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'The Grandmaster' Wins Just About Everything At Hong Kong Film Awards

By Michael West | 14th April 2014

Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmaster has won 12 prizes at the Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film. Wong was also named Best Director while Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Zhang Jin won Best...

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The Grandmaster Slays At Hong Kong Film Awards With 12 Wins

13th April 2014

Filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai's martial arts epic The Grandmaster dominated the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday (13Apr14) after winning 12 honours.The movie was named Best Film and earned Zhang Ziyi the Best Actress title, while...

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Tony Leung Broke Both Arms Shooting The Grandmaster

10th January 2014

Chinese actor Tony Leung broke both his arms filming fight scenes for Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmaster after the director refused to use stunt doubles for the martial arts movie.The Lust, Caution star portrays Bruce Lee's...

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Potential Nominees For Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film List Cut To Nine

20th December 2013

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmaster and Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty are among the nine semi-finalists for the 2014 Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film category.Representatives from a record 76 countries submitted...

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Wong Kar-wai Saluted With France's Highest Honour

6th May 2013

Acclaimed director Wong Kar-Wai was saluted with France's highest cultural honour on Sunday (05May13) in celebration of his lengthy career.The In The Mood For Love moviemaker was named a Commander of the Order of Arts...

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Thai Film Voted Best Of Decade

24th November 2009

Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Syndromes and a Century, was selected as the best film of the decade in a poll conducted by the Toronto International Film Festival. Of some 60 film curators, historians and programmers...

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Sean Penn To Be President Of Cannes Jury

3rd January 2008

SEAN PENN has been named as the new president of the Cannes Film Festival jury.The actor, writer and director will follow in the footsteps of EMIR KUSTURICA, STEPHEN FREARS and WONG KAR-WAI.In a statement, Penn...

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Directors Share Movie-going Memories

21st February 2007

Legendary filmmakers including ROMAN POLANSKI, THE COEN BROTHERS, DAVID CRONENBERG and LARS VON TRIER have all signed up for a Cannes Film Festival project to reveal what it means to go to the movies. The...

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Jones Has Perfect Acting Aura

30th May 2006

Hong Kong director WONG KAR-WAI insists Grammy-winning singer NORAH JONES is the perfect choice for his latest film, even though she has no acting experience. Jones will star with JUDE LAW, NATALIE PORTMAN and RACHEL...

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Ziyi's Bold Behaviour Wows Cannes Jury

29th May 2006

Young Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI stunned her elders on the jury of this year's (06) Cannes Film Festival with her "bold" opinions, according to jury head WONG KAR-WAI. The Hong Kong film-maker headed the jury...

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Loach And Cruz Win At Cannes

28th May 2006

British director KEN LOACH and Spanish star PENELOPE CRUZ were among the big winners at the climax of the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera earlier today (28MAY06). The film-maker's drama THE WIND THAT...

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Weisz To Use Real Bump For Pregnant Role

20th January 2006

Golden Globe-winner RACHEL WEISZ is thrilled she won't have to fake being an expectant mother for her next role, because she has a natural five-month bump of her own. The CONSTANT GARDENER star, who...

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Wong Kar-wai Named Next Cannes President

5th January 2006

Hong Kong movie legend WONG KAR-WAI has been named president of this year's (06) Cannes Film Festival jury. The CHUNGKING EXPRESS director will be the first Chinese film-maker to head the prestigious panel when...

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Jackie Chan Gets Hong Kong Honour

28th March 2005

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON director ANG LEE presented a professional spirit award to JACKIE CHAN at the 24th HONG KONG FILM AWARDS ceremony yesterday (27MAR05). During an evening featuring the stars of the Chinese...

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Kung Fu Hustle And 2046 Win Big At Hong Kong Film Awards

28th March 2005

Acclaimed martial arts movie KUNG FU HUSTLE and arthouse film 2046 were the big winners at yesterday's (27MAR05) HONG KONG FILM AWARDS. Director STEPHEN CHOW's Kung Fu Hustle was named Best Film among its...

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Fahrenheit 9/11 Misses Top Film Award

12th December 2004

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND failed to win the Best Non-European Film at the EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS last night (11DEC04), losing out to PRIX SCREEN INTERNATIONAL 2024. The joint French...

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