Exclusive U.S. Trailer: Chronicles Of The Ghostly Tribe Reveals Its Ambition

We're pleased to debut the U.S. trailer for Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe, which takes a somewhat different approach to the latest film from Lu Chuan. The director debuted in 2002 with The Missing ...

Lu Chuan to adapt 'River Town'

Lu Chuan to adapt 'River Town' The Chinese director of local box office hit Chronicles Of The Ghostly Tribe is attached to direct and produce Peter Hessler’s memoir. Tristine Skyler adapted the screenplay and Jamie Gordon and ...

Lu Chuan Enlists Hollywood FX House For New Sci-Fi Project

One of China's more interesting young directors, Lu Chuan has revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that he will be collaborating with Hollywood visual effects company Prime Focus on his latest ...

Director Lu Chuan Uses The Last Supper For Retelling China’s History

Chinese director Lu Chuan presented his first film at Venice, received the top prize at Taiwan’s Golden Horses with his second, and won the Golden Shell award at San Sebastian with his third film. ...

New Release: City of Life and Death DVD/Blu-ray

Release Date: Oct. 25, 2011 Price: 2-disc DVD $29.95, 2-disc Blu-ray $39.95 Studio: Kino The horrors of the Rape of Nanking are chronicled in The City of Life and Death. The Chinese epic film The ...

The Language Barrier: More Than A Regional Dialect Problem

In this isle of Britain we seem to be obsessed with regional dialects. We construct opinions based on the sounds and cadences they form. Stereotypes can be derived from even a simple “hullo”. A ...

"City of Life and Death," Film Comment, More

"Lu Chuan's City of Life and Death has the title and the feel of a monument," writes J Hoberman in the Voice. "This widescreen, austerely monochromatic, two-hour-plus collective drama — depicting the ...

Lu Chuan, “City Of Life And Death”

When Lu Chuan’s City of Life and Death won the top prize at the San Sebastián Film Festival two years ago, it was a testament not only to the emotional resonance and technical mastery of his ...

Nature Ain't Pretty in Peter Weir's The Way Back

There are times you go into a screening, nervous that high hopes will leave you disappointed.  (Case in point: Tron Legacy.)  The Way Back is a movie that seemed to be tailor made for me given the ...

City of Life and Death Goes to War with Kino Int.

Lu Chuan’s City of Life and Death will finally receive its theatrical release and it won't be via the National Geographic folks who originally picked up the film in 2009, but never released the film ...

[Contest] Win Acclaimed War Documentary ‘Restrepo’ on Blu-ray!

Restrepo is currently one of the highest reviewed films of the year, sitting at 97% with nearly 100 reviews on RottenTomatoes and recently garnered as a final selection for the documentary Oscar ...

Iffr 2010: Valhalla Rising review

Nicolas Winding Refn seems to see Valhalla Rising as a tone poem of sorts, but the acclaimed Danish director's seventh feature film is more one long atonal scribble. A grim, brutally violent action ...

Tiff Picks 09: Lu Chuan's City of Life and Death

* #17. Nanjing! Nanjing! (2009)City Of Life And Death [/link] Director: Lu Chuan Cast:Liu Ye, Hideo Nakaizumi, Fan Wei, John Paisley, Gao Yuanyuan, Yuko MiyamotoDistributor: National Geographic ...

National Geographic Takes Aim On 'City of Life and Death'

* If you ask me, National Geographic Entertainment's pick up of the North American rights to City of Life and Death may have to do with a pre-established partnership with helmer Lu Chuan. Nge had ...

The 'Creation' of a New Tiff?

* An indication that Atom EgoyanAtom Egoyan [/link]'s Chloe will most definitely find a competition slot in Venice, Tiff has uncharacteristically went with a foreign English language title as the ...