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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Russian ready to take up the baton

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Oliver Chou

    ... wife, which was made famous by the movie Death in Venice. "After all the ups and downs, the symphony ends on a positive note, and that is also my advice to the Hong Kong people: stay ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:03pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... independent narratives. They do not want such an independent force to grow.” Wong said independent cinema, as opposed to movies produced in the mainstream industry, was free from institutional control ...

  3. News - China - CULTURE

    China dusts off 1930s film classics in culture war

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by AFP

    ... silent movie from a golden period of the city's film industry, was recently shown at the Shanghai Film Festival. In the film, a woman is driven into prostitution to pay for the education ... money, ending up in jail. It is one of several remasterings that come as Beijing tries to extend its soft power by exporting Chinese culture around the world, and build a stronger movie industry ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong movie fans demand festival tells them how films will be screened

    Posted May 15th 2014, 12:21pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... are demanding that the city’s leading organiser of movie festivals clearly state whether its screenings will be in digital or film format before they hand over their cash for tickets. The row ... two different viewing experiences, say disgruntled movie fans, and audiences have a right to know which experience they will get. Some have questioned if groups who do not provide clear format ...

  5. News - China - CULTURE

    For animal rights activist, dog meat fight extends beyond summer festival

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:32am by He Huifeng

    ... as household pets, and are often treated as a member of the family. We see them as experiencing the same emotions as ourselves, a personification carried further in Disney movies and on television ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - CULTURE

    Movie Reviews: The Lego Movie and The Butler

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 06:06pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... Jason Y Ng The Lego Movie Like many people, I was sceptical when I first heard the idea of a movie based on the Danish toy brand. Do I really want to spend two hours watching mini-figures with stubby limbs and moulded toupees run around a brick city? And what's next? An IKEA movie? The Starbucks trilogy? Boy was I wrong. The Lego Movie is fast-paced, action-packed, clever and, ...

  7. News - China - CULTURE

    Ai Weiwei makes acting debut in crowd-funded sci-fi film ‘The Sandstorm’

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 07:01pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... crowd-funded on  Kickstarter, stars Ai as a water smuggler in a movie that is being heralded as a metaphor for life in a city suffering both ecological and informational desertification. Described ... filmmaker best known for his camera work for legendary Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai in Chungking Express (1994) and Happy Together  (1997). Scripted as a 10-minute short, the movie portrays ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    'Gor Gor' fans mark anniversary of star's death

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Ernest Kao

    ... single one of his songs and all his movies." Affectionately known as "Gor Gor", which means older brother in Cantonese, Cheung shocked Chinese communities around the world when he ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    City flavour to film extravaganza

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Vivienne Chow

    ... Shirley Zhao and Vivienne Chow Festival's 300 movies lie between Daniel Wu's devil and the deep blue sea of Aberdeen City flavour to film extravaganza Two new Hong Kong films, ... Agnes B's directing debut My Name is Hmmm... will also be featured, with Agnes B set to attend a post-screening talk. French movie star Catherine Deneuve will also attend the post-screening ...

  10. Infographics - CULTURE

    Lights, camera, action! The international movies set in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 02:14pm by Alberto Lucas Lopez

    ... Alberto Lucas López Hong Kong's streets have always provided a natural film set for local directors. And it's no surprise that the city has for decades inspired filmmakers around the world. Here we list all the international movies set in Hong Kong or featuring scenes in the city. ...




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