Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Schedule

-February 2nd

The Heavenly Kings (2006)
In Cantonese with English subtitles

A group of Hong Kong minor celebrities came together to make a documentary style comedy about boy bands. To do so they form their own, Alive. The Heavenly Kings is a biting comedy dealing with celebrity and the creation of pop culture. Various other celebrities make appearances as themselves in exaggerated performances referencing their own pop image including Karen Mok, Nicholas Tse and Jacky Cheung.

Hong Kong, Director Daniel Wu Yin-Cho, Cast Daniel Wu Yin-Cho, Terence Yin Chi-Wai, Andrew Lin Hoi and Conroy Chan Chi-Chung, 83 minutes

-February 9th

Japan Sinks aka The Sinking of Japan (1973)
In Japanese with English subtitles

Based upon the Sakyo Komatsu novel, Japan sinks is a disaster film that became one of the major hits of the 1970's. The story involves the emanate collapse of the Japanese islands into the continental trench. Similar in concept to the American big budget, effects heavy films of the same era especially 1974's Earthquake.

Japan, Director Shiro Moritani, Cast Keiju Kobayashi, Ayumi Ishida and Hiroshi Fujioka, 143 minutes

-February 16th

Centre Forward (1978)
In Korean with English subtitles

There are few North Korean directors who have been noticed internationally, Pak Chong Song is one of them. This sports film follows a soccer team as they push themselves in a struggle against their own endurance in a story that transcends nationality.

North Korea, Directors Pak Chang Song, Kim Kil In, Cast Kim Chol, Choi Chang Su, Pak Tae Su, 75 minutes

-February 23rd

What on Earth Have I Done Wrong?! (2007)
In Mandarin with English subtitles

As something of a philosophical companion piece to The Heavenly Kings (2006), this Taiwanese comedy is a mockumentary in which director Doze plays a comic version of himself as he encounters scandal and the darker side of celebrity.

Taiwan, Director Doze Niu Cheng-Tse, Cast Doze Niu Cheng-Tse, Janine Chang Chun-Ning, Christine Ke Huan-Ju and Chan Hei-Sing, 95 minutes

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