Deanie Yip crowned best actress at Venice

Hong Kong actress Deanie Yip was awarded the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at the 68th Venice Film Festival on Saturday. The 63-year-old veteran won the award with her role in A Simple Life (English subbed trailer below). She’s the first Chinese actress in 19 years (Gong Li in 1992) to received the gong. Congratulations.

Directed by Ann Hui and co-starring Andy Lau, A Simple Life is adapted from a true story which tells the mother-and-son-like relationship of a servant and her young master.

Wuxia (Dragon) at Cannes

The cast of Chinese movie Wuxia (aka Dragon) – i.e. Donnie Yen, Tang Wei, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kara Hui, Jimmy Wang, Li Xiaoran, and director Peter Chan etc. – making their red carpet appearance at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival

Wuxia Dragon Cannes

The ancient martial arts film tells the story of an assassin (Donnie Yen) who gone into exile in a small village, hiding away from his notorious gang (led by Jimmy Wang) as well as the kingdom detective (Takeshi Kaneshiro). After getting married (with Tang Wei) and living peacefully for some years, the two parties finally caught up with Donnie, and the three-corner battles explode.

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Liu Yifei & A Chinese Ghost Story

Movie stills from A Chinese Ghost Story (倩女幽魂), a 2011 remake of 1987 Hong Kong epic which was itself based on an old Chinese folklore about a romantic yet dramatic ghostly encounter. The new film, set to premier on April 22 in China, stars Liu Yifei (as the ghost), Yu Shaoqun and Louis Koo etc…

Liu Yifei and Yu Shaoqun in A Chinese Ghost Story

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