Joan Chen photographed at the Asian Film Awards 2019 in Hong Kong earlier this month. Photo: Nora Tam

Chinese-American actress Joan Chen on Hollywood, China and ‘English’, her third film as director

  • Chen praises Hollywood for trying more than other national film industries to be inclusive, but says the result is sometimes more superficial than authentic
  • The 57-year-old is currently wrapping up ‘English’, set in China, and says that her home country’s film industry is a ‘great market now’
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Joan Chen photographed at the Asian Film Awards 2019 in Hong Kong earlier this month. Photo: Nora Tam
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Kara Wai receives her award for best supporting actress on a good night for Hong Kong talent at the 2019 Asian Film Awards.

Asian Film Awards 2019 winners: Shoplifters named best picture; China, Japan and South Korea dominate

  • Honour for Hirokazu Koreeda’s film about a family of petty criminals in Tokyo follows Oscar nomination and Palme d’Or win at Cannes festival in 2018
  • Lee Chang-dong wins best director for psychodrama Burning, and Hong Kong cinema is recognised with best supporting actress and best new director prizes
Topic |   Asian cinema

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Kara Wai receives her award for best supporting actress on a good night for Hong Kong talent at the 2019 Asian Film Awards.
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