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November 5, 2009

November 5, 2009

Treasure Hunter

Treasure Hunter - Lin Chi-Ling, Jay Chou

(HunanTV) (2)

14 Blades

Donnie Yen and Zhao Wei

A first rough cut of 14 Blades, prior to post production special effects and music, was screened in Hong Kong to industry insiders and it has garnered applause and predictions of a big box office. With a goal of HK$200M it is expected to earn HK$300M. The film reportedly has a mix of romance for the women and action for the men. Zhao Wei’s performance is said to be ‘beyond all previous works’. In the past, Zhao Wei was considered box office poison, now with Red Cliff, Painted Skin and 14 Blades, she will become China’s first actress to make 3 films with over $200M earnings and make her the Queen of Costumes. (Sina) (2)

Vivan Chow and Sandra Ng on set of Ann Hui’s latest film. (Sina)

Jane Zhang Liangying will sing the main theme song Mulan Star in Mulan. Previously, it was reported that Stefanie Sun would sing the theme song for the Mulan MV.  (cri)

Jane also sings the theme song for Panda Express (Nov.20 release). (Sina)

Xie Na

Listen to the catchy song Earth Welcomes You from the Lunar New Year sci-fi comedy Mars is OK (?)(originally Mars Baby) sung by actress Xie Na (Tracing Shadow). [Audio caution] (Sina)


Andrew Lau plans next year to shoot a Storm Warriors style film based on a popular manga series Abi Sword. He plans to invite Shu Qi, Jay Chou and Wu Zun in the leading roles. (Sina) (Teaser)

THR: Zhang Ziyi on board for ‘Flower’

To star in and co-produce English-language drama “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”

CRI: Zhang Ziyi to Produce Second Film

Next decade could be ‘glorious,’ Zhang Yimou says of Chinese films

Zhang said his new film has shades of Chow’s signature nonsensical humor, but doesn’t go as far as the Hong Kong comedian known for “Shaolin Soccer” and “Kung Fu Hustle.”

“There are some parts where we go crazy like Stephen Chow, but we don’t go as crazy,” he said.

Shooting in digital format for the first time, Zhang said he was more prone to letting his actors experiment because he didn’t have to conserve film.


Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival opens with 2 Asian films

Taiwanese director Cheng Wen-tang’s “Tears” and Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang’s “The Wolf and the Warrior” opened the Golden Horse Film Festival Thursday.

Media Asia at 15

The Warrior and The Wolf (Hollywood Reporter review)

Filed under: Reprints — Tags: — dleedlee @ 9:28 am

The Warrior and the Wolf
By Deborah Young

Bottom Line: Disconnected Chinese costumer is a sexy fable with sumptuous visuals.
ROME — In this epic wartime romance set in western China 2,000 years ago, the main attractions are the visual pageantry of the landscape and the sexual chemistry between highly photogenic protagonists — Japanese star Joe Odagiri and Hawaiian actress Maggie Q, as a chic young warrior and a wolf-woman, respectively.

The evergreen fascination of Chinese costumers pulls “The Warrior and the Wolf” through some seriously incomprehensible scripting and a surprisingly short supply of exciting effects and battle scenes. Beyond Asian territories, few are likely to have the privilege of enjoying cinematographer Wang Yu’s elegantly lensing on the big screen, and will have to settle for video.

Veteran writer-director Tian Zhuangzhuang’s early interest in China’s ethnic minorities (”The Horse Thief”) resurfaces in this magical genre tale, based on a novel by Yasushi Inoue. But film is more a series of anecdotes than a tied-together story geared to emotional build-up.

Entire chapters of the novel are summarized in on-screen type, setting the scene in the Kumlan mountains, where fierce nomadic tribes have long been battling the army of the Imperial Court. Curiously, winter snows are so heavy that the war has to be put on hold; soldiers go home to wait for the spring thaw and more fighting.

Lu (Joe Odagiri) is a simple, good-looking shepherd who distinguishes himself by adopting a wolf cub. One day he crosses paths with the formidable general Zhang (played by Taiwanese actor Tou Chung-hua). Though it’s never spelled out, viewers will sense a strong mutual attraction between the two men, without which the ending is incomprehensible.

