Film director and producer Ng See-yuen said: “Her achievement not only gives her center stage at the top-tier film festival, it also raises the world’s awareness of Hong Kong’s film industry, especially for female actresses.”
Strikingly mounted, existential tale of revenge that’s let down by being over-elliptical.
A pitch-black tale of murder, corruption and almost every other conceivable form of human injustice is taken to its bleakest possible conclusions in “People Mountain People Sea.”
Cai Shangjun holds up Silver Lion
Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai evokes memories of provincial life prior to Mao’s death
Original, lowkey satire of martial-arts codes that’s too academic for its own good
The Sword Identity director Xu Haofeng
The Sword Identity - Zhao Yuanyuan, Song Yang (Sina)
A milk powder TV commercial disguised as a feature-length adventure comedy, Wong Jing’s latest folly is so thoroughly mediocre that anyone other than its sponsors will struggle to sit through it.
Seizing on the ongoing world banking crisis to add spin to an otherwise ho-hum crime story, Hong Kong helmer Johnnie To finds greed to be the root of all evil in his patchy “Life Without Principle.” [HKMDBNews-reprint]
There are some good ideas knocking around in Hong Kong genre auteur Johnnie To’s multi-strand financial crisis dramedy- but they’re swamped by an inept script that keeps getting bogged down in details and forgetting the big dramatic picture. [HKMDBNews-reprint]
The movie is shot in a style that is partly serious, partly caper-comic — or, as To put it, “this film is a bit realistic but also fantasy
Zhang Yimou’s Heroes of Nanking now retitled The Flowers of War
Too Much Heaven: Shaolin, My Kingdom, and Love In Space movie reviews (beyondasiaphilia)
As Taiwanese enthusiastically flock to the cinema for “Seediq Bale,” the biggest blockbuster this summer, reactions to the film from China had been far more muted and critical ahead of its release earlier this week.
First poster for Dante Lam’s The Viral Factor, now in post-production
Stills featuring the Midlle East back drop
Deanie Ip and Ann Hui also accepted the Equal Opportunity Award at the close of the Venice Film Festival from Rosalba Veltri, Director General for Equality and Equal Opportunities. The prize goes to the work which best represents the official selection of a complaint or a message of hope with respect to the issue of discrimination, intolerance, inequality, social or gender. (Source) Andy Lau had rushed back to Hong Kong and missed the closing ceremony and awards announcements.
And the SIGNIS Prize, a Catholic humanitarian organization award (Sina)
Currently in New York, Edison also tried to build up a lovelorn image of himself by uploading a photo of the city with the words: “Lonely Street’s of NY (sic).”
Hong Kong food anthropologist unfazed by Angry Birds taking over our Mid-Autumn Festival