Monday, May 24, 2010

5.24.2010 - News

IndieWire: Hong Sangsoo Tops Un Certain Regard
The new film by Hong Sangsoo, “Ha Ha Ha”, won the top prize for a film in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section tonight in France.
IndieWire: Impenetrable Fantasy: “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”
Palme d’Or Winner
THR: Q&A: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
CRI: Two 2010 Cannes Awards Go to Asian Films

CRI: "Shanghai" to Premiere on June 10
Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom will bring his international cast - including actor John Cusack, Chinese-born Singaporean actress Gong Li, Hong Kong action star Chow Yun-fat and Japanese "Batman Begins" actor Ken Watanabe - to the opening ceremony to promote the film.
CRI: Lu Chuan onboard 'Shanghai, I Love You'
Chinese fans of the 2009 romantic movie "New York, I Love You" will soon be able to enjoy a similar film set in one of their own cities - Shanghai.
CRI: First Trailer of Film "Driverless" [Unmanned] Released
Director Zhang stated that this movie is an updated version of his 1997 film "Spicy Love Soup". It deals with several relationship issues, including the infamous seven year itch, reuniting with a first love, one night stands, an old husband with a young wife, and extramarital affairs.

Guei Lun-Mei plays a clown in Jet Li's Ocean Paradise (21cn)

More confirmation being sought for these next two items:
Zhang Ziyi to star and co-produce 3D Mulan? According to a Sing Tao Daily report, a listing was spotted in Cannes promotional material for a film called 'Mulan: The Woman Warrior of Legend' a US co-production including Zhang Ziyi's name as one of the producers. Charles Russell (Scorpion King, Mask) is listed as director. (Sina), (cri)

Martial arts actor, director Frankie Chan Fan-Kei is reportedly planning a film adapted from the classic Shaw Brothers The 14 Amazons. The film will be a joint production by Xian Film Studio and Shanghai Film Group among others with U$$20 million budget. A December 2010 launch in Inner Mongolia is scheduled. Andy Lau, Fan Bingbing, Siqin Gaowa and Michelle Yeoh are attached while Jaycee Chan and Yu Shaoqun are also invited. (Sina), (mtime)

Raymond Yip Wai-Man presented Lost on Journey in Wuhan

Huang Xiaolei, Xu Zheng (Sina)

Fan Bingbing - Cannes Closing Ceremony
Li Fei-er (Chongqing Blues) Cannes Closing Ceremony

Wang Xueqi, Fan Bingbing

Fan Bingbing, Wang Xueqi, Li Fei-Er, Zi Yi

CRI: 'Dragon' Queen Spits Fire in Style
Actress Qin Hailu has been making a name for herself (and not a good one) by criticizing fellow thespian Fan Bingbing, who wore a "dragon gown" for the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival last week.
On her micro-blog (China's version of Twitter) Qin claimed Fan demonstrated her overweening ambition by wearing the impressive dress at the French film event. The implication was that Fan was positioning herself as China's leading lady by wearing the typically Chinese creation on international stage.

How you, too, can walk the red carpet at Cannes

Anthony Wong and his 13 year-old son at the premiere of the musical Chicago

Anthony's son does not want to follow in his father's footsteps. Rather, he wants to become a plastic surgeon.
Anthony Wong
The last episode of the TV series Secret History of Imperial Concubine Yang airs tonight.

Betty Sun Li turned away


Anonymous said...

Looks like Anthony Wong's kid has inherited his dad's game face. And I like the matching father/son outfits. Wonder what it's like having Wong Chau-Sang for a father--

Anonymous said...

PS: Anthony Wong is wearing a pentagram necklace.

PPS: They're going to see a musical theater production.

Anonymous said...

Whoa... never knew Anthony Wong had a son. Their matching outfits are pretty cute. ;p

I agree with Qin Hailu that Fan Bingbing boldly presented herself. But what's wrong with a little self-promoting. Smells like sour grapes to me!

dleedlee said...

Anthony Wong seems to keep his marriage pretty low profile, though I remember a few years back he was frequently seen out with another woman.

Anonymous said...

Anthony Wong is wearing a pentagram necklace.

I noticed that too! Western Wicca or Chinese five elements... what do you think? ;p

Anonymous said...

>Western Wicca or Chinese five elements... what do you think?

Probably both, since he's half-english and half-chinese!

Seen out with another woman? I'm shocked, shocked!

re: Fan Bing Bing. I agree, Qin Hailu is just jealous that she didn't think of it herself.

Glenn, kenixfan said...

Maybe it's a tribute to Rush's 2112 album cover?