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“Meeting Dr. Sun” wins best picture award at Osaka festival

March 15, 2015

Director Yee Chih-yen‘s 2014 movie Meeting Dr. Sun won both the Best Picture Award and the Audience Awards at the Osaka Film Festival in Japan this Sunday. The film previously won the Best Original Screenplay Award at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival last year.

“The honor means I and my team will have to keep working hard and keep cheering for Taiwan’s movie industry,” he said.

His last directing effort was the 2002 film Blue Gate Crossing, in which he launched both of Gwei Lun-mei and Bolin Chen‘s careers. For his new film, he used new actors Zhan Huai-ting and Matthew Wei.

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Andy Lau and more cast in Zhang Yimou’s “The Great Wall”

March 13, 2015

Director Zhang Yimou 張藝謀 has completed casting his upcoming epic Hollywood project The Great Wall with Chinese superstar Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Lin Gengxin, Zheng Kai, Chen Xue Dong, Huang Xuan, and Wang Jun Kai (from TFBoys). Hollywood stars Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, and William Dafoe will also be joining the Chinese actors.

The plot centers on “an elite force of soldiers making a last stand for humanity against mythical creatures on the world’s most iconic structure”. Production is set to begin in China this March.
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Annie Yi’s directorial debut “The Queens”

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Actress Annie Yi‘s directorial debut The Queens is slated for an April 16 release. The plot centers on city women with different characteristics all looking for love. Newly wed Annie Yi maintained a pious heart as she spent two years doing pre-production and seven months of post-production work. The Queens consists of an international star cast, including Song Hye-kyo, Dou Xiao, Joe Chen, Tony Yang, and Vivian Wu.

Annie stated, “Repeated editing really allowed me to tell the story that I wanted to tell. Only until the end did I understand the value of a film, to give the audience a better product.”

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