Wednesday 28th May
An involving action drama, from influential Hong Kong director Dante LAM (THE BEAST STALKER, THE STOOL PIGEON), set in the world of competitive mixed martial arts. Disgraced ex-boxing champion, Scumbag Fai (Nick CHEUNG, ELECTION, EXILED) is chased out of Hong Kong by debt collectors. He starts afresh in Macau, where he meets two fellow life-beaten souls: struggling single mother Gwen (Mei TING), and Lin Si-Qi (Eddie
Thursday 29th May
20:45 Warrior King 2
Director Prachya PINKAEW and star Tony JAA bring their trademark daredevil stunts and action choreography once more to the big screen, this time joined by hip hop legend RZA (MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS) and female fighting sensation Jeeja YANIN (CHOCOLATE).
Friday 30th May
13:05 Remote Control
A coming-of-age story which traces the blurred lines between reality and fantasy in a young man’s world. Teenager Tsog (Baasandorj ENKHTAIVAN) moves from the country to a makeshift home in the city, where he becomes fixated on an older woman, Anya (Nergui BAYARMAA). Desperate for a connection, he steals a remote control and begins to manipulate her television—and perhaps more.
15:30 Forever Love
Energetic septuagenarian Liu Chi-sheng (LUNG Shao-hua) is confined to a hospital bed after a biking accident. Worried about his wife, who suffers from dementia, he tells his visiting granddaughter the incredible story of how they met.
18:25 Be My Baby
BE MY BABY traces the aftermath of a party attended by a group of drop-out twenty-somethings, all running into or away from flawed relationships. Rooms are dimly lit, floors strewn with trash, clothes grubby and unkempt; this is a gritty, smutty world populated by characters blithely caught up in a vortex of insecurity, betrayal, and manipulation.
A spurned wife seeks revenge against her adulterous husband. In a fit of rage, she grabs a knife and tries to castrate him. He fights her off, so instead she lashes out at her teenage son. Distraught and driven by guilt, the father explores desperate methods in order to help his maimed son.
Saturday 31st May
12:35 Chinese Zodiac
Ready to tackle any job, as long as the price is right, maverick treasure hunter JC (Jackie CHAN) and his team of experts are hired by the Max Profit Corporation to track down six missing bronze sculptures, part of a set of twelve representing the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
A taut spy thriller starring CHOI Seung-hyun, a.k.a. rapper T.O.P. from super group Big Bang, as a North Korean secret agent undercover in a South Korean high school. Imprisoned in a North Korean labour camp, Ri Myung-hoon (CHOI) is offered a way out if he agrees to work as a spy. Leaving his younger sister behind, he heads South to track down a mysterious assassin picking off fellow agents. Allegiances become muddied when he befriends bullied classmate Hye-in (HAN Ye-ri), but Myung-hoon is ready to do whatever it takes to see his sister again.
18:00 Special ID
Chen Zilong (Donnie YEN) is deep undercover as a high ranking member of a ruthless Hong Kong gang. He is ordered to the mainland to deal with Sunny (Andy ON), an old adversary who is causing problem for both police and the underworld alike. On hand to help is fellow cop and love interest Fang (Jing TIAN), whose tiny physique belies some hardcore action skills.
20:15 Snow White Murder Case
The devastating power of rumour in our super-connected age is thrown into relief in this contemporary suspense, based on the bestselling novel by Kanae MINATO, whose work was previously adapted in the award-winning CONFESSIONS. The murder of beautiful Noriko Miki (Nanao) becomes fodder for today’s scandal-hungry media when newbie director and Twitter addict Akahoshi (Go AYANO), prompted by a tip-off that dowdy Miki Shirono (Mao INOUE) is the killer, begins an unofficial investigation.
Sunday 1st June
12:15 The Face Reader
Set in 15th century Korea, the film follows gifted physiognomist Nae-kyung (SONG Kang-ho, THE HOST, SYMPATHY FOR MR.VENGEANCE, SNOWPIERCER), who seizes the opportunity to cast off his peasant existence and advance through the ranks of the warrior nobles in the capital.
An explosive cops and robbers thriller starring Andy LAU (INFERNAL AFFAIRS, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) and LAM Ka Tung (SPARROW, COLD WAR). Tou Shing-bong (LAM Ka Tung) is released from prison and falls in with mainland crook Nam Cao (HU Jun) and his gang of armed robbers. Straight-laced police inspector Lui (Andy LAU) hunts them down, but due to a lack of evidence Nam continues to slip through his fingers. After witnessing the gang’s brutality first hand, Lui’s actions become obsessive and desperate, and his clean-cut facade begins to crack.
Hapless ad agency employee Kiichiro Ota (Satoshi TSUMABUKI) is sent by his almost-namesake boss to take his place on the Santa Monica Advertising Festival jury. Lacking in confidence and English competence, Kiichiro drags along his brilliant colleague Hikari (Keiko KITAGAWA) for support.
Terror Cotta Horror Night Saturday 31st May 22:40