Wednesday 16 October 2019

[NEWS] I Am Duran Documentary Finally Arrives

Dazzler Media have announced the release later this month, of Mat Hodgson's acclaimed epic documentary about the life of one of boxing's greatest in-ring warriors, Roberto Duran. 'I Am Duran' features interviews with fighters and movie stars as well as the man himself, a four-time World Champion and one man wrecking-ball who took on the world, transcended his sport and helped inspire his home country of Panama to rise up against its CIA funded dictator to achieve independence. Born in Panama in 1951 Roberto Duran fought his way to sport stardom from as young as eight years old living in the slums of El Chorrillo in the district of La Casa de Piedra ('The House of Stone'). 

Monday 7 October 2019

Shanghai Cinema Comes to Liverpool

The 20th anniversary celebration recognising the twin status of the cities of Liverpool and Shanghai marks the launch of Shanghai Film Week's first film festival event. The city of Shanghai in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Hope University and the UK-China Film Collaboration Project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, are hosting a unique and engaging film week in Liverpool from the 14th October and will run over four days. 

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Cine Asia Double Bill Hits UK Cinema Screens

One of the leading distributor of Chinese films Cine Asia has announced the release of two epic films in UK cinemas this October. Directed by two of China's most renowned directors. 'The Captain' and 'The Climbers' are films based on true events depicting stories of bravery and resolve in the face of adversity whether it's flying 30,000 feet in the sky or scaling the highest mountain tops. 

Andrew Lau, director of the 'Infernal Affairs' trilogy helms the story of Captain Liu ChuanJian who piloted flight 3U8633 en route to the Tibetan capital city Lhasa, to safety after the windshield was blown off at 10,000 metres. The accident occurred eighty minutes after take off, over the south west city of Chengdu, leaving the co-pilot partially sucked out of the window, and injuries sustained by some of the flight attendants. Hanyu Zhang ('Operation Mekong', 'The Great Wall' and 'Wolf Warrior 2') stars as the Captain who defied the odds to carry out what has been hailed as one of the most miraculous emergency landings in Chinese aviation history. Suspense filled and action packed, 'The Captain' is a tale courage, resourcefulness and grace under pressure.

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