A few days ago, Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (李安) was in Singapore and I got to interview him about his new movie, "Lust, Caution".
Lee talks about the set, why he chose Tang Wei as the lead, shares his thoughts about the negative Western film reviews, and censorship. And no, he did NOT cut 30 minutes off for the China version of the movie, as was reported by the news agencies. It was less than that.
Also, some people believed he was working on The Hand of Shang Chi, a kungfu movie based on the Marvel comic. Well, in this interview, he clarifies that he is not. In fact, he has no confirmed new projects after "Lust, Caution".
Watch the interview and hear from the man himself.
For the high-res version of the video interview, you may wish to go to See What Show.
Yes, I watched the movie liao. And yes, it was damn good.
It was a thrill to meet Mr Lee. He was very humble and had no airs about him. Ryan and I got to drink free latte in the Shangri-La Valley Wing lobby while we waited for our appointment. If I had known the Shang was so hospitable, I would have taken a second glass, hahaha!