Friday, September 23, 2011

9.23.2011 - News [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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WSJ: ‘Seediq Bale,’ a Taiwanese Epic of Historical Proportions

FBA: Love in Space review
Pop-coloured rom-com of three sisters' love problems is charming throwaway entertainment.
Larky Hong Kong summer movie centred on women's beach volleyball only partly delivers.

THR: Hong Kong Chooses Ann Hui's 'A Simple Life' for Oscar Foreign Language Submission
Although the film was selected as the Hong Kong candidate in the Oscar race of the year 2011, it is set for wide release in the territory in March 2012. The distributor has scheduled five daily screenings in one cinema of two-dozen seats that has begun on Tuesday for a week, a move met with criticism locally.

"Autumn Gem: A Documentary on Modern China's First Feminist" 
Rae Chang, writer, producer and director of a documentary about the Chinese Joan of Arc, Qiu Jin, will discuss the film at a free screening Saturday at California Lutheran University

1911 poster

US version

Zhang Yimou's The Flowers of War was previewed for buyers in Beijing today. The screening was held in a 120-seat VIP room and the audience was checked to prevent bootlegging. Also, viewers were charged 200 yuan per ticket to offset costs for the screening room and snacks. Reaction to the film afterwards was positive.
Poster for Zhang Yimou's The Flowers of War

Security measures (Sina), 2

Stills of Jordan Chan from Daniel Lee's White Vengeance

Now in post-production, the film has a planned November release. (Sina)

The bamboo forest where The House of Flying Daggers was filmed has been turned into a tourist site. It now features a realistic sculpture of Andy Lau and a semi-naked bathing Zhang Ziyi. 

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