All articles by Silvia Wong – Page 2

  • Mohsen Makhmalbaf

    Singapore Film Festival reveals 2015 line-up; drops closing film


    The festival will screen 146 films from 51 countries, and will honour Mohsen Makhmalbaf (pictured) with a five-film tribute.

  • china box office

    'Goodbye Mr Loser' holds off 'Ant-Man' at China box office


    Ant-Man opened with a strong $42.77m but Goodbye Mr Loser is still on top.

  • Yellow Flowers On Green Grass

    'Yellow Flowers' rules in Vietnam


    Vietnamese-American director Victor Vu’s latest film has become a surprise hit at the box office in Vietnam, raking in $2.67m with 850,000 admissions since its opening on October 1.

  • mountain cry

    Hark & Company to release 'Mountain Cry' in Japan


    The film will be released in Japan in Q3 2016.

  • goodbye mr loser

    'Goodbye Mr Loser' tops China box office


    Goodbye Mr Loser knocked Lost In Hong Kong from the top spot.

  • Lost In Hong Kong

    ‘Lost in Hong Kong’ leads strong week for China films


    CHINA BOX OFFICE: Lost in Hong Kong surged past $200m during the lucrative National Day week.

  • Lost In Hong Kong

    'Lost In Hong Kong' hits $106.8m


    Lost In Hong Kong has become the fastest local film to make $100m at the box office.

  • Front Cover

    Edko to open 'Front Cover' in Hong Kong


    Edko Films has acquired all Hong Kong and Macau rights to Ray Yeung’s gay comedy drama Front Cover, with a Hong Kong theatrical release scheduled for the first quarter of 2016.


    'Mission: Impossible 5' tops 'Minions' in China


    CHINA BOX OFFICE: Paramount’s Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation amassed $33.70m for a $120.29m cume.

  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

    'Mission: Impossible 5' tops China as 'Monster Hunt' sets new record


    CHINA BOX OFFICE: Paramount’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation grossed $86.42m in six days, while Monster Hunt has become the biggest-ever film in China.

  • Philip Yung

    Filmart 2015: Philip Yung, Port Of Call


    Philip Yung talks to Silvia Wong about socially conscious storytelling and his HKIFF closing film Port Of Call.

  • Yasmin Ahmad

    Malaysia's Yasmin Ahmad dies aged 51


    Renowned Malaysian writer-director Yasmin Ahmad passed away last Saturday after suffering a stroke and brain haemorrhage. She was 51.

  • News

    Wonderful Town kicks off Bangkok Director's Screen project


    The local film community in Bangkok is launching a Director's Screen project as part of an initiative to promote independent cinema. Aditya Assarat's multiple award-winning Wonderful Town will kick-start the series when it opens on May 15, and will be followed by Pimpaka Towira's documentary Truth Be Told ...

  • News

    Cathay, Emaar unveil details of Dubai exhibition venture


    Reel Entertainment, the Dubai-based joint venture between Singapore exhibitor Cathay Organisation and Dubai property developer Emaar Malls Group, has announced that its new chain of multiplexes will be named Reel Cinemas. The first two Reel Cinemas are on target to open their doors in the last quarter of this year. ...

  • News

    Bangkok film festival pushed backto September


    The organisers of the 6th Bangkok International Film Festival (BKKIFF) have revealed that the event will be rescheduled to September from the previously announced dates in late July. Previous organisers, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will take a backseat this year, and let the Federation of National Film Associations ...

  • News

    Cerenzie-Peters acquires remake rights to Thai Devil


    Paramount Pictures-based production and finance company Cerenzie-Peters Productions has acquired English-language remake rights to Thai horror hit Art Of The Devil 2 from Thailand's Five Star Production. The picture is part of a successful franchise that has spawned three films. The other two films are also included in the deal ...

  • News

    Wild Bunch picks up world rights to Khoo's My Magic


    France's Wild Bunch has acquired worldwide sales rights, excluding France and Singapore, to Eric Khoo's Cannes competition-bound My Magic. Khoo's Singapore-based production outfit Zhao Wei Films has separately sold the film to ARP for France. The new picture represents the first from Singapore to play in competition at Cannes. Khoo's ...

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    Thailand's GTH has phobia for Cannes market


    Leading Thai producer-distributor GMM Tai Hub (GTH) will debut a new portmanteau film 4bia (pronounced as 'phobia') at the Cannes Film Market. The new picture is directed by four horror gurus: Parkpoom Wongpoom and Banjong Pisanthanakun (the duo directors behind Shutter and Alone), Paween Purijitpanya (Body) and veteran filmmaker Yongyoot ...

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    Mendoza's Slingshot dominates Singapore awards


    Philippine director Brillante 'Dante' Mendoza's Slingshot dominated Singapore's Silver Screen Awards, walking away with best film, best director and the NETPAC award.Actress Inessa Kislova won best performance for Abai Kulbai's coming-of-age tale Swift while Abdellatif Abdelhamid's Syrian comedy Out of Coverage received a special jury award at the ceremony organised ...

  • News

    Censors block four films at Singapore festival


    The 21st Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF) which started on Apr 4 has lost four documentary films to the local censors with another feature still pending a rating.Two of them, Arabs And Terrorism and David The Tolhildan, were 'disallowed' on account of their sympathetic portrayal of allegedly terrorist organisations.'Films which ...