13th Edition Asian Film Awards – The Winners

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Asian Film Awards had its 13th edition today in Hong Kong, with nominees from all over Asia and winners alike. Obviously, what everyone wants to know is what movie from all five nominated for the best film won the award. Movie director Hirokazu Koreeda described Shoplifters ( Manbiki kazoku) as his “socially conscious” film, and a project he was thinking about for a couple of years. In the movie, a family of five is making it day by day with the help of shoplifting, when everything changes with the arrival of a stranger into the household. Shoplifters already brought director Hirokazu Koreeda the Palme d’Or award in May, during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. At the 13th Edition of Asian Film Awards, the movie received Best Film and Best Original Music award.

Best Director went to Lee Chang-dong for the South Korean psychological drama Burning, where he also produced and co-wrote. The film premiered on May 16, 2018, at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Early in 2019, although it had not received an actual nomination, Burning made it into 91st Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film final of nine-film shortlist, on February 24 and with this becoming the first Korean film to make it to the final if this category. Director Lee Chang-dong also won the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Kazakhstan-born actress Samal Yeslyamova left home with Best Actress award for 2018 drama film Ayka (My Little One) while Japanese actor Kōji Hashimoto won Best Actor for 2018 Japanese crime and yakuza film The Blood of Wolves.

Other winners include South Korean singer-actor Kim Jae-joong for the AFA Next Generation Award, Chinese actor and model Huang Jingyu for Best Newcomer with 2018 Chinese war film Operation Red Sea.

 

Mexican Remake ‘La Boda de Mi Mejor Amigo’ is The Perfect Watch for Valentine’s day

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‘La Boda de Mi Mejor Amigo’ is a Mexican comedy remake after 1997 ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’, then played with Julian Roberts and Cameron Diaz. Back to today, director Celso R. García kept the whole script pretty close to its original and mixed with new actors, new location and a different language, we get to experience a whole new level of comedy and good vibes. Let’s not forget the amount of hotness gathered in one movie thanks to all these handsome and talented actors and actresses.
Cast: Ana Serradilla, Carlos Ferro, Natasha Dupeyrón and Miguel Ángel Silvestre.
First in the cinema: 14th February

‘Diese Bescheuerte Herz’ Has all The Power to Make you Laugh, Cry and Hope

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Comedy drama ‘Diese Bescheuerte Herz’ had its premiere in Munich just the other day, gathering all of the cast and producer into a nice group of people. The star of the show was the leading role, actor Elyas M’Barek, who showed up in a beige suit, looking light and smiley.

In the movie, he plays a party type of guy, named Lenny, who’s used living a life free of any worry, and who thinks of himself a life artist. Everything changes in a blink of an eye when his dad, a heart specialist, sets him on a mission of taking care against his mood, of David, a 15-year-old boy, a sufferer of heart disease. Lenny’s and David’s worlds clash, asking for both of them to change, seek deeper into themselves and find the truth.

The movie is on cinema starting 21 December.

Berlin’s Avant-Garde Volksbühne Theater Freed From Activists Occupation & Anti- Gentrification Protest

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Volksbühne Theater aka Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz in the city of Berlin had been recently involved in protests, the building having been occupied since September 22 by activists represented by musicians, actors, and anti-gentrification supporters. The protests aim against the unfamiliar direction Chris Dercon, director of the Theatre since 2015, is planning on taking the Volksbühne Theater. Since yesterday, the building is out from the occupation, negotiations between the activists and Dercon being the next practical move to follow.

More on the story here.

Continuing With Best of Fashion from Venice Film Festival: Amal Clooney, Jane Fonda and More

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Amal Clooney’s lilac dress talked about romance, excellent craftsmanship, and high class. On top of that, the color and silhouette help to soften up some of the harshness dark hair usually has.

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Avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson was amongst the many who showed up on the red carpet ahead of “Suburbicon” screening. Her positive attitude, together with her creative sense of dressing up went very well hand in hand. And literally, the highlight of her look is every single piece that she is wearing.

