VULGARIA Screening at Terracotta Film Club on February 27
Terracotta Distribution launched in January 2013 the “Terracotta Film Club”, a monthly film residency at the legendary, cult Prince Charles Cinema will offer the chance to enjoy Asian films regularly on the big screen, right in the heart of London. “Terracotta Film Club” aims to keep Asian films in cinemas, via showing a mix of both classics and new releases, and to introduce the next generation of film fans to Asian cinema.
Following the sell out of Jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY last month, this February edition of “Terracotta Film Club” presents the first UK screening of Pang Ho-Cheung’s VULGARIA (低俗喜剧, 2012) outside of the festival circuit. Terracotta promises an experience you won’t forget.
Pang Ho-Cheung (DREAM HOME, YOU SHOOT I SHOOT, AV) is the bad boy and one of the masters of contemporary Hong Kong cinema. VULGARIA is a comedy centered on a veteran film producer with major financial and family troubles who is lured into remaking a classic adult movie for the leader of a triad gang. It is both a witty satire of the film industry and a gross-out comedy: hilarious, raucous and totally outrageous.
To (Chapman To Man-chak), a long-time film producer, has yet to produce anything resembling a hit. Beset by financial troubles, he has become desperate for money — so much so that he is unable to pay the alimony to his ex-wife (Kristal Tin). Despite his former spouse’s bitterness, their daughter still clings onto her faith in him — and wishes to see him on TV once his new movie premieres. To is soon introduced to a potential Mainland Chinese investor, Tyrannosaurus (Ronald Cheng), by his buddy Lui Wing-shing (Simon Loui Yu-yeung), but Tyrannosaurus is not only the head of a Guangxi triad gang, he turns out to have very particular tastes in food and sex. Regardless, To is determined to woo this investor, even if it means giving into his every demand. Tyrannosaurus eventually tells them to cast his childhood idol Yum Yum Shaw (Susan Shaw) in a remake of a classic pornographic film. He even gives the film the title CONFESSIONS OF TWO CONCUBINES…
Terracotta Film Club: VULGARIA
Wednesday 27th February at 8.45pm doors open / 9pm film starts
Ticket price: £ 6.50 (Prince Charles cinema members £ 4.00)
Cast: Chapman To (INFERNAL AFFAIRS Trilogy, A SIMPLE LIFE), Dada Chan, Kristal Tin, Ronald Cheng, Susan Shaw, Lam Suet
Runtime: 92 mins, cert 15, comedy, 2012
Country: Hong Kong; Cantonese language with English subtitles
The next “Terracotta Film Club” will be on Wednesday 27th March: CHOCOLATE by Prachya Pinkaew (Thailand).
About Terracotta Distribution
Committed to bringing quality and entertaining Far East films to the UK.
Releases by Terracotta Distribution include the multi-award winning BREATHLESS directed by Yang Ik-june, Johnnie To’s SPARROW and just released Kim Ki-duk debut movie CROCODILE with his documentary ARIRANG.
Imprint label TERROR-COTTA is devoted to Asian horror and thrillers.
Terracotta Far East Film Festival is an annual event aiming to widen the audience for Far Eastern film in the UK. The 4th edition ran from 12th-15th April 2012 with 5 European premieres incl. the new animated work from legendary Studio Ghibli. From comedy to drama to horror and everything in between, exclusive cast and crew Q&As, intro’s, masterclasses and parties. Terracotta Festival touring edition started in September with 5 films in the line-up. TerracottaFestival.com
About Prince Charles Cinema
From cult festivals to the latest box office hits, the Prince Charles Cinema is the heart of independent film in London. The Prince Charles Cinema is located at 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY. princecharlescinema.com