30 de set de 2006

Asian Cine News

'I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK': A love story about a girl (Im Soo-Jung, “A Tale of Two Sisters”) who thinks she's a cyborg, and a young man (pop singer Rain) with a compulsive theft disorder, and imagine that can steal the abilities and personalities of other people. The movie is scheduled to be released in early December.

Jackie Chan's new film "Rob-B-Hood" premiered in Beijing. Chan plays a gambling-addicted thief who, along with two other crooks, kidnaps the infant grandson of the richest woman in town. The co-stars are Louis Koo, Michael Hui, Gao Yuanyuan and Chen Baoguo. The director of the HK$130 million project is Benny Chan.

Taiwan stars Sylvia Chang and Rene Liu are working together once again (after "20, 30, 40") on the movie "Happy Birthday", based on Liu's short novel "I Want to Go with You". It´s about a decade-long love story that persists through sending and receiving birthday cards. Hong Kong star Louis Koo and director Jingle Ma will join the project, scheduled to be release at the end of November.

Director Ning Hao's next project is "Crazy Racer", tells the story of two mail carriers from different express companies who compete with each other, and their flying speeds are used by a group of mobsters to deliver dynamite. The original lineup from "Crazy Stone" will also star in the new "Crazy" series, including lead actor Guo Tao. Andy Lau will play a traffic policeman. The film starts filming at the end of this year.

Director Feng Xiaogang is about to start shooting his new film, a war epic called "The Assembly Call”. The story is set in 1948, at the turning point of the last Chinese civil war and ends in 1956, three years after the end of Korean War. The film is inspired by Yang Jinyuan´s short story "The Law Suit", based on a true story.

The kung-fu film "Fearless" will be released on DVD at the end of the year with a longer director's cut, since 40 minutes of the movie where sacrificed at the editing room, according to director Ronny Yu. Yu and Jet Li worked together on the script, the life story of kung-fu master Huo Yuanjia.

The winner of Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, director Jia Zhang-Ke's “Still Life”, starring actress Zhao Tao, was shot in the old village of Fengjie, which has been destroyed by the building of China's Three Gorges Dam. The film recounts the story of people who come back to Fengjie during the upheaval. A miner comes back to the village to look for his wife, and a nurse for her husband.

Chow Yun-Fat's latest movie "The Postmodern Life of My Aunt", directed by Ann Hui and co-starring Si Qin Gao Wa and Zhao Wei, is set in modern Shanghai, and tells the story of a highly-educated woman's dramatic life after she retires. It will open in Chinese cinemas at the end of this year.

25 de set de 2006

Fearless (China)

...the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuan Jia (1869-1910), the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.
Jet Li´s "Huo Yuan Jin" (Fearless) hits 2 at USA Box Office.
see all about the film at the official site:

10 de set de 2006

63th Venice Film Festival

The Venezia 63 Jury of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, chaired by Catherine Deneuve an comprised of José Juan Bigas Luna, Paulo Branco, Cameron Crowe, Chulpan Khamatova, Park Chan-wook and Michele Placido, having viewed all twenty-two films in competition, has decided as follows GOLDEN LION for Best Film:

Sanxia Haoren (Still Life) by Jia Zhang-Ke

Congratulations to Jia Zhang-Ke

The Horizons Jury of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, comprised of Philip Gröning (President), Carlo Carlei, Yousri Nasrallah, Giuseppe Genna and Kusakabe Keiko, has decided to award...

Mabei shang de fating by Liu Ji
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