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

Hong Kong’s ‘Port of Call’ Selected as Foreign-Language Oscar Entry

Hong Kong’s Motion Picture Industry Association has submitted “Port of Call” by director Philip Yung to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as it entry in the foreign-language film category. The gritty psychological thriller – inspired by a grisly real-life murder in Hong Kong of a teenage girl from mainland China – premiered … More Hong Kong’s ‘Port of Call’ Selected as Foreign-Language Oscar Entry

‘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