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The new film from the In the Mood for Love director took 12 prizes at the event, including Best Film.
"I remember it was 1994 when I was last here," he said as he accepted his prize (via The Hollywood Reporter).
"It was a short walk from the podium to the stage, but it took me 20 years to come back to this spot."
The Grandmaster also won Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Costume and Make-up Design, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Original Film Score and Best Action Choreography.
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Hong Kong -- The Grandmaster swept the Hong Kong Film Awards with 12 wins, including best film, best director for Wong Kar Wai, best actress for Zhang Ziyi and best supporting actor for Zhang Jin. It was Wong's third best director win at the Hong Kong Film Awards, after his Days of Being Wild (1990) and Chungking Express (1994). "I remember it was 1994 when I was last here. It was a short walk from the podium to the stage, but it took me 20 years to come back to this spot," said Wong when he accepted the award. Best actress
- Karen Chu
Having been called “The Most Powerful Artist in the World” and “China’s Most Dangerous Man,” Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has made much of an impact in the world of art, and some of his most notable pieces have been in the art of cinema. Now he teams up with writer/director Jason Wishnow (the filmmaker behind "Ted Talks") and Christopher Doyle (Dp of "In the Mood for Love," "Chungking Express," "Hero") to star in the upcoming low-fi sci-fi film entitled "The Sand Storm." Having already wrapped principal photography, the film is currently trying to raise $33,000 on Kickstarter for the post-production phase. Though the film score has been composed, "The Sand Storm," which depicts a dim and gritty not-too-distant dystopian future in which there is no water, still needs money for sound design, color correction and of course visual effects. The film, which is only 10 minutes long, was made »
- Ziyad Saadi
The Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 6-16) has named Us producer and writer James Schamus as president of the international jury, whose members will decide the winners of the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2014 Berlinale Competition.
In his work with Ang Lee, Schamus has won awards as a screenwriter (The Ice Storm) and producer (Brokeback Mountain). He was also the chief executive of Focus Features - the company he co-founded - before it merged with FilmDistrict.
The strong line-up of filmmakers and actors that make up the rest of the jury including Barbara Broccoli (Us), Trine Dyrholm (Denmark), Mitra Farahani (Iran), Greta Gerwig (Us), Michel Gondry (France), Tony Leung (China) and Christoph Waltz (Austria).
Broccoli is best known for co-producing the James Bond films while Danish actor Dyrholm recently »
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Kelvin K. Chan, Associated Press
Hong Kong (AP) - Run Run Shaw built a Hong Kong movie and TV empire that nurtured rising talents like actor Chow Yun-fat and director John Woo, inspired Hollywood filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and produced the 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner."
Shaw's prolific studio helped bring kung fu films to the world but he also passed on the chance to sign one of the biggest names in that genre: the young Bruce Lee.
The missed opportunity was a rare misstep for Shaw, who died Tuesday, according to a statement from Television Broadcasts Limited (Tvb), which he helped found in 1967. No cause of death was given.
His studio gave his age as 107, but his age according to the Western counting method may have been 106 because Chinese traditionally consider a child to be 1 at birth. Tvb said he was born in 1907, but would not provide his birth date. »
- The Associated Press
The man behind the incredibly inspirational studio known as The Shaw Brothers, Run Run Shaw, has passed on at the glorious age of 107 years old. While he never worked directly within the horror genre, we'd be remiss if we didn't take a moment to honor this true legend of cinema.
From the Official Release
No cause of death was given in a statement from Television Broadcasts Limited (Tvb), which Shaw helped found in 1967.
His Shaw Brothers Studios, once among the world's largest, helped launch the careers of powerhouses including director John Woo and churned out nearly 1,000 movies. His television empire helped actors including Chow Yun-fat rise to fame. He also produced a handful of U.S. films, including the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. »
- Uncle Creepy
He was 107.
His Shaw Brothers Studios, once among the world’s largest, helped launch the careers of powerhouses including director John Woo and his television empire helped actors including Chow Yun-fat rise to fame.
Other stars rose to fame through Shaw’s television station Tvb, which remains a dominant force in Hong Kong. Wong Kar-wai, the director behind critically acclaimed art-house movies like “Chungking Express” and “In the Mood for Love,” got his start through a Tvb training course and worked at the station briefly as a production assistant.
Ironically, one actor who slipped through Shaw’s grasp, Bruce Lee, went on to become the world’s biggest kung fu star.
On December 3, 2013, BAFTA presented a Special Award to Sir Run Run Shaw Cbe, »
- Michelle McCue
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