Asia Beat: Yxine FF, SCANDAL 2, HIGH KICK ANGELS And More!

Editor, Asia; Hong Kong, China (@Marshy00)
Time once again for our bi-weekly round-up of little news bites from around the region that have piqued our interest and have deemed worth sharing with our readership. We've got jury news from the upcoming Yxine Film Fest, a new poster for Indonesian food flick Tabula Rasa, an update on the true story behind heartbreaking documentary The Cove, as well as the new Scandal 2 poster and we finish up this update with a kick ass clip from upcoming Japanese schoolgirl actioner High Kick Angels. Enjoy!

Christopher O'Keeffe, Trung Rwo, William Chandra and Al Young contributed to this story.

Vietnamese-French director Tran Anh Hung (Cyclo, Norwegian Wood) has been announced as YxineFF 2014's Jury Chairman. On his new role at YxineFF, he said: "It's wonderful to witness the birth of a new and young talents." He's currently in pre-production on his new film Eternity featuring a mouth-watering cast: Mélanie Laurent, Audrey Tautou and Bérénice Bejo.

Other members of the jury include producer Ngo Thi Bich Hanh, writer Phan Viet, DOP Benoit Delhomme (1408, One Day, Lawless) and actress Ngo Thanh Van (The Rebel, Once Upon a Time in Vietnam). YxineFF (Yxine Film Fest) is an annual online international short film festival at With the slogan “Sharing. Love. Cinema“, YxineFF’s target audience is young independent filmmakers and cinema lovers. YxineFF is a voluntary, non-profit and independent project.

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