Friday, August 29, 2008

Asians flourish at Venice Film Festival

Five of the 21 films in the Venice film festival are from Asia this year.

The group is led by Japanese director Takeshi Kitano's "Achilles and the Tortoise," in which Kitano himself plays the lead role of an fame-aspiring artist.

Last year, Chinese director Ang Lee won the top Golden Lion award for "Lust, Caution," repeating a performance from two years earlier when he also won the top prize for "Brokeback Mountain."

Asia on the march at Venice film festival
AFP - 3 hours ago
VENICE, Italy (AFP) — An inscrutable geisha, a diehard triad, an eccentric Japanese artist -- they are all here at the Venice film festival, ...

Kitano examines cruel art in Venice entry The Associated Press
New Japanese Film Lampoons "Cruel" Art World ARTINFO
Kitano takes oddball look at world of art Reuters

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