The 5th Asia-Cinema festival prepared the best program of its history. It will showcase six new movies from prominent Asian directors and include all the main genres of Asian cinema – action, drama, horror and even western.
From Oct. 9, you can see the comedy “Milyang” (“Secret Sunshine”) by South Korean director Chang-dong Lee. The film received a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival for best actress. The comedy “Kantoku, Banza!” (“Glory to the Filmmaker”) by one of the most famous Japanese directors, Takeshi Kitano, will be shown from Oct. 12. In the film Takeshi Kitano, as in some of his previous works, again plays a version of himself. This time he’s a struggling director who alternates a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.
The Japanese Western “Sukiyaki Western Django” by Takashi Miike, will start on Oct. 15. It’s an epic tale of blood, lust and greed, featuring a surprise appearance by Quentin Tarantino.
Traditionally the festival will be opened by a film from legendary South Korean director Ki-duk Kim. This time it will be his new drama “Soom” (“Breath”), a love story involving a convicted prisoner who slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell, starring famous actor Chen Chang. Last year, the movie was nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. Ki-duk Kim’s feature is an Eastern puzzle that cannot be solved and cannot be missed at the same time.
“Kantoku, Banza!” is shown in Japanese language with Russian subtitles. “Milyang” and “Soom” are in Korean, “Sukiyaki Western Django” – in English, and all three will be translated to Ukrainian by an interpreter in the cinema hall.
UKRAINA (5 Horodetskoho, 279-6750, 279-8232). Through Oct. 22. Tickets Hr 35
More information at http://www.kino-ukraina.com.ua
Oksana Faryna for "Kyiv Post"