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Ang Lee's Lust to screen at Calgary

WESTERN CANADIAN PREMIERES OF LUST, CAUTION AND WALK ALL OVER ME ANNOUNCED AS GALA PRESENTATIONS AT 8TH ANNUAL CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce that Ang Lee's LUST, CAUTION and WALK ALL OVER ME by Calgary director Robert Cuffley will be two of the three Gala Presentations scheduled for the 8th annual edition of the Festival. Both films will be making their Western Canadian premieres at the Festival, which runs September 21-30, 2007.

"CIFF strives to highlight films and filmmakers that bring acclaim to the film industry in the province of Alberta," explains Jacqueline Dupuis, CIFF's Executive Director. "Both Robert Cuffley, who lives in Calgary and Ang Lee, who directed BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN here, are filmmakers whose names are synonymous with not only the Alberta Film Industry, but with quality films and compelling stories. We are thrilled to be the first to present these new films by these extraordinary filmmakers to a Western Canadian audience."

LUST, CAUTION     Ang Lee

From the Academy Award® winning director of BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN comes LUST, CAUTION, an espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai. Asian cinema icon Tony Leung stars as Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure in 1940s Shanghai. Tang Wei, a rising star in mainland China, makes her feature film debut as Wang Jiazhi, a young woman who gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with Mr. Yee. LUST, CAUTION also features Joan Chen and Wang Leehom.

 

Based on the short story "Se, Jei" by Eileen Chang, the screenplay is by Wang Hui Ling and James Schamus. The music is composed by Alexandre Desplat with production/costume design by Pan Lai. The editor is Tim Squyres, A.C.E., and the director of photography is Rodrigo Prieto, A.S.C., A.M.C. Co-producers are Doris Tse and David Lee. The film is produced by Bill Kong, Ang Lee, and James Schamus. 

LUST, CAUTION is a Focus Features and River Road Entertainment presentation in association with Haishang Films. It is distributed in Canada by Alliance Films. An Ang Lee Film.

LUST, CAUTION will be screened at the Avenue Magazine Closing Night Gala on Saturday, September 29 at the Globe Cinema starting at 7:00pm. The Gala Reception will follow at Wild Ginger.

 

WALK ALL OVER ME     Robert Cuffley, AB/MB
WALK ALL OVER ME is a story about a small-town girl who runs into big-time trouble as she assumes the dominatrix identity of her roommate to pay the bills. WALK ALL OVER ME stars multiple Golden Globe TM nominee Leelee Sobieski as the runaway and Alberta's own Tricia Helfer as the dominatrix. In addition, the feature stars Genie Award winner Lothaire Bluteau as an unsavoury man looking to recover his stolen money. Also featured in the cast are Genie Award winner Jacob Tierney, Michael Eklund and Michael Adamthwaite.

Written by Calgarians Robert Cuffley and Jason Long, WALK ALL OVER ME is produced/executive produced by Carolyn McMaster. Colin Neale and Kyle Irving are also executive producers on the film. The director of photography is Norayr Kasper, music composition is by Mike Shields, with Ken Filewych serves as the film's editor.

WALK ALL OVER ME is produced by Calgary-based CHAOS a film company inc., in association with Eagle Vision Inc. and Les Productions Colin Neale Inc. The majority of the filming took place in the spring of 2007 in Winnipeg, MB, with some shooting in Vancouver, B.C. The feature will be released theatrically in Canada, with US distribution handled by IndustryWorks Distribution Inc.

WALK ALL OVER ME will be screened at the Volkswagen Gala on Saturday, September 22 at the Uptown Stage and Screen starting at 7:00pm. The Gala Reception will follow at Belgo Brasserie. 

 

The complete line-up, as well as the sale of tickets and passes, will be available online on Friday, August 31, 2007 at http://www.calgaryfilm.com/.  The CIFF Box Office opens at Eau Claire Market and the CIFF Souvenir Program Guide goes on sale at participating Starbuck's locations (and the CIFF Box Office) on September 7, 2007.

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