Jaman.com launches online film festival

MUMBAI: To pay a tribute to the influence of Hong Kong cinema on Hollywood, Jaman.com has partenered with Asian cinema distributor Fortune Star, for a six-month Hong Kong Online Film Festival.

This retrospective dedicated to the breathless action and dangerous beauty of Hong Kong cinema is more than just kung fu spectaculars. During the online festival, which will run until June 2008, movie lovers can watch gut-busting comedies, engrossing crime thrillers, elegant dramas, and spotlights on Hong Kong’s gorgeous leading ladies and action stars like Bruce Lee, Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan.

“From Kill Bill and The Matrix to Rush Hour and the Bourne series, martial arts have permeated the Hollywood action scene so thoroughly that it’s easy to forget their fast-and-furious film origins in Hong Kong. We are thrilled to showcase Fortune Star’s films to our worldwide viewers through this exclusive online event,” said Jaman vice president of worldwide programming Kathleen Powell.