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Ang Lee to Be Awarded BAFTA Fellowship

Ang Lee is to be awarded the BAFTA Fellowship, the British Academy’s highest honor.The pioneering auteur — a multiple BAFTA winner and known for films such as The Wedding Banquet, Sense and Sensibility, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi — will be bestowed wit the accolade at the BAFTA film awards […]

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Irrfan Khan, ‘Life of Pi,’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Star Dies at 53

Irrfan Khan, the wide-eyed actor who enjoyed art house acclaim in his native India and crossover-success with Hollywood roles including “Life of Pi,” “Jurassic World” and “Inferno,” died on Wednesday. He was 53.Khan, was previously diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018 and underwent extensive treatment in London. He recovered well enough to shoot what […]

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‘Gemini Man’ Director Ang Lee on 120 Frames Per Second and Staying Edgy [Interview]

Gemini Man is a globetrotting 3D action movie with assassins, motorcycle chases, and that emphasizes the value of life, so it’s no surprise that it’s directed by Ang Lee. The visionary director behind Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain once again pushes the envelope with his high-frame-rate and Will Smith-headlined cinematic experiment. Similar to many […]

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‘Life of Pi’ Dp Claudio Miranda to Receive Visionary Achievement Award at Cine Gear Expo

Cinematographer Claudio Miranda, who won an Oscar for his imagery of magical realism on Ang Lee’s 2103 “Life of Pi,” will be honored with the Visionary Achievement Award at Cine Gear Expo, the artisans-oriented trade show and conference that will take place at the Paramount lot from May 30 through June 2.A pioneer in digital […]

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‘Wife’ and ‘Widow’ Win Kolkata Festival Prizes

Ash Mayfair’s Vietnamese film “The Third Wife” won best film at the 24th Kolkata international film festival’s international competition on Saturday. Mayfair’s debut feature previously won awards at Toronto, San Sebastian and Chicago. Mayfair was present to collect her award, presented by actress Tabu (“Life of Pi”) and filmmaker Shoojit Sircar.Kolkata’s international competition is known […]

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Alan Yang Sets Supporting Cast for Netflix Original Film ‘Tigertail’ (Exclusive)

A multi-generational family drama from “Master of None” co-creator Alan Yang has added several key cast members to its ensemble, TheWrap has exclusively learned.“Tigertail,” currently in production in New York and Taiwan, has added Joan Chen, Hayden Szeto (“The Edge of Seventeen”), Hong-Chi Lee, Yo-Hsing Fang, Fiona Fu, Margot Bingham, Kuei Mei Yang, and James […]

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Indian Actor Irrfan Khan Reveals Tumor Diagnosis

Actor and producer Irrfan Khan, known around the world for his roles in such films as “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Life of Pi” and “The Darjeeling Limited,” has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare kind of growth that can metastasize into cancer.One of India’s most popular and bankable stars, the 51-year-old Khan revealed the diagnosis […]

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