Friday, November 5, 2010

11.5.2010 - News


Bruce Lee My Brother posters



For instance, the local charitable organization, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, has pooled its resources to create Merry-go-round, a drama co-directed by indie helmer Mak Yan-yan and Clement Cheng, in celebration of the organization's 140th anniversary. All the more surprising is the venture into the film industry by the Hong Kong restaurant chain, Tsui Wah Group, which in collaboration with the production company T-Films, is producing two stereoscopic 3D animation features and a live action film [Little Gobi, Flying Hero, Beach Spike]
The performance of local productions has indicated the start of a resurgence in Hong Kong cinema amid the larger and irrevocable trend of China-Hong Kong co-productions.
The government-subsidized Hong Kong Film Development Fund has been a reliable backer for local filmmakers interested in alternative storytelling

Directed by Canadian/Chinese filmmaker Fan, “Home” - which tells the story of a migrant family traveling across China looking for work - was nominated Outstanding Feature, Direction, Production, Cinematography, Editing, International Feature and Audience Choice. Fan himself is nominated in six of those categories, making him the most nominated individual in the history of Cinema Eye.

CRI: Golden Horse Film Festival Opens with 'Juliets', (Xinhua-gallery)

Certain content, such as the over-glorification of killing, bloodshed, ghost and spirits, are discouraged and may be edited or deleted.
Painted Skin, the 2008 blockbuster was adapted from the Liaozhai compendium of supernatural tales, and it was more romance than ghost story.
Even so, the regulators made the director delete a gory scene in which the spirit was eating a human heart.

Vincent Zhao (Chiu Man-Cheuk) in Chen Kaige's Sacrifice

Jacob Cheung's Rest on Your Shoulder is being marketed at the AFM in Los Angeles.

Chen Kun costars with Gigi Leung, Guei Lun-Mei and Jiang Yiyan


Director Li Yu, Fan Bingbing



Director Li Yu
Cinematographer Zeng Jian, Li Yu, Fan Bingbing, producer Fang Li

The crew of Buddha Mountain celebrated their awards from the Tokyo Film Festival in Beijing. Fan Bingbing flew back from South Korea to participate. She was awarded Best Actress and Li Yu won the prize for Best Artistic Contribution. Fang Li revealed that Fan Bingbing worked on both Buddha Mountain and Lost in Beijing (Best Supporting Actress, Golden Horse and Best Actress, 4th Eurasia Film Festival) for no fee. Fan also donated the $5000 prize money to the cost of the celebration. In addition, Fan Bingbing presented Li Yu with a Mercedes Smart car to show her gratitude for helping her career. 

 Fan Bingbing's many passionate kisses with Li Yu raised quite a few eyebrows. 



Yao Chen, Alexi Tan, Mo Xiaoqi (Monica Mok), Zhu Hong
Shanghai publicity stop for Color Me Love


Zhu Hong

Mo Xiaoqi, Yao Chen, Zhu Hong

Yao Chen
Mo Xiaoqi

Rumors are circulating that Cecilia Cheung is pregnant again. This would explain her turning down working with Derek Yee who required Ceci not to get pregnant during the shooting of the film. 

Under the Hawthorn Tree's Zhou Dongyu recently attended a fashion show







A worker has died in an apparent suicide at a factory in Shenzhen run by Taiwan's Foxconn, which makes goods for Apple, Sony and Nokia. Xinhua news agency says the worker died after falling from a building at Foxconn's massive plant, which employs an estimated 400,000 people. There have been 10 earlier suicides there this year. Labour activists blame them on harsh working conditions.

3 comments:

duriandave said...

LOL... I love the zoom on Fan Bingbing and Li Yu's kiss!

duriandave said...

BTW, Fan Bingbing was recently named by The Hollywood Reporter as one of 10 international actors to "look out for".

dleedlee said...

Fan Bingbing was all over Li Yu that day! Really!

Yeah, I saw that article. I'll put it up on my next post. Thanks for the prod. :D