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Sunscreen Film Fest Video Podcast 16, Bruce Lee, Film News and more!

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Sunscreen Film Fest Video Podcast 16,  Bruce Lee, Film News and more!   Click here to watch  http://youtu.be/OzBCrv52lnM   Contact Sunscreen at info@sunscreenfilmfestival.com www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com   Music by Kevin MacCloud   The Sunscreen Film Festival is presented by the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Society a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ...

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

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  Asian film ‘Painted Skin II’ takes Cannes by storm. Saturday May, 19th ‘PAINTED SKIN II’ (2012) held a press conference to debut this ambitious new Chinese epic.   DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF ‘THE PAINTED SKIN II’ SPEAK: “We wanted the have the best actors possible and the best kind of digital effects possible which took four years and after doing this we really wanted to come here to Cannes to present our work for the past four years. "...

‘PAINTED SKIN II’ (2012) at Cannes

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  Asian film ‘Painted Skin II’ takes Cannes by storm. Saturday May, 19th ‘PAINTED SKIN II’ (2012) held a press conference to debut this ambitious new Chinese epic.   DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF ‘THE PAINTED SKIN II’ SPEAK: “We wanted the have the best actors possible and the best kind of digital effects possible which took four years and after doing this we really wanted to come here to Cannes to present our work for the past four years. "...

''Digital Shadows: Last Generation Chinese Film'' cycle at San Sebastian Festival

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  This year, the 59th edition of San Sebastian Festival joins hands with the city's San Telmo Museum to organise the cycle «Digital Shadows: Last Generation Chinese Film», an event also benefitting from the collaboration of the Filmoteca de Catalunya. The exhibit comprises twenty films made in digital media from 2000-2010, a way of turning the spotlight on some of the most interesting Chinese moviemakers to have burst onto the scene in the last decade while giving us a look at how t...

Donnie Yen and Peter Chan at the Premier of *Wu Xia*

Actor Donnie Yen having a conversation with director Peter Chan before the premier of their movie "Wu Xia"

Martial Arts films selection at the 3rd Terracotta Festival, London 5th - 8th May 2011

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TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL proudly present a selection of the best films coming from Asia featuring different styles Martial arts and a mix of legend actors and real life champions. 5th –  8th May 2011, Prince Charles Cinema, London.  LOST BLADESMAN –  is Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, based on the life story of  legendary General Guan Yu, historical figure of Three Kingdoms period, symbol of brotherhood and loyalty, worshiped by triads and poli...

Lost Bladesman to open the 3rd Terracotta Festival in London on May 5th

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We closed our festival last year with Bodyguards and Assassins, we open this year with another movie starring Donnie Yen. The Lost Bladesman will play at The Prince Charles Cinema on Thursday 5th May. Doors open at 20:15 ...

Petty Cash

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Dirty Job Films and Reign Supreme Entertainment is proud to announce the addition of International film actress Bai Ling to the cast of Petty Cash. Bai Ling ( Crank: High Voltage, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow , Anna and the King and ABCTV's Lost) will play Coco, a lonely sad soul who falls in a circle of violence. She will shoot her scenes at the end of September. Petty Cash is written and directed by Ross Bigley, (president of Milwaukee Independent Film Society, festival...

Petty Cash

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Dirty Job Films and Reign Supreme Entertainment is proud to announce the addition of International film actress Bai Ling to the cast of Petty Cash. Bai Ling ( Crank: High Voltage, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow , Anna and the King and ABCTV's Lost) will play Coco, a lonely sad soul who falls in a circle of violence. She will shoot her scenes at the end of September. Petty Cash is written and directed by Ross Bigley, (president of Milwaukee Independent Film Society, festival...

Tokyo International Film Festival will commemorate Bruce Lee

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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will commemorate Bruce Lee, theking of Asian action movies, with a showing of selected movies as part ofthe festival's Winds of Asia Middle-East section. This special tributeentitled "The 70th Anniversary: Bruce LEE to the Future", will screenBruce Lee's the most successful film "Enter the Dragon," and his last film,"Game of Death" (the rare version that was distributed in Japan in 1978), aswell as exciting Asian films that pay homage to Bruce Lee, who co...

New York: NY Asian Film Festival

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When I first covered the festival numerous years ago at the downtown Anthology Film Archives, I was struck by several features not encountered in any of the other established festivals. The organizers of the festival performed antics on the stage before the films and threw presents like videos and books into the audience. They were greeted by an adoring and enthusiastic crowd who seemed to be familiar with directors and principal characters of the films screened. In short an audience addicted to...

Un Certain Regard: I wish I knew of Jia Zhangke

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Synopsis: Shanghai, a fast-changing metropolis, a port city where people come and go. Shanghai has hosted all kinds of people – revolutionaries, capitalists, politicians, soldiers, artists, and gangsters. Shanghai has also hosted revolutions, assassinations, love stories. After the Chinese Communists’ victory in 1949, thousands of Shanghaiers left for Hong Kong and Taiwan. To leave meant being separated from home for thirty years; to stay meant suffering through the Cultural Revo...

