October 14, 2006


I'm currently at the Pusan Film Market (part of the Pusan Film Festival) and the news is flowing fast and furious, like a giant river of syrup. It looks like there's a new Chinese, period, martial arts epic, THREE KINGDOMS: RESURRECTION OF THE DRAGON and it stars Andy Lau and Maggie Q. Daniel Lee is directing and Sammo is doing action choreography.

Also, Aussie sales agent Arclight has picked up Soi Cheang's DOG BITE DOG and is now trying to make an international sale.

October 14, 2006 at 06:40 PM in News | Permalink


Lucky you for being in Pusan, Grady!!! So, care to comment re how the Pusan film festival compares with the HKIFF (in terms of atmosphere and audience along with offerings)?

Posted by: YTSL | Oct 15, 2006 2:49:32 AM

As a Hong Kong people, I think it is pretty easy to say that Pusan is much better than HKIFF; Pusan is on another level.

Pusan should be compared to Shanghai, Tokyo or even Cannes/Berlin/Venice/Toronto, not HKIFF.

Posted by: no name | Oct 15, 2006 3:49:49 AM

what the hell is that childish remark with the attitude 'it deserves more than to be compared with HKIFF'?

And for answer YTSL briefly, I'd say Pusan is much more chaotic but a chaos that is arranged in its own way. It's quite enthusiastic to see all those crowds literally craving to get just one more ticket to cinema.

Posted by: songbird | Oct 15, 2006 10:22:16 AM

Sorry .... I mean no offense to you guy....

I just think that comparing Pusan to HKIFF is like comparing Paul Thomas Anderson to Ron Underwood ....

Posted by: no name | Oct 15, 2006 12:15:27 PM

here's one of the many links to see latest pusan activities - in pictures:


Posted by: ed | Oct 16, 2006 2:29:11 AM

Found Pusan a lot of fun, with the volunteers giving a lot of energy to the festival.

And it has the locals taking part, with Korean subtitles projected on the sides, unlike Bangkok, which doesn't even bother.

Posted by: Dave | Oct 16, 2006 6:45:33 PM

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