Chen Kaige’s superbly crafted drama about internet and media abuse has a cast at the top of its game.
Comedy-drama about rebellious oldies is a beautifully played heartwarmer.
Well-composed but dramatically bloodless drama centred on a small-town single mother.
Glossy China-North Korea co-production is intriguing but short on human drama.
Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Ho-sun Chan has started shooting his next directorial project following Wu Xia, a drama entitled American Dreams In China.
The film is described as a tale of friendship, loyalty and betrayal, following three university graduates who build a multi-billion dollar tutorial empire. Their rise and fall plays out against the backdrop of historical events in China spanning three decades from the beginning of economic reforms to the present day.
“This type of film allows almost anyone to be a director,” veteran mainland Chinese filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Gu Changwei, 54, told AFP.
“I can see feedback right after people have watched and I am able to know what is good, and what can be improved,” said Gu. “Micro films present a real, direct communication between the director and the audience”.
Hong Kong films will have better access to the mainland China market following a revision of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement between China and its Special Administrative Area.
Huayi Brothers’ “Painted Skin: The Resurrection” easily hold on the top spot for another week with a strong $36.33 million over this past week, while it has hauled in $83.76 million as of last Sunday. Renowned director Kaige Chen’s “Caught in the Web” debuted at number two at the weekly boxoffice chart in mainland China with a decent $7.14 million over its first three days in release. Martial art flick “Wu Dang” started with a not bad performance, sitting at third place with $3.18 million during its first three-day theatrical run.
CF: Scott Adkins and Huang Yi, Naked in 3D Adventure “A Legend” (aka “Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon”)
It is understood that there will be one scene showing girls fighting in a bathhouse. Informed sources said Chinese actor Jiang Yi-Yan will be showing her bare back in that scene.
Regarding this, Jiang said she completed all the bareback scenes without a body double. She told the reporter that she was willing to sacrifice for the film.
However, China Press reported that the scene will be completely removed in Malaysia due to the strict censorship set by the local censorship board.
Li Yu’s “Double Xposure” opens Sept. 29.
Fan Bingbing (Sina)
Teaser for “Double Xposure”
Posters for the comedy “Happy Hotel” directed by Wang Yuelan. Cast includes Jiang Wu, Ning Jing, Lam Tsz-Chung and cameos by Liu Ye, Huang Yi
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The late actress remains positive in a video filmed before her death
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