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Namiya

(解憂雜貨店)

 
Synopsis:

“Namiya” is the Chinese remake of the Japanese fantasy film The Miracles of the Namiya General Storewhich is also based on the best-selling Japanese novel of the same name by Keigo Higashino. In this Chinese adaptation which is directed by Han Jie (“Mr. Tree”, 2011), super star Jackie Chan (“Rush Hour”, 1998) plays the former owner of the abandoned dime store, who is famous for providing advice to people.  Karry Wang (“The Great Wall”, 2016), Dilraba (“Fall In Love Like A Star”, 2015) and Dong Zijian (“Mountains May Depart”, 2015) play the supporting roles as the three juvenile delinquents who discover the magical mail box that connects them to the past in the store. 

Three orphans Xiao Bo (Karry Wang), Tong Tong (Dilraba) and Jie (Dong Zijian)take refuge in an abandoned dime store which is formerly owned by Namiya (Jackie Chan); and intend to just stay the night.  But their plans change when a mysterious advice-seeking letter dated 1993 is dropped through the shop’s mail box. It marks the beginning of a time-travelling adventure for the youths to connect to the past.

 

 

 
Cast:

Karry Wang, Dilraba, Dong Zijian, Lee Hong-Chi, Jackie Chan

Director: Han Jie
Duration (min) :

116min (tbc), Th/ Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Fantasy

Language:

Mandarin and Cantonese

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China

China, Hong Kong

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tofuman

(豆福傳)

 
Synopsis:

Directed by Joey Zou, the Chinese 3D CGI feature Tofumanis based on a Chinese legend concerning the origin of Tofu or bean curd, and follows a group of beans that come to life and start practicing magic arts to gain immortality. Guo Lei, the visual director of the home-grown blockbuster Monkey King: Hero is Back and Monster Hunt, is also the visual director for Tofuman.

The Huainan seignior Liu An worships immortality. He collects beans of all minds to make elixir. However, during his attempt, the elixir is not made but the beans have come to life and make their own world-the bean world. The beans follow Liu An as their mentor and practice the magic arts for immortality. But after Liu An has ascended, they eventually give up on the practice and make law banning it. But one bean-Dou Fu, continues the practice despite everyone else’s smearing and objections. Dou Fu is immersed in his pursuit but accidentally got into trouble. He is institutionalized as psycho and tortured. But it turns out to be blessing in disguise because one of the crazy inmates he meets there is Looney Bean-said to be a god evicted to Earth from Heaven. Dou Fu continues to practice magic under his teaching. After all the ordeals and trials, Dou Fu never gives up and finally “ascends” to heaven but only to find everything is conspiracy and a disaster is looming over the entire bean race.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

 

Director: Joey Zou
Duration (min) :

82min (tbc), Th

Version: Theatrical
Grade: G
Genre:

Animation

Language:

Mandarin and English

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide

China

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Thousand Faces of Dunjia 

(奇門遁甲)
 
Awards:

Nominations:
2018 (12th) Asian Film Awards- Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects

2018 (37th) Hong Kong Film Awards- Best Editing, Best Action Choreography

 

 
Synopsis:

“The Thousand Faces of Dunjia” is a Chinese action fantasy which features the collaboration of legendary action choreographer/director, YUEN Wo-ping(“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”, 2016) and writer/producer TSUI Hark (“Seven Swords”, 2005).  Packed with exciting martial arts and special visual effects, the film accounts a group of warriors with supernatural abilities, who protect humankind from a terrifying paranormal creature.  The talented cast includes Aarif LEE (“Kung Fu Yoga”, 2017), ZHOU Dongyu (“This Is Not What I Expected”, 2017), DA Peng (“See You Tomorrow”, 2016) and NI Ni (“Fleet of Time”, 2014).  With the combination of martial arts, romance and fantasy, “The Thousand Faces of Dunjia” is a must-see action adventure for the audiences.

During the Northern Song Dynasty, Dao (Aarif LEE) – a naïve young constable – accidentally stumbles upon an underground society called the Wuyinmen. Each Wuyinmen member has supernatural abilities, and are hiding under different disguises.  Dao learns that the society’s leader has been missing for some time, and that anyone who inherits the leader’s power can become the successor.

One day, Wuyinmen member Zhuge (DA Peng)returns with Yuan (ZHOU Dongyu), a young girl who may be the new leader that the society members have been waiting for.  Meanwhile, a paranormal creature with terrifying powers has been waiting for its chance to destroy mankind.  To ensure the safety of the world, the extraordinary warriors of the Wuyinmen are ready to join force to take down the creature.

 

 

 
Cast: Aarif LEE, ZHOU Dongyu, NI Ni, DA Peng, WU Bai
Director: YUEN Wo-ping
Duration (min) : 133min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except China

China, Hong Kong

2017

 

 
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Toy Guardians

(玩偶奇兵)

 
Synopsis: Directed by Shen Yu and Huang Yan, the animation Toy Guardians illustrates an adventure story about a little girl who gets addicted to the digital world and the toys which strive to restore her innocence of childhood. The importance of family relationship is brought up in a visually-captivating and heart-warming way.

Two plush toys, a Tiger and a Dinosaur, rescue their little master from villains of online games who are out to capture the innocence of children.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

 

Director: Shen Yu, Huang Yan 
Duration (min) :

88min (tbc), Th

Version: Theatrical
Grade: G
Genre:

Animation

Language:

Mandarin

Subtitles:

English/ Chinese & English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China and Indonesia

China

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Legend of the Demon Cat 

(妖貓傳)
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:
2018 (46th) FEST, Belgrade International Film Festival
2018 (28th) African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival
Awards:
2018 (12th) Asian Film Award- Best Supporting Actress, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design,Best Production Design
2018 (23rd) Huading Awards- Best Supporting Actress
Nominations:
2018 (12th) Asian Film Award- Best Director, Best Cinematographer
2018 (23rd) Huading Awards- Best Director
2018 (9th) China Film Director’s Guild Awards- Best Film, Best Director

 

 

 
Synopsis:

Directed by renowned Chinese director Chen Kaige (“Together”, 2002), “Legend of the Demon Cat” is a historical fantasy about a demonic cat that causes a series of strange events during the Tang Dynasty in China. Based on the bestselling Japanese novel “Samana Kukai” written by Japanese writer Yoneyama Mineo, this blockbuster is a collaboration of the top talents in the industry from China, Japan and Hong Kong. The lead actors Huang Xuan (“The Great Wall”, 2016) who plays the Chinese poet, Shota Sometani (“Foreboding”, 2017) who plays the Japanese monk, and Sandrine Pinna who plays the beautiful Yang Guifei, deliver impressive performances. With a set that costs US$200 million and five years to build, this film will certainly bring a visually stunning experience to the audiences.

In the Tang imperial court, a Chinese poet (Huang Xuan) and a Japanese monk (Shôta Sometani) join forces to investigate the strange events associated with a demonic cat; and in the process unravel the mystery behind the death of China’s most legendary concubine, Yang Guifei (Sandrine Pinna).

 

 

 
Cast: Huang Xuan, Shôta Sometani, Zhang Yuqi, Hiroshi Abe, Sandrine Pinna
Director: Chen Kaige
Duration (min) : 129min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

 

 

Origin:

Year:

 

Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau,

Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

only

China, Japan, Hong Kong

2017