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Hong Kong movie stars join film festival in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Hong Kong famous actors Nick Cheung and Daniel Yin-Cho Wu arrived in Vietnam for the Vietnam international film festival 2010 in Hanoi and promoting their latest films “The stool pigeon” and “Triple Tap”. The movie stars had a press meet on October 18.

Hong Kong actor Nick Cheung in a press on October 18. (Photo: Sggp)

“Vietnam has an impetus for the development of the movie industry. The 1st international film festival 2010 is a turning-point and beginning of the Vietnamese cinema,” said the actor Nick Cheung.

“I have just known Vietnam through books, newspapers and films. I want to come to the country to visit ancient houses and historical sites. I hope I will make a tour to all these places in the future,” he added.

The actorl also said that he will cooperate with Vietnamese filmmakers with pleasure if he has a chance.

Meanwhile Daniel Yin-Cho Wu expressed that he want to make a film in Vietnam with his friend, Vietnamese American actor and director Dustin Nguyen.

Wu traveled to the coastal city of Nha Trang in 2005.

Movie star Daniel Wu (C) meets his Vietnamese fans in Hanoi on October 18. (Photo: Vnexpress)

Daniel Yin-Cho Wu was born in Berkeley, California, in 1974 and raised in Orinda, California. Wu attended the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California and later majored in architecture at the University of Oregon. After graduating, he traveled to Hong Kong in 1997 and began modeling. Since his film debut in 1998, he has been featured in over 40 films.

The actor and his long term model girlfriend Lisa S got married in April in South Africa.

Born in 1967, Hong Kong actor Nick Cheung Ka-fai was a Royal Hong Kong Police officer for five years and changed his career as an actor with Asia Television Limited (ATV). After a few years Cheung moved over to rival Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). He is married to actress Esther Kwan and has a daughter.

He won the “Best Actor” title for the film “Beast Stalker” at the 46th Golden Horse Awards in 2009.

Related article:
Vietnam’s 1st international film festival to be held in Hanoi

Source: SGGP

Phuoc Sang Entertainment’s movie to take part in Shanghai International Film Festival

In Uncategorized on June 8, 2010 at 10:35 am

Huyen thoai bat tu (The Legend is Alive), a movie produced by Phuoc Sang Entertainment, will compete at the Asian New Talent Award of the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) taking place from June 12 to 20.

Kim Xuan (L) and Dustin Nguyen in the film Huyen thoai bat tu

Producer Phuoc Sang and actor Tran Bao Son will travel to China on June 13-18 to take part in the film festival.

Huyen thoai bat tu (The Legend is Alive) won 6 prizes at the 2008 Golden Kite film festival, including the “Silver Kite” for film, “Best actor” for Dustin Nguyen, “Best Supporting Actor” for Tran Bao Son, “Best Director” for Luu Huynh, “Best Cinematography” for  Nguyen K’Linh and “Best soundtrack composer”, Duc Tri.

The picture is one of ten films up for two prizes: Best film and Best director in the Asian New Talent category.  Other nominees include Cast me if you can and Time traveler of Japan, Crossing the mountain and Lan of China, Goodbye Mom and The Executioner of Korea, Red Dragonflies and The Blue Mansion of Singapore, and The Pawnshop from the Philippines.

The winners will earn cash prizes of US$44,000 of each.

Established in 1993, SIFF was ratified by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, and is a FIAPF-accredited competitive international film festival (FIAPF is the International Federation of Film Producers Associations).

Primary activities include the Jin Jue Awards competition, International Film Panorama for non-competition films, International Film & TV Market and an International Film Forum.

SIFF’s competition includes the Golden Goblet Award, the Asian New Talent Award, and the International Student Shorts Award, all of which have renowned filmmakers as jurors.

In addition, there is the Asian New Talent Award that was started in 2004 to support Asia’s bright young filmmakers.

Source: SGGP

Best-selling German movie from the 1950’s highlights heroic women

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 at 8:47 am

As a part of the “German Year in Vietnam” project, a film schedule featuring German blockbuster movies from 1950 to the present,  is set to enliven city cine-fans in the coming months, starting this May with the Slatan Dudow’s Women’s Destiny, described as a touching tragic love story that provides an  understanding about the inner-strength of  women.

A film posterThe film begins with the familiar story of a troubled love affair.  Dudow employs an inconspicuous, didactic method, which is his unique filmmaking “recipe.”  The film’s heroes are exclusively female, as opposed to more typical films which tend to cast heroic roles to male characters.

Four women, Barbara, Anni, Renate and Isa are looking for happiness, as they embark on new lives in post-war  Berlin. Unfortunately, they are all destined to be undone by the womanizer Cony, and subsequently lose themselves in a labyrinth of love.

The young student Barbara falls deeply in love with Conny; Anni becomes pregnant by him him, and Renate is driven to thievery due to her mad love for him. Conny, however, chooses to couple with aristocrat  Isa von Trauwald  and  enjoys  the  luxurious  life  of  the  high  society,  which makes  the  situation  even more captivating …

At the time of its original release, the 104-mins movie hit the German cinema box offices like a storm, inciting an intense debate on the role of women in East Germany.

There is no wonder that Women’s Destiny, or originally known as Frauenschicksale, successfully brought a reward back to its creator, who won the Best Director trophy at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival that year.

The film will be shown just once, at 7.30pm May 11, at District 1’s Institute of Cultural Exchange with France. Tickets are available at its box office and cost VND15,000 each.

The classic work of German cinema will be presented, courtesy of the Goethe Institute of Vietnam

Source: SGGP