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UK label Sharp Teeth Films to launch with Jim Carrey-produced doc

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UK label Sharp Teeth Films to launch with Jim Carrey-produced doc
Exclusive: Asian film specialist Terracotta Distribution expands with new label to focus on titles outside the continent.

Terracotta Distribution, part of the Terracotta Entertainment Group that promotes Asian films in the UK, has launched a new outfit - Sharp Teeth Films.

The label will handle non-Asian films for Terracotta in the UK across theatrical, DVD and VOD.

The first title will be Jim Carey-produced documentary Rubble Kings, highlighting the true story of gangs in 1970s New York that inspired cult classic The Warriors.

Directed by Shan Nicholson, the film will receive a limited theatrical release in September. First shown at the Austin Film Festival in 2010, Rubble Kings was executive produced by Goldcrest-owned Saboteur.

In October, Sharp Teeth Films will release Shopping Tour on DVD and VOD, a “George Romero-inspired horror satire that playfully takes aim at topical issues including consumerism, xenophobia and immigration panic”.

Directed by Mikhail Brashinsky, Shopping Tour was
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Terracotta festival unveils line-up

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London-based Asian film festival to open with the UK premiere of Erik Matti’s On the Job and features a focus on the Philippines.

The sixth Terracotta Far East Film Festival (Tfeff), one of the UK’s biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema, is to open with the UK premiere of Erik Matti’s On the Job, which debuted at Directors Fortnight during the Cannes Film Festival 2013.

The festival, which will be held in two central London venues from May 23 to June 1, will comprise 24 films. It will close with the international premiere of Judge!, attended by director Akira Nagai.

Tfeff’s Spotlight On section will focus on the Philippines and director Matti will attend the opening ceremony of the strand with his film, On the Job.

The spotlight strand will be hosted by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (Ica) from May 23-27, which will also feature a double bill dedicated to award-winning Filipino actor Felix Roco. He will
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Sion Sono’s Himizu Takes the Terracotta Far East Film Festival Audience Award

After an impressive appearance at the 68th Venice Film Festival (the film’s young leads, Shota Sometani and Fumi Nikaido won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor and Actress), Sion Sono’s “Himizu” continues its winning streak at the 4th Terracotta Far East Film Festival over the weekend. The film, about two teenagers in post-tsunami Japan who embark on a campaign of violence against evil wrong doers, took the fest’s Audience Award. Sion Sono’s, Himizu picks up the Audience Award at the 4th annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival, London. Legendary Japanese actor Denden, who gave a Q&A after the film, accepted the Award on behalf of the director at the Closing Drinks. Joey Leung, Festival Director says: “I am very glad that Sion Sono is gaining such recognition now in the UK and proud to have Himizu as the Closing Film to this year’s festival.
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Sion Sono's Himizu Wins Terracotta Festival Audience Award

The headline says it all, really. The Terracotta Far East Film Festival has wrapped up and Sion Sono's Himizu has taken the audience award.Terracotta Festival Announces Audience Award Winner 2012Sion Sono's, Himizu picks up the Audience Award at the 4th annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival, London.Legendary Japanese actor Denden, who gave a Q&A after the film, accepted the Award on behalf of the director at the Closing Drinks.Joey Leung, Festival Director says: "I am very glad that Sion Sono is gaining such recognition now in the UK and proud to have Himizu as the Closing Film to this year's festival."Third Window Films will release Himizu 1st June in the UK....
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Terracotta Festival 12-15 April – Full Line Up and Prices Announced (My Way, Arirang and more!)

The 4th annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival is set to run April 12th -15th and will once again be hosted by PrinceCharles Cinema in the heart of London’s Chinatown.

With a stunning line-up of films hand-picked from the best of the region, encompassing diverse genres from comedy to drama to horror and everything in between, the festival will continue to hold exclusive Q&As, masterclasses and fabulous parties.

Each year the festival strives to improve on last year and to discover new talent: last year, the programme included a little known indie-comedy from China, Red Light Revolution, which ended winning the festival Audience Award.

This year, there will be a focus on Taiwan, given the strength of output in recent years. Most cineastes will be familiar with the works of Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Ang Lee already and Terracotta Festival are delighted to host the
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Mandarin Sex Shop Comedy Red Light Revolution Picked Up By Terracotta Distribution

Sam Voutas' independent Chinese sex shop comedy Red Light Revolution has one of its first distribution deals, and this one is in the UK.  The venerable Terracotta Distribution, home of Ik-Yang June's Breathless and Johnnie To's Sparrow among others, has taken up the challenge of bringing Red Light Revolution to UK screens. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Terracotta founder Joey Leung said, ""We want to show the U.K. that there's more to Asian film than just guns and ghosts," a noble cause.Red Light Revolution recently screened at The Terracotta Far East Film Festival, one of the UK's premiere showcases for new Asian films, where it won the audience award just weeks ago.  The director likens the film to something along the lines of The Full...
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Big Tits Zombie Goes To Terracotta In The UK

UK cult film fans, rejoice. Word is out that Terracotta Distribution has picked up the Sola Aoi starring Big Tits Zombie 3D and has plans for limited theatrical exhibition. Here's the announcement.

Terracotta Distribution Acquires 'Big Tits Zombie' For UK

Terracotta Distribution announced, exclusively via Twitchfilm.net , that they acquired Takao Nakano's Japanese zombie action Big Tits Zombie 3D (a.k.a. 'Stripper5 vs Zombies') for distribution in the UK.

The film stars Japanese adult video superstar Sora Aoi in a story of five bored strippers who unwittingly unleash the army of the undead, and then have to save the world with their kick- ass fighting skills.

Release of this film is planned for October this year in the UK with some key cinemas showing the 3D version and then the 3D and 2D version will be available on DVD shortly after. The 3D technology used is the traditional
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Teddy Chen To Attend London's Terracotta Festival

With the 2010 edition of London's Terracotta Far East Film Festival just around the corner, word has come out that director Teddy Chen - fresh off of picking up seven awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards for festival closing title Bodyguards and Assassins - will be attending as a special guest. Full details below.

Fresh from his haul of seven awards at this year's Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film and Best Director, Teddy Chen, director of Bodyguards And Assassins, will be attending Terracotta Festival 2010 where his film will close the festival.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have Teddy come over - not just to support us, but for him to witness first hand how far his film has traveled and to see the British reaction to Bodyguards And Assassins" said Joey Leung, one of the festival organisers.

"It's also a great chance for the director and audiences to
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