Photo: Udine Far East Film Fesival © Ricky Modena

Udine Far East Film Festival‘s audiences and Black Dragon pass holders crown Hong Kong the winner of the 21st edition.

“We live on the other side of the world and we were worried that our film wouldn’t be understood. But the world speaks a single language: the language of love…”

These were the words of excited and radiant young actress Crisel Consunji on the triumph of Hong Kong film “Still Human” at the Far East Film Festival 21, as she shared the stage and the applause of the Teatro Nuovo with director Oliver Chan and monumental protagonist Anthony Wong (already winner of a Golden Mulberry Award for Outstanding Achievement).

The public were in no doubt about the winner, and neither were the Black Dragon pass holders, who gave “Still Human” the Critics Award. In second place came Chinese black comedy “Dying To Survive”, and in third position Korean blockbuster “Extreme Job””.

Finally, the White Mulberry award for First Film went to “Melancholic” by Japanese newcomer Tanaka Seiji, while readers of opted instead for another Japanese film, Takeuchi Hideki’s “Fly Me To The Saitama”.

FEFF 21 ends with 60,000 attendees, plus over 20,000 visitors to FEFF Events around the city.

So all that’s left to do is make a date in Udine for the Far East Film Festival 22, from the 24 April to the 2 May 2020!

Photo: Udine Far East Film Fesival © Ricky Modena
On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"