VIFF 2012 review: East Meets West
HK comedies are often silly, sentimental, supernatural, and much given to over-the-top special effects. East Meets West is hooked on all of these things, plus bad TV, punky wigs, retro pop, cod mysticism, and cross-cultural camp. Too daffy for some, no doubt, Jeff Lau’s latest will be consumed like catnip by those who have suffered through one too many endless sequence shots.
Granville, October 1 (6:20 p.m.), 4 (3 p.m.), and 8 (9 p.m.)