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Melbourne: ACMI screens Zhang Yimou and Gong Li’s films

In my continuing series of posts where I wish that there was a cinema venue like Melbourne’s ACMI in Sydney, I’m going to enviously link to their showcase of films by Zhang Yimou starring his early muse, Gong Li.

Here are all the details at ACMI’s site.

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It’s a great list of films — here’s what’s on show, with links to our reviews where we have them: (read more)
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Melbourne Cinémathèque: Opening Night 2014 is ‘A Touch of Zen’

Melbourne fans of Chinese cinema, listen up! The folks at ACMI have announced that King Hu’s 1971 classic A Touch of Zen will be the opening film in this season’s Cinémathèque, screening in glorious 35mm.

Zen is a hugely influential film, combining Hu’s mastery of the wuxia genre and typically beautiful cinematography with a sprawling three-hour-plus story and a healthy dose of symbolism. It’s had significant critical acclaim over the years, starting with a Technical Grand Prize at the 1975 … (read more)

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Melbourne Cinémathèque screens six Tsui Hark films

You might be forgiven for thinking that Melbourne really does get the lion’s share of Asian cinema programming here in Australia, and this snippet of news from a reader does nothing to dispel this particular feeling!

On Wednesday nights from 18 May to 1 June, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image is screening six films from iconic Hong Kong director Tsui Hark as part of the Melbourne Cinémathèque program. Some of these are relative rarities: there are very … (read more)

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ACMI Melbourne: “Focus on Linda Lin Dai”

I’ve only just seen this update from SBS’s film news, so my apologies on the lack of lead time on this post; still, I thought some HC readers might be interested.

Melbourne’s Australian Centre for the Moving Image are running their retrospective, Focus on Linda Lin Dai from today until February 28. Lin Dai was one of the brightest stars of Hong Kong cinema from the 50s and 60s, most prominently with Shaw Brothers, and ACMI are bringing a bunch … (read more)

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