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The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang

(神探蒲松齡)

 

 

Synopsis:

The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yangis based on Pu Songling, an historical figure, and his classic novel, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. This period comedy brimming with fantastical, oriental elements leads the audience on a heady and exhilarating adventure with Pu Songling and a motley group of demons. Directed by Vash Yan (Into the Brain, Bugs) the film boasts the international superstar Jackie Chan (Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon) as its hero. Naturally, the action legend leads a star-studded cast, including Ethan Juan (My Queen, Monga), Elaine Zhong (Youth) and actor and singer Austin Lin (Somewhere I Have Never Traveled, At Cafe 6).

 

The barrier protecting humans from the realm of demons has fallen. The King of Demons sends Songling (Chan) in the guise of a master detective to track down every last beast, aided by a group of friendly spirits and a police detective named Fei (Lin). Songling learns that teenage village girls are being abducted by the beautiful demoness Xiaoqian (Zhong) and also encounters another spirit hunter Chixia (Juan) who tells of the tragic transformation of Xiaoqian from human to soul-sucking spirit.  And so, instead of entrapping demons, Songling must now save one.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Jackie Chan, Ethan Juan, Elaine Zhong, Austin Lin

Director: Vash Yan
Duration (min) :

108 min (tbc), Th/Ed

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

Action, Fantasy

Language:

Cantonese and Mandarin

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China 

China

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Cool Fish

(無名之輩)

 
 
Awards:

Nominations:

China Film Director's Guild Awards (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, Best Young Director)
Macau International Movie Festival- Golden Lotus Awards (Best Actress, Best Writing)
To Ten Chinese Films Festival- Youth Film Handbook Award (Outstanding Film)

Awards:

China Film Critics Association - China Film Critics Award (Top Ten Films)
Macau International Movie Festival- Golden Lotus Awards (Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor)
Shanghai Film Critics Awards- Film of Merit (Top Ten Films)

 

 
Synopsis:

With its mix of comedy and interlocking crime stories A Cool Fish makes more than a nod to many of Quentin Tarantino’s films. Directed by Rao Xiaozhi (The Insanity), the bold entertainer stars Chen Jianbin (Empresses in the Palace, Three Kingdoms), Ren Suxi (Mr. Donkey, Absurd Accident) and Pan Binlong (Detective Chinatown, Kung Fu Monster).

 

The film starts with a pair of bungling robbers, Cobra (Zhang) and Big Head (Pan) fleeing on a motorcycle after ineptly holding up a mobile phone store at gunpoint. When their motorcycle ends up in a tree they race off on foot, eventually taking refuge in the flat of a foul-mouthed quadriplegic Jiaqi (Ren) who quickly sees through the pair’s bluster. Meanwhile, across town a policeman-turned-security guard – and Jiaqi’s brother – Ma Xiangyong (Chen) faces the ultimate challenge when his boss mysteriously disappears and his paralysed sister makes a morbid deal with the armed bandits.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Chen Jianbin, Ren Suxi, Pan Binlong, Zhang Yu, Ma Yinyin, 

Wang Yanhui

Director: Rao Xiaozhi
Duration (min) : 109 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy 
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except China

China

2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Lifetime Treasure

(如珠如寶)

 

 

Synopsis:

Directed and co-written by Andrew Lam Man Chung, the comedy-drama A Lifetime Treasure sees five residents of a nursing home teaming up with their superintendent to thwart the efforts of a mobster who wants to take over and redevelop the facility. An impressive lineup of well-known and respected actors and actresses including Teddy Robin (who also is the producer), Louis Cheung (Keeper Of Darkness), Ivana Wong (Golden Chickens 3), Sammo Hung (My Beloved Bodyguard) and Lam Suet (Trivisa) are not only highly amusing but also give the audience a noble lesson on treating the elderly as a treasure.