FEFF will close on 1st May, with the International Premiere of IP MAN 2

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Further to Wilson Ip's last piece of work, the festival has presented 72 films from a range of 9 different Asian genres. UDINE - The great festival will be closed on Saturday 1st May by Wilson Yip's highly anticipated Ip Man 2, on the screen at Far East Film as an International Premiere (thanks to the collaboration with Mandarin Film). After having enchanted the Udinese audience in 2009 with his first title, triumphing also at the Hong Kong Film Awards, Wilson Yip therefore ad...

Jackie Chan to receive Terracotta Festival Peace Award

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Terracotta Festival organisers announced via SCREEN POWER: THE JACKIE CHAN MAGAZINE that Jackie Chan is to receive the Terracotta Festival Peace Award. "Jackie is an on screen legend; off the screen he has made a significant contribution to charitable work through his Jackie Chan Foundation as well as his work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador" organisers said. "It is for this work as well as his strong anti-war statement in his latest film LITTLE BIG SOLDIER that...

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ? (3) Interview PANG Ho-Cheung (Dream Home)

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This probably is not the same in other cultures. How do you differ from your peers in cinema in Hong Kong ? I choose the topics I want and stick to them, no matter what. I don't sollicit co-productions, so my films are completely Hong Kong productions. It is essential for me to maintain absolute director's control.   Have you had any offers to work for Hollywood ? In fact, I have, but I refused because I want that complete artistic control over my work under a...

Ghent International Film Festival Announces Line-up

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The Ghent International Film Festival has announced the complete program for its 36th edition October 6th-17th when it will screen more than 140 films from 35 different countries and is expected to host over 120,000 visitors. Festival highlights include an elaborate Anime! exhibition and tribute to Asian cinema (a co-venture with Europalia) as well as 4 live concerts including one by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West, the 9th annual World Soundtrack Awards and presentations of the Joseph ...

Ghent International Film Festival Announces Line-up

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The Ghent International Film Festival has announced the complete program for its 36th edition October 6th-17th when it will screen more than 140 films from 35 different countries and is expected to host over 120,000 visitors. Festival highlights include an elaborate Anime! exhibition and tribute to Asian cinema (a co-venture with Europalia) as well as 4 live concerts including one by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West, the 9th annual World Soundtrack Awards and presentations of the Joseph Pl...

NO PRIVACY UNDER MAO !

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  Right after Mao, in Communist China  early 1980s, director Buming XU recalls the situation in most households where a standard toilet was a luxury and people used "potties". A young Chinese girl Dan, lives in  a stifling environment with her family in a house without toilet and has to empty her obnoxious younger brother's waste after he spends most of the day sitting on the loo. When she finally has a flush  toilet  closestool installed next to her bedroom, she suddenly finds ...

Ann HUI, to present at Fareast Udine anti-corruption 70s TV Serial and new film

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Significant Hong Kong Director, Ann HUI, on hand at Fareast Udine to present anti-corruption 70s TV Serial and new film One of the most significant Asian "New Wave" film directors, Hong Kong filmaker, Ann HUI, is present this year, at Udine Far East Festival to talk about her beginnings in the cinema industry of that country. Commissioned by the national broadcaster and ICAC, the anti-corruption entity to create a series of shows on various aspects crime prevalent in the 1970's such as briber...

Panel Discussion on Taiwanese Cinema: A new trend of sustainable success or bubble waiting to burst

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Join us on April 15th at 5.15pm for the opening panel discussion on recent trends in Taiwanese cinema with the topic... Taiwanese Cinema: A new trend of sustainable success or bubble waiting to burst? Key Issues Addressed:   1) Rise of East Asian film success (notable impact of Mainland China) 2) implication for more regional co-production 3) Cape No 7 and what it's commercial success represents 4) a recent rich trend of films that will dry up in 2009/10? Cost: FREE ENT...

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Asian American International Film Festival opened with Princess of Nebraska

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The 31st Annual 2008 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF08) Opening Night East Coast Premiere film of THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA, directed by Wayne Wang, was held at Asia Society, New York, July 10, 7:30 pm. A special Q&A session with director Wayne Wang, co-director Richard Wong, and actress Ling Li, moderated by Asia Society associate director cultural programs, Helen Koh, preceded the AAIFF08 opening night gala reception and after party. Presented by Asian Cinevision with Asia Soc...

31st Asian American International Film Festival Opening Night Premiere of THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA & Gala Coverage

By Maria Esteves - July 14, 2008 The 31st Annual 2008 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF08) Opening Night East Coast Premiere film of THE PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA, directed by Wayne Wang, was held at Asia Society, New York, July 10, 7:30 pm. A special Q&A session with director Wayne Wang, co-director Richard Wong, and actress Ling Li, moderated by Asia Society associate director cultural programs, Helen Koh, preceded the AAIFF08 opening night gala rec...

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