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NYAFF Review: Zhang Wei’s THE RIB Invokes A Beautiful Tale About Acceptance And Revealing What Is Already There
The RibTransgendered Huanyu (Yuan Weijie) seeks to get reassignment surgery to physically become a woman; however, before the operation can take place, Huanyu must convince his father Jianguo (Huang Jingyi) to sign off on the procedure as parental consent is needed. Being a devout Christian, Jianguo is adamantly opposed to such a thing and the revelation about the secret life of his only son rattles him and his faith to its core. As father and son try to reconcile their dreams and needs as a family, Huanyu must also come to terms with how the society in China will react when he becomes fully outed and a woman.
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Review: Herman Yau’s THE WHITE STORM 2: DRUG LORDS, A Violent Tale Of Rivaling Tycoons And A City Caught In The Middle
Benny Chan’s The White Storm was a riveting, explosive crime epic in 2013, packed with riveting and high drama led by Louis Koo, Sean Lau and Nick Cheung for its heroic bloodshed narrative. That was six years ago, and with the time its taken for The White Storm 2: Drug Lords to arrive, newly-installed Herman Yau crafts an explosive, spectacular sequel that swells the bodycount.
What better way to get revved up for this year’s New York Asian Film Festival than the official trailer? Indiewire shared the exclusive goods a few days ago but it’s finally making the viral rounds and offering a hefty dose of excitement to the willing masses who plan on having their minds blown for seventeen days straight.
Japan audiences are less than a week from the premiere of Gachi Boshi helmer Kan Eguchi’s new film, The Fable, and the campaign has been pretty amply paced thusfar since rolling out its initial teasers last December.
Adding to the awesomeness of Yuen Woo-Ping receiving the Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s 18th New York Asian Film Festival, actress Veronica Ngo will also be on hand serving as competition juror on top of snagging her own award in the form of the Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema.
Tickets are on sale for the North American premiere for The New York Asian Film Festival’s upcoming premiere presentation of Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels. The live action cinematic presentation enjoins the filmic feats of directors Kim Tae-yong (Memento Mori, critically acclaimed Late Autumn) and music director Bang Jun-Seok (The Throne, Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds, Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days), along with a 20-piece ensemble from the National Gugak Center.
Summer is here and for cinephilic types, that means more festive film events forthcoming. Our own New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) kicks off on June 28 with a pending line-up that will also bear host to a celebration of venerable martial arts cinema auteur, Master Yuen Woo-Ping.
New York City’s film festival scene is a rich and vibrant kind, cultivated and host to a world of dazzling and unique features. Going into this summer, The New York Asian Film Festival will be no different this month with the announcement of its first venture, the U.S. premiere of Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels.
NYAFF Winter Showcase: MISS BAEK Star Han Ji-Min Illuminates As Film Ambassador For First-Year Event
Folks attending the first weekend of the NYAFF Winter Showcase got first hand entertainment last week with actress Han Ji-Min for the opening premiere of Lee Ji-won’s new drama, Miss Baek. Han was announced in mid-January as the organization’s Film Ambassador for this year’s inaugural Winter event launching two-weekends of notable Asian titles centric on the 99% and the extraordinary lives of ordinary people, coupled with a dose of old school kung fu and action films to boot.