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The Terracotta Festival

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The Terracotta Festival is now in its fourth year and we aim to be a festival in the true sense of the word, not just a film season. We have parties and a dedicated area we are branding 'Terracotta Café' where other film fans and culture lovers can mingle with each other. Our Distribution company brings quality, entertaining Far East films to the UK by releasing films theatrically and on DVD.


Martial Arts films selection at the 3rd Terracotta Festival, London 5th - 8th May 2011

TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL proudly present a selection of the best films coming from Asia featuring different styles Martial arts and a mix of legend actors and real life champions. 5th –  8th May 2011, Prince Charles Cinema, London.  LOST BLADESMAN is Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, based on the life story of  legendary General Guan Yu, historical figure of Three Kingdoms period, symbol of brotherhood and loyalty, worshiped by triads and policeman alike. Donnie yen, who made his breakthrough roles in martial arts masterpieces, Once Upon a Time In China 2, Iron Monkey and recently Ip man, also served as action director for Lord Bladesman.We are proud to be opening with this action epic which only just gets a general release in Asia the week before.  CHOY LEE FUT – a China produced film with Hong Kong action superstar Sammo Hung (teaming up with his son!). Two graduates head from Europe to China to learn a particular Southern China style of Kung Fu, Choy Lee Fut.Sammo Hung plays the father and is, in the film, a master of the Hung Gar style of Kung Fu.Director Sam Wong is also part of the Jackie Chan stunt team.  YAKUZA WEAPON – is a wild combination of hard boiled gangster action, manga style comedy and spatterific special effects. Multi talented director, actor Tak Sakaguchi (Versus) has been a trained martial artist from a young age and typically stars in films featuring copious fight scenes where he performs his own stunts. Well skilled in Shaolin Kenpo, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, he also has a professional license in boxing and before entering into the film industry, Tak was an underground street fighter.

  • Saturday 7th May 17.45: Film + Q&A with Tak Sakaguchi.

KARATE GIRL: Film star and Japanese karate champion Rina Takeda co-stars alongside Hina Tobimatsu as sisters Ayaka and Natsuki Kurenai, the youngest descendants of a legendary Okinawan karate master named Shoujirou Kurenai. The two sisters, separated when young, now find themselves on opposing sides.Rina Takeda is a real life Ryukyu Shorin-ryu Karate champion.·         Sunday 8th May 14.10: Film + Q&A with Rina Takeda.      GALLANTS – starring shaw brothers legends Chen Kuan Tai and Leung Siu Long,Teddy Robin and rapper MC Jin.A hilarious, and at times touching, action comedy that is a nostalgic echo of 70’s kung fu action films. “The training montages and referential gags should be familiar to anyone who’s watched more than a few martial arts movies” –

  • Sunday 8th May 16.25: Film + Q&A with Clement Cheng



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