Asian Film Awards: ‘Youth’ Wins Top Prize From ‘Demon Cat’

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The 12th edition of the Asian Film Awards saw Chen Kaige’s “The Legend of the Demon Cat” emerge as the numerical winner. But it missed out on the best film prize, which went to “Youth,” directed by fellow mainland Chinese director Feng Xiaogang. “Demon Cat,” a period fantasy mounted on an unparalleled scale in China […]

‘Demon Cat’ Heads Chinese-Dominated Asian Film Awards Nominations

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Nominations for the 12th edition of the Asian Film Awards were dominated by Chinese-language films. “The Legend of the Demon Cat” narrowly headed the field with nominations in six categories. A larger than life historical fantasy that released shortly before Christmas, “Demon Cat” was excluded from the best picture category, but earned Chen Kaige a […]

‘Madame Bovary’ Takes Top Prize at Asian Film Awards

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The 11 running of the Asian Film Awards was a strong night for South Korean films. But Chinese contemporary drama “I Am Not Madame Bovary” snatched the best film award and the best actress prize. Superstar Fan Bingbing, was required to prove her acting chops in the the demanding role, and in a piece of counter-intuitive casting… Read more »

‘Handmaiden,’ ‘Bovary,’ ‘Train’ Lead Asian Film Awards Nominations

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Korea’s “The Handmaiden” leads the nominations for the Asian Film Awards, which took a strongly North East Asian tilt this year. Feng Xiaogang and his socio-political drama “I Am Not Madame Bovary” ranked second among the nominees. The AFA nominations were announced Wednesday in Hong Kong. The prizes will be presented on March 18 at… Read more »