Positions on a car are usually assigned by the plan that you are sitting in the drivers seat. The driver sits on the LEFT side of the car on a US version car for example. The oil filter on your car is on the drivers side (LEFT side) of the engine.
To remove the filter, it's like a screw, righty tighty. lefty loosy. You need to turn it LEFT (counter clockwise) to loosen the car and remove the filter.