Saturday, February 25, 2006

12th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Ceremony pix

The collection pictures of Zhou Xun ! She was in The 12th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Ceremony!



Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The 12th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

On 22nd February, 2006 - The 12th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards ceremony was held. Zhou Xun received the best actress award (Queen Movie) for her role in Perhaps Love. Tony Leung Ka Fai won the best actor for his role in Everlasting Regret . But the biggest winner was Election movie with Best picture, Best director ....

Recommended Films: Seven Swords, Colour of Truth / Colour of the Loyalty, Crazy N' the City, Initial D, S.P.L., Home Sweet Home, Perhaps Love, Everlasting Regret

Zhou Xun received Best Actress Award

Zhou Xun and Tony Leung Ka Fai


Monday, February 20, 2006

Zhou Xun on OFFCIEL Magazine !

Zhou Xun was in Offciel magazine cover on February 2006. Source:


Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Banquet Featurette !

The featurette has been shown at the Berlin International Film Festival.It contains several shots from the film and interviews with director Feng Xiaogang, production designer Tim Yip, composer Tan Dun, action director Yuen Wo-Ping and cast member Zhang Ziyi and Daniel Wu.

Download clip : the featurette


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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Peter Chan : "My greatest regret is Takeshi Kaneshiro wasn't nominated"

Perhaps Love and Seven Swords have been listed as number one for this coming HK Film Awards, each being nominated in 11 categories. When the reporter phoned Peter Chen and congratulated him, he said he was not too overly excited. "We'll talk about my feelings after I get the award...actually, I am willing to exchange my 11 nominations for the nomination of Takeshi for Best Actor award. His not being nominated is my greatest regret."

Takeshi Kaneshiro in Perhaps Love

It appears that the 11 nominations sounds familiar. For Comrades Almost a Love Story, He’s a Woman, She’s a Man, Three 2 also received 11 awards. “The results are all different. Comrades Almost a Love Story received 9 awards. He’s a Woman, She’s a Man only earned the best actress and Three didn’t get anything. So if none of these 11 nominations materialize this time, I would not be surprised. Besides, making the movie and studying the box office figures are tiring me already. I don’t need to add more pressure to this question of awards.”

Out of the 11 awards, Peter Chan would like most the Best Editing Award.” Usually the best editing award belongs to action movies. But for drama, it is even more difficult to edit. The slower the shot, the harder to control. When Comrades, Almost a Love Story was nominated for 11 awards, it didn’t have the best editing award nomination. And since this time, Perhaps Love has received this nomination, I naturally would like this award most.”

But apart from the 11 awards, Peter Chan wishes most that Takeshi be recognized. “His not being nominated is my greatest regret. While making Perhaps Love, I often told Zhou Xun that as a director, she as the main female lead, we are having passing grades. But Takeshi is the best in this movie.” Peter, who would have preferred that Takeshi alone be nominated, said, “Those who like Perhaps Love, and those who understood this movie, the one they affirm naturally is Takeshi.” As to Zhou Xun being nominated for this award following her winning the Best Actress from the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, Peter Chan believed, “Of course Zhou Xun performed very well too. Her performance is straight forward and the judges could understand her acting skills. I’m afraid they might not have understood Perhaps Love fully.”

Surprisingly, out of the five nominated Best Film for this event, Peter Chan’s favorite movie is not Perhaps Love. “If I choose among the five, I like Andrew Lau’s Initial D the best. He expressed very well an imaginary world.” As for his favorite film in 2005, he also expressed his regret again, “I like S.P.L. the best. I thought this film might be nominated but in the end it didn’t get anything.”

Translated by Kimurafan :


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The 25th Hong Kong Film Awards Nomination List

Best movie
- Seven Swords
- Election
- Perhaps Love
- The Myth
- Initial D

Best director
- Tsui Hark (Seven Swords)
- Peter Chan (Perhaps Love)
- Johnnie To (Election)
- Wai Keung Lau vĂ  Siu Fai Mak (Initial D)
- YEE Tung-Shing - 2 Young

Best leading actor
- Aaron Kwok (Divergence)
- Andy Lau (Wait 'Til You're Older)
- Simon Yam (Election)
- Tony Leung Ka-fai (Election)
- Tony Leung Ka-fai (Everlasting Regret)

Best leading actress
- Karena Lam (Monster)
- Sylvia Chang ("Rice Rhapsody")
- Zhou Xun (Perhaps Love)
- Sammi Cheng (Everlasting Regret)
- Karen Mok ("Wait 'til You're Older")

Best supporting actor
- Hu Jun (Everlasting Regret)
- Liu Kai-Chi (Sha Po Lang)
- Anthony Wong (Initial D)
- Alex Fong (Drink, Drank, Drunk)
- Wang Tian-Lin (Election)

Best supporting actress
- Zhang Jing Chu ("Seven Swords")
- Teresa Mo (2 Young)
- Su Yan (Everlasting Regret)
- Maggie Siu (Election)
- Karena Lam (Ah Sou)

Best New Performer
- Fiona Sit (2 Young)
- Jay Chow (Initial D)
- Isabella LEUNG (Bug Me Not)
- Annie Liu (Ah Sou)
- Ye Xuan (Moonlight in Tokyo)

Best Screenwriter
- Lam Oi-Wah and Raymond To (Perhaps Love)
- Yee Tung-Shang and Chun Tin-Nam (2 Young)
- James Yuen, Fong Ching and Lo Yiu-Fai (Crazy N' the City)
- Cheung Chi-Kwong and Chan Suk-Yin (Wait Till You're Older)
- Yau Nai-Hoi and Yip Tin-Shing (Election)

