Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Red Cliff" debuts at Chicago film festival
After its Chicago appearance, "Red Cliff" will be shown in New York and Los Angeles before a wide U.S. release on Nov. 20.
(Xinhuanet.com)

Polybona, Tsui Siu Ming ready for war movie
The producers are in talks with Asian superstar Andy Lau to star as the Cantonese navy general Deng Shichang, who died in combat during the war and is highly regarded by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army as a hero.

Titled “Jia Wu Qi Feng Yun” (literally “Storms Brewing in the Jia-Wu Year”), the historical drama is the debut of veteran director Siuming Tsui’s newly-established production outfit. Tsui is now developing the script with Polybona, and will direct, write and produce the film, which is an update of the 1962 “The Battle of 1894,” a classic of Chinese cinema.

Renaissance of Chinese films
China made more than 400 movies last year, and box-office revenues have grown 25 per cent annually over the past five years.

The Arthur Dong Collection explores the rich yet largely unknown, century-deep history of Chinese American cinematic contributions, both in front of and behind the camera, while offering vivid depictions of how the Chinese have been imagined in Hollywood movies throughout the decades.

2 comments:

duriandave said...

Thanks for the heads-up about the Arthur Dong exhibit! I'll be in L.A. in December on a short work trip. Hopefully, I can squeeze in a visit to the museum.

dleedlee said...

Take some pics if you can! It sounds pretty cool.