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Cafe Society, Elle, Wilderpeople and More at Hong Kong Summer Film Fest

24 July 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

This year's Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival - curated by the Hkiff Cinefan programme - revealed its line-up this morning, with Woody Allen's Cafe Society announced as opening film and Paul Verhoeven's Elle closing festivities which run from 16-30 August across the city. New offerings from such celebrated auteurs as Whit Stilman (Love & Friendship), Thomas Vinterberg (The Commune), Terrence Malick (Knight of Cups), Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) and Stig Bjorkman (Ingrid Bergman in her Own Words) also feature prominently. Asian highlights include De Lan from Liu Jie, two-part Japanese thriller Six Four and Lee Yoon-ki's A Man and a Woman, as well as rockumentary We Are X and documentary The Sion Sono. As always, the festival also features a strong programme of...

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'De Lan' wins best film at Shanghai film festival

19 June 2016 10:03 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Chinese director Liu Jie’s De Lan won best film at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival, while Vito Palmieri’s See You In Texas won the grand jury prize.Scroll down for full list of winners

Liu’s rural tale revolves around a loan officer who travels to a remote village and strikes up a complicated relationship with a Tibetan woman. The director is currently working on Hide And Seek, a Chinese adaptation of a Korean thriller, co-financed by Village Roadshow Pictures Asia.

Palmieri’s See You In Texas tells the story of a young Italian woman who has to make difficult decisions when she is offered an opportunity to perfect her horse-riding skills on a ranch in Texas.

Among other winners, Finnish filmmaker Antti Jokinen picked up best director for Flowers Of Evil; Liu Ye won best actor for his performance in Cao Baoping’s Cock And Bull; and Naomi Fujiyama took best actress »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Vrpa, Heyi join forces for Jackie Chan thriller

16 June 2016 2:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (Vrpa) is teaming with Heyi Pictures to co-finance and co-produce sci-fi thriller Bleeding Steel, starring Jackie Chan.

Written and directed by Leo Zhang (Chrysanthemum To The Beast), the film is scheduled to start shooting in July in Sydney.

The film is expected to be the biggest-budget Chinese production ever to shoot in Australia. It’s also Chan’s first film to be shot primarily in Australia since Mr. Nice Guy was filmed in Melbourne in 1996. Additional filming will take place in Taiwan.

Chan plays a special forces agent in the future who fights to protect a »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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'Cold War 2' to open Shanghai International Film Festival

3 June 2016 3:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Werner Herzog’s thriller Salt And Fire will have its world premiere at the festival.

Longman Leung and Sunny Luk’s Cold War 2 [pictured], the sequel to Edko Films’ hit 2012 action thriller, will open this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival (June 11-19).

Meanwhile, Werner Herzog’s Salt And Fire, Bruce Beresford’s Mr Church and Cao Baoping’s Coke And Bull are among the films selected for the Golden Goblet Awards (see full list below).

As previously announced the competition jury is headed by Emir Kusturica and also includes Atom Egoyan, Daniele Luchetti, African filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako (Timbuktu), Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden (Tharlo), Hong Kong actress Karena Lam and Chinese writer Yan Geling.

Japanese filmmaker Kazuo Hara will oversee a separate jury for documentaries, while Swiss animation director George Schwizgebel heads the jury for animated films.

Siff also unveiled nominations in six categories for the Asian New Talent Awards, which has a jury »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Shanghai Festival Unveils Competition Lineup

2 June 2016 5:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

 

Titles including Werner Herzog’s “Salt And Fire,” Bruce Beresford’s “Mr. Church” and “Coke and Bull” directed by Chinese rocker Cao Baoping are among the highlights of the main competition line up for the Shanghai International Film Festival. The festival runs June 11-19, 2016.

A jury headed by Serbian director Emir Kusturica will decide the winner, who will receive a Golden Goblet (aka Jinjue) Award. Other jurors include Atom Egoyan, Daniele Luchetti, Pema Tseden, Karena Lam, Abderrahmane Sissako, and Yan Geling.

Other competition titles include Ulrich Thomsen’s “In Embryo,” “Soul on a String” by Zhang Yang and “The Projects” directed by Sakamoto Junji. The animation section includes “April and the Extraordinary World” and Takahashi Shigeruharu’s “Yokai Watch,” while the documentary section includes Sweden’s “The Girl Who Saved My Life.”

Beyond the main competition the festival ranges from the sublime to the more commonplace.

Like several other festivals this year, »

- Patrick Frater

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Chinese ‘Hide And Seek’ Shoots for Village Roadshow Asia (Exclusive)

13 April 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Principal photography is now underway on “Hide And Seek,” a Chinese adaptation of the Korean suspense thriller of the same title.

The film is the latest addition to the slate of Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, the local production arm of Australian entertainment multinational Village Roadshow group.

The original “Hide And Seek” was a breakout hit that earned $35.6 million in Korea in 2013 for writer-director Huh Jung. It told a tale of two families who believe that strangers are living in their homes and set about trying to decipher a series of codes and clues.

The new film is directed by Golden Horse winner Liu Jie (“Judge,” “Courthouse on Horseback”) and stars Wallace Huo Jianhua (TV’s “Battle of Changsha,” “The Journey of Flower” and “The Imperial Doctress”.) and Qin Hailu (“The Crossing,” “Red Amnesia,” and “Durian, Durian”.) Regina Wan Qian, who won a best supporting actress award for 2014’s “Paradise in Service, »

- Patrick Frater

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