Asian Movies Hit the Road

Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP.

Movie stars and starlets, film industry bigwigs, the world's media... what better time to head to the French Riviera.

On the opening night of the 54th Cannes Film Festival, can-can dancers kicked up a storm of publicity for Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge. Two evenings later, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Michelle Yeoh hosted a drinking contest, and after downing a dozen or more shots of heady Chinese liquor, the lithe lady was clearly the winner. The next night, a galaxy of Hong Kong stars, including Jackie Chan, Samo Hung and Jet Li, flashed their smiles at the most congested soirEe in recent memory. When Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai sat for a Q&A about his career, one of the audience members...

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