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What’s Going On? Everything, All at Once By Ben Fong-Torres

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Sunday, 08 May 2022

What’s Going On? Everything, All at Once By Ben Fong-Torres
What’s Going On? Everything, All at Once By Ben Fong-Torres MAY 8, 2022 With “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres” the documentary about me, now out today and streaming merrily along on Netflix, I’m officially in the film industry.  Actually, that’s been the case since last June, when the documentary, which stole its title from a popular column at Asian Connections created by director Suzanne Joe Kai's son Mike when he was 14, premiered at the...

'SECRET SUNSHINE' Takes Top Honors at Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong

Posted by Lia Chang on Wednesday, 19 March 2008.

South Korean Film Takes Home 3 of 12 Prizes from Awards Gala

The 2nd Asian Film Awards (AFA) were handed out at the AFA's star studded gala and award ceremony on March 17 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, kicking off the 4th Entertainment Expo Hong Kong which runs through April 13th, 2008.

With 33 nominated Asian films in 12 categories, South Korea's SECRET SUNSHINE won 3, including Best Film, presented by the film's lead actor Song Kang-ho and AFA 2008 winner Miki Nakatini. The film also won Best Director for Lee Chang-dong (presented by Joan Chen and Hollywood studio chief Harvey Weinstein) and Best Actress to Jeon Do-yeon.

The Best Actor award went to Tony Leung Chiu-wai (LUST, CAUTION ); Best Supporting Actor to Sun Honglei (MONGOL ); and Best Supporting Actress to Joan Chen (THE SUN ALSO RISES ).

Best Screenwriter was awarded to Au Kin-yee and Wai Ka-fai (MAD DETECTIVE ); Best Cinematographer to Liao Pen-jung (HELP ME EROS ); Best Visual Effects to Ng Yuen-fai (THE WARLORDS ); Best Production Designer to Cao Jiu-ping and Zhang Jian-qun (THE SUN ALSO RISES ); Best Editor to David Richardson (EYE IN THE SKY ), and Best Composer to Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani (OM SHANTI OM ).

In addition to the twelve categories, visionary Japanese filmmaker Yuya Ishii received The Edward Yang New Talent Award from director Ann Hui and actor Chang Han, while director Hou Hsiao-hsien honored Yamada Yuji with the Lifetime Achievement Award.