Kenji Lui
导演, 製片人, 编剧
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CAL fellow (UCB students and alumni), beware!

That sucks!!!! Some people I know said they already got the email from the school...I haven't got it yet, but looks like it's coz my email on file is probably invalid...

Hackers Breach UC Berkeley Database

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - University of California, Berkeley, officials said Friday that hackers infiltrated restricted computer databases, putting at risk the personal information of 160,000 current and former students, alumni and others.

The university said data include Social Secu...Read more

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Phone vs Email?

I sometimes just wonder, why do we always respond to phone call instantly but rarely do we reply an email right away?

i mean, both are instant communication tools and we make a phone call or send an email because we want instant feedback. but there's a lot of time that we don't usually respond to the email we receive right away, while it is more likely for us to receive a call or return a call faster.

so just a simple survey for you guys:

  1. do you tend to return a phone call faster than an email? Why?<...Read more

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A conversation with Hirokazu Kore-eda

Ok, so just about a month after I met Kiyoshi Kurosawa, I got to meet another Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (是枝裕和)! It's so exciting! He came to attend the international film festival in San Francisco and I was glad to have the opportunity to sit down and talk to him.

Again, it was done for Cinespot. Since Mr. Kore-eda spoke little slow, it was not a very long conversation, but I still wish to strongly appreciate him for sincerely answering all of my broad and difficult questions, and certainly for tak...Read more

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Susan Boyle: Fact or fiction?

Yeah I know everybody has been talking about the Susan Boyle hype, I saw the video on youtube and it is certainly amazing, but I sometimes wonder if the world is as perfect as it appears.

I agree she can really sing, but I guess the critical factor for her success is not merely her talent, but the marketing strategy employed by the tv producers of the show. These guys really know how to play the game!

I wouldn't call it a fiction, indeed i see it as a successful packaging technique that fully utilized the p...Read more

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Comments on TVB's coverage of HK Film Academy Award

I just saw HKFAA on tv, it's showing here on the tvb channel in sf too, first of all, i would certainly like to congratulate all the winners, especially best director, best actor and best actress, somehow i do feel "the way we are" was worth the best picture award more than "ip man", if a film won best director, best actress, best supporting actress and best screenplay, it is hard to believe it couldn't win best picture...

anyway, both are good films and it's more...Read more

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Who hate those stupid quizzes on facebook?

Do you think those quizzes on facebook are very annoying?

I really don't see the point of taking these stupid quizzes. It is perhaps fun to take one or two, but I really don't get it when people are taking these quizzes endlessly every day, even though they all know it is plain pointless. It is just as irritating as the 古惑仔 game before.

I mean, I don't really care if you like these quizzes, and perhaps it is really funny, but I am just so tired of seeing those quiz results of my friends ...Read more

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Top 10 Japanese directors of all time

Who do you think are the top 10 directors of Japanese cinema? I just finished reading a chinese book called "Top 10 of Japanse Cinema" (日本電影十大) and the authors picked 20 (yes the book title is top 10 but they actually listed the top 20) directors from the history of japanese cinema.

according to the book, the directors were chosen based on polls by several authoritative japansese cinema journals throughout the years, as well as the criteria set by the two authors. here below is the list with the master...Read more

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short film still in progress

another month has passed and i am still working on this short film. due to the bad weather earlier the month and also some scheduling conflicts, filming was delayed several times.

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seeing arthouse film online

Someone sent this website to me:


Once you sign up, you can access to their film library, although quite a lot of films require purchase, there are indeed some free films you can see (streaming), like bergman's virgin spring and fellini's la strada, yeah these films are free!

they mostly show art house film and from what i see now, they are still growing and hopefully there will be more and more films available...

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A conversation with Kiyoshi Kurosawa

wow, just had a one on one conversation with renowned Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa today. It was really a nice and insightful conversation and Kurosawa san was definitely a friendly and faithful person.

I had talked to quite some Chinese directors and also Korean directors before, but this is the first time I was having an in-depth (not really in depth in a sense considering the time) talk with a Japanese director, especially an internationally acclaimed master, so it was really exciting and rewarding.

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Don't forget your dream!


english, cantonese, mandarin
San francisco, United States
May 14, 2007

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