The 4th New York Chinese Film Festival held a press conference on Saturday Nov 2nd at Golden Unicorn Restaurant (18 E Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10002.) They announced that Vicky Zhao Wei, Miriam Yeung, Donnie Yen, Larry Yang, Wesley Wong will be among talent & filmmakers to attend the 4TH New York Chinese Film Festival November 5,6,and 7, 2013. See below for programming details.
|Film festival Artistic Director Mr. Xinjia Wang, Executive Producer Bo Lin, and Chinese American Arts Council Executive Director Alan Chow at Press Conference (Golden Unicorn NYC)
|With Alan Chow of Chinese American Arts Council (CAAC)
|Join in the celebration as the New York Chinese Film Festival returns for its 4th annual outing of presenting the best in Chinese cinema. The 2013 NYCFF, presented by the Chinese American Arts Council (CAAC) and the Chinese Movie Channel, CCTV-6, will screen 7 new films from Hong Kong & Mainland China over the 3-day event, and will introduce such celebrated filmmakers and performers as Vicky Zhao Wei, Miriam Yeung, Xiubo Wu and Donnie Yen to New York audiences.
The NYCFF Opening Night film, Vicky Zhao Wei’s box-office smash So Young will be presented on Tuesday, November 5th at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The remaining films will be presented on Wednesday, November 6th and on Thursday, November 7th at the AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street and will be followed by Q&As with talent in attendance. The Closing Night Awards Gala will be held on November 7th, at one of New York’s most fashionable venues, Capitale.
NYCFF Film Schedule:
November 5, Opening Night, Alice Tully Hall
8:00pm – So Young (Attending the Festival will be Director Zhao Wei)
November 6, AMC Empire 25
11:00am – Sorry, I Love You (Attending the Festival will be Director Larry Yang, Actor Wesley Wong and Producer Hang Hon)
November 6, 2013, AMC Empire 25
2:00pm – Finding Mr. Right (Attending the Festival will be Actor Wu Xiubo)
4:30pm – Love Undercover (Attending the Festival will be Actress Miriam Yeung)
7:30pm – Love in the Buff ( Attending the Festival will be Actress Miriam Yeung)
November 7, AMC Empire 25
11:00am – IP Man (Attending the Festival will be Actor Donnie Yen)
2:00pm – Special ID (Attending the Festival will be Actor Donnie Yen)
November 7, Capitale 4:00-‐9:00pm, Closing Night and Awards
For additional information, schedule, and to purchase tickets to all the above films (including Opening Night) please visit the Chinese American Arts Council site at www.caacarts.org or the New York Chinese Film Festival site at www.nycff.org
4TH New York Chinese Film Festival Films:
So Young (Opening Night Presentation at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, 8:00pm) – Directed by Vicky Zhao Wei. So Young is the debut directorial effort of the renowned Chinese actress Vicky Zhao Wei. It is based on the best-selling novel “To Our Youth that is Fading Away” by Xin YiwuIt, adapted by Li Qiang (“The Postmodern Life of My Aunt”) and produced by Stanley Kwan. It is a film about the love, joy, and pain of a group of young students in their school days and their harsh confrontation with the realities and a lament on the loss of youth to adulthood. Attending the Festival will be Director Zhao Wei.
Sorry, I Love You (Presented at the AMC Empire 25. Wednesday, November 6 at 11:00am) – Directed by Larry Yang. With only six months to live, Walker decides to leave Vancouver to go back to China, where he was born and adopted and go look for his biological parents and twin sister. With the aid of Encai, a girl he once helped, he tries to find his family but they start falling in love with each other very quickly. With only six months to live, Walker will have to make important decisions to make his loved one’s life complete.
Attending the Festival will be Director Larry Yang, Actor Wesley Wong and Producer Hang Hon.
Finding Mr. Right (Presented at the AMC Empire 25, Wednesday, November 6 at 2:00pm) Directed by Xue Xiaolu (“Ocean Heaven”). City girl Jiajia is traveling to Seattle to give birth to the son who’s going to help her win over her rich, married boyfriend. Armed with his unlimited credit card and the singular goal of bringing a little U.S. citizen back to Beijing, Jiajia knows how to play this game of modern love. But when Jiajia arrives in Seattle, nothing goes right: she’s stuck sharing a small house with two other pregnant ladies, she has trouble reaching her boyfriend on the phone, and eventually, even the credit card stops working. To top that off, the only person willing to spend time with her is her driver Frank. Frank is the opposite of everything she ever wanted in a man… or could he be exactly the kind of guy she really needs. Attending the Festival will be Actor Wu Xiubo.
Love Undercover (Presented at the AMC Empire 25, Wednesday, November 6 at 4:30pm) Directed by Joe Ma. Fong (Miriam Yeung), fresh out of the Police Training School is only allowed to work on some trivial missions in the police station after graduation. Fortunately, she is soon assigned to work undercover as a waitress. She needs to get close enough to a gangster’s son so that she can plant a microphone at a table where the gangsters make their deals. Complications arise when she finds herself falling for him. Attending the Festival will be Actress Miriam Yeung.
Love in the Buff (Presented at the AMC Empire 25, Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30pm) Directed by Pang Ho-Cheung. In this sequel to the hit movie Love in a Puff, former lovers Jimmy and Cherie start a new life in Beijing after they ended their relationship. Despite meeting someone else, they can’t seem to forget each other and are torn between fidelity towards their new partners and following their hearts. Attending the Festival will be Actress Miriam Yeung
IP Man (Presented at the AMC Empire 25, Thursday, November 7 at 11:00am)
Directed by Wilson Yip. This is the story of IP Man, a legendary Wing Chun Kung Fu master set in Foshan, China in the 1930s. IP Man becomes a hero and creates a craze for Wing Chun. During the Japanese invasion, General Miura, a fanatical practitioner in martial arts, demands that IP Man teach Wing Chun martial arts to the Japanese Army, but IP Man refuses and takes up Miura’s challenge. A fierce fight is going to start…. Attending the Festival will be Actor Donnie Yen.
Special ID (Presented at the AMC Empire 25, Thursday, November 7 at 2:00pm) – Directed by Clarence Fok Yiu-leung. A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China’s most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one. Attending the Festival will be Actor Donnie Yen.
The NYCFF is produced by Qi Jia, Alan Chow, Kaijie Wang and Kate Lin, and is presented by the highly successful Chinese American Arts Council (CAAC) and the Chinese Movie Channel, CCTV-6. The culture of Chinese Cinema has transformed itself in the past one hundred years becoming a major influential player in International Cinema. Established in 1975, The Chinese American Arts Council has gone above and beyond, expanding the existence and the culture of the Chinese Community within the city of New York. The CAAC’s main objective is to maintain Chinese Heritage both domestically and internationally in the greater New York area. Being the entertainment capital of the world, there is no better place than New York to present and display the latest in Chinese filming to America.