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Sake-Bombin’ it.

Here is another festival I am late posting about: The East Winds Film Festival in Coventry, organised by CUEAFS and Third Window Films. The programme was released in bits and pieces over several weeks, which I don’t think is a particularly good idea. I mean, I understand announcing opening and closing films separately, but the rest of the programme should generally be available all at once – anything other than that is just very difficult to keep track of.

Anyhow, the fun starts in the English Midlands later this afternoon with some scary stuff since it’s Halloweeeeeen (And to get you into the mood, here’s a spine-chilling manhwa for you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!).


“Fun” meaning a Halloween Cosplay Catwalk at 5 pm, which will be followed by several scary movies from 7 pm onwards and a blood-chilling after-party at 10 pm.

Here’s the full programme:

Thursday, October 31, 2013

  • Long Janam (Pawn Shop, Thailand, 2013) – Dir. by Pham Rangsee.

  • 「カルト」(Karuto/Cult, Japan, 2013) – Dir. by Shirashi Koji.

Friday, November 1, 2013

  • Lửa Phật (Once Upon A Time in Vietnam, Vietnam, 2013) – Dir. by Dustin Nguyen.

Both the director (who also has the lead role in the film), Dustin Nguyen, and actor Jason Ninh Cao will be attending the screening.

  • Sake-Bomb (Japan/US, 2013) – Dir. by Junya Sakino.

Sake-Bomb screened at Raindance recently and seemed to be well received there.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

  • 《紮職 》(Zā zhí/Triad, Hong Kong, 2013) – Dir. by Daniel Chan Yee-Hen.

  • 《第一次不是你》 (Dì yī cì bùshì nǐ/A Secret Between Us, Hong Kong, 2013) – Dir. by Patrick Kong.

  • 《超级经理人》 (Chāojí jīnglǐ rén/The Midas Touch, Hong Kong, 2013) – Dir. by Andrew Fung Chih-chiang.

  • 《重口味》(Zhòng kǒuwèi/Hardcore Comedy, Hong Kong, 2013) – Dir. by Henri Wong, Chong Siu-win and Law Yiu-fai.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

  • 《囡囡》(Nānnān/Girl$, Hong Kong, 2010) – Dir. by Kenneth Bi.

  • กวน มึน โฮ (Kuan Meun Ho/Hello Stranger, Thailand, 2011) – Dir. Banjong Pisanthanakun.


  • Mỹ Nhân Kế (The Lady Assassin 3DVietnam 2013) – Dir. by Nguyen Quang Dung.

  • พี่มาก..พระโขนง (Phi Mak Phra Khanong/Pee Mak, Thailand, 2013) and Director’s Q&A – Dir. by Banjong Pisanthanakun.

Pee Mak is apparently a retelling of an old Thai folktale. It’s billed as ‘horror’, but not quite so horror –  at least reviews suggest that there is plenty of comedy in this film.

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