THR: ‘Aftershock’ to shake U.S., Canada Oct. 29
CRI: “The Founding of a Republic” Wins Biennial Chinese Audience Film Award
FBA: Asian films score at Sitges
Dream Home: Best Actress prize for Josie Ho; Andrew Lin gets Best Make Up FX.
Variety: The Red Eagle review
Vivian Wu plays a guard in the prison drama Let Love Come Back(?). The film will be released next year on International Women’s Day, March 8, with a cast that includes Cecilia Yip and Siqin Gaowa. Previously announced cast members included Cheng Pei, Pei, Pace Wu, and Jessey Meng Guangmei. The drama will focus on the lives of both the women guards and the women prisoners.
Cecilia Yip, Vivian Wu
Cheng Pei Pei (Sina), 2, 3, 4
Zhu Yuchen, Leste Chen Cheng-Tao, Zhang Jingchu
Zhu Yuchen, Zhang Jingchu
Zhu Yuchen (Sina), 2
Zhang Jingchu and Zhu Yuchen have begun filming the fourth part of Pang Ho-Cheung’s omnibus film ‘4 + 1 Project’ (4 shorts, 1 movie’. The project is Pang’s first mainland production. The first part featured Zhou Xun in the Nail Clipper Monster, Shawn Yue starred in part 2; and Stanley Huang in part 3. In part 4, as a tribute to Gabriel Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera, the film is called Love in the Time of Weibo. Director Chen Cheng-Tao (Leste Chen) says the film documents a couple’s relationship via weibo bit by bit and is filled with magic realism. (Xinhua-gallery), (Sina), (Sina-gallery)
Francis Ng in signature red leather hoodie from Wind Blast
(Oct.16) Rehearsal photos of Zhang Ziyi for Saturday evening’s Hundred Flowers Film Awards.
Zhang Ziyi will also be singing a Teresa Teng song.
Feng Xiaogang, Zhang Ziyi celebrating after the awards Saturday night. (Xinhua)
Zhao Wei’s first film since giving birth will be a collaboration with Huang Xiaoming according to her agent. Filming will begin in December. (Sina)
Karen Mok met with fans in Singapore to promote her new CD. Despite feeling ill, Karen carried on singing four songs and playing games with fans. (Sina)
(Oct.17) Louis Koo celebrated his 40th birthday with over 400 fans from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the US. A noted Star Wars fan, Louis dressed as a Jedi Knight and guests included Sandra Ng and the Grasshoppers. (Sina)
WSJ: Edison Chen and His ‘Mr. Sandman
With “Mr. Sandman” — the first single from his forthcoming album “Confusion” — Mr. Chan resumes his singing career, which started in 2004 when he released his first record, “Please Steal This Album,” with Emperor Entertainment Group. (Also, free download of his single.)
Peter Lam, Edison Chen (file photo) (Xinhua)