The Yellow Handkerchief

Ready for some full- on Japanese sentimentality? Superlative tough guy Ken Takakura takes us deep into heartbreak territory in search of a happy ending. Yoji Yamada’s Hokkaido road epic throws ...

Tokyo International Film Festival – Winners 2015

The 28th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival took place from the 22th until the 31th of October in the great city of Tokyo. This ten day event is the only Japanese film festival ...

The Little House (Chiisai ouchi)

Forget English soap operas about upstairs and downstairs upheavals, Yoji Yamada's chronicle of a life in the little Tokyo house with the little red roof is an emotional grabber. It's the war years of ...

Revived Mumbai fest unveils programme

Revived Mumbai fest unveils programme The Mumbai Film Festival (Oct 14-21), recently saved by public donations following a funding crunch, unveiled its line-up today including the India Gold Competition and International Competition for ...

Catherine Deneuve for lifetime achievement, masterclass with Christopher Doyle at Mumbai Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve for lifetime achievement, masterclass with Christopher Doyle at Mumbai Film Festival Acclaimed French actor Catherine Deneuve, known for her iconic roles in films such as Repulsion (1965), Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970), and more recently in Dancer in the Dark (2000) and 8 ...

Complete lineup of Mumbai Film Festival 2014

Complete lineup of Mumbai Film Festival 2014 The 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival announced its line-up in a press conference today. Here is the complete list of films which will be screened at the festival:- International Competition ...

Shochiku unveils Ninja The Monster

Shochiku unveils Ninja The Monster Ken Ochiai’s film is the first in a series of smaller-budget films aimed at international markets. Japanese studio Shochiku has launched a series of smaller-budget movies aimed at international ...

Little House On The Prairie Deluxe Remastered Edition Season One Review

Little House on the Prairie is an institution of television that really needs no introduction, but the newly released remastered edition of season one (and the upcoming releases of all the seasons) ...

Aberdeen, Midnight After to open Hkiff

Aberdeen, Midnight After to open Hkiff Pang Ho-cheung’s Aberdeen and Fruit Chan’s The Midnight After will open this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hkiff), which takes place March 24-April 7. Starring Louis Koo, Miriam Yeung ...

The Berlinale and Efm from my Pov

You hear it all the time: Quality a bit soft. Not a lot of Big Titles. Not a lot of Big News. But Americans were buying all the same, and to quote Screen International: “The current market is focused ...

Hkiff to premiere Better Tomorrow

Hkiff to premiere Better Tomorrow The Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hkiff) will screen the world premiere of Adam Wong’s Icac Investigators 2014 - Better Tomorrow, which has Dante Lam on board as consultant director, on March ...

Hkiff to premiere Icac’s Better Tomorrow

Hkiff to premiere Icac’s Better Tomorrow The Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hkiff) will screen the world premiere of Adam Wong’s Icac Investigators 2014 - Better Tomorrow, which has Dante Lam on board as consultant director, on March ...

Asian triumph at the Berlinale

Asia was the big winner at the 64th Berlin Film Festival, taking home four Bears, including the Golden Bear for Best Film and Silver Bear for Best Actor (Liao Fan) for Diao Yinan’s Black Coal, Thin ...

Berlinale 2014. Awards

The 64th Berlinale ends today, and the awards have been announced! In Competition Golden Bear – Black Coal, Thin Ice, directed by Diao Yi'nan Grand Jury Prize – The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed ...

Diao Yinan's Black Coal, Thin Ice Leads Berlin 2014 Winners

Black Coal, Thin Ice - a mainland Chinese murder mystery from director Diao Yinan (Night Train) - has won the Golden Bear for best film at the Berlin International Film Festival, as well as the Silver ...

Black Coal, Thin Ice Wins Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival; The Grand Budapest Hotel Takes Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize

The 2014 Berlin Film Festival awards were announced today. The Chinese production Black Coal, Thin Ice won the Golden Bear for Best Film and star Liao Fan won Best Actor.  Wes Anderson's latest, The ...

Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater among the Berlin Film Festival Award Winners

A few hours ago over at the Berlin Film Festival, the jury began giving out their annual awards for the fest. All of the prizes have now been given out, so I wanted to point them out to you all ...

Berlin 2014: 'The Little House' review

★★★☆☆A faded postcard from a bygone era, Japanese director Yôji Yamada's The Little House (2014) drifted through this year's Berlinale Competition like cherry blossom on the breeze, surprisingly ...

Golden Bear to Black Coal, Thin Ice

Golden Bear to Black Coal, Thin Ice Diao Yinan’s noir Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo) took the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in a triumphant night for Chinese cinema. Accepting the award, Diao Yinan said: “It’s really ...

Black Coal, Thin Ice wins Golden Bear

Golden Bear winner Black Coal, Thin Ice Photo: Courtesy Berlinale Chinese thriller Black Coal, Thin Ice has won the Golden Bear for best film at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. Directed by Diao Yinan, ...

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