News Links - 2/8/09

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News Links - 2/8/09

Postby dleedlee » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:52 pm

Crystal Suen found hanged in hotel bathroom
36 year old former Miss Asia 1999 contestant and Category III actress left a suicide note indicating that she was in debt
Ironically, she once portrayed Pauline Chen who leapt to her death in 2002

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Pauline Chan
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/0 ... 781033.htm
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show ... 314/1.html
http://news.sina.com.hk/cgi-bin/nw/show ... 502/1.html

Brigitte Lin has reportedly decided her return will be with Wong Kar Wai in an adaption of 'The Eternal Yin Hsueh-yen' (aka The Eternal Snow Beauty)
Filming won't begin until 2010 after Legend of Yip Man is completed, Tony Leung wishes to participate
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/ent/2009-02/0 ... 781021.htm
The Eternal Snow Beauty (永遠的尹雪豔)
The aging "Snow Beauty" (Yin Hsueh-yen) looks back on her days as the belle of Shanghai's Paramount ballroom; she is still the center of attention at upscale mahjong soirees she arranges at her Taipei home.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taipei_People

Breathless Wins Top Prize in Rotterdam
Th 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) awarded actor-director YANG Ik-joon’s feature Breathless the top Tiger award, sharing the honors with Iran’s Be Calm and Count to Seven and Turkey’s Wrong Rosary. The fest handed out 3 VPRO Tiger awards to the winning trio, worth EUR 15,000 each.

Breathless had its International Premiere at IFFR after making its world premiere last October at Pusan. YANG both wrote the screenplay and took the lead role in this film about a tough, course-mouthed gangster’s relationship with a precocious high school girl. The HD feature received funding support from KOFIC and Pusan’s Asian Cinema Fund.

YANG’s directing debut was praised by the IFFR jury as "a powerfully rendered and acted film with a keen sense of reality in its portrayal of a situation that has been seldom seen in the cinema." Breathless is to be released in Korea this April. International sales are being handled by Showbox/Mediaplex Inc.

This year’s Tiger jury included PARK Ki-yong, head of KOFIC’s Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) and director of the features Motel Cactus (1997) and Camel(s) (2001). Previous Korean winners of the Tiger are HONG Sang-soo’s The Day When a Pig Fell into the Well (1996) and PARK Chan-ok’s Jealousy is My Middle Name (2002).
Nigel D’Sa (KOFIC)

Karena Lam looks back on a life sometimes as claustrophobic as her latest film
Director Speaks: Ivy Ho
http://www.bcmagazine.net/hk.bcmagazine ... tions.html

Charlie Yeung needs to get enough money to start directing a movie
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Charlie- ... 24820.html

Janice Man has got over the fear of fish for Oxide Pang's 'Love Story'
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Janice-M ... 24819.html

Zhou Xun Obtains Hong Kong Citizenship
http://english.cri.cn/6666/2009/02/08/1321s451444.htm
Chinese mainland-born actress Zhou Xun becomes Hong Kong resident
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009- ... 783121.htm

As of now, Miriam Yeung has no plans for marriage
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/As-of-no ... 25087.html

Charlene Choi films Coco-Cola ad; greedily eats beef making lips red & swollen :D
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Charlene ... 25265.html

Film ratings system "news" is a five-year-old interview
http://www.danwei.org/film/film_ratings ... s_is_a.php
China edging closer to creating its own movie rating system
http://shanghaiist.com/2009/02/07/china ... _its_1.php

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Re: News Links - 2/8/09

Postby duriandave » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:18 pm

Brigitte Lin has reportedly decided her return will be with Wong Kar Wai
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