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  1. Director hits his targets

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... and the beautiful visuals and daring camera-work also make this satire on the arms trade a treat on all levels. Woven around the humour are some touching moments, but for the most part this is a light, ... Micmacs tells the story of oddball Bazil (Dany Boon) who, after being injured in a shoot-out, is adopted by a band of fellow misfits. Together, they exact revenge on two arms manufacturers whose ...

  2. Udine

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard James Havis thereview@scmp.com It was Johnnie To Kei-fung's 57th birthday last Sunday, and Italy's Udine Far East Film Festival seemed a fitting place for him to celebrate it. With the help of the Brussels arm of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the festival threw a joint bash for To- and Hong Kong cinema- at the Ambassador Palace Hotel. It was, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Bollain's powerful film about filming targets social justice in Latin America

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... mirroring the Taino revolution they are recreating on film, as the local population take up arms against an American multinational making hefty profits by selling the country's water back to the masses. In such circumstances the methods of both Costa and his director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) begin to look questionable, such as the way the casting process resembles the slave trade ...

  4. Real Character

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... theatrics. Military-inspired barrack scenes saw a lithe model showering nude, men tattooed, shaving, arm-wrestling or even posing behind posters of yesteryear screen-sirens, as a procession ... in Milan and London while learning about the textiles trade from his father. 'I wanted to do something on my own, separate from my dad,' he says. 'I didn't want to be the son ...

  5. Guo Xiaolu

    Posted Apr 04th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... village girl Li Mei- moves first from rural Sichuan to Chongqing city where she works in a factory, is sacked, lands up in the skin trade and falls for a gangster. She then moves on to London ... corrupt; a young car washer who despairs of the arrogance and coldness of Beijing's rich urbanites; a worker who talks about his factory's arms exports to Iran and Iraq; and entrepreneurs ...

  6. film focus

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... ignites a deep hatred in Angier for Borden, whose erratic behaviour only exacerbates the animosity. As the enemies improve as performers, each endeavours to steal the other's trade secrets ... that Angier meets Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla (played by the otherworldly David Bowie) and it's there that he finally abandons the last of his humanity and trades in 'honest' ...

  7. The guardian

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and met with, among others, the country's ruler Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. That engagement came a week after she spoke at a seminar sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council ... years to materialise. I'll find people armed with finished screenplays, and help them get their films done; hopefully these new filmmakers absorb what they can. If they do it, they will get ...

  8. Urban warfare

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Talk about David and Goliath. Armed with a budget of $30,000 and joined by only a handful of fellow activists, independent documentary-maker Lee Wai-yi is picking a fight with the World Trade Organisation, which convenes in Hong Kong in December. She's also spoiling for a fight with the government, which has painted the expected anti-WTO demonstrations as potential ...

  9. Film

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the remaining, including female, members of a military clan who decide to take up arms and fight to protect their homeland after learning of the death of one of their own. Not reviewed. Trespass (IIB) Joel Schumacher's thriller has a wealthy diamond dealer Kyle Miller (Nicolas Cage) and his architect wife Sarah (Nicole Kidman) finding themselves under siege from a gang of brutal armed ...

  10. Legendary movie star returns with a bang

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... They reeled off the titles of the veteran actor's most famous films- The Chinese Boxer, The One Armed Swordsman, Master of the Flying Guillotine- and gushed as their idol thanked them, shook ... of Taipei and spends his time trading traditional Chinese liquor with a mainland associate. With his eye-catching turn as Wu Xia's major villain, Wang has returned to show business with a bang. ...




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