Under Zhang’s tutoring, Lu is quickly transformed into another bloodthirsty fighter lusting to kill. In the rare battle scenes, the barbaric cruelty and axe-swinging of yesteryear is accompanied by heavy grunts and groans. When Gen. Zhang loses a battle, he expects his superiors to execute him, but evidently they don’t, or he wouldn’t be back in the final scenes.

Time passes and Lu is now a commander. He has also lost a big battle and expects the worst on his return. When a heavy snowfall catches his retreating troops, they take shelter in a tribal village inhabited by the cursed Harran people, who live by night and in the daytime hide away in wolf-like dens.

In the hut he has appropriated, Lu stumbles over a bundle of fur and discovers a beautiful, wild Harran widow (Maggie Q) underneath. When he rapes her, she announces she will be turned into a wolf for copulating with a non-Harran. The film’s final third is happily devoted to the passionate animal-like couplings and secret, forbidden love between a man and a woman who have no future and nothing to lose.

There seems to be a lot of missing narrative in this visually sumptuous production, which is enjoyable enough as a sexy fable. Odagiri and Maggie Q are bigger-than-life performers, able to compete with the extraordinary landscapes, and endow these heroes of yore with dignity and fascination, if not emotional depth.

Venue: Rome Film Festival

Production companies: BDI Films, Sky Eagle Worldwide Holdings
Cast: Joe Odagiri, Maggie Q, Tou Chung-hua
Director/screenwriter: Tian Zhuangzhuang
Based on a novel by: Yasushi Inoue
Producer: Bill Kong, Hao Li, Satoru Ogura, Han Sanping
Director of photography: Wang Yu
Production designer: Liu Weixin
Music: Evgeny Galperine, Sasha Galperine, Du Wei, Zhao Li
Costume designer: Emi Wada
Editor: Wenders Li
Sales: Fortissimo Films
No rating, 104 minutes
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/the-warrior-and-the-wolf-film-review-1004032831.story

October 28, 2009

October 28, 2009

Charlene Choi and Louis Koo filming Derek Yee’s Double Tap King in Central

(Sina)

Jay Chou in Yuen Wo-Ping’s True Legend (Beggar So)

Zhou Xun

(Sina)

Johnnie To

Johnnie To visited Wang Xiaoshuai in Chongqing where Wang is filming Mosaic/Sunshine in Chongqing (Sina)

October 16, 2009

October 16, 2009a

HK Magazine: Shawn Yue Man-lok interview

bd magazine talks to Herman Yau - A Different Split

HK Magazine and bc Magazine Film Reviews

The Message

Seeing “The Message” makes one realize just how strong mainland cinema has become in recent years, and also makes you worry about whether Hong Kong cinema can keep up.

The end result is a propaganda film that is more embarrassing than patriotic. I would have preferred to be brainwashed than to see this piece of crap.

Chrissie Chau proves she has more potential than just as a seducer of teenage boys with her life-size cushion.

The film suffers from very slow pacing and, at over two hours, has probably managed to successfully alienate its intended demographic. It is genuinely surprising that the film’s producer, acclaimed filmmaker Ann Hui, didn’t have a quiet word in her protégé’s ear to suggest that if the film lost half an hour, it would stand a far better chance of being appreciated by those who will benefit most from it.

It’s easy to roll your eyes and dismiss this film as yet another popular Japanese romance weepie, but the truth is it’s a dramatic interpretation and enactment of a real person’s last days, a young woman given the short end of the stick by Fate.

HK PICKS

The Warrior and The Wolf

(China) An army commander during the Han Dynasty falls in love with a beautiful widow while stranded in the desert, with disastrous results. Directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang. Starring Maggie Q, Joe Odagiri. Opens Oct 22.

Poker King

(Hong Kong) Another local gambling-themed romantic comedy except this time they’re playing Texas Hold’em in Macau. Directed by Chan Hing-ka, Janet Chun. Starring Lau Ching- wan, Louis Koo, Stephy Tang. Opens Oct 22.

Astro Boy

(USA) The popular Japanese manga gets a slick, 3-D facelift in this animated feature. Directed by David Bowers with an all-star voice cast including Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Charlize Theron and Samuel L. Jackson. Opens Oct 23.

bc magazine’s HKAFF Preview

The Warrior and the Wolf

The opening film is a large scale historical epic, starring Japanese navel-gazing superstar Odagiri Jo and originally Tang Wei – her with the hairy armpits in Lust, Caution. But since being banned from appearing in Mainland productions, the infinitely more attractive, though perhaps not as talented Maggie Q, steps into the fold. Directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang – not a New Romantic band, but rather the highly acclaimed director of films like The Horse Thief and Springtime in a Small Town, as well as the elegant snoozefest, The Go Master. This looks bigger, louder, faster and sexier, so here’s opening the festival opens with a bang.

