- Melbourne: The Chinatown Cinema Returns!
- International Chinese Film Festival 2014 (Sydney)
- This week in cinemas: 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2' (HK/China)
- This week in cinemas: "Brotherhood of Blades" (China)
- Already in cinemas: 'Kung Fu Jungle' (HK/China)
- This week in cinemas: 'The Golden Era' (China/HK)
- This month in cinemas: The Tale of Studio Ghibli Showcase (Japan)
- This week in cinemas: 'Flirting in the Air' (Hong Kong)
- Vladivostok: the final frontier
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Hong Kong director (and HC favourite) Johnnie To’s tick-tock film output has flipped back over to rom-com after hard-boiled crime film Drug War and crime/rom-com hybrid Blind Detective, and this week in Australian cinemas we have his follow-up to his 2011 film: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2.
Yesterday a great-looking wuxia film from China arrived in Australian cinemas. Brotherhood of Blades (绣春刀) comes from Beijing-based director Lu Yang (his third film after My Spectacular Theatre, 2010 and A Motor Home Adventure, 2012) and it looks like they got an awful lot out of US$5M in budget and a 67-day shoot.
I’m late on this one — many thanks to Jerome for picking it up and letting us know on our Facebook page!
In Australian cinemas from October 30 (last week) is brand-new Donnie Yen action film Kung Fu Jungle, directed by Hong Kong director Teddy Chen (Bodyguards and Assassins) and starring Donnie and Wang Baoqiang (who has been doing action flicks lately, such as Iceman and Unbeatable).
Donnie Yen plays Ha, an older martial arts … (read more)
Distributor China Lion have announced on their Facebook page that Ann Hui’s new film The Golden Era will be arriving in Australian cinemas this week, on October 16. This drama from the prominent Hong Kong New Wave director closed the Venice Film Festival this year and it has been selected as HK’s entrant for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars as well.
If you’re a Studio Ghibli fan, or you follow Aussie distributor Madman’s news, you can’t have escaped the fact that they’re bringing some of Studio Ghibli’s best-loved and brand-new films to cinemas across Oz over the next couple of months.
But just in case… here’s Madman’s announcement of The Tale of Studio Ghibli Showcase — Celebrating the Genius of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata!
What it boils down to is four films, two from each director, and two documentaries:… (read more)
Hong Kong low-brow comedy super-producer Wong Jing has a new film in Aussie cinemas on October 9.
Flirting in the Air, which stars Chapman To and Dada Chen (both from 2012’s popular, and Cat III-rated, Vulgaria). This time, however, To plays a womanizing pilot who is transported back to Ming Dynasty China, where he and his co-pilots can indulge in period-era womanizing. Like I said, a Wong Jing film — though he’s handed directorial duties over to Aman … (read more)
You’ve got to be up on the news already, but if you’re not, I’m here to spread the word – it’s Japanese Film Festival time of year again, and oh my God, the program line up has me a bit giddy!
ALL THREE RUROUNI KENSHIN MOVIES (Ok, sorry about the capslock there. I’ll try and calm down a bit). Lupin the Third live action movie!!! Tale of Princess Kaguya and Patema Inverted. Kirishima Thing, and by the same … (read more)
The Korean Cultural Office Australia have announced on their Facebook page that smash-hit period war film The Admiral: Roaring Currents will be screening in Sydney at Event Cinemas George Street from this Thursday, September 18. Details are a bit thin, but my guess is that this is Sydney only for the time being, and it’ll be a short run — so get in there before it disappears, Sydney Korean cinema fans!
(Update: Village Cinemas has picked it up … (read more)