July 22nd, 2007 11:57:00
Here are some films not to be missed today
The City of Violence, présenté dans la salle J.A. de Sève, à 15h20 The World Sinks Except Japan, présenté au Théâtre Hall, à 19h40
Here are some films not to be missed today:
14 Amazons (Hong Kong) Dir.: Chen Kang - The last big-budget martial-arts epic from Shaw Brothers, two years in the making, from 1972. It boasts action choreography by Ching Siu Tung (Chinese Ghost Story and Shaolin Soccer), and featuring the infamous human bridge sequence in which real actors formed a human platform for soldiers to cross. New restored print to celebrate the 100th birthday of Sir Run Run Shaw (founder and producer of Shaw Brothers studios).
The City of Violence, maverick young Korean filmmaker Ryoo Seung-wan landed his first Fantasia punch in 2001 with the gritty, auspicious Die Bad, and followed that up with the one-two attack of Arahan and Crying Fist in 2005, the former a fantastic action-comedy, the latter a raw, emotionally forceful drama. With The City Of Violennce, Ryoo has saddled himself with a new and deceptively simple challenge: to make what may be the definitive contemporary Asian action-drama, and make it lean, mean and damn good-looking.
Zebraman, Miikes versatility has become notorious over the years. With Zebraman, the imaginative director explores the superhero genre and delivers the perfect homage to Ultraman. Funny and weird, this tale about a teacher becoming a defender of justice confirm, with The Great Yokai War, Miikes undeniable talent for family entertainment.
The World Sinks Except Japan, from the director of Executive Koala. Every country sinks except Japan, who find themselves stuck with one hell of an immigration problem that soon threatens to erode their culture. Extreme measures are undertaken. A vicious social satire about cultural protectionism and reasonable accommodation, perfect after Herouxville!
Zoo, the most scandalous film at Sundance 2007 (also won their top doco award) and Hot Docs 2007, about men who love horses in a very literal way. Stylish and very Lynchian, with a tone reminiscent of Errol Morris at his prime.
Borderland, This ferociously intense combination of crime biopic and ultraviolent horror film is based on the true story of a group of US teens who were abducted in Mexico by a drug dealing Santeria cult. Stars Sean Astin and Rider Strong. Very heavy stuff.
Boderland, présenté au Théâtre Hall, à 21h45