In a peaceful elderly home managed by retired doctor Chief (Andrew Lam Man Chung) and nurse Ching (Wong) lives a group of five retirees: Teddy (Robin), a former professional pickpocket; Fatty Crab (Hung), a wheelchair-bound ex-detective; Uncle Lung (Leung), previously a spy for the British secret service; Richard (Ng), a former professional swimmer still saddened by his son’s death; and Wai (Tien), a retired Chinese opera actress. Their peace is about to be shattered when Chief’s old friend, the gangster Marvin (Lam Suet), plans to take revenge on him and tries to take control of the home…

 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Louis Cheung, Ivana Wong, Sammo Hung, Andrew Lam Man Chung

Bob Lam, Lam Suet, Teddy Robin, Leung Siu-lung, Richard Ng, 

Tien Niu

Director: Andrew Lam Man Chung
Duration (min) :

90 min (tbc), Th/Ed

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

Drama, Comedy

Language:

Cantonese and Mandarin

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China 

Hong Kong

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Missbehavior

(恭喜八婆)

 
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Osaka Asian Film Festival- Special Focus on Hong Kong 2019

 

 
Synopsis:

Shot over fourteen days, this Hong Kong-style Chinese New Year comedy, which makes much use of Cantonese wordplay, has to date grossed over HK$13 million and become the fifth highest-ranking Chinese-language film of 2019 in Hong Kong. Directed by Pang Ho-Cheung, whose other talents run to novelist, playwright and actor, Missbehavior stars Isabel Chan (Shopaholics, Love in a Puff), Dada Chan (Lan Kwai Fong, Vulgaria), Gigi Leung (Tempting Heart, A War Named Desire) and June Lam (Beast Stalker).

 

The mobile chat group “Pat Poh” (Nosy Bitches) comprises six girls and two boys. They were once close but for a variety of reasons they no longer speak. The situation continues until one day when group member June (Lam) inadvertently pours breast milk, which had been left by her supervisor, into a client’s coffee. Consequently, she urgently needs to find a replacement bottle before office hours are over. Desperately, she thinks of the friends who used to be so close and approaches Isabel (Chan) for help. Isabel in turn contacts the other group members. As they all strive to assist, they realise they are trying both to rescue June as well as a network of friendship that had appeared to be long gone. 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Isabel Chan, Dada Chan, Gigi Leung, June Lam, Chui Tien-You 

Hanjin Tan, Yanki Din, Jo Koo  

Director: Pang Ho-Cheung 
Duration (min) : 88 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy 
Language: Cantonese and Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except China

Hong Kong

2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lost, Found

(找到你)

 
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:                                                                   

Shanghai International Film Festival

Nominations:

Shanghai International Film Festival - Golden Goblet (Best Film)
China Film Director's Guild Awards- Best Actress, Best Director

Awards:

China Film Critics Association Award- China Film Critics Award (Top Ten Films)

Hainan International Film Festival- Best Actress (Chinese Competition)

 

 

 
Synopsis:

Directed by the Oscar-nominated cinematographer, Lü Yue, and produced by renowned filmmaker, Feng Xiaogang, Lost, Found is a remake of the 2016 South Korean film, Missing. It tells the story of a working-class woman, portrayed by Yao Chen (Journey to the West 2), fighting for custody of her daughter while a nanny, played by Ma Yili (Cold War), helps take care of the child.  With an intriguing plot, the film sheds light on the challenges modern women face in striking a balance between family and career. The film premiered at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival and has received critical acclaim from around the region.

 

Working hard to support her family, single mother Li Jie (Yao) is fighting her ex-husband over the custody of their daughter. Luckily she has a helpful nanny, Sun Fang (Ma), to help her look after the child. One day after work, Li Jie finds both her daughter and Sun Fang missing. Blamed by her family for the child’s disappearance and suspected of wrongdoing by the police, Li suffers an emotional breakdown. Then, she learns that nothing she previously knew about Sun Fang is true…

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Yao Chen, Ma Yili

Director: Lü Yue
Duration (min) : 102 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except China

China

2018