Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s period drama Youth scooped best film at this year’s Asian Film Awards, which were held at the Venetian Macao on Saturday night (March 17). Chen Kaige’s Legend Of The Demon Cat, a co-production between Hong Kong, China and Japan, took the most prizes overall winning four awards, including best supporting actress (Zhang Yuqi), best costume design (Chen Tongxun), best production design (Tu Nan, Lu Wei) and best visual effects (Ishii Norio).
As Filmart gets underway, it has become clear that the Chinese film sales business is currently going through a turbulent period, buffeted by the twin forces of China’s booming box office and a declining market for foreign-language films everywhere else in the world. Among recent changes to affect Hong Kong sales companies are Distribution Workshop’s decision to relocate its international sales business to Taipei and a changing of the guard at Emperor Motion Pictures.
Following their collaboration on Shock Wave, director Herman Yau and actor-producer Andy Lau are reteaming on a sequel to 2013 action drama The White Storm, which Hong Kong’s Universe Films Distribution is introducing to buyers here at Filmart. In addition to Lau, The White Storm 2 - Drug Lords (working title) will star Louis Koo, who also starred in the original film directed by Bennie Chan, along with Michael Miu, Karena Lam and Cherrie Ying.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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