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  1. News - China - FILM

    Made-in-China films lose market share to US movies

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Made-in-China films lose market share to US movies The market share held by Chinese-made films has dropped by about 12 per cent this year and now accounts ... stood by the commitments it made upon its entry into the WTO and that channels for foreign films … are unimpeded," Tian said. Under the agreement, China must allow an additional 14 movies ...

  2. Local movie luminaries celebrate Hong Kong cinema at Paris film festival

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Some of Hong Kong cinema's renowned personalities flew to Paris for the Hong Kong in Focus programme at this year's Paris Cinema International Film Festival. On Tuesday night, they gathered for a stellar cocktail event at the Paris S ...

  3. Ann Hui- Movie director

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the humanistic side of Hong Kong cinema. It is no coincidence that her three award-winning movies explore the social context that makes or breaks the lives of the weak and vulnerable. Hui received her ... in her career, she became best director again with Summer Snow (1995), which deals with issues about ageing and family relationships in the form of comedy. The movie was presented ...

  4. Legendary movie star returns with a bang

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui in Cannes, France Clarence.tsui@scmp.com Barely had Jimmy Wang Yu stepped out of his hotel in Cannes when three young Frenchmen came rushing forward, pen and paper ready. They reeled off the titles of the veteran actor's most famous fil ...

  5. HK Film Festival, Fox studios offer new movie award

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ClarenceTsui in Cannes clarence.tsui@scmp.com The Hong Kong International Film Festival has joined forces with a major American studio in offering a new award aimed at promoting independent Chinese-language films. The winning project gets a shot at Hollyw ...

  6. Political satire has movie fans buzzing about the inferences

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai A dark political satire from one of China's most notorious directors has set the mainland blogosphere alight with chatter about possible hidden meanings, nuances and indirect criticism of the government. Jiang Wen's Let the ...

  7. Movie to cash in on Paul the oracle octopus

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The story of Paul the psychic octopus will be made into a film scheduled to hit the big screens around China next month, a mainland movie producer announced yesterday. ... filmmaker said the move would focus on Paul's incredible winning streak. It will explore 'how the octopus acquires the ability and discuss his possible fates'. The movie will also ...

  8. Students given master class in film and future of movie-making

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin A group of film buffs from the University of Hong Kong not only got the chance to watch an advanced screening of Stool Pigeon last Thursday, they got to meet the film's director and star, Dante Lam Chiu-yin and Nick Cheung Ka-fai respectively ...

  9. Could two stars get together for movie?

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Fiona Ng, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Vivian Chen and Fiona Ng. Are Chinese superstars Jet Li and Zhang Ziyi planning to star together in an HK$80 million movie? Hopefully yes, if some New Zealand local politicians get their way. A story appeared in the New Zealand Herald yesterday suggesting that a project called 'A Kung Fu Western Love Story' was top ...

  10. ... but the action movie is on the way out

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The Hong Kong action movie is all but dead because of a lack of homegrown talent and the decline in the city's film industry. That's the verdict of international action star ... supply of young talent who were receiving martial arts training, but it had been a long time since Hong Kong, the birthplace of the martial arts movie, had produced a good action movie. 'For ...




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