Tiger Eye Firecracker Showcase

Tiger Eye Firecracker Showcase

The hottest film event takes place this autumn: the Tiger Eye Firecracker Showcase, presented by Firecracker Magazine in association with Tiger Beer and FedEx Express, this is London’s Asian Film Festival. Taking place at Curzon cinemas across central London (Soho, Mayfair and Renoir), the showcase will feature 30 movies from across Asia from Beijing to Bangkok, Indonesia to India, many of them showing in the UK for the very first time. For more details pick up your FREE copy of Firecracker Magazine at showcase venues and nationwide or log on to www.firecracker-magazine.com

Stuffed full of UK premieres and previews of brand new releases, Tiger Eye Firecracker Showcase highlights include:

– Opening Night guest Q&A with Chinese director Lu Chuan for a preview of his awesome new movie, Mountain Patrol
– This year’s eagerly anticipated Korean smash-hit from the director of Memories of Murder, Bong Joon-Ho’s The Host
– The sequel to Hong Kong maverick Johnnie To’s Godfather-like masterpiece, Election 2
– Tsai Ming-Liang’s outrageously provocative Wayward Cloud
– And many more….

This year’s Showcase also brings audiences a series of themed sections including:

– The edgy Pinoy Indie scene from the Philippines, highlighting the rising talent from this Asian archipelago
– The dark flipside of Bollywood in the tough and gritty thrillers and gangster movies of Ram Gopal Varma
– We revisit the roots of Wong Kar-Wai’s visual style in the classics of Cathay Studios, where musical meets film-noir
– Firecracker Nite Movies a selection of the best, Asian late-night movies to take you through to the early hours…

For updates visit www.firecracker-showcase.com or pick up a FREE copy of Firecracker Magazine issue no. 2 out now (available nationwide – see website for details), with the full schedule of the Firecracker Showcase and more of the best in Asian film!

On the Firecracker Showcase 2005:

“All manner of East Asian brilliance… a must for any fan of Asian cinema” Time Out

“One to get really excited about… the genius of the Firecracker Showcase is to mix popular, well-known films… with equally dazzling but lesser known titles… a festival that offers an embarrassment of riches…” Sky Movies

Firecracker “showcases [many] of the latest future classics… The high points are really too numerous to cover…” The Guardian

“The Firecracker line-up is one of artery exploding brilliance” Londonist.com

Region: All
Venue: Curzon Cinemas:Curzon Soho, Curzon Mayfair, Renoir
Celebs Attending: Lu Chuan, Director of Opening
Website: http://www.firecracker-showcase.com
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Nick North
Phone: 02074492870