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Wong Kar Wai (With a staggering 21 wins and 35 award nominations so far) will preside over the Jury of Berlinale 2013

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Chinese director Wong Kar Wai will be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The director, who has won many international awards, is one of the most important representatives of world cinema. Wong Kar Wai’s unique and extraordinary style has inspired countless filmmakers and made him a cult figure of contemporary auteur cinema. Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By. His...

Eight Italian films to hit Hong Kong theatre this September

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        Set to spark a fervent interest in contemporary Italian cinema among Hong Kong moviegoers, “Cine Italiano! – Italian Film Week in Hong Kong”, a one-week showcase of eight finely selected Italian films, will run from 21 to 26 September 2012 at The Grand Cinema. Curated by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and Zetema Progetto Cultura, and presented by City of Rome, Rai Cinema, CineCittà Luce, the Consulate Gene...

Locarno Fest to salute Johnnie To

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The 65th Festival del film Locarno salutes Johnnie To with a Pardo alla carriera for his exceptional contribution to cinema as a director and producer. The presentation will be accompanied by the European Premiere screening on the Piazza Grande of Motorway (Che sau), To’s latest production, directed by Soi Cheang. Johnnie To, key figure in Asian cinema, has directed over fifty films and has as many to his credit as a producer. Born in Hong Kong in 1955, To began his career in televisi...

Shaw Brothers remake screenplay competition winners

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  Celestial Pictures, the diversified entertainment company, announced today the result of its Shaw Brothers remake screenplay competition held in conjunction with the Beijing Film Academy (BFA) and Youth Film Studio (YFS). Award-winning producer and director Sylvia Chang presented the awards to the winners and shared valuable directorial insights with the attending guests. The screenplay competition is part of Celestial Pictures' “New Directors Workshop” (NDW) ...

Interview with Ann Hui at Istanbul Film Festival

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Old age by the Oscar nominated film from Hong Kong… A Simple Life, Oscar-nominated film from Hong Kong which achieved great box office success in the Fareast, is essentially a family love film. Based on the real experience of the producer Roger Lee, the film tells the relationship between a film producer, Roger, and the servant of his family of 60 years. The film focuses on themes of old age, death, and love after the servant suffers a stroke and wants to move to a resting home. A Sim...

Johnnie To returns to Udine with Romancing in Thin Air

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  The Hong Kong grand master comes back to FEFF as director (Romancing in Thin Air) and as ambassador of Fresh Wave Festival, the voice of young Hong Kongers Hong Kong never dies! With the title rewording of one of his most celebrated movies, A Hero Never Dies, here comes the battle cry that best represents the film-making philosophy - and not just that - of this grand master: Mister Johnnie To. A battle cry that the film-maker, an old friend of Far East Film, will shout o...

Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi to head APSA 2011 International Jury

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BANGKOK ~ Nansun Shi, one of the region’s most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Japanese director and actress Kaori Momoi, Israeli director Samuel Maoz, and the Executive Chairman of the China Film Producers Association, Ming Zhenjiang. During a career spanning th...

Son of the Stars

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Director: Michelle Chen Miao.
Young mother ZhengZheng with her autistic son travels long way from North, looking for her missing husband. She finds no clue of her husband in DongGuan with tens of thousands of factories. Instead, she finds herself a job in a factory while leaving her son to the attention of a community home. Soon she gets promoted, moves into a high-rise apartment building and has a boyfriend. Everything seems going well until she tries to put her autistic son into the picture. She tries hard and finally she tries to get rid of the trouble-making boy. But life becomes much worse to her with the growing anxiety…

Interview with director Scud

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Scud Interview (Love Actually… Sucks!) Posted on June 25, 2011 by Le Anne Lindsay Q: When it comes to love, sex and relationships, What do you hope our QFest audience will take away from this film (Love Actually… Sucks!) ? Scud: I reckon many audiences may find sympathetic experience from their own love. To me the film is a vibration, a sign, an exclamation to what love is and means to our life, and the fact that passion is often very fateful, as the shopkeeper...

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"

Only one day to go then we can say "Welcome to Terracotta Festival!"

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPwvMD2jmBM&feature=share   Directors Teddy Chen (Bodyguards and Assassins), Wong Ching Po (Revenge: A Love Story), Clement Cheng (Gallants) and Yoshihiro Nishimura (Helldriver). ...

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...

