Wednesday, August 17, 2011

8.17.2011 - News

Inaugural Hong Kong Cinema Festival Coming to San Francisco Film Society

HK Film Archive's Morning Matinee series to feature actor Mak Kay in September
Playing his typical teddy boy role in "Teddy Boys and Teddy Girls" (1965), Mak Kay has fun at a club, has his way with girls and fights guys who disagree with him. The film is a typical product of the schizophrenic 1960s, reflecting the youngsters' problems.
Mak Kay - Story of a Discharged Prisoner (1967)

CF: 'Lion Roars 2' Filming Kicks Off in Beijing

Peter Chan's 78 year-old mother died on the 13th of kidney cancer in Thailand where she had been residing with Chan's father. (Sina)

According to a post on Louis Koo's Official Fan Club weibo, Ekin Cheng will replace Louis Koo in Ronny Yu's Saving General Yang due to tearing his ACL and a meniscal tear in a recent fall at home. Shao Bing will replace Ekin's original role in the film. Filming had been delayed after Koo's accident but doctors said that he cannot make any action filmc for one year. Raymond Wong said Koo will be available for his upcoming non-action "Eighth Happiness". Louis Koo's part will be shot late in the schedule to give him maximum time to rehabilitate. (Sina)

CF: Beautiful Fairies in "The Mural"
The production company of the fantasy movie "The Mural" released a collection of character posters featuring the female leads in the film

CF: Tragic Lovers in "White Vengeance"
Stills of Liu Yifei and Feng Shaofeng in Daniel Lee's White Vengeance. Leon Lai, Zhang Hanyu and Anthony Wong also co-star in the film.
Liu Yifei

Feng Shaofeng

Daniel Wu and veteran Lisa Chiao Chiao play mother and son in Overheard 2

Wong Jing and the cast of Treasure Hunt attend the film's premiere in Hangzhou. Cecilia Cheung was absent in Beijing for a ribbon-cutting event, but promised that she would attend the Hong Kong premiere in September when her schedule freed up. 
Wong Jing 

Ronald Cheng, Lin Miaoke

Meanwhile, in Beijing
Cecilia Cheung, Zhang Ziyi

Jackie Chan

Albert Yeung

Hu Jun

Zhao Benshan

Cecilia Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, Zhao Benshan

Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
Cecilia Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, Albert Yeung, Tsui Hark, Jackie Chan and other celebrities attend the grand opening of Zhao's new private club. Cecilia reportedly flew to the event in Zhao's private jet. Zhao is described as Cecilia's entertainment godfather, because a girl's got to have more than one godfather. (Sina-slideshow), 2, (qq)

Elsewhere, in Beijing today, Nicholas Tse attended the press conference for his new TV series, "The Next Miracle".
Nicholas Tse

Dicky Cheung, Nicholas Tse

Lucas with cousin and auntie

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