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

‘The Assassin’ Gains an Audience in China

Filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “The Assassin” continues to gain a steady following at the mainland China box office since its opening on Aug. 27. In its first nine days of release, the Taiwanese director’s art-house sword-play film starring actress Shu Qi has earned 54.91 million yuan (US$8.62 million), according to website ChinaBoxOffice. The film, which earned Mr. Hou … More ‘The Assassin’ Gains an Audience in China