13:07 - 14th September 2012, by David West

Terracotta Festival On Tour

For the first time since it began four years ago, the Terracotta Festival will hit the road and bring Asian cinema to audiences around the UK.

The touring festival will kick off at the Cornerhouse cinema in Manchester on 19 September, followed by the Watershed in Bristol and will continue through October at the Genesis in London as well as dates in Brighton and Nottingham.

The line-up of five films consists of:
My Way - Kang Je-kyu's World War II drama about two men - one Japanese, one Korean - caught up the chaos of the war from Asia to Europe.

The King Of Pigs - A dark and disturbing look at violence in Korean society in this feature length animation from Yeon Sang-ho.

Isn't Anyone Alive? - A twisted, black comedy from Gakuryu Ishii, set on a University hospital campus where, out of the blue, people start dropping like flies.

Return To Burma - A docu-drama offering a rare insight into ordinary life in Burma, a country that has just had its first democratic elections after decades of military rule.

The Woodsman And The Rain - a new comedy from Shuichi Okita in which a 60-year-old lumberback gets pulled in to helping out a struggling young film director making a zombie movie in the woods.

Venues and dates confirmed so far:
Cornerhouse: 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH
19 September: Return to Burma
22 September: My Way
25 September: Isn't Anyone Alive?
27 September: The King of Pigs

Watershed: 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX
24 September: My Way
25 September: Isn't Anyone Alive?
27 September: The King of Pigs
26 September: Return to Burma

Genesis Cinema: 93-95 Mile End Road, London E1 4UJ
2 October: My Way
9 October: The King of Pigs
16 October: The Woodsman and the Rain
23 October: Return to Burma
30 October: Isn't Anyone Alive?

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