Congratulations to the Chilean miners and their rescuers for a job well done! Hope all continues to go well and the rescue concludes successfully.
FBA: The Old Donkey (老驢頭) China (5/10)
Strikingly shot peasant drama is cramped by slow, arty direction.
THR: The Red Eagle review (Thailand)
Latest film from director of Tears of the Black Tiger
FBA: Double Edge sells western to the West (Treasure Hunter)
"We're thrilled to the bone that our deal includes a widespread theatrical release in urban USA."
Also receiving the award was Darcy Paquet, founder of Koreanfilm.org and correspondent for Screen International. Paquet founded his website in 1999. Originally from the U.S. state of Massachusetts, he has lived in Korea since 1997.
Directors face hurdles for Asian independent cinema
In Hong Kong, filmmakers are eagerly eyeing the mainland. Derek Tsang, who co-directed the romantic omnibus “Lover’s Discourse” with Jimmy Wan, sees the surrounding province of Guangdong as a huge market where Cantonese is used. “Over there we can have our own Cantonese version screening,” he said. \
Zhou Dongyu, Shawn Dou Xiao
The two stars of Under the Hawthorn Tree attended a film discusssion forum meeting with students at Hong Kong's Baptist University. Besides talking about the film, Zhou Dongyu said that she regretted not being able to visit Disneyland this time due to her heavy publicity schedule. (Sina)
Liu Hua and Guo Tao celebrate at the premiere on Don Quixote
Charlene Choi promoting her new CD Beauty Remains. Gossip circulating the Hong Kong tabloids is suggesting Charlene's relationship with William Chan Wai-Ting began while he was still dating AngelaBaby and Charlene was not yet divorced from husband Ronald Cheng. Reportedly, the pair had a secret flat in Hung Hom going back over a year. Angelababy posted a message on her weibo, "Do you really believe they have only been dating three months?" which was later deleted. For her part, Charlene posted yesterday on her weibo that she was very tired, going to bed early and preparing for the next day's gossip. Today, "Sleep .. tomorrow will be better! Remember the words I said today "
Faye Wong - Harper's Bazaar