Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nakata opens this year’s Udine Far East Film Fest

Variety Asia Online is reporting that Hideo Nakata’s Death Note spin off “L: Change the World” will open the 10th Annual Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy. The film focuses on detective L (Kenichi Matsuyama) as he battles a killer virus.

Along with “L” Udine has a fantastic line-up of Japanese films that include a special focus on filmmaker Miki Satoshi, popular favorites like Yōsuke Fujita’s “Zenzen Daijôbu (Fine, Totally Fine)”, Takashi Miike’s “Crows: Episode 0”, and takashi Yamazaki’s “Always: Sunset on Third Street 2”, and new films “Funuke, Show Me Some Love, Losers!” by Daihachi Yoshida, Ryuichi Hiroki’s “Your Friends”, “The Glorious Team Batista” by Yoshihiro Nakamura, “Peeping Tom” by Yoshihiro Fukagawa and “Gachi Boy, Wrestling with a Memory” directed by Norihiro Koizumi. Wow!

The festival starts next Friday, April 18th and runs until April 26th.

Check out the trailer for “L: Change the World” as well as the very funny, and somewhat disturbing trailer for this year’s Far East Film Fest directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Pang Ho-cheung.

Check out the Variety Asia Online’s original report here:

Udine Far East Film Festival 2008 official site:

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