Singaporean filmmaker TT Dhavamani was with his cast and crew in Chennai, India yesterday to launch the trailer for his feature film Singayil Gurushetram (Gurushetram in Singapore). In Singapore the film was released as Gurushetram – 24 hours of Anger at selected Golden Village Cinemas in April 2010.
Romantic comedy, Forever, is set to be the first Singaporean film to receive a double world premiere at the Jakarta International Film Festival and the Cairo International Film Festival. Shot in Mandarin, it stars Taiwan’s Morning Mo, Singapore theatre actress Joanna Dong and newcomer Sarah Ng.
Taiwanese feature The Fourth Portrait claimed the audience prize at the Three Continents Festival in Nantes, France (23-30 Nov). The festival selection spans Asia, Latin America and Africa. Its winning film was the Colombian picture The Embrace of the River.
With the 00’s behind us and a new decade just beginning it seems like a logical time to take stock of the path that Japanese film has taken in the first ten years of the 21st-century. While it has now been maligned by many, one simply cannot dismiss the importance of what came to be known as the J-Horror Boom during this time.
The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) has formed the SPAA Australia-China Screen Alliance to facilitate co-productions between the two countries, providing advisory and introductory service to producers. The Alliance will also assist Australian producers to navigate through the Chinese bureaucratic and cultural processes.
Bruce Lee’s 70th birthday was on November 27 and to celebrate it, Hong Kong has released the much anticipated movie “Bruce Lee My Brother.” Starring the year’s biggest new talent Aarif Lee, the film is a sentimental look at the kung fu legend’s life before he turned 18 years old.