Women Directors Drive New Japanese Omnibus Film

Japanese multihyphenate Kiko Sugino (“Snow Woman”) will produce an omnibus film directed by seven women from Asian countries, the project’s executive producer Kousuke Ono (“Kinki”) revealed at the Platform Busan forum on Sunday. Ono was participating i…

Japanese multihyphenate Kiko Sugino (“Snow Woman”) will produce an omnibus film directed by seven women from Asian countries, the project’s executive producer Kousuke Ono (“Kinki”) revealed at the Platform Busan forum on Sunday. Ono was participating in a discussion on Asian omnibus films moderated by Busan International Film Festival Asian cinema programmer Kim Young-woo. Another […]

Golden Scene: Envisaging Asia’s Future Ten Years at a Time

The first “10 Years” film, released in 2015, was a grungy, guttural response to the Umbrella Movement civic protest, when for 79 days in late 2014, pro-democracy campaigners blocked the streets of downtown Hong Kong. The uprising failed to achieve its …

The first “10 Years” film, released in 2015, was a grungy, guttural response to the Umbrella Movement civic protest, when for 79 days in late 2014, pro-democracy campaigners blocked the streets of downtown Hong Kong. The uprising failed to achieve its ends, and was ultimately erased by government. But as reality overtook fiction, it sharpened […]

Busan: Hirokazu Kore-eda Boards ‘Ten Years’ Spin-off Project

Iconic Japanese auteur, Hirokazu Kore-eda has come on board as executive producer of “Ten Years Japan,” a spin-off from 2015’s Hong Kong indie hit “Ten Years.” The original “Ten Years” movie was a low-budget omnibus film in which five young directors envisaged how Hong Kong would have changed ten years into the future. Three new […]

Iconic Japanese auteur, Hirokazu Kore-eda has come on board as executive producer of “Ten Years Japan,” a spin-off from 2015’s Hong Kong indie hit “Ten Years.” The original “Ten Years” movie was a low-budget omnibus film in which five young directors envisaged how Hong Kong would have changed ten years into the future. Three new […]

Indies ‘Trivisa’ and ‘Mad World’ Triumph at Hong Kong Film Awards

Independent films dominated proceedings at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday. But political sensitivities meant that the ceremony was not fully screened on TV in mainland China. “Trivisa,” an independent, low-budget drama set at the time of the territory’s handover to China, took five prizes, including the best film award. It was followed by… Read more »

Independent films dominated proceedings at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday. But political sensitivities meant that the ceremony was not fully screened on TV in mainland China. “Trivisa,” an independent, low-budget drama set at the time of the territory’s handover to China, took five prizes, including the best film award. It was followed by... Read more »

Indies, Newcomers Dominate Hong Kong Film Award Nominations

Movies with the strongest local themes dominated the nominations for the Hong Kong Film Awards, with first feature “Soul Mate” by actor director Derek Tsang (aka Tsang Kwok-cheung) emerging on top. Nominations were announced Tuesday ahead of a ceremony set for April 9, shortly before the beginning of the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival…. Read more »

Movies with the strongest local themes dominated the nominations for the Hong Kong Film Awards, with first feature “Soul Mate” by actor director Derek Tsang (aka Tsang Kwok-cheung) emerging on top. Nominations were announced Tuesday ahead of a ceremony set for April 9, shortly before the beginning of the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival.... Read more »