both Kim Kkobbi and Yang Ik-june will be very excited to hear this news!
Big news for you!
Pan-asian WW2 blockbuster, MY WAY (마이 웨이), starring Jang dong-gun, Joe Odigiri, Fan Bing Bing announced as the OPENING FILM of TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL 2012. MY WAY is the most expensive Korean film to be made to date.
Sono Sion's post-tsunami Fukushima film, HIMIZU (ヒミズ), will close the festival. HIMIZU will be released by Third Window Films and is the third of Sono's films to be released by this excellent label, following LOVE EXPOSURE and COLD FISH.
The festival takes place 12 - 15 April 2012 at Prince Charles Cinema, London and is attended by directors and actors from Asia. We will be announcing full line up, plus details of our TERROR COTTA HORROR NIGHT on Friday 13th April, as well as who's coming to the festival, within the next two weeks.
Full press release: http://twitchfilm.com/news/2012/02/my-way-to-open-terracotta-fest-himizu...
STOP THE TRAFFIC!
Terracotta will be at the Berlin Film Festival 2012.
We won't be bringing you the latest celebrity gossip.
We won't be bringing you the hottest dresses on the red carpet type photos.
We won't be giving you film reviews and our opinion on who should win the Silver Bear.
Instead, we will be telling you about the hard graft of the market side of the festival - the talks, the back to back meetings, the drinks. the deals. This is where the real engine of the film business is. It's fun and glamour making the film and doing press junkets if you are cast and crew. Someone's gotta get it from the editing suite into the cinemas, onto DVDs and onto VOD players.
We'll also tell you what the upcoming hot Asian films we can expect to be watching in the second half of this year and what's in production for next year.
And let you know which films we pick up for both distribution and festival.
and we hope to uncover the answer to the question everyone is asking.....when CAN we see WKW's THE GRANDMASTERS?
This week we showed off our new logo, designed by our Creative Agency Partner WHAT IS BOBO (http://whatisbobo.com/).
It's a play on the pixels in films - zooming deeper into a film, like our festival helps UK audiences to venture further into the world of Asian Cinema. The design can also be overlayed on a series of images, and throughout the next couple of months, there will be more examples of the versatile nature of the logo. This is an effective design to build a long term visual identity.
Check it out for yourself: www.TerracottaFestival.com
Also this week, we announced that we will hold a TERROR COTTA HORROR NIGHT on Friday 13th April as part of Terracotta Festival. This will be an additional event on top of our usual line-up, in the form of a triple bill from 9pm on Friday 13th April at the Prince Charles Cinema. More details on programme and ticketing to follow in the coming weeks, so keep following our blog.
One of the great perks of our job is to go and meet people and talk about film all the time.
Today's agenda is:
* meeting with cinema bookers today to present our 2012 line-up and very positive reactions so far this morning - will announce our line-up over the following weeks (stay tuned to this blog and we will point you to the sites with the exclusive announcements). One film in particular sees the much anticipated and welcomed return to the UK cinema spotlight for a popular auteur.
* meeting Asia House to work on marketing initiatives together jointly for the excellent ASIA HOUSE Pan Asia Film Festival (8th March 2012) http://www.asiahouse.org/
* presenting our 2012 line-up to our sales team
This is probably the 'fun phase' of the film's lifecycle (as opposed to having to watch 10 terrible films in the early hours of the morning to find that one amazing one, for example, or trying to deal with customs who won't let a film print into the country when the opening day is the next day).
But it's all good in the end... as long as we find the films, and as long as you like what we do, then it's job done.
Tell us how you think we are doing from time to time - drop notes here or on facebook (/terracottadistribution) or twitter (@terracotta_dist) - so we know you are happy!
Happy Lunar New Year!
You couldn't get two films that were more different.
Timed to coincide with Chinese New Year, on Monday 23rd January, RED LIGHT REVOLUTION gets it's official UK release at The Prince Charles Cinema, having won the Audience Award at Terracotta Festival 2011 and a string of international film festival accolades.
The press say: “If you see one sex shop comedy this year, do not miss this one!”
The hilarious feel-good comedy tells the story of a down on his luck Beijinger (sacked by his cab company, wife runs off with another man) who throws in all his chips to open a sex toy store. Little did he know that he was a target of a high pressured sales scheme operated by a gangster who will break his legs if he doesn't deliver a weekly payment.
Nor did he realise the bureaucratic nightmare of opening a store in China. To cap it off, the neighbourhood he chose is full of geriatrics!
Shot by Sam Voutas, an Australian brought up in Beijing, it's been compared by the press to The Full Monty.
Tickets are £10 and are available in person or via the PCC website: http://www.princecharlescinema.com/indexreview.php?display=1689
On the same day, REVENGE: A LOVE STORY gets a release on DVD - this is the UNCUT version and we hope many fans will want to see Wong Ching Po's gory masterpiece in it's entirety.
You can order your copy on Amazon, or pop into your local HMV, FOPP or alternatively, morrisons, sainsburys, asdas, tescos and pre-order your copy tomorrow with your Sunday shopping.
Too violent for cinema, now's your chance to see Juno Mak as a serial-killer targeting pregnant women, alongside Japanese superstar Sola Aoi in her first Cantonese speaking role.