Taiwanese Actress Brigitte Lin to Receive Gala at Italian Film Festival

HONG KONG – The Far East Film Festival will celebrate the career of Taiwanese actress Brigitte Lin at this year’s event in April, the festival organizers said this week. The Udine, Italy-based festival will honor Lin with its Golden Mulberry Lifetime Achievement Award and a “small and precious” retrospective of her films. Lin is considered … More Taiwanese Actress Brigitte Lin to Receive Gala at Italian Film Festival

HKIFF to Honor Taiwanese Actress Brigitte Lin

HONG KONG – Taiwanese actress Brigitte Lin will be honored by the Hong Kong International Film Festival next month as this year’s “Filmmaker in Focus,” the festival has announced. At the 42nd edition of the HKIFF, the festival will screen 14 films starring Lin, considered one of the greatest actresses in modern Chinese-language cinema. “Lin … More HKIFF to Honor Taiwanese Actress Brigitte Lin

‘Trivisa’ and ‘Mad World’ Are Favorites at Hong Kong Film Awards

HONG KONG — The gangster drama “Trivisa” took top honors at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night, winning best film, director,  actor, screenplay and editing. “Trivisa,” about three gang leaders facing a changing criminal landscape amid Hong Kong’s 1997 handover, was directed by a trio of new directors and produced by Johnnie To. The film, which premiered … More ‘Trivisa’ and ‘Mad World’ Are Favorites at Hong Kong Film Awards

South Korea and China Sweep Asian Film Awards

HONG KONG — Films from South Korea and China grabbed the majority of honors at the 11th Asian Film Awards on Tuesday night, with “The Handmaiden” from South Korea leading with four awards and “I Am Not Madame Bovary” from China grabbing three. “I Am Not Madame Bovary” took home the night’s top honor – … More South Korea and China Sweep Asian Film Awards

South Korea’s Kim Min-hee Wins Best Actress at Berlin

BERLIN — Kim Min-hee has won the Silver Bear best actress award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival for the South Korean film “On the Beach at Night Alone.” The film, directed by Hong Sang-soo, follows a young actress who retreats to a wintery Germany after the messy end of an affair with a … More South Korea’s Kim Min-hee Wins Best Actress at Berlin

‘212 Warrior’: Indonesian Martial-Arts Book Series to Hit the Big Screen

  Indonesian actor Vino G. Bastian will star in “212 Warrior,” a film version based on his father’s popular martial-arts novels. Fox International Productions and Lifelike Pictures will co-produce the film, which is due for release next year. Mr. Bastian will portray Wiro Sableng, or 212 Warrior, a character from a series of Indonesian martial-arts … More ‘212 Warrior’: Indonesian Martial-Arts Book Series to Hit the Big Screen

Asian in Focus as Berlin International Film Festival Opens

BERLIN — The 67th Berlin International Film Festival opened on Thursday with the premiere of the French film “Django,” set in 1943 during the German occupation of France, from director-writer Etienne Comar. Four films from Asia will appear in the festival’s main Competition section: The animated film “Have a Nice Day” from director Liu Jian … More Asian in Focus as Berlin International Film Festival Opens