‘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

Singapore Submits ‘Apprentice’ for Foreign-Language Film Oscar

The Singapore Film Commission has selected director Boo Junfeng’s film “Apprentice” as the country’s official submission to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the best foreign-language film category. Mr. Boo’s film is a psychological drama about a young correctional officer who is transferred to Singapore’s top prison, where he develops a friendship … More Singapore Submits ‘Apprentice’ for Foreign-Language Film Oscar

Kaori Momoi: The Art of Playing a Prostitute

Japanese actress Kaori Momoi is in Hong Kong this week to present her film “Hee” at the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival. “Hee” had its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, and the Hong Kong screening marks the film’s Asian premiere. Ms. Momoi both directed the film and took the lead … More Kaori Momoi: The Art of Playing a Prostitute

‘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