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‘The Golden Era’ Tops Hong Kong Film Awards (Variety)

Source: http://variety.com/2015/film/asia/hong-kong-film-awards-1201475559/

‘The Golden Era’ Tops Hong Kong Film Awards

APRIL 19, 2015 | 05:46PM PT
Patrick Frater
Asia Bureau Chief

Ann Hui and her biographical drama “The Golden Era” were the big winners at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night. Hui collected five awards including best film and best director.

The expensive, three-hour picture has been a regular winner on the Asian awards and festival circuit, but it flopped badly at the box office in both China and Hong Kong. Its continuing awards tally may reflect Hui’s efforts to make a large-scale art-house film at a time in Chinese cinema history that is often described as a ‘golden era,’ for growing commerciality and the huge expansion of the mainland Chinese box office. Continue reading


Hong Kong Film Awards: ‘The Golden Era’ Leads With Five Wins (The Hollywood Reporter)

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hong-kong-film-awards-golden-789987

he Golden Era dominated the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards with five wins, including best film, best director, best cinematography and best art direction.

It was the fifth time The Golden Era‘s helmer Ann Hui won the best director award, after A Simple Life (2012), The Way We Are (2008),Summer Snow (1995), and Boat People (1982).

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‘The Golden Era’ tops Hong Kong Film Awards (Coconuts Hong Kong)

Source: http://hongkong.coconuts.co/2015/04/20/golden-era-tops-hong-kong-film-awards

‘The Golden Era’ tops Hong Kong Film Awards

By Coconuts Hong Kong April 20, 2015 / 09:01 HKT

“The Golden Era”, a biopic of an acclaimed Chinese writer in the 1930s, yesterday won praise from the city’s prestigious film academy, scooping five prizes including best movie at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

The three-hour drama tells the story of renowned novelist Xiao Hong, whose short life battered by disease and political unrest was set against her literary success.

In the ceremony at the Cultural Centre, the film snapped up the awards for best costume and make up, best cinematography and best art direction, as well as best director for Ann Hui On-wah.

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‘The Golden Era’ Wins at Hong Kong Film Awards (The Wall Street Journal)

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2015/04/20/the-golden-era-wins-at-hong-kong-film-awards/

‘The Golden Era’ Wins at Hong Kong Film Awards

2:47 am HKT
Apr 20, 2015

Ann Hui celebrates her best-director win for “The Golden Era” at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night.Joyu Wang/The Wall Street Journal

The art-house epic “The Golden Era” emerged the big winner at the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night, taking home five awards including best film and best director.

Ann Hui’s three-hour literary drama—starring Tang Wei as novelist Xiao Hong, one of China’s most-prominent 20th-century women writers—also won for cinematography, art direction, and costume and make-up design.  The story depicts the author’s troubled life and relationships amid the backdrop of war in 1930s China.

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