ASIAN CULT CINEMA
Over time, Asian cinema has become a powerhouse of genre filmmaking, and since the 1970s, has increasingly built a cult audience in the West. These are a selection of Asian genre films making waves in 2019.
THE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE ON SALE
Director Lee Min-jae South Korea | 2019 | 111 mins
A zombie is created from a failed human trial by a pharmaceutical company. When it bites the father of a scheming family, they realise the potential to make money from others in the village.
RIDE YOUR WAVE Director Masaaki Yuasa Japan | 2019 | 96 mins
Hinako moves to a seaside town to attend college, but mostly for her love of surfing. She meets a firefighter, Minato, but when he tragically dies Hinako discovers she can still communicate with him through water.
Free entry Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia
SAT 26 OCT 4pm WED 30 OCT 5pm
THE SPY GONE NORTH
WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE
WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES
A South Korean agent posing as a businessman must survive the paranoia of North Korean officials while uncovering their nuclear secrets, only to discover his own country’s involvement.
The world’s worst father, an unhappy actress, a cheated cop and a prevaricating thug are all brought together in one room for some serious mayhem.
Four teenagers stand outside a crematorium. Their parents have all died. They are not sad. They have no emotions. They are Little Zombies. What to do? Create a pop band of course.
SAT 19 OCT 4pm
Director Yoon Jong-bin South Korea | 2018 | 137 mins
Free entry Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia SAT 2 NOV 6.30pm
Director Kirill Sokolov Russia | 2018 | 95 mins
SUN 27 OCT 7.30pm SAT 2 NOV 4pm
Director Makoto Nagahisa Japan | 2019 | 120 mins
SAT 26 OCT 6.45pm
The 2019 edition of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide’s boundary-pushing contemporary international arts festival.