2011 Program -
Returning after a ten year absence, Action Asia celebrates genre cinema from Asia. Intoxicatingly enthralling films brimming with non-stop action, bone-crunching fight scenes, gravity-defying kung-fu and enough operatic violence to keep any fan satiated.
Bodyguards and Assassins
Prepare yourself for over two hours of non-stop action in this hyperventilating tale set in a politically violent turn-of-the-century Hong Kong (which, by film’s end, is nearly destroyed!). Wildly entertaining.
Fire of Conscience
A dazzling and stylish police thriller from director Dante Lam set on the streets of Hong Kong where robbers and gunrunners battle with cops. Loud, violent and furiously paced.
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
From Andrew Lau, director of the Infernal Affairs films, comes this bone crunching, high impact martial arts spectacular. It combines superhero intrigue with the classic spy thrillers of the past (and a healthy dose of film noir).