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Lucky Cat: Asian cinema at the London Film Festival

October 24, 2012

Posters for Doomsday Book, Ai to Makoto, Nameless Gangsters, Tetsuo II, Helpless

Posters for Doomsday Book, Ai to Makoto, Nameless Gangsters, Tetsuo II, Helpless

Asian cinema at the London Film Festival: Alex Fitch guest presents Lucky Cat, Resonance FM’s weekly radio show about Asian Culture; this week’s guest is Virginie Selavy, editor of cult and world cinema periodical Electric Sheep Magazine and they’re be discussing this year’s selection of Korean and Japanese titles screening at the 56th BFI London Film Festival. Movies discussed include Korean crime dramas Nameless Gangsters and Helpless, portmanteau Sci-Fi apocalypse movie Doomsday Book and Miike Takashi’s reimagining of West Side StoryAi to Makoto – as well as the 20th anniversary of classic Japanese body horror movie Tetsuo II: Body Hammer. Music in this week’s show includes excerpts from the soundtracks of Ai to Makoto, The Good, The Bad and The Weird and Sukiyaki Western Django, plus tracks by the Pizzicato Five and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. (Originally broadcast 20/10/12 on Resonance FM)

Visit, for more info and formats you can stream / download.

Links: Official London Film Festival website
Electric Sheep Magazine online
Lucky Cat blog
Info about Terracotta film festival

Recommended events:

Nobrow at Foyles – Hilda and the Bird Parade Graphic Novel Exhibition, by Luke Pearson

Come and see the amazingly intricate original drawings from Luke Pearson’s latest instalment in the Hilda Series, Hilda and the Bird Parade, only at Foyles on Charing Cross Road

Address: The Gallery at Foyles, Third Floor, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB

Admission: Free

Dates: 5th – 17th of October

Gallery Opening Times*: Mon – Sat 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday 11.30am – 5pm

*Please note that the Gallery may be closed when instore meetings and events are taking place

Who is Ana Mendieta? exhibition

Art from the graphic novel Who is Ana Mendieta? by Christine Redfern and Caro Caron is on display at Space Station Sixty Five gallery, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS

Exhibition runs until November 4th, more info at

Laydeez do comics, October 2012

Monday 22 October, 6.30 – 9.30pm
The Rag Factory 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Simon Grennan, artist
Lucy Lyons, artist
Fay Trier, writer

Idle Hands Comix indiegogo campaign

Short film maker and illustrator Paul Cheshire is launching a new annual British comics anthology for 2013 and needs your help to fund it. Examples of his SF / LSD inspired work can be found at and ‘perks’ for funding the 100-150 page anthology can be found at


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