Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Copy Cat opens Sept. 25
John Woo
A four hour director's cut of The Founding of a Republic will be broadcast on TV to include all the scenes deleted in the theatrical version.. Director Huang Jianxin also clarified that the participation of Stephen Chow was only a rumor. Stephen Chow called Han Sanping to offer his services but the film had already finished shooting and he could only say, 'Thank You", to his offer. (Xinhuanet.com)

Tian Zhuangzhuang

Maggie Q

Joe Odagiri
Maggie Q, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Joe Odagiri
The film "The Warrior and the Wolf" by Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2009.

Variety: Chengdu, I Love You
The bloody carcass of a planned three-part movie set around Sichuan's provincial capital (and its earthquake traumas), "Chengdu, I Love You" hobbles onscreen minus one leg in unmarketable condition.

Li Bingbing - The Message
After a 13 minute reel preview of The Message, Li Bingbing was praised for her performance  (Sina.com)

John Woo
Terence Chang, John Woo, Director Lee Gui-Yuen
My Fair Gentleman promotion activity (Sina.com)

Aaron Kwok
Janine Chang Chun-Ning
Aaron Kwok and Janine Chang Chun-Ning open Murderer in Taipei (Sina.com)

Gillian Chung
A 8 minute 34 second video by Jiang Zhi  of Gillian Chung is the highlight of performance video exhibition in Shanghai. In the video, it shows a closeup of Gillian at first with a peaceful smile but as time progresses Gillian becomes sadder, heartbroken and she begins to frown, then her lips tremble and eyes begin to tear, finally, unable to hold it in she starts bawling and weeping. (Xinhuanet.com)  
AMFF pays tribute to Yasmin Ahmad
This year's Australian Malaysian Film Festival (AMFF) from Oct 4 to 7, at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, here, pays tribute to the memory of Malaysian filmmaking legend Yasmin Ahmad.


Anonymous said...

Well, I'm glad to hear that at least the Fruit Chan episode of Chengdu, I Love You is good. I wonder if he has a feature version of it waiting in the wings.

That video of Gillian Chung sounds like an interesting final comment on the whole scandal, and also the pure happy pop star fantasy that made her fall that much harder.

dleedlee said...

You mean like Fruit Chan might want to distance himself from his co-director?

Unfortunately, I can't say I'm surprised to hear that Cui Jian's piece doesn't look too good. Well, he did say he was going to 'tweak' it but he probably can't salvage it. Still, I suppose you have start directing somewhere, but perhaps he should have began a little less publicly...like with a real MV!