Win Tartan Asian Extreme DVDs to celebrate the theatrical release of Dumplings
7th Jun 06
Hooray! We’re so excited because Fruit Chan’s feature-length version of his short film Dumplings will finally receive it's theatrical release this month, as Tartan Films will be showing the film at the ICA in London (from 16th June), before also opening in Manchester (Cornerhouse on 30th June), Glasgow (Film Theatre on 14th July) and Sheffield (Showroom on 4th August) over the next few weeks.
If you haven’t seen Three... Extremes, the collection of three ‘extreme’ Asian films from Fruit Chan (Hong Kong), Takeshi Miike (Japan) and Park Chan-Wook (Sth Korea), then you should definitely check out this great film. You won’t regret it, but you'd better remember to eat before going to the show, as you may not have the stomach for it afterwards. Watch out for those crunchy sounds!
To celebrate the release, Tartan have given us four DVDs to give away, two copies of Old Boy and two copies of A Tale of Two Sisters. To enter, answer the question below, enter your email address, and you're in with a chance of winning. Usual rules apply, you must be 18 years or over, and unfortunately we can only accept entries from the UK.
We will contact winners as soon as the competition ends on June 16th, and the first two people to reply will get the choice of either receiving Old Boy or A Tale of Two Sisters.
For more information on the ICA screenings, please visit the official website at www.ica.org.uk
Dumplings Synopsis: No woman can possibly resist the token of rejuvenation – flip over its dreamy blissful side and you will find an expansive nightmare of endless pursuit. But Qing (Miriam Yeung) can afford it all. An ex-starlet turned wife of a prominent rich man, Qing is destined to have this dream come true.
Qing uses a lot of muscle before she can get to the mysterious chef Mei (Bai Ling) to provide her specialty dumplings. Qing is no gourmet but simply dying to resume her youth and beauty when her lifetime career as a housewife of the filthy rich is at stake. And Mei’s dumplings claim to deliver just that.
Mei, a former gynecologist, has developed a secret recipe for rejuvenation which has allowed her to bid farewell to her career as an abortionist. Now Mei only serves desperate rich women like Qing. Mei understands a woman’s needs and with her mysterious dumplings she can fulfill a woman’s desires.
Dumplings stars BAI LING, TONY KA-FAI LEUNG & MIRIAM YEUNG and the film has won several awards, including Best Cinematography and Best Screenworld at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
The short version of Dumplings appeared in which recent Asian Extreme anthology?
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