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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

East Winds Symposium + Film Festival

Thrilled to publish the schedule for the upcoming East Winds Symposium.  Also very excited to announce that I will be presenting my own talk on ‘The 4th Act: Reconfiguring Korean Melodrama’ at the event.

Looks like a great lineup and I am very much looking forward to the presentations and am honoured to be among them.

The symposium will coincide with the East Winds Film Festival, the excellent programme of which is available at the bottom of this post, along with the trailer.

I will be attending both events and I hope to see you there!




EAST WINDS: EAST ASIAN CINEMA AND CULTURAL CROSSOVERS
Coventry University, Coventry, CV1 2TT
DRAFT SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME Version 2
Friday 2nd March 2012


9:00 – 9:30

Registration and refreshments


9:30 – 10:00


Opening Remarks

10:00 – 11:00

Keynote Address
Jinhee Choi (King’s University, London)


11:00

Coffee


11:30 – 13:00



Panel 1: Audiences and Fans
Chair: Spencer Murphy

Jonathan Wroot (University of East Anglia) ‘Cult Connotations: The reception of Japanese films on DVD in the UK through NEO Magazine.’

Pierce Conran (Modern Korean Cinema), ‘The 4th Act: Reconfiguring Korean Melodrama’

Marlies Gabriele Prinzl (University College London), ‘When Fans Translate: ‘Visible Invisibility’ and Other Challenges to Translation in the Fansubbing Community of East Asian Cinema and Drama’


13:15 – 14:15

Lunch


14:30 – 16:00



Panel 2:  Dissent, Sex and Social Issues
Chair: Jonathan Wrott

David West ‘You Kids Settle Down – The Decline Of Dissent In The Chanbara Film’

Antoniya Petkovaa (Coventry University) ‘Social issues in contemporary South Korean cinema’

Moises Park (Gordon College, MA)  “A Korean-Palestinian Martial Arts Confrontation in Santiago, Chile: 'Second Degree' Orientalism in Kiltro (2006), the First Chilean Martial Arts Film”

Paul Quinn (Hangul Celluloid), ‘‘Sex Sells… The emergence and growth of sexual content in Korean Cinema’


16:00


Coffee

16:15 – 17:00

Keynote Address

Colette Balmain (Kingston University/Brighton University)
‘Cross cultural flows in East Asian Horror Cinema.’


18:00

East Winds Film Festival: Drinks Reception and Buffet


18:45 – 23:00

East Winds Film Festival



EAST WINDS: EAST ASIAN CINEMA AND CULTURAL CROSSOVERS
Coventry University, Coventry, CV1 2TT
SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME
Saturday 3rd March 2012


9:15 – 10:45



Panel 3. The legacy of Japan
Chair: Colette Balmain

Cyril Lepot, ‘Suspended Life in Japanese Cinema’

Gerald Stuart, ‘The surrealist nature of the cinema of Takashi Miike.’

Robert Hyland, (Queen's University, Canada), ‘Liminality in Studio Ghibli’s The Borrower Arrietty.’

Kate E Taylor-Jones (University of East Anglia), ‘The Intra-East Cinema: legacy of the Japanese Colonial Empire and the construction of a Pan-Asian Cinema’


11:00


Coffee

11:15

Keynote Address and Concluding Remarks

Paul Bowman (Cardiff University)

‘Film Culture Crossover: Cultural translation and post-Bruce Lee film fight choreography;


12:00


Symposium ends

13:00 – 22:00


East Winds Film Festival




EAST WINDS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Friday 2nd March 2012

18:00 – Drinks Reception and Buffet

18:45 – Opening Speeches

19:00 – Adrift in Tokyo (Satoshi Miki, 2007)

‘An endearing and entertaining story about the simplicity of human life, infused with the trademark touch of Satoshi’s quirky sense of humour. Two apparently random characters are caught in a personal bubble full of nostalgic memories and unexpected happiness, and their journey brings about touching moments of self-discovery.’

21:00 – Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (Herman Yau, 2011) EUROPEAN PREMIERE

‘A large scale, politically minded film, with breath taking action set pieces, ‘Woman Knight of Mirror Lake’ is just one example of the creative versatility of director Herman Yau. The biographical story of Qiu Jin, an anti-Qing Empire revolutionary, feminist and writer, who is today considered one of China’s heroines.’

Saturday 3rd March 2012

13:00 – In The Pool (Satoshi Miki, 2005) UK PREMIERE + Director & Actress Q&A

‘East Winds’ programme continues with another hilarious comedy by the talented Miki Satoshi, an odd story where conventional neuroses meets unconventional therapy. ‘In the Pool’ is a film about people with problems, who suffer from extraordinary conditions, all prompted by the levels of stress in urban dwellers’ daily lives.’

16:00 – The Yellow Sea (Na Hong-jin, 2011)

‘In the vein of its violent and nihilistic contemporaries, this South Korean cat-and-mouse thriller features the return of the director and acting trio from the all-successful ‘The Chaser’.’

19:45 – Bloodtraffick (Jennifer Thym, 2011) EUROPEAN PREMIERE

‘A sexy Asian female vigilante and a has-been American cop stand at the crux of a holy war between angels and vampires.’

20:00 – True Women For Sale (Herman Yau, 2008) EUROPEAN PREMIERE + Director Q&A

‘A touching film about Hong Kong’s culture and endearing personalities, Herman Yau’s ‘True Women for Sale’ is an intelligent story about the survival of two women in the landscape of Hong Kong society.’

Sunday 4th March 2012

13:00 – Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers (Satoshi Miki, 2005)

‘Another endearing example of the charming and quirky films which are un-mistakenly that of director Miki Satoshi. ‘Turtles are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers’ is a story about loneliness, friendship, and the mundane existence of normal life.’

15:00 – Mitsuko Delivers (Yuya Ishii, 2011)

‘The second film from Yuya Ishii, who brought the hilarious ‘Sawako Decides’, comes the equally amusing and uplifting ‘Mitsuko Delivers’.’

18:30 – Closing Speeches & Awards

19:00 – Starry Starry Night (Tom Lin, 2011) + Director Q&A
‘Combining the imagination of ‘Amelie’ and the beauty of ‘Midnight in Paris’, the closing film of the festival is one that lingers in the mind of its audience long past its final credits. ‘Starry Starry Night’ is a story about the innocence of youth and the magical moments of yesterday, which strikes the cords deep inside the viewer’s heart. This Taiwanese film, funded by China, marks the emergence of a sophisticated, yet audience friendly teen-centered drama.’




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