Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014) movie trailer

Trailer for Chinese movie Black Coal, Thin Ice (白日焰火) which won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Directed by Diao Yinan, starring Liao Fan (best actor in Berlin), Guey Lun Mei and Wang Xuebing…

It follows the story of an ex-cop who lost his job five-years ago following his blunder in a murder case (with body parts found in coal factories across a small town). He became a drunkard but decides to re-investigate the old files after identical murders begin again, and discovers that everything links back to the wife of the first victim.

FLARE (2014) movie trailer

Trailer for Japanese movie FLARE, directed by Yuki Otsuka and starred Mayuko Fukuda, Valentin Bonhomme and Alice Hirose etc.

The film tells the story of Flare, a Japanese girl with a troubled childhood who found direction in life after crossing path with a French photographer who works in Japan, and also a lesbian she met at a probation centre.

Mayuko Fukuda, the leading lady, was a popular child/teen actress who has starred in dozens of dramas and movies. She’s turning 20 this year.

Hong Kong Film Awards 2014

The HK Film Awards Association [Cn] has released photos of the main nominees of the 2014 awards which will be presented on April 13. The images will feature in a special publication for the gala event.

[Update] The main winners include The Grandmaster (film), Zhang Ziyi (actress), Nich Cheung (actor), Kara Hui (supporting actress), Max Zhang (supporting actor), Wong Kar Wai (director) and Babyjohn Choi (newcomer). Congratulations.

Hong Kong Film Awards 2014 best actress nominees
Best Actress – Cherry Ngan, Tang Wei, Zhang Ziyi, Sammi Cheng, Nina Paw

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Judge! (2014) movie trailer

Movie trailer for 2014 Japanese comedy Judge!, starring Satoshi Tsumabuki, Keiko Kitagawa, Lily Franky, Kyoka Suzuki and Etsushi Toyokawa.

Tsumabuki plays a rookie in an advertising agency who’s being planted as a judge in a prestigious competition by his boss in order to gain an edge.

Beside juggling between his conscience as a judge and his job “duty” for his firm, the rookie also has to act like husband with a fake wife who accompanied him to the judging event (in a close venue) to make sure that he does his work properly.

My Little Sweat Pea (2013) movie teaser

Teaser for upcoming Japanese film Mugiko-san to (My Sweet Little Pea), directed by Keisuke Yoshida, starring Maki Horikita, Ryuhei Matsuda and Kimiko Yo.

Mugiko (her name means little pea), who lives with her brother and works at a manga store, is dreaming to become a voice actress. One day, her mother whom she barely knew turns up and moves in with the siblings, causing discomfort.

Apparently the mum is really ill (not knowingly to her daughter) and wants to spend her last days with the family. Mugiko has to deliver her mother’s ashes back to her hometown after she passes away, and discovers a lot more about her mother (and probably why she left when Mugiko was a kid) from her old friends.