Best Editor
- Angie Lam (Seven Swords)
- Yau Chi-Wai (Divergence)
- Li Tung-Chuen and Kwong Chi-Leung (Perhaps Love)
- Patrick Tam (Election)
- Wong Hoi (Initial D)

Best Cinematographer
- Keung Kwok-Man (Seven Swords)
- Peter Pau (Perhaps Love )
- Peter Pau (The Promise)
- Cheng Siu-Keung (Election)
- Lau Wai-Keung, Lai Yiu-Fai and Ng Man-Ching (Initial D)

Best Art Director
- Eddie Wong (Seven Swords)
- Yee Chung-Man and Pater Wong (Perhaps Love )
- William Chang (Everlasting Regret )
- Billl Lui (A Chinese Tall Story )
- Tim Yip (The Promise)

Best Costume and Make-Up Designer
- Poon Wing-Yan and Shirley Chan (Seven Swords)
- Yee Chung-Man and Dora Ng (Perhaps Love)
- William Chang (Everlasting Regret)
- William Chang, Bruce Yu and Lee Pik-Kwan (A Chinese Tall Story)
- Tim Yip and Masago Kimiya (The Promise)

Best Choreographer
- Liu Chia-Liang, Tung Wai and Xiong Xinxin (Seven Swords)
- Lee Chung-Chi (Divergence)
- Jackie Chan, Stanley Tong and Yuen Tak (The Myth)
- Donnie Yen (Sha Po Lang)
- Yuen Wo-Ping, Yuen Shun-Yee and Guk Hin-Chiu (House of Fury)

Best Visual Effect
- Peter Webb (Seven Swords)
- Choi-Jiu Man-Gei and Tso Chin-Nang (The Myth)
- Victor Wong and Eddy Wong (A Chinese Tall Story)
- Frankie Chung, Don Ma, Jeng Man-Jing and Tam Kai-Kwan (The Promise)
- Victor Wong, Eddy Wong and Cheung Chung-Wah (Initial D)

Best Original Song
- "Perhaps Love" Perhaps Love - performed by Jacky Cheung
- "Endless Love" - The Myth - performed by Jackie Chan and Kim Hee-Seon
- "Won't Happen Next Time (literal)" - Wait Till You're Older - performed by Andy Lau
- "Drifting (literal)" - Initial D - performed by Jay Chou
- "Rascal (literal)" - Dragon Reloaded - performed by Ronald Cheng

Best Original Score
- Kenji Kawai - Seven Swords
- Peter Kam and Leon Ko - Perhaps Love
- Joe Hisaishi - A Chinese Tall Story
- Lo Tayu - Election
- Chan Kwong-Wing - Initial D

Best Sound Effect
- Steven Burgess and Ho Wai (Seven Swords)
- Kinson Tsang (Perhaps Love)
- Kinson Tsang (A Chinese Tall Story )
- Wang Danrong and Roger Savage (The Promise)
- Kinson Tsang (Initial D)

Special Recommendation - Award for New Director
- Mathew Tang (b420)
- Kenneth Bi (Rice Rhapsody)
- Stephen Fung (House of Fury)

Best Asian Film
- Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (China, mainland)
- Howl's Moving Castle (Japan)
- Three Times (Taiwan)
- Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (South Korea)
- Be with You (Japan)

Update from:


The 25th Hong Kong Film Awards

HONG KONG - Four movies got 10 or more nominations in the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards shortlist announced Wednesday, but Johnnie To's gangster film "Election" dominated with nods for best film, director and actor.

The award winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony April 8.

Tsui Hark's kung fu epic "Seven Swords" and Peter Chan's musical "Perhaps Love" each bagged 11 nominations, while "Election" and "Initial D" - based on a Japanese comic about street car racers - each had 10.

But it was To's "Election," about two gang leaders feuding for the top, that racked up nominations in the highest-profile categories.

It was nominated for best film, and To for best director. Its stars Tony Leung Ka-fai and Simon Yam were both nominated for best actor.

To hopes to redeem his disappointing showing at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards in November, when he got 11 nominations but only two awards, for sound effects and original screenplay.

Solidifying his status as a top Chinese-language star, Leung is competing with himself for best actor. He is nominated for "Election," and for his role as a subdued man with a lifelong crush on a friend in "Everlasting Regret."

By contrast, In "Election," he plays a hot-tempered, ruthless gangster who punishes his own cohorts by rolling them down a mountain in crates.

Leung is best known to Western audiences for his role as a Chinese man who has an affair with a young French girl in "The Lover."

Action star Jackie Chan and heartthrob Andy Lau are also hoping for comebacks in Hong Kong after disappointing Golden Horse showings.

Chan stars in "The Myth," which is nominated for best film. Lau is up for best actor for his role in "Wait 'Til You're Older."

All eyes are also on Hong Kong pop singer Sammi Cheng, wondering if she can win best actress as a Shanghai beauty who endures political and personal upheaval in China in "Everlasting Regret."

Pop singer Aaron Kwok, a surprise best actor winner for "Divergence" at the Golden Horse Awards, is now shooting for a win in hometown Hong Kong. He has a Hong Kong Film Awards nomination for best actor.

This year's shortlist reflects a growing Hong Kong-mainland China film-making integration, with several nominations for co-productions by the two.

Mainlanders bagged four nominations in the acting categories. Zhou Xun is up for best actress in "Perhaps Love." Hu Jun ("Everlasting Regret"), Zhang Jingchu ("Seven Swords"), and Su Yan ("Everlasting Regret") are nominated for supporting roles.

The 25th Hong Kong Film Awards official Web site:



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