Sunday, February 21, 2010

2.21.2010 - News

Screen Daily: About Her Brother (Otouto)(Japan)
Family melodrama has rarely been as shamelessly tear-jerking, nor as insipid, as in About Her Brother,a featherweight offering from veteran Japanese director Yoji Yamada.
Erhu soloist added heartfelt tone to 'Up in the Air'

Wang Quan'an

CRI: "Tuan Yuan" (Apart Together) Wins Silver Bear for Best Screenplay

Aarif Lee, Alex Law, Mabel Cheung

"Echoes of the Rainbow", directed by Alex Law and produced by Mabel Cheung, won the Crystal Bear for the Best Feature Film in the Generation section of the 60th Berlinale 2010, as announced at the award ceremony of Generation section of Berlinale this afternoon (February 20, 2010, German time).It is the first time that a Hong Kong film wins the award. (Source)

Berlin Film Festival Winners

Hong Kong premiere of Little Big Soldier, Albert Yeung and Jackie Chan

Lin Peng and Jackie Chan at Little Big Soldier premiere in Tsimshatsui

72 Tenants of Prosperity - Jacky Cheung, Anita Yuen, Eric Tsang
Jacky Cheung, Eric Tsang

Linda Chung

Bosco Wong

Cherrie Ying, grandmother and Jordan Chan

Cherrie Ying

Jordan Chan, Cherrie Ying and Eric Tsang

Michelle Yim (Mai Suet), Wan Chi-Keung's nephew Edmond Leung
Wan Chi-Keung was cremated yesterday in a low key ceremony due to the Chinese New Year.

"Kowloon Noir," is a homage to Hong Kong film maker Johnnie To and more particularly the movie, The Mission (1999). The theme is a tip to film noir with a dramatic undercurrent. Nate Radley on guitar and Ratliff on trumpet give the track a dark visage that is upped by the languorous lines of Michael Attias on alto saxophone and Beth Schenck on soprano saxophone. The spell is riveting and nails the feeling marvelously. (Source)


Anonymous said...

Dennis, I couldn't resist finding out more about that last item you posted. Here is a link to Edward Ratfliff's site, which includes samples from all of his CDs, including a pretty cool version of the Wong Fei Hung theme song. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you like jazz.

dleedlee said...

Thanks for that link. I was going to check out a sample on Amazon yesterday but Chrome doesn't play well with Flash or Shockwave, so I have to switch back to IE.

I also just noticed track #8 Leon's Last Night - for Wong Kar Wai!

#2 End of an Era sounds like it could have come from Happy Together.