The 11th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas starts this Thursday and lasts all week. There will be a lot of good films this year and I will be there, press badge in hand, to watch them and review them. Can I view them all? We shall see.
Here is a trailer that showcases a few seconds from each film at this years festival.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
So which films am I most looking forward to? Well honestly, everything looks great this year, but if I’d have to choose…. my top ten anticipated films of the festival, in no specific order, are;
Directed by Takashi Miike and based on a popular video game series this movie looks like it will bring the laughs and the strange charm most Miike films have.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
This movie stars Donnie Yen. Do I really need to say anything else?Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
A movie about a cop turned hitman who takes a bullet to the head and views the world upside-down.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
Okay, so I honestly I have no idea what’s going on in this trailer, but it looks sweet.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
“Derek Yee’s THE GREAT MAGICIAN offers up a similar throwback to grand and elaborate tales of mystery and drama. The new film, which matches warlords, revolutionaries and businessmen against a mysterious magician with a secret agenda, results in trickery, humor, action and the return to AFFD screens of the great Tony Leung.” – AFFD’S WebsitePlease enter the url to a YouTube video.
A Chinese heist film. Hellllllllllllllllll yes.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
An old, forsaken samurai must make a little girl laugh within 30 days or he shall be executed. This premise sounds like it will lend itself to a great movie in my opinion.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
Considering the trailer for this made me jump half way out of my chair, I am hoping the movie will scare the hell out of me too.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
A documentary about a whole community living in a cemetery in the Philipines and the political, health, and liberal issues brought up by it.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
This is really three films in one dealing with the end of the world in very creative ways ranging from a piece of trash causing a zombie outbreak, a robot that gains self-awareness, and a girl who possibly destroys earth through an act of kindness. And one of the directors is Kim Ji-Woon, director of I Saw The Devil (One of my favorite films), so you know I am gonna be all over this movie.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.