HONG KONG — Michelle Yeoh is happy to be honored with the "Excellence in Asian Cinema Award" but says she hopes there's no hidden message.
She asked, "I hope it's not their way of telling me that I need to retire?"
The star of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and last year's Aung San Suu Kyi biopic "The Lady" is being honored at the Asian Film Awards on Monday night.
Speaking to reporters a day earlier, Yeoh said she's happy to receive the award where her career started, in Hong Kong.
And while she acknowledged she's long heard rumors of a "Crouching Tiger" sequel, she says she's yet to see a script or other plans on the project. The 2000 original was directed by Ang Lee and won four Academy Awards.
The recent reports have attached kung fu star Donnie Yen to the unconfirmed sequel, and Yeoh said she's a fan and would welcome the opportunity to work with him if a project is developed.
The Hong Kong film festival's opener Sunday was "Ip Man: the Final Fight," the latest film about martial arts master Ip Man. Lead actor Anthony Wong and actress Zhou Chou Chou were among stars walking the red carpet.
Veteran Hong Kong directors Johnnie To and Ronny Yu are also premiering works at the festival, which features "Infernal Affairs" director Andrew Lau.
The festival closes in April with the Iranian film "Closed Curtain," which is fresh off a win for best script at the Berlin Film Festival.
Life of Pi - Official Trailer (HD)
www.joblo.com - "Life of Pi" - Official Trailer Director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor -- a fearsome Bengal tiger. Official Site lifeofpimovie.com Director Lee Cast: Suraj Sharma, Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, Tabu Writers: David Magee, Yann Martel In theaters: November 21st, 2012 Copyright © 2012 20th Century Fox
Taking Woodstock - Official Trailer [HD]
Release Date: 14 August 2009 Genre: Comedy Cast: Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kevin Chamberlin, Emile Hirsch Director: Ang Lee Writer: James Schamus Studio: Focus Features Plot: A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.
Lust, Caution (Rated R)
In this daring and provocative thriller from director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain), a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless intelligence agent.
Winner of 3 Academy Awards��, this sweeping epic starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal explores the lives of two young men who meet in 1963 and forge an unexpected lifelong connection.
Hulk (Trailer 2003)
Bruce Banner (Eric Bana), a brilliant scientist with a cloudy past about his family, is involved in an accident in his laboratory causing him to become exposed to gamma radiation and Nanomeds (A tiny life-form that is supposed to heal wounds but has killed everything with which they have made contact.) Confused and curious about his survival, Banner discovers that since the accident, whenever he becomes angry he transforms into a giant green monster destroying everything in sight in an act of fury. Bruce's mysterious past and the answer to why the radiation had this effect becomes revealed to him as his Birth Father David Banner (Nick Nolte) intervenes with hopes to continue experimenting on him.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Official Trailer 
The disappearance of a magical jade sword spurs a breathtaking quest for the missing treasure. Li is embittered by the loss of his jade sword, and his unrequited pursuit of Yu is further complicated by the mysterious intrusion of an assassin. The identity of the assassin is gradually unveiled as another poignant tale of love begins to ravel with that of Li and Yu against the backdrop of Western China's magnificent landscape. Written by PivoGirl [IMDB.COM] Release: 22 December 2000 Running Time: 120 min Awards: Won 4 Oscars. Another 73 wins & 90 nominations Producer: Li-Kong Hsu, William Kong, Ang Lee Executive Producer: David Linde, James Schamus Director: Ang Lee Writer: Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai Cast: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Domestic Total Gross: $128 million Worldwide Total Gross: $214 million [IMDB.COM][BOXOFFICEMOJO.COM]
RIDE WITH THE DEVIL Trailer (1999) - The Criterion Collection
With this new director's cut, Ang Lee reconstructs his original vision for his Civil War epic, RIDE WITH THE DEVIL, an intimate, harrowing look at a country torn in half, told from a daringly unorthodox perspective, starring Tobey Maguire and Jeffrey Wright. Learn more: www.criterion.com
The Ice Storm (1997)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Sense and Sensibility - Official Trailer 
When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried. But this is a romance, and through the hardships and heartbreak, true love and a happy ending will find their way for both the sister who is all sense and the one who is all sensibility. Written by Kathy Li [IMDB.COM] Release: 13 December 1995 Running Time: 136 min Awards: Won Oscar. Another 27 wins & 28 nominations Producer: Lindsay Doran Executive Producer: Sydney Pollack Director: Ang Lee Writer: Emma Thompson Cast: James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson, Harriet Walter, Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant Genre: Drama, Romance Domestic Total Gross: $43 million Worldwide Total Gross: $135 million [IMDB.COM][BOXOFFICEMOJO.COM]
Eat Drink Man Woman - Official Trailer 
Senior Master Chef Chu lives in a large house in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters, Jia-Jen, a chemistry teacher converted to Christianity, Jia-Chien, an airline executive, and Jia-Ning, a student who also works in a fast food restaurant. Life in the house revolves around the ritual of an elaborate dinner each Sunday, and the love lives of all the family members. Written by Will Gilbert [IMDB.COM] Release: 3 August 1994 Running Time: 123 min Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations Producer: Kong Hsu, Li-Kong Hsu Executive Producer: Feng-Chyt Jiang, James Schamus Director: Ang Lee Writer: Ang Lee, James Schamus, Hui-Ling Wang Cast: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-Mei Yang Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama Domestic Total Gross: $7294403 million [IMDB.COM][BOXOFFICEMOJO.COM]
The Wedding Banquet - Official Trailer 
Simon and Wei-Tung are a gay couple living together in Manhattan. To defer the suspicions of Wei-Tung's parents, Simon suggests a marriage of convenience between Wei-Tung and Wei-Wei, an immigrant in need of a green card. When Wei-Tung's parents come to America for the wedding, they insist upon an elaborate banquet, resulting in several complications. Written by Scott Renshaw [IMDB.COM] Release: 4 August 1993 Running Time: 106 min Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations Producer: Ang Lee, James Schamus, Ted Hope Executive Producer: Feng-Chyt Jiang Director: Ang Lee Writer: Ang Lee, Neil Peng, James Schamus Cast: Dion Birney, Jeanne Kuo Chang, Winston Chao, May Chin Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance Domestic Total Gross: $6933459 million [IMDB.COM][BOXOFFICEMOJO.COM]