Story | Oct 3, 2014 | 3:00 AM
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Story | Oct 3, 2014 | 3:03 PMLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ann Hui first came to international prominence in the early '80s with "Boat People," an intensely harrowing drama about the horrors of life under communism in post-liberation Vietnam. Screened as a surprise entry at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival (after being pulled from competition by order of the French government), the picture sparked immediate controversy and was angrily dismissed in some quarters as a work of Chinese-backed propaganda. The debate grew so fierce that Hui felt spurred to insist, not for the last time, that she was an ideologically neutral filmmaker, and that "Boat People," whatever else it might be, was above all an appeal to the personal over the political.
Story | Sep 22, 2014 | 7:55 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG -- David Linde's Lava Bear has joined with Bill Kong's Edko Films on "The Bodyguard," an action thriller being directed by Sammo Hung ("Martial Law"). The film is now in production in Northern China with Hong Kong...
Story | Sep 22, 2014 | 8:30 AM
HONG KONG -- South Korea has selected "Sea Fog" (aka 'Haemoo') as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. The film, directed by Shim Sung-bo, is a largely sea-borne tale of human desperation both on the part of economic refugees...
Story | Sep 22, 2014 | 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - Alibaba Pictures Group, the film production and investment arm of Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that listed last week on the New York Stock Exchange, has appointed independent auditors to probe the company's accounts. PwC has been hired to...