John Woo honored in Venice

Hong Kong director John Woo was presented with the career Golden Lion prize in Venice on Friday. This is the first time a Chinese figure has been honored with the lifetime achievement award.

Hong Kong director John Woo honored in Venice

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Red Cliff broke box office record

Red Cliff, directed by John Woo, has created a new box office record for being the first Chinese movie to break the RMB300 million barrier (~ USD44 million) in China.

Chinese movie Red Cliff

The movie, the most expensive ever produced in Chinese movie history, is based on the epic battle during the Three Kingdoms era in ancient China. The movie is made into two episodes, and the sequel (scheduled to show in January 2009) is expected to hit high note as well.

War of the Red Cliff poster

The first official poster for Chinese movie “War of Red Cliff” was released to the press last week. Directed by John Woo and starring Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Vicki Zhao and Lin Chi Ling etc., the movie is highly anticipated in China and across Asia.

Movie poster for War of the Red Cliff

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Vicki Zhao joining all-star cast of Red Cliff

China actress Vicki Zhao Wei and veteran actor Zhang Fengyi have both confirmed to star in Hong Kong director John Woo’s epic wartime movie, The Battle of the Red Cliff.

China actress Vicki Zhao

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