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

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

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

‘The Assassin’ Wins Big at Asian Film Awards

The martial-arts drama “The Assassin” took top honors at the 10th Asian Film Awards on Thursday, winning eight prizes including best film, director and actress. Taiwan director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s sword-play art-house film stars actress Shu Qi as an expert assassin in 9th-century China. The film also won awards for best supporting actress (Zhou Yun), cinematography (Mark Lee … More ‘The Assassin’ Wins Big at Asian Film Awards

Raman Hui Named Director of the Year

Hong Kong filmmaker Raman Hui was named director of the year by movie-industry group CineAsia. Mr. Hui directed the 3-D fantasy-action hit “Monster Hunt,” China’s biggest blockbuster this year. The film, which opened in July, went on to earn 2.44 billion yuan (US$383.9 million) and claimed the title of China’s No. 1 box-office hit of all time.  “CineAsia is … More Raman Hui Named Director of the Year