At the End of Daybreak

The closing film this year comes from Ho Yuhang, the award-winning Malaysian director of Sanctuary and Rain Dogs. The film details a secret relationship between a simple working class lad and a wealthier schoolgirl, a tryst that turns sour leading to blackmail and far worse. Examining their fractured family lives, the lack of parental control, class divisions and broader criticisms of society, At The End of Daybreak continues to cement Ho’s reputation as one of the most important filmmakers in a region of ever-increasing relevance.

Breathless

Actor Yang Ik June turns Writer, Producer and Director in this bold, brutal and uncompromising tale of domestic violence and self-destruction. Picking up a slew of awards on the global festival circuit, Breathless is the largely autobiographical tale of a brutish, deeply disturbed debt collector, who crosses paths with an equally abrasive schoolgirl, only for this mismatched pair to strike up an unlikely friendship. The cutting edge of Korean Independent Cinema.

Mother

Highly acclaimed and internationally successful director Bong Joon Ho (Memories of Murder, The Host) has, by all accounts, turned in another masterpiece. Controversially centring this tale of murder, corruption, justice and revenge on an aging female protagonist, the film follows the titular matriarch as she sets out to clear the name of her handicapped son, accused of murdering a schoolgirl and coerced by authorities into signing a confession. Mother is slated to be Korea’s official entry into next year’s Academy Awards and promises to be an intelligent, yet thrilling experience.

Air Doll

Hirokazu Koreeda’s latest film, after a string of critical hits including Nobody Knows and Still Walking, seemed at first glance to be a controversy-baiting piece of poorly judged titillation, casting Korean star Bae Doo Na as a sex doll that miraculously comes to life. What has emerged, however, is a different beast entirely. Air Doll is a delightful tale of unrequited love examining what it means to be human and the loneliness of urban life, while putting a decidedly Japanese spin on the old Pinocchio story.

Face

Always a talking point, the films of Taiwanese director Tsai Ming Liang often defy description. This is especially true of his latest French co-production, Face. Purportedly about a Taiwanese filmmaker (Tsai’s regular cohort Lee Kang Sheng) travelling to Paris in order to stage an adaptation of Salome at The Louvre, Face is a bold, challenging spectacle, brimming with beautiful imagery and even the occasional show tune. Some have loved it, some have hated it, some have been bored to tears – but everybody who has seen Face has come away with a strong, opinionated response.

Crows: Zero II

Whether he is making depraved horror films like Visitor Q or Audition, or big budget family-friendly fare such as The Great Yokai War or Yatterman, a new Miike Takashi movie is always worthy of attention.

This clumsily titled sequel to 2007’s Crows: Zero (which played at last year’s HKAFF) guarantees fisticuffs galore as he continues to adapt Takahashi Hiroki’s school gang manga for the big screen. Expect fighting, swearing, wonderful accessorising of militaristic school uniforms and, this time out, an entire army of skinheads. Not particularly highbrow, but sure to be lots of fun.

The Housemaid

Widely hailed as one of the greatest Korean films ever made, this 1960 psychodrama tells the tale of a regular family torn apart after their newly-hired maid turns out to be a sexual predator with her own increasingly evil agenda. Largely unknown outside of Korea until the 1990s, this is a revelatory piece of work that had the Global Film Community finally looking East to the Han Peninsula.

HK Magazine: G.E.M. interview

Coco Lee’s take on fame and music

October 12, 2009

October 12, 2009

CRI: Donnie Yen Is a Royal Spy in New Martial Art Film 14 Blades

Yen will continue his action hero routines to play the head agent of the royal espionage network during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), a relatively dark period in China’s history when the feudal court made unprecedented use of a spy system to run the ruling machine…

Peter Ho Yun-Tung - Once Upon A Time In Tibet

Variety: The Warrior and The Wolf review

Variety: Fireball (Thailand) review

Basketball becomes an underground bloodsport in “Fireball,” a lively Thai actioner in which Bangkok’s toughest street gangs smash each other senseless in the quest for championship honors.