Michael Hui awarded in Udine

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Michael Hui, the veteran Hong Kong comedy actor and director, became the first recipient of Udine Far East Film Festival’s Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement this evening for his outstanding contribution to Asian comedy. Hui’s brand of Hong Kong comedy brings together superbly-timed verbal humour and choreographed sight gags, driven by anarchic energy and informed by a strong social awareness as well as a sympathy for the little man, whom he often portrays in his films, as well a...

New Directors Workshop for new Chinese filmmakers.

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  Celestial Pictures, Beijing Film Academy and Youth Film Studio unite to develop new filmmakers with a Shaw Brothers remake screenplay competition Award-winning actress and filmmaker Sylvia Chang to co-judge the competition and mentor the winner   Celestial Pictures, the Hong Kong-based Chinese filmed content company and operator of regional pay-TV channels, announced at a press conference today the launch of a program to cultivate new Chinese filmmakers. Entitled...

Reign of Assassins

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Fortissimo Films' 'Reign of Assassins' screened after the UAE short film 'The Philosopher'. Actor Jean Reno and director John Woo were in attendance to present their latest films. ...

John Woo

director John Woo to present his film 'Reign of Assassins' represented by Fortissimo Films, which played after the short film premier of 'The Philosopher'  

Golden Horse Film Festival Grand Opening with Juliets

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The 2010 Golden Horse International Film Festival has begun! From 4th November onwards, more than 200 films divided into 9 strands will be screened in the following three weeks. We are proud to present such a film feast to the Taiwanese cineastes. Juliets, the opening film, is a project that took Director Khan Lee four years to make. Juliets is composed of three love stories set in three different times directed by three directors including Hou Chi-Jan (One Day), Shen Ko-Sh...

Hot Summer Days are the best

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  Hot Summer Days are the best Hot Summer Days reminds me very much of a Woody Allen film shot in Hong Kong. Perhaps he will take the hint after his sees this film and shoot his next one there. As you watch all these characters, you could easily start casting actors that Woody has used in many of his films. This film really touched me and the direction by Wing Shya and Tony Chan orchestrated with a fast pace and quick flashes with a music video feel will keep y...

Tokyo International Film Festival Spotlight on Bruce Lee

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By Liza Foreman This year, the TokyoInternational Film Festival (TIFF) will commemorate Bruce Lee, the king of Asianaction movies, with a showcase of Lee's movies as part of the festival'sWinds of Asia Middle-East section.This special tribute entitled"The 70th Anniversary: Bruce Lee to the Future", will screen the following films -Bruce Lee’s most successfulfilm "Enter the Dragon," and his last film, "Game of Death"(the version that was distributed in Japan in 19...

IN MY OPINION

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Director: Chih-Yen Hsu.
Monday shave the legs. Tuesday comb the hair. Wednesday read the book. Thursday brush the teeth. Friday have a meal. Saturday dress up. The sunday..... Use it repeatedly in everday life and the common beHavior used it as the content of this film, the seven days a week as a segment of the reasons these things happen, just for self satisfaction or to present in front of others, or just habit.

Hong Kong Film Maverick Andrew Lau Returns To TIFF

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  Andrew Lau (also known as Wei-Keung Lau), the celebrated Hong Kong filmmaker, returns to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with the North American premiere of his latest action epic LEGEND OF THE FIST: The Return of Chen Zhen. The film recently opened the Venice International Film Festival and is now making its bow in North America. Lau is acknowledged as Hong Kong's premiere director of action films, a genre that is popular everywhere in the world.     La...

Meet the PROS at FAREAST UDINE Festival = FREDERIC AMBROISINE, expert on ASIAN Cinema

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 Fred and LUNG KONG at Udine FAREAST Film Festival 2010 One of the most, if not THE most ubiquitous photojournalists covering the 12th edition of FAREAST UDINE Film Festival is without a doubt,  Frederic AMBROISINE. Referring to himself as an expert on ASIAN Cinema and acquisitions consultant, you can count on seeing Frederic on a daily basis, early in the morning, wherever the action is, at the CINEMA GIOVANI, Visionario, and at ALL the press conferences. Usually stationed in ...

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 ? (2) Interview PANG Ho-Cheung (Dream Home)

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How did Gabriele Roberti (an Italian composer based in Hong Kong) get into the project to compose the music for the film ? Gabriele : " I come from a small town in Italy and had no connections in Rome, so I started sending out demos of my work and got an offer for a film in Hong Kong. PANG saw it and one of his agents contacted me. When I read the first three lines of the synopsis of DREAM HOME, I really went for the idea and made up my score from there. The nice thing about w...

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