Cristiano Bortone to Direct Yan Geling’s ‘The Secret Talker’ (Exclusive)

Cristiano Bortone to Direct Yan Geling’s ‘The Secret Talker’ (Exclusive) China’s foremost screenwriter, Yan Geling, has teamed with Italian director and producer Cristiano Bortone to adapt Yan’s novella “The Secret Talker.” Set during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, ...

Berlinale: Zhang Yimou's "A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop" Review

Berlinale has always been known for its diplomacy, for better or for worse. After last year's entry of Chen Kaige's Mei Lanfang (Forever Enthralled), here comes the last opus of the Prc's official ...

Golden Horse Awards: Maggie Cheung, Ang Lee, Leon Dai, Tsai Ming-liang

Maggie Cheung alert! She walked the Taiwanese red carpet today in this white number to your left. She was presenting Best Picture at the Golden Horse Awards. The Golden Horse is Taiwanese in origin ...

Two Chinese actors win awards at Taiwan festival

Taipei, Nov 28 (Dpa) Two Chinese actors Saturday won awards at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival, dubbed the Oscars for Chinese-language films. Yu Shaoqun, who portrayed opera singer Mei Lanfang in ...

65 Countries Fight for Best Foreign Language Oscar Nomination

From Albania to Vietnam, 65 countries are hoping that their film entries will get picked to fill one of the five slots for Best Foreign Language Film for the 82nd annual Academy Awards. Five slots, ...

Oscar 2010: Early Predictions – Best Foreign Language Film

Best Foreign Language Film Baaria, Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy) An autobiographical tale set in the director’s Sicilian hometown Forever Enthralled, Chen Kaige (China) Biopic chronicling the life of Mei ...

Forever Enthralled sent to Oscars by China.

"Forever Enthralled" has been selected by The People's Republic of China to represent the country's Oscar bid at the next Academy Awards, China's Film Bureau announced on Saturday. Chen Kaige's ...

Forever Enthralled (2008) Movie Review

After the critical mauling he received for his shabby wuxia would-be epic “The Promise”, it’s easy to see Chen Kaige’s return to Peking Opera and “Farewell my Concubine” territory as going back to the ...

Moodysson, Kaige, Potter, Angelopoulos and Rebecca Miller set for Berlin Film Fest

* A little bit of fluff (Harald ZwartHarald Zwart [/link]’s Pink Panther II), an Oscar hopeful (Stephen Daldry’s The Reader) and some prestige titles from master filmmakers who might have lost their ...

First titles announced for Berlinale film fest

While we eagerly await more info (and trailers) for the films playing at Sundance (and hopefully news on where Cory McAbee's Stingray Sam is going), the first competition and out of competition titles ...

Asian Cinema Scene: Zhang Ziyi as Peking Opera Star

Eight years ago, Zhang Ziyi soared into public consciousness as the tempestuous heroine in Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. She's continued to score in sumptuous epics like Hero, House of ...

Has Chen Kaige Returned To Form With Forever Enthralled?

Let’s be honest and call Chen Kaige’s previous film The Promise what it is: a pretty to look at, entertaining in bursts great big failure of a film made by a talented man who did not at all understand ...

Chen Kaige and Jang Dong-Gun Team Up Again for 趙氏孤兒 (The Orphan of Zhao)?

Chen Kaige is a busy man. Oh yes. Apparently. What’s for sure is that director Chen of 霸王别姬 (Farewell My Concubine), 荊柯刺秦王 (The Emperor and the Assassin) and Killing Me Softly fame (gee, that’s like ...