Venice Film Festival Honors Chinese Director Zhang Yimou

HONG KONG — Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou was honored by the Venice International Film Festival this week for a body of work that embodies the “global language” of cinema. The 68-year-old director, whose films include “Raise the Red Lantern” (1991), “Hero” (2002) and “The Flowers of War” (2011), received the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award … More Venice Film Festival Honors Chinese Director Zhang Yimou

Interview: ‘Tomb Raider’ Star Daniel Wu Reflects on His Career

HONG KONG — The “Tomb Raider” reboot opened worldwide this month, so it’s a good time to look at star Daniel Wu’s career. I interviewed Mr. Wu for a recent article in Cathay Pacific’s Discovery magazine, in which he talked about his television series “Into the Badlands,” his martial-arts background, and his love of South … More Interview: ‘Tomb Raider’ Star Daniel Wu Reflects on His Career

Asian Film Awards Honors Feng Xiaogang and Chen Kaige With Top Prizes

HONG KONG — Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s coming-of-age drama “Youth” picked up best film at the 12th Asian Film Awards on Saturday night, while the fantasy epic “Legend of the Demon Cat” — a Hong Kong, Japan and mainland China production from director Chen Kaige — picked up four awards, the most for any one … More Asian Film Awards Honors Feng Xiaogang and Chen Kaige With Top Prizes

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