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Wong Kar Wai Dedicates Best Director Award To Tragic Stuntman

27th March 2014

Revered Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai dedicated his Best Director honour at the Asia Film Awards to stuntman Ju Kun, who is among the passengers feared dead following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight...

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Why Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Could Storm The Oscars [Trailer]

By Michael West | 21st August 2013

Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster? Chances are, you haven't heard of it. As the Academy were preparing to decorate Ben Affleck and his Argo team in January, the acclaimed Chinese filmmaker was about to kick...

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Weinsteins Nab Rights To Distribute Berlin Opener

8th February 2013

On the same day that it opened the Berlin Film Festival, Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster was acquired by The Weinstein Company for distribution in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. The martial arts drama,...

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Martial Arts Epic Opens Berlin Film Festival

7th February 2013

The 63rd annual Berlin Film Festival -- The Berlinale -- gets underway tonight (Thursday) with a screening of The Grandmaster, a martial-arts epic from Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai. The director also heads the...

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Hotly Tipped Martial Arts Epic 'The Grandmaster' Kicks Off Berlin Film Festival

By Michael West | 7th February 2013

The 2013 Berlin Film Festival kicks off on Thursday (January 8, 2013) with the premiere of Wong Kar Wai's epic martial arts movie The Grandmaster, set in China at the time of the Japanese invasion...

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Rambling And Wong Honoured At Stockholm Film Festival

23rd October 2008

Actress CHARLOTTE RAMPLING and director WONG KAR WAI will be honoured at this year's Stockholm Film Festival in the Swedish capital. The Swimming Pool star Rampling will be presented with a lifetime achievement award for...

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Kidman: 'I'm Not The Lady From Shanghai'

12th November 2007

NICOLE KIDMAN has ruled out a leading role in WONG KAR WAI's THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI because she doesn't want to be separated from her husband for months at a time. The actress was the...

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Jones + Law Spent A Day In Kissing Camp For Big Scene

21st May 2007

NORAH JONES and JUDE LAW spent almost a day preparing for a kissing scene in new movie MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS - because director WONG KAR WAI insisted the clinch was perfect. The China-born filmmaker wanted...

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Jones Banned From Contributing To Movie Soundtrack

17th May 2007

Chinese director WONG KAR WAI banned NORAH JONES from contributing to the soundtrack of MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS because he wanted her taken seriously as an actress. Jones, who makes her acting debut in the movie,...

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Law Forced To 'Forget How To Act'

17th May 2007

JUDE LAW was forced to forget everything he knew about acting to shoot new movie MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS, because director WONG KAR WAI insisted all the cast improvised. Law's co-star in the film, singer and...

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Frears To Reign At Cannes

12th January 2007

THE QUEEN director STEPHEN FREARS will reign over the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival in France in May (07) after being named this year's Jury President. Last year's (06) president, director WONG KAR WAI, will...

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Norah's Movie Debut Picked Up By The Weinsteins

13th November 2006

NORAH JONES' movie debut in Hong Kong director WONG KAR WAI's romantic comedy MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS is set to make waves after it was picked up by Hollywood heavyweights BOB and HARVEY WEINSTEIN's production company....

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Geisha Girl Was 'Tipsy' On 2046 Set

11th July 2006

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star ZIYI ZHANG was "tipsy" for most of the filming of WONG KAR WAI's movie 2046, because the director terrified her. The Chinese actress admits shooting the acclaimed 2004 movie was...

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Portman + Law Reteam For Norah Jones Movie

23rd May 2006

CLOSER lovers NATALIE PORTMAN and JUDE LAW are to reunite on the big screen for the English-language debut of director WONG KAR WAI. Law and Portman will join RACHEL WEISZ in the film MY BLUEBERRY...

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Ziyi Joins Cannes Jury

15th April 2006

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI has agreed to be a judge at this year's (06) coveted Cannes Film Festival in the south of France. The MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star, who found fame after her performance...

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Norah Jones' Hollywood Debut

13th February 2006

Singer/songwriter Norah Jones is set to make her Hollywood breakthrough - in a film by acclaimed Hong Kong director WONG KAR WAI. Working under the title of MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS, the film will be...

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