Hui, Chou wedded to Nuptials
By Patrick Frater
Tue, 20 March 2012, 07:01 AM (HKT)
The Chinese-language feature is an expansion of a short that Lim previously wrote and directed, about the ancient Chinese practice of 'Ghost Marriages'. The story focuses on a young woman who searches for a ghost mate for her own dead daughter's spirit, only to have a curse place on them.
It will be jointly financed and produced by Nandita SOLOMON and Dain Iskandar SAID's Apparat Sdn Bhd and Tim KWOK 郭少麟's Convergence Entertainment (pictured right to left). It will be shot in Kuala Lumpur. Opus Pictures Co Ltd 오퍼스 픽처스' LEE Tae-hun 이태헌 (The Man from Nowhere 아저씨 (2010), Sympathy for Lady Vengeance 친절한 금자씨 (2005)) serves as executive producer. Hong Kong's Distribution Workshop Ltd 發行工作室有限公司 is set as the foreign sales representative.
Apparat and Convergence previously worked together on Bunohan: Return to Murder Bunohan (2011). Apparat is attending Hong Kong with its project (Un)Making the Betrayal, to be directed by Said at this year's Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) 香港亞洲電影投資會 project market.
After a career hiatus Hui won best actress awards for her role in HO Yu Hang 何宇恆's At the End of Daybreak 心魔 (2009) and has since been seen in A Chinese Ghost Story 倩女幽魂 (2011), Wu Xia 武俠 (2011) and upcoming horror Blood Stained Shoes 繡花鞋. Chou is next seen in The Four 四大名捕 and Beijing Enlight Pictures Co Ltd 北京光線影業有限公司' The Five 五星上將.
Blood Stained Shoes
So-so village ghost story with an interesting cast and curious structure.
A Chinese Ghost Story
Simply bigger and better, on most levels, than the famous 1987 version.
Standard, rather old-fashioned, martial arts mystery generates no real drama.
The Man from Nowhere
Violent revenge movie with well-staged action and offbeat casting.
Sumptuously shot spin on the costume action genre has good performances but a slightly bumpy script.