‘Saturday Fiction’ Review: Gong Li Shines in a Gorgeous but Frustrating Spy Thriller

‘Saturday Fiction’ Review: Gong Li Shines in a Gorgeous but Frustrating Spy Thriller Lou Ye — one of the most famous and least consistent of the so-called “Sixth Generation” of Chinese filmmakers — has been compelled by a Hitchcockian notions of romantic obsession ever since 2000’s ...

Interview with Actress Yao Chan, Director Lü Yue and Producer Jessica Chen: “Whoever does this job must never sit down and fall in love with himself”

Actress Yao Chen began her career in 2005 on the small screen with TV series “My Own Swordsman”. Two years later, she was the protagonist of another very popular series, “Lurk”, where she played a ...

The Doha Film Institute unveils spring grants

A total of 31 projects from 28 countries have received Dfi support, including two Yemeni films for the first time. Lebanese filmmaker Mounia Akl, Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat and Academy ...

Gong Li to Receive Women in Motion Award at Cannes

Gong Li to Receive Women in Motion Award at Cannes Actress Gong Li will become the first person of Asian descent to win the Kering Group and Cannes Film Festival’s annual women in motion award. The prize will be presented by Kering’s chairman and CEO ...

Review: Monotony of Doom—Zhang Yimou's "Shadow"

This last week in April has seen, with Avengers: Endgame and the Battle of Winterfell episode of Game of Thrones, the culmination on the largest scale possible in our fractured culture of a ...

Horror Highlights: To Live And Di(N)E In La Immersive Event, Hellboy (2019) Soundtrack, Tales For The Camp Fire Anthology

Drunken Devil returns with its immersive dinner theater experience, To Live and Di(n)e in L.A. Guests will get the opportunity to dine with some of the most notorious serial killers and even some of ...

Banned in Berlin: Why China Said No Go to Zhang Yimou

Banned in Berlin: Why China Said No Go to Zhang Yimou Chinese executives and international film festival programmers are scratching their heads to understand why Zhang Yimou’s “One Second” was withdrawn from the Berlin Film Festival’s main competition ...

Interview: Filmmaker Zhang Yimou on 'Shadow' + Changes in Cinema

Acclaimed, iconic Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou is ready to release his 21st feature film since his debut as a filmmaker in the 1980s. Titled Shadow, the film is another martial arts epic yet also a ...

Horror Highlights: The Outer Wild Trailer and Poster, Drunken Devil’s “Bacchanalia” Celebration, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies’ “The Mastery of the Outsider” Class

In today's Horror Highlights, we have the trailer and poster for Philip Chidel's post-apocalyptic thriller The Outer Wild. We also have details on Drunken Devil's Halloween extravaganza Bacchanalia, ...

Venice Festival Honoree Zhang Yimou: Maestro of Modern Chinese Cinema

Venice Festival Honoree Zhang Yimou: Maestro of Modern Chinese Cinema Whatever you think of his checkered oeuvre, Zhang Yimou is undeniably a maestro of modern Chinese cinema. Few could match the international acclaim or box office success earned by the 66-year-old ...

TaTaTu Acquires ‘Friedkin Uncut’ Doc For North America, UK – Venice

TaTaTu Acquires ‘Friedkin Uncut’ Doc For North America, UK – Venice Friedkin Uncut, the documentary by Francesco Zippel about the Exorcist and French Connection director William Friedkin, has been acquired by social entertainment platform TaTaTu ahead of the film’s ...

New York Asian 2018 Interview: Star Asia Winner Jiang Wu and Director Xin Yukun Talk Wrath Of Silence

From his early days in films like Zhang Yimou’s To Live, to titles like Shower, Let the Bullets Fly, and A Touch of Sin, Jiang Wu has risen to become one of China’s greatest actors. At the New York ...

Coming Home Is a Moving Reunion Between Zhang Yimou and Gong Li

Coming Home Is a Moving Reunion Between Zhang Yimou and Gong Li Once upon a time, the filmmaker Zhang Yimou and his then-muse Gong Li collaborated on some of the most momentous works of new Chinese cinema. The films they made were diverse. They included lush, ...

Watch The Trailer For Zhang Yimou’s Coming Home

Sony Pictures Classics has released the exquisite first trailer for Zhang Yimou’s Coming Home, opening in New York and Los Angeles September 9th. Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are ...

New Trailer & Images For Zhang Yimou's Coming Home

Coming Home, the latest Chinese epic from Hero and Flowers Of War director Zhang Yimou, will have its world premiere next week at Cannes, where it plays out of competition. Due to hit screens here in ...

Tuesday Top Ten: Working Actors In Need of an Oscar Nomination

[Editor's note: The last time I published a list of this sort Christian Bale was way up top and then The Fighter happened. Time for a new look at the Oscar Nomination-less. While I'm in Sundance, ...

Zhang Yimou 'seven children' claims trigger anger in China

Film director behind opening ceremony for Beijing Olympics faces up to £17m fine if found to have broken 'one child' policy Renowned Chinese film director Zhang Yimou, who designed the opening ...