Osaka Film Festival: Kevin Spacey in Chinese Production


The Osaka Film Festival(March 8th to 18th) is a very small festival in it's 7th year, so I was very surprised and fortunate to view a film with Kevin Spacey in the cast. I watched a film titled Inseparable, actually it was a Chinese film written and directed by Dayyan Eng. Some interesting facts from Wikipedia: Inseparable is a black comedy film written and directed by Dayyan Eng. The film stars two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey and Chinese stars Daniel Wu and Gong Beibi. According to Variety, Spacey is the highest-profile Hollywood actor ever to star in a Chinese production.

Premise: Inseparable centers on a young man (Daniel Wu) with problems at home and work who is befriended by a mysterius American expat (Kevin Spacey). Beibi Gong co-stars as the young man’s investigative reporter wife.

The festival itself was very small as I said. I think the Cine Nouveau theater in Osaka was the smallest viewing venue of my life. There was capacity for about 50 but it had a very cool artsy atmosphere. As for the film, I thought it was very funny and fresh with a good dose of conflict supported by great acting to keep things interesting. Without giving too much away the film put a neat spin on the super hero thing...Overall a recommended go see!