Tuesday, September 27, 2005
If you like your foreign language pictures ripe with visual opulence, you're probably fond of the Asian film industries. The Oscar submissions for Foreign Language Film keep on pouring in and Asia's entries look particularly delectable. Hong Kong's entry stars Takeshi Kaneshiro (there's all the visual beauty you need right there) . The film is called Perhaps Love. China's choice, the latest from a former nominee in this category Chen Kaige (He had an Oscar success with Farewell My Concubine in 1993), is called The Promise. And what do you know? It's another epic featuring a concubine. Only this time there's martial arts, too. Here's a heavily costumed photo gallery for your hungry eyes. Both films, naturally, are shot by Crouching Tiger's Oscar-winning cinematographer Peter Pau. So expect the usual beauty to be doubled.