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There’s somebody I do not know, who showed up wearing a fancy robe on top of his suit. The bow tie is a perfect touch to the whole affair.

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One of my favorite actresses, Barbora Bobulova, was in high heels and lila dress for the photocall of ‘Diva!’, and I can’t take my eyes off of her adorable look. The bangs add more of the girly vibe.

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Actress Isabella Ferrari joined Bobulova in the pursuit of looking gentle and feminine, choosing a just as much loved color, which is a lovely pink of a long dress with shirt collar.

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Jane Fonda looked sublime on the red carpet in her embroidered gown, for the screening of her latest movie ‘Our Souls at Night’.

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Milena Mancini’s super relaxed but fashionable look that she wore for the ‘Il Contagio’ photocall has given me some inspiration for my own looks. Love her hair, the posture and all that she’s wearing.

Mauricio Ochmann and Wife Aislinn Derbez play in Comedy Movie ‘Hazlo Como Hombre’

Actor Mauricio Ochmann stars alongside his wife, Aislinn Derbez, in comedy movie Hazlo como Hombre (Do it Like a Man), officially set for release in Mexic on August 11. It is directed by Nicolás López, who gets mentioned together with Guillermo Amoedo at being responsible for the screenplay.

In the movie, Raúl, played by Ochmann, is a conservative and macho type of guy who’s perfect world gets completely shaken up after one of his two long time friends, Santiago, played by Alfonso Dosal, is confessing his homosexuality. The subject is still a tabu chapter to Raúl, who is devastated and wants his friend back to how he used to be. Convinced that it is all a phase, he and his other friend Eduardo, played by Humberto Busto, are set on a journey of finding answers which ultimately, as they are hoping, could cure their beloved indeed gay friend.

Language: Spanish.

Actors Ariel Levy, Alfonso Dosal, Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Humberto Busto, Ignacia Allamand and film director Nicolas Lopez at the ‘Hazlo Como Hombre’ premiere on August 8, in Mexico.

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The Good Looks From Louis Vuitton Men’s SS 2018 Front Row

Louis Vuitton showcased its Men’s SS 2018 collection on 22 June, at Domaine du Palais Royal for Paris Men’s Fashion Week. For the occasion, it had invited a bunch of good looking male specimens to sit front row, and I have fallen for it because I’m a hetero chick. Can’t help it. Sorry, Naomi Campbell and Lilly Allen!

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The suit seemed to be the choice to wear for front row display. Actors Goong Yoo and Ben Robson rocked the blue, with Goong showing love for the style of FW 2017 collection, with one side shirt tucked in and belt designed to sit loose. Xu Weizhou’s fresh face worked wonders with the look of his pajama suit. Actor Yang Shuo joined the group looking sophisticated, and Will Peltz kept it comfortable.

Actor Will Peltz

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Gong Yoo

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Yang Shuo

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Xu Weizhou

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Actor Ben Robson

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Rapper Tyga, basketball player Russell Westbrook, actor Luca Calvani, Luka Sabbat and Hidetoshi Nakata were there too.

Song Joong-ki Plays Independent Fighter In ‘Battleship Island’ Film

Back in 2016, South Korean actor Song Joong-ki shined in his role of the charismatic captain Yoo Si-jin in major hit proclaimed “Descendants of The Sun” television series, for which he won Most Popular Actor and iQiyi Global Star awards at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards.

Not long after Descendants aired, the actor began filming for movie Battleship Island, a film that speaks about the hardships occurred in the Japanese occupation era. This movie comes as a surprise for fans, but then it is not such a big one since Song seems to do very well in heroic roles. And although the vibe is very different from its last movie work, I get the feeling that the actor will shine once again as a noble character.

The movie hasn’t got an official date release and has been sold to 113 countries according to CJ Entertainment. On June 15, South Korean actors Hwang Jung-Min, Kim Su-An, So Ji-Sub, Lee Jung-Hyun alongside Song attended the press conference for ‘The Battleship Island’ at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul. As a final say, I’m suggesting a napkin refill and then holiday recovery.

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