Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
The play concerns identity, displacement and belonging. It was inspired by the singer Chinese singer Zhou Xuan and the song Four Seasons which is a tale of separation, love and small people whose lives are destroyed by big events.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
- 4 prominent directors in attendance from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
- Art exhibition and artist talk, with Chinese artist Wang Yuyang in attendance
- 29 films screened (all UK premieres and including 1 world premiere)
- Concert performances from Chinese and British musicians
- 2 Panel Discussions, 1 round table and 1 public lecture with key industry figures and academics
For the full schedule please see the CVF 2013 web site.
Taiwanese film maker Wu Wuna will be in attendance, her films Farewell 1999 about her mother and The Dream Never Sets, about her father, will be screened on 29th May. The trailer (no subs sorry) for The Dream Never Sets is above and seems to include a Dub Reggae soundtrack - I'm excited!
This year, the festival has selected its first ever animated shorts and fiction film For more information on Film please click here.
For all the info on CVF 2013 see: http://chinesevisualfestival.org/
Monday, April 22, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Check out the rare footage of Bruce Lee dancing the cha cha at this blog:
I knew Bruce was the cha cha champion of Hong Kong in 1958 but I'd not seen all these pics and the video before. Roast Pork Sliced from a Rusty Cleaver blog has some nice early photos of Bruce and some stills from the 2010 film Bruce Lee, My Brother. The still pictured here is from that film.
Another Bruce Lee biopic is in the pipeline: Birth of the Dragon. Find out more here .
On a side note earlier this year I visited the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A museum and saw Uma Thurman's yellow and black jumpsuit from Kill Bill on display. There was no reference to the fact that this was a homage to Bruce Lee's costume, disgraceful! Apart from that gripe the exhibition was wonderful btw.