Cinema of Hong Kong http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24619/all en Hong Kong art house director Wong Kar Wai back with kung fu epic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/hong-kong-art-house-director-wong-kar-wai-back-kung-fu-epic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Venus Wu</p> <p>HONG KONG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Hong Kong art house director Wong Kar Wai, whose slow-paced, pensive films earned him laurels at international festivals such as Cannes, where he won best director, has just come out with "The Grandmaster," his latest kung fu epic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/hong-kong-art-house-director-wong-kar-wai-back-kung-fu-epic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of China Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Wong Wong Kar Wai Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 04:45:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731959 at http://www.globalpost.com Main line-up at 63rd Berlin film festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/main-line-at-63rd-berlin-film-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, starts Thursday with 24 productions screening in the main showcase.</p> <p>Nineteen pictures will vie for the Golden Bear top prize at the event running to February 17, with a jury led by Chinese director Wong Kar Wai selecting the winner. Seventeen of the main features are world premieres.</p> <p>Here is the complete list including the English title, director and countries where the films were produced:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/main-line-at-63rd-berlin-film-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Human Interest Kambuzia Partovi Wong Kar-wai AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:45:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745948 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai martial arts epic opens 63rd Berlinale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-opens-63rd-berlinale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlin film festival opens Thursday with a gala screening of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee. </p> <p>Wong, who is also leading the Berlinale's jury this year, is using the event as a launch pad for the worldwide release of "The Grandmaster", which has opened in China to rave reviews and a box office bonanza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-opens-63rd-berlinale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Film Hong Kong films AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:15:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748388 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai martial arts epic opens 63rd Berlinale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-opens-63rd-berlinale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlin film festival opens Thursday with a gala screening of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee.</p> <p>Wong, who is also leading the Berlinale's jury this year, is using the event as a launch pad for the worldwide release of "The Grandmaster", which has opened in China to rave reviews and a box office bonanza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-opens-63rd-berlinale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Hong Kong films Human Interest Romantic drama films AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:00:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748719 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai martial arts epic kicks off 63rd Berlinale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlin film festival got off to a fists-flying start Thursday with Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's lush martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee.</p> <p>Wong, who also leads the Berlinale's jury this year, is using the event as a launch pad for the worldwide release of "The Grandmaster", which opened in China last month to rave reviews and a box office bonanza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Film Hong Kong films Wong Kar Wai AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:46:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749073 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai martial arts epic kicks off 63rd Berlinale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlin film festival got off to a fists-flying start Thursday with Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's lush martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee.</p> <p>Wong, who also leads the Berlinale's jury this year, is using the event as a launch pad for the worldwide release of "The Grandmaster", which opened in China last month to rave reviews and a box office bonanza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Film Hong Kong films Wong Kar Wai AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:45:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749309 at http://www.globalpost.com Main line-up at 63rd Berlin film festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/main-line-at-63rd-berlin-film-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, will award its Golden Bear top prize Saturday to one of 19 contenders from around the world.</p> <p>There were 24 productions -- five of which were screened out of competition -- in the main showcase at the 11-day event, with a jury led by Chinese director Wong Kar Wai selecting the winner.</p> <p>Here is the complete list including the English title, director and countries where the films were produced:</p> <p>"Before Midnight", Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, US/Greece (out of competition)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/main-line-at-63rd-berlin-film-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Human Interest Kambuzia Partovi Wong Kar-wai AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:30:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757318 at http://www.globalpost.com Jackie Chan's China appointment draws Hong Kong ire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/jackie-chans-china-appointment-draws-hong-kong-ire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China's top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing's growing "soft power" efforts to project unity between itself and the former British colony.</p> <p>But the 58-year-old actor, famous in the West for "Rush Hour" and "Police Story", faces a backlash in his hometown where the mainland is viewed with increasing suspicion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/jackie-chans-china-appointment-draws-hong-kong-ire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Hong Kong Human Interest Social Issues Technology AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771537 at http://www.globalpost.com China enlists Jackie Chan to kick off political meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-enlists-jackie-chan-kick-political-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Film star Jackie Chan joined other celebrities Sunday at a meeting of China's top political advisory body, a move seen by analysts as an attempt by the ruling Communist Party to cultivate "soft power".