By: John M Jerva The Italy Far East Film Festival is Ready to set off with a host of films that are action caliber worthy and even though the event […]
By: John M Jerva
The Italy Far East Film Festival is Ready to set off with a host of films that are action caliber worthy and even though the event is online only this year, at least there’s a beacon of hope that festivals will start up again and maybe one day, fans will be able to see the films on the big screen.
The Korean disaster epic ASHFALL is set to open up the event along with other noteworthy movies including Wilson Yip’s Ip Man 4, Johnnie To’s musical and martial arts mash-up Chasing Dream and Andrew Lau’s action movie The Captain.
Per THR: Directed by Lee Hae-jun, Ashfall is a disaster epic that tells the story of a team of South Korean soldiers and scientists, as well as one North Korean double agent, racing against the clock to stop a volcano from erupting and destroying much of the Korean peninsula.
The festival was supposed to kick off in April but when Italy became a hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic, it was shutdown in February. At least now, the films will run albeit online and in total, 46 films from 8 counties will be featured.
Hopefully sooner rather than later, we will get some worldwide release info as the film as a hit in its native Korea late last year before the pandemic hit. The film is being touted as the biggest Korean disaster epic ever so no pressure whatsoever.
In the meantime, check out the full throttle trailer for the film below.