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  1. Director of film on gay Chinese takes aim at British stereotypes

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Film director Ray Yeung Yaw-kae hopes his tale of two gay Chinese men in London will tear down stereotypes of Chinese people in the British media. 'No British films talk about British ... of her 'Chinese-ness' but because she was right for the role.' Billed as the first Chinese-British gay film, Cut Sleeve Boys takes its title from a tale originating in the Han ...

  2. Jude, a true british gent?

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun Somebody at Dunhill has a sense of humour or is just plain subversive. The label threw a lunch to announce they've recruited British dandy Jude Law to be their image guy in Asia, explaining the two-time Oscar nominee represents the 'quintessential English gentleman'. Keep in mind this is a men's brand trying to reinforce its masculine ...

  3. The Event

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meet The History Boys Despite the play being sold out, the public have a chance to meet cast members of The History Boys, including (above, clockwise from left) Andrew Knott, Richard Griffiths, Samuel Anderson and James Corden, who share their experiences onstage and behind the scenes. In English. Thu, 4pm-5pm, the British Council, 3 Supreme Court Rd, Admiralty, free tickets ...

  4. Magical nanny a dazzling delight

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Nanny McPhee is a movie with dazzling special effects and a valuable message. It deserves a special place in every child's heart. The touching film opens with a shot ... is a magic wand which, in one hilarious scene, is used to glue the children to their beds after they pretend to be sick. But magic is not the focus of the film, despite its delightful special ...

  5. FROM THE VAULT: 1956

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... for the British film industry. Powell & Pressburger had run out of steam and the Ealing comedies were drawing to an unspectacular close. The time was ripe for Free Cinema. The term was coined ... the programme's main feature, which followed two deaf mutes around the docklands of east London. Five more programmes followed over the next three years, three featuring foreign films and two British ...

  6. Nanny McPhee

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... their home. (As the film begins, an elaborate prank has the most recent victim running out of the house screaming, 'They've eaten the baby!') When it appears that no one else is willing ... threatens to cut off all support for the family unless the father remarries- that a delectable sparkle enters the film. With her severe prosthetic nose, Cruella De Vil costume, and over-pinched ...

  7. London has its day as Chinese film fest rings in Year of the Dog

    Posted Feb 05th 2006, 12:00am by Stuart Kemp

    ... and the British Council in Shanghai, and is supported by the mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, London Development Agency, Vue Cinemas, Film London and the UK Film Council Lottery. 'We want Londoners ... by Peng Xiaolian, and Wu Yonggang's The Goddess (1934), which stars Ruan Lingyu. There are also plans to feature celebrated actor/director Jiang Wen talking to filmmaker and British Film ...

  8. The Wah-Wah Diaries- The Making of a Film

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The Wah-Wah Diaries- The Making of a Film by Richard E. Grant Pan Macmillan, HK$120 Swaziland at the end of British colonial rule in the 1960s was a strange place ... for a semi-autobiographical film called The Wah- Wah Diaries, which was shot in his homeland and came out last May to generally favourable reviews in the US, although the New York Post says 'the story lacks ...

  9. Breathtaking tale of romance

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Pride and Prejudice is a witty, charming and romantic film that will warm your heart. The film, a lively adaptation of Jane Austen's classic love story, revolves around ... Roman Osin. The film's ballroom scenes are especially breathtaking. Wright's camera moves swiftly and craftily among the dancers to capture their delirious mood and witty ...

  10. FROM THE VAULT: 1955

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... Peter Walbrook The Complete Mr Arkadin Starring: Robert Arden, Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff Director: Orson Welles The film: Of the many films over which Orson Welles lost directorial control- The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai and Touch of Evil among them- the loss of none, it's said, troubled him more than Mr Arkadin. Filmed in Europe after Welles' ...




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