</p> <p>Nobel literature prizewinner Mo Yan and basketball star Yao Ming also attended the annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), organised by the party.</p> <p>The Hong Kong actor's participation in the meeting has been strongly criticised by some in his native city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-enlists-jackie-chan-kick-political-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Hong Kong people Human Interest Jackie Chan Technology AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:15:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772070 at http://www.globalpost.com Jackie Chan caught on camera driving car with military plates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/jackie-chan-caught-camera-driving-car-military-plates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Mar 1 (EFE).- Photographs showing actor Jackie Chan using a car with military plates - which carry exemptions from tolls and other fees - have spurred controversy in China, the South China Morning Post said Friday.</p> <p>In the snapshots posted on Weibo, China's counterpart to Twitter, the Hollywood star and two women are seen getting into the car.</p> <p>There is nothing to indicate exactly when or where the photos were taken, but their posting on Weibo unleashed a torrent of angry comments about the abuse of military license plates in China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/jackie-chan-caught-camera-driving-car-military-plates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:16:46 +0000 Agencia EFE 5772469 at http://www.globalpost.com Jackie Chan antiques plan angers Chinese http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/jackie-chan-antiques-plan-angers-chinese <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A plan by Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan to move ancient Chinese buildings to Singapore has sparked controversy in a nation already sensitive about losing its artifacts, state media said Tuesday.</p> <p>Beijing has pressured overseas auction houses to cancel the sale of antiques it says were looted during the 19th century in events it considers a national humiliation.</p> <p>Ironically in a new film the martial arts actor -- who has also drawn attention for making pro-Beijing comments -- plays a character who steals bronze statues from France to return to China.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/jackie-chan-antiques-plan-angers-chinese" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Cinema of Hong Kong Hong Kong Technology AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:03:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807011 at http://www.globalpost.com Police thriller 'Cold War' heats up Hong Kong Film Awards http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/police-thriller-cold-war-heats-hong-kong-film-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police action thriller "Cold War" swept the Hong Kong Film Awards on Saturday, carrying off nine prizes including the best actor gong for veteran star Tony Leung Ka-fai.</p> <p>The film, about two rival officers' struggle to run a hostage rescue operation, also took best film, best director and best screenplay at the glamorous event considered to be Hong Kong's equivalent of the Academy Awards.</p> <p>"It's because of this group of such fine performers that we have been successful in producing 'Cold War'," said Leung, 55.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/police-thriller-cold-war-heats-hong-kong-film-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Hong Kong Film Award Human Interest Tony Leung Ka-fai AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:16:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5814917 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong police arrest four over 'triad' murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/hong-kong-police-arrest-four-over-triad-murder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong police said Monday they had arrested four people over the killing of an alleged triad boss who was hacked to death outside a public hospital in front of horrified onlookers.</p> <p>The gruesome murder took place shortly after noon on Sunday when the 30-year-old, surnamed Tse, was struck multiple times with an axe and a meat cleaver by two masked men wearing black, the Standard newspaper said.</p> <p>One blow nearly disembowelled him, the report said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/hong-kong-police-arrest-four-over-triad-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Crime Organized crime Social Issues AFP Mon, 29 Apr 2013 05:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5827422 at http://www.globalpost.com France to honour film director Wong in Hong Kong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/france-honour-film-director-wong-hong-kong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese film director Wong Kar Wai will join one of the art world's most exclusive clubs on Sunday when he is appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters.</p> <p>The renowned filmmaker is to be presented with the medallion awarded to recipients of France's highest cultural honour by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the opening of the French May arts festival in Hong Kong.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/france-honour-film-director-wong-hong-kong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Films Hong Kong films AFP Sat, 04 May 2013 09:30:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5830846 at http://www.globalpost.com Jackie Chan teams with Fan Bingbing on action comedy 'Skiptrace' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130508/jackie-chan-teams-fan-bingbing-action-comedy-skiptrace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jeff Sneider</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Exclusive Media has come on board to produce and co-finance Sam Fell's action-comedy "Skiptrace," which will pair action icon Jackie Chan with rising star Fan Bingbing ("X-Men: Days of Future Past").</p> <p>"Skiptrace" will be produced as a Sino-Foreign co-production by Exclusive Media and Talent International, which will also co-finance the film.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130508/jackie-chan-teams-fan-bingbing-action-comedy-skiptrace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Cinema of Hong Kong Human Interest Jackie Chan Thomson Reuters Wed, 08 May 2013 20:42:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5833760 at http://www.globalpost.com