Screen Daily: Paju (South Korea)

Glenn offers us his thoughts on Francis Ng’s Tracing Shadow

Imagi hitches rocket to ‘Astro Boy’

“Astro Boy II” could soon be in the works if all goes well with this week’s release of the animated superhero movie “Astro Boy.” That would also spell a new lease on life for its production house Imagi and could redefine the concept of co-production in Asia.

Chinese directors pay tribute to quake-hit city

In the same style as the anthology films “New York, I Love You” and “Paris, I Love You,” two Chinese filmmakers have profiled a Chinese city that was hit by a massive earthquake last year.

“Chengdu, I Love You” was conceived as a tribute to the southwestern city in Sichuan province that was decimated by a 7.9-magnitude quake in May 2008, leaving nearly 90,000 people dead or missing, Hong Kong director Fruit Chan said.

OCRegister: Red Cliff West Coast Premiere

The Regency South Coast Village Theater will screen, in its West Coast premiere, John Woo’s latest epic, “Red Cliff” (Oct. 15), the most expensive Chinese film ever made, followed by a Q and A with the director. In collaboration with the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, a series of ping pong tournaments will be held in South Coast Plaza to commemorate Nixon-era Ping Pong Diplomacy (Oct. 17-18). The Bowers Museum, South Coast Repertory, and the Orange County Museum of Art will also present “Ancient Paths” events.

Two Hollywood projects lined up for John Woo

THR: ‘Ong Bak’ team ready for English-language ‘City of Angels’

Dwayne Johnson and Robin Shou to costar

THR: Disaster director ready for America

‘Haeundae’ helmer writing English comedy with Korean story

Fan Bingbing

With Wilson Chen Bo-lin

Fan Bingbing has started work in Chengdu on Li Yu’s Guanyin Mountain which also costars Sylvia Chang. (Xinhuanet.com)

Ge You to Chair Macao Int’l Film Festival

Li Feier - newcomer in Wang Xiaoishua’s Mosaic/Sunshine in Chongqing

Visitors From the Sui Dynastyslide show

A time travel comedy.

China’s Hottest Entertainers for 2009

Xiao Shenyang, Liu Qian, Li Yugang

October 11, 2009

The Warrior and The Wolf (Variety review)

Filed under: Reprints — Tags: — dleedlee @ 8:26 pm

The Warrior and the Wolf
Lang zai ji

(China-Singapore-Japan) A China Film Group Corp. (in China)/Focus Features (in U.S.) release of a Sky Eagle Worldwide Holdings, Perfect World Culture Communication Co., China Film Group, BDI Films (China)/MediaCorp Raintree Pictures (Singapore)/TV Tokyo Corp. (Japan) presentation of a BDI Films production. (International sales: Fortissimo Films, Amsterdam.) Produced by Bill Kong, Hao Li, Satoru Ogura, Han Sanping. Executive producers, Daniel Yun, Song Ge, Han Xiaoli, Jiang Tao. Directed, written by Tian Zhuangzhuang, from the short story by Yasushi Inoue.

With: Joe Odagiri, Maggie Q, Tou Chung-hua.
(Mandarin dialogue)

By DEREK ELLEY
A semi-mythical yarn that too often ends up being borderline incoherent, “The Warrior and the Wolf” reps a disappointing attempt by mainland Chinese vet Tian Zhuangzhuang (”The Blue Kite”) to helm an action feature with commercial potential. Teaming Japanese star Joe Odagiri with Hawaii-born babe Maggie Q (in her first attempt at a nondecorative role), this tale of a soldier who falls for a cursed tribal woman has baffled Chinese auds since its Oct. 2 release and looks likely to have the same effect on all but the most loyal of Tian’s arthouse fans in the West.

Set in a distant past — more than 2,000 years ago during the Warring States period prior to China’s unification — the pic too often feels like the carcass of a much longer original. Explanatory text is frequently inserted so as to guide the viewer through the potholes in the narrative — and in at least one case, to patch in narrative that’s absent from the screen. The result is a woolly fable of bewitchment, punctuated by gritty action and some great scenery (pic was lensed around the Balikun Kazakh Autonomous Region of Xinjiang province) that makes a punchy trailer but bellyflops as a movie.

