RAGING FIRE To Open For The 19th London East Asian Film Festival
This year’s installment of the London East Asian Film Festival has a pretty remarkable line-up to showcase for attendees long ahead of its ten-day launch from October 21. As of Friday, the latest addition to the roster now stands to open things up in festive fashion with Donnie Yen headliner, Raging Fire, set to premiere on opening day.
Fantasia XXV Canadian Premiere: RAGING FIRE, An Electrifying Closure To Director Benny Chan’s Legacy
Originally published 8.16.21: From a professional standpoint, the last seventeen months were quite hectic for me. Briefly, the translation business was not slowed down in the least by the pandemic, quite the contrary. Amongst other things, I am very grateful for the work – a regular income proved to be one less worry. Work not only kept me busy and paying the bills, it contributed to keeping me sane (long daily walks also helped). The pandemic ensured my disconnection from most people, including friends and acquaintances and the interests/hobbies we share. This year, Fantasia is also part of the general disconnect. As such, I had no idea the film festival’s 25th edition would feature the Canadian Premiere of Hong Kong Director Benny Chan’s (Chan Muk-sing, October 7, 1961 – August 23, 2020) very last film, Raging Fire. Usually, I keep track of these things as martial arts and films still fascinate me in the autumn of my life. My interest with film started at a very young age with my mother Yvette introducing me to black and white films featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, James Cagney, the Marx Brothers, Deanna Durbin, movies we would watch on television. In my early teens, my father Georges and I were patrons of the local cinemas and watched double bills featuring the celluloid exploits of Bruce Lee, Angela Mao Ying and Jimmy Wang Yu. In my later teens and early adult years, I was drawn to films such as The Other Side of Midnight, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Logan’s Run, and The Serpent’s Egg. !
NYAFF XX Review: Benny Chan’s RAGING FIRE, A White-Knuckle Cop Thriller With Posthumous Deference
The past two decades or so proved to be a pretty interesting era in Asian movies. Specifically, new blood entered the arena by the late nineties to carry onward the legacy and momentum of Hong Kong cinema following its latest crossovers of Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh, placing younger stars like actor Nicholas Tse firmly in the spotlight as the terrain shifted. The result has seen the trajectory expanded on significantly more prospective terms as, namely speaking, Yen’s pursuits saw him traveling the world for productions on both sides of the lens, while the likes of Tse and his Gen-X Cops helmer Benny Chan – director of Yen’s 1995 incarnation of Fist Of Fury – would eventually see the two collaborate several times over from 2004 through 2011.
NYAFF XX: Benny Chan’s RAGING FIRE Heads Up Centerpiece Premiere With Kim Ji-Hoon’s SINKHOLE To Close Festival
Not to be outdone for a ways to end the week on a high note, folks attending the New York Asian Film Festival will undoubtedly be privy to the addition of two more titles to this year’s hybrid festivities, with the Centerpiece presentation of Benny Chan’s Raging Fire, and the closing premiere of Kim Ji-hoon’s survival pic, Sinkhole.
Fantasia Adds Donnie Yen Action Thriller RAGING FIRE To This Year’s Festival Line-Up!
It’s always a welcome feat that festivals like Fantasia drop a surprise last-minute addition. This year, the 25th hybrid installment just got a little bigger with the announcement of action crime thriller, Raging Fire, starring Donnie Yen and Nicholas Tse.
RAGING FIRE Unleashes Between Donnie Yen And Nicholas Tse In The First Teaser
Right up until his untimely passing in August, late director Benny Chan served as one of the most memorable and remarkable filmmakers of his field. He now leaves his fanbase around the world with his final posthumous film credit, Raging Fire, rejoining his Fist Of Fury TV series star Donnie Yen, and Shaolin and Invisible Target star Nicholas Tse for a brand new thriller going into 2021.
RAGING FIRE: Donnie Yen/Nicholas Tse Cop Actioner Announced At FilMart
Emperor Motion Pictures made it official this week with the announcement of Raging Fire. Thought to be a new rendition of last year’s announced Crossfire project joining Benny Chan and action star Donnie Yen, THR reports that Raging Fire is an entirely different film altogether that will also star Nicholas Tse.
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