The Venice Film Festival and
The deal signed between thetwo festivals will further help
"The deal will allowMueller to get the largest possible amount of information on Asian cinema andon new talent. The two festivals will co-ordinate, leading to a mutual exchangeand valorisation of their resources,"
Mueller, an Asianspecialist, has strongly supported Far Eastern titles during his time at thehelm of the Locarno Film Festival, and at
In 2004, he set Hayao Miyazaki's animation picture Howl's Moving Castle as the closing film of the Venice FilmFestival. In 2005, Asian titles screening on the
Last year, Mueller also curated the Secret History of Asian Cinema retrospective,dedicated to "forgotten" restored classic Chinese films and Japanesegenre pictures.
The eighth edition of the Udine Far East Film festival will be held from April 21-29.The festival will screen 54 contemporary Asian titles and will host a19-picture retrospective.
Udine will have the European premiere of
During the festival,