First reel is especially, uh, “impressionistic,” as hard-ass Gen. Zhang Anliang (Taiwan’s Tou Chung-hua), whose motto is, “Kill or be killed,” is shown leading war-weary soldiers against rebellious tribes in the desolate Kunlun Mountains. Zhang comes across a shepherd, Lu Chenkang (Odagiri), whom he tries to inculcate with his military philosophy, and to whom he gives charge of a young tribal prince the army has captured.

Lu isn’t a natural killer and prefers to spend time with a cute wolf cub that’s taken a liking to him, but Zhang presses him into service and turns him into a hard-bitten fighting machine. When Zhang is captured by a tribe — a sequence never shown onscreen — Lu exchanges him for the prince, causing Zhang much shame.

Zhang is carted back home, Lu takes over command, and the army spends the winter in a deserted village of the Harran tribe, where Lu discovers a frightened widow (Q) hiding underground. Keeping her secret from his troops, Lu first rapes her, then falls for her. She says she’s cursed to transform into a wolf if she ever copulates with a non-Harran but continues to roll in the hay with Lu all the same.

Processed in cold, gray-blue colors, the pic is heavy with the scent of death and doom. Dialogue is best described as “laconic,” though often close to laughable in its attempt at mythic feeling. Tian did all this much better — though without stars and such rich production values — in his early opuses, “On the Hunting Ground” and “Horse Thief,” with which he first made his name in the mid-’80s.

With both Odagiri and Q dubbed into Mandarin, it’s hard to talk of performances, though the former looks relatively convincing as the conflicted warrior. Tou is the most impressive of the three leads but stuck in a poorly written role.

Emi Wada’s costumes and Liu Weixin’s production design have a weathered, gritty look that extends to the warfare, though the use of CGI during a wolf attack and in the pic’s final scenes is weak. Most of the atmosphere comes from a busy score by Russian and Chinese hands.

Camera (color, widescreen), Wang Yu; editor, Wenders Li; music, Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine, Du Wei, Zhao Li; production designer, Liu Weixin; costume designer, Emi Wada; sound (Dolby Digital), Andrew Neil, Terry Tu, Rocky Zhang; sound designer, Tu; special makeup effects designer, Mark Gabarino; visual effects supervisor, Ellen Poon; action director, Zhang Jinghua. Reviewed at Megabox 3, Beijing, Oct. 6, 2009. (Also in Toronto Film Festival — Special Presentations; Rome Film Festival — noncompeting.) Running time: 95 MIN.
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117941355.html?categoryid=31&cs=1

September 18, 2009

September 18, 2009

New poster of The Warrior and the Wolf reveals Maggie Q (Sina.com)

The Warrior and the Wolf Debuts at Toronto Film Festival

FFWD: Short take

The Warrior and the Wolf (dir. Tian Zhuang Zhuang)A disclaimer on this one: mid-TIFF exhaustion was setting in, and I was drifting a bit, but I also know for a fact that I wasn’t the only one who thought this Chinese period piece was tough to follow. The attrition rate was far higher than any other movie I’ve seen at TIFF, and even interstitial title cards couldn’t spell out exactly what was going on. A great warrior (maybe) is reluctant to kill people in battle, leading to his army’s defeat (I think). He hides out in a desert for a bit, sleeping with a female outcast he meets, and after a really strange sandstorm, they both turn into wolves. For some reason. It’s well shot, but that’s about all I can really say for it.

Lin Chi-Ling (!)

Treasure Hunter poster was released yesterday. The Jay Chou, Lin Chi-Ling movie is set to be released in December. (Sina.com)

‘Treasure Hunter’ Gears up for Release

The official poster and the first trailer for “The Treasure Hunter”, starring Jay Chou and Lin Chi-Ling, were released Thursday.

Spy vs Spy

This autumn, “The Message” (”Feng Sheng”) will join the growing list of flicks about the shadowy lives of secret agents.

The Message stills

Danwei: What do stars having a meeting look like? On Founding of a Republic and Ye Daying’s Tian’anmen

Tian’anmen tries to face the behemoth of The Founding of a Republic

All-star Epic Presents a New Face for China

All-Star Movie Gives Nation’s History

Screen Daily: Founding Of A Republic has record-breaking opening day

The film was originally scheduled to open on Sept 17, but was pushed ahead to 2pm on Sept 16. Its nationwide gross reached $1.9m (RMB14m) up until midnight of Sep 16, which is the best half-day sales record in Chinese film history.

