Hong Kong International Film Festival to Honor Michael Hui

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong International Film Festival has announced that veteran director and actor Michael Hui will be the subject of this year’s Filmmaker-in-Focus program. The festival hailed Hui’s “career spanning half a century as producer, writer, director … Continue reading Hong Kong International Film Festival to Honor Michael Hui

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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Taiwanese Actress Brigitte Lin to Receive Gala at Italian Film Festival

‘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 … Continue reading ‘Trivisa’ and ‘Mad World’ Are Favorites at Hong Kong 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading ‘The Assassin’ Wins Big at Asian Film Awards