Hollywood Reporter

Jackie Chan, journalist

Telegraph: Epic film The Founding of a Republic marks 60 years of Chinese Communism

Screen Daily: Media Asia scores deals on Venice title Accident

Hollywood Reporter: Tian’s ‘Warrior’ to open HKAFF

Two-week event highlights Asian directors for HK audience

The latest work from upcoming directors, including Singaporean Ho Tzu-nyen’s “Here,” Indian Laxmikant Shetgaonkar’s “The Man Beyond the Bridge,” Hong Kong director Risky Liu’s “Pastry” and Hong Kong film critic turned indie filmmaker Bono Lee’s “Beijing is Coming,” which is making its world premiere at the festival, will compete for this year’s New Talent Awards, which commend newcomers making their debut or sophomore efforts.

Yakkity Yek: Blood Ties a good start

Blood Ties features Cheng Pei Pei and Kenneth Tsang in Singapore film

It has that under-lit urban mystery look, especially in scenes featuring cops in a tense station, which seem as though they could have come from Infernal Affairs or a Johnnie To expose into a seedy underbelly of some kind.

Time Out: Film about illegal Chinese immigrant claustrophobic, in a good way

In Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou’s film, “Take Out,” the audience follows an illegal Chinese immigrant, Ming Ding (Charles Jang). He has one day to pay back a debt or the debt doubles.

A kind of road movie to nowhere that literally goes around in circles and plays out in the course of a single day…

Taipei Times: 02′20″ review

With its sports theme and a physically challenged character in a pivotal role, this melodrama seems ready to capitalize on the Taipei Deaflympics and the Kaohsiung World Games. But it deserves no medal — if anything, the script should have been disqualified

They could be Heroes

Chinese ‘Hero’ for NBC’s Hit Drama: Report

NBC is currently approaching Hong Kong-based stars Daniel Wu, Allen Ting and Stephen Fung for the role, according to the report. Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung share an American upbringing.


Anna May Wong documentary featured at weekend film festival

The first annual festival, sponsored by the San Francisco Chinatown Merchants Association, will screen Elaine Mae Woo’s acclaimed 2007 documentary on Anna May Wong along with two highly regarded documentaries by Jeff Adachi, The Slanted Screen from 2006, and the recently released You Don’t Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story.


Taipei Times: Pop Stop

September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009

Copy Cat opens Sept. 25

(Sina.com) (Sina.com)

John Woo

A four hour director’s cut of The Founding of a Republic will be broadcast on TV to include all the scenes deleted in the theatrical version.. Director Huang Jianxin also clarified that the participation of Stephen Chow was only a rumor. Stephen Chow called Han Sanping to offer his services but the film had already finished shooting and he could only say, ‘Thank You”, to his offer. (Xinhuanet.com)

Tian Zhuangzhuang, Maggie Q, Joe Odagiri

(Sina.com)

Maggie Q, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Joe Odagiri

The Warrior and the Wolf (CRI)

The film “The Warrior and the Wolf” by Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2009.

Variety: Chengdu, I Love You

The bloody carcass of a planned three-part movie set around Sichuan’s provincial capital (and its earthquake traumas), “Chengdu, I Love You” hobbles onscreen minus one leg in unmarketable condition.

Li Bingbing - The Message

After a 13 minute reel preview of The Message, Li Bingbing was praised for her performance  (Sina.com)

John Woo

Producers Terence Chang, John Woo, Director Lee Gui-Yuen

My Fair Gentleman promotion activity (Sina.com)

Aaron Kwok

Janine Chang Chun-Ning

Aaron Kwok and Janine Chang Chun-Ning open Murderer in Taipei (Sina.com)


(ifeng.com)


Gillian Chung

A 8 minute 34 second video by Jiang Zhi  of Gillian Chung is the highlight of performance video exhibition in Shanghai. In the video, it shows a closeup of Gillian at first with a peaceful smile but as time progresses Gillian becomes sadder, heartbroken and she begins to frown, then her lips tremble and eyes begin to tear, finally, unable to hold it in she starts bawling and weeping. (Xinhuanet.com)

AMFF pays tribute to Yasmin Ahmad

This year’s Australian Malaysian Film Festival (AMFF) from Oct 4 to 7, at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, here, pays tribute to the memory of Malaysian filmmaking legend Yasmin Ahmad.

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