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  1. Chinese takeaway

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kavita Daswani In the 2010 book, The Father of Hollywood, author Gaelyn Whitley Keith recounts how a Chinese man helped name Hollywood. Her great grandfather, H.J. Whitley, one of the area's earliest developers, was reportedly gazing out at the barren land when he came across a Chinese immigrant. Whitley asked the man what he was doing and the labourer said: 'Up early, ...

  2. HK urged to take on role as Chinese movie hub

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Hong Kong should position itself as the centre for Chinese-language films and capitalise on the recent soaring popularity of local productions on the mainland, Hong Kong Film ... for Chinese-language films, an equivalent of the Cannes Film Festival. Fourth and fifth spots were taken by co-productions between Hong Kong and the mainland. The local crime thriller Overheard, directed ...

  3. Chinese filmmakers lead strong Asian charge at Cannes festival

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Chinese filmmakers will be Asia's main representatives at next month's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said last night. Their presence highlights the growing importance of Chinese-language productions - an opportunity Hong Kong film producers are eager to grab. They are prepared to splash out big money to show their work at such an important event. Summer Palace, by mainland ...

  4. Selected Hong Kong Artists

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alison Jenner Alisan Fine Arts Until Aug 18 As a young man, Lai Tim-cheong would watch as his father, an imperial scholar in the Qing dynasty, brush fluid strokes of black ink on paper. Today he stands in front of his paintings at the Alisan Fine Arts gallery, looking at the calligraphic style he inherited from his father. 'I believe the environment you're born ...

  5. Grandmaster of wing chun wins fight with cancer

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from Australia to Hong Kong for the Chinese martial art and has opened a wing chun gym in Central. The 27-year-old described Chu's power as 'something that you only hear about in movies or books'. He trains at Chu's studio in Sham Shui Po, in an old residential building on Cheung Sha Wan Road. Chu, who trained under the legendary martial arts teacher Ip Man ...

  6. Shaolin

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... the film's impressive technical achievements all but nullified by that low-tech commodity: the script. Not that the martial arts subgenre of Shaolin has ever been known for its intricate plotting. ... talent. The new Shaolin (whose Chinese title translates as The New Shaolin Temple) adopts a fresh approach with a huge budget and stellar cast, but does little to engage the viewer on a personal ...

  7. Young at art

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shows top opportunities for spotting emerging talent. In recent weeks the Post has been out talent-spotting, visiting fine arts graduation shows at the Chinese University, Hong Kong Art School, ... deconstruction of an everyday object in Nothing is Everything, Everything is Nothing, her presentation at the Art School. She reverse-cast a humble Chinese teapot, rotating it through a series ...

  8. Action men give martial arts an extra dimension

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... about how 3-D technology could take that classic of Chinese cinema, the martial arts action thriller, to a whole new level. 'He was saying how he thought Chinese filmmakers would only ... happening around the main action,' he said. For director Tsui, he says he first thought about using 3-D technology for martial arts films two months before he started shooting his last film, ...

  9. Drawing the art enthusiasts

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Zao Wou-ki monographic book launch Where: Kwai Fung Gallery When: March 19 What: The publishing arm of Kwai Fung Art celebrated the Chinese and English-language releases of the art book, and exhibition, by the France-based Chinese artist. A friend of the artist, former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin, also spoke at the event, praising ...

  10. Northern exposure

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... scene. Today, a new generation of more media-savvy filmmakers has emerged on the mainland, and Chinese producers are reaching out to work with their American counterparts, who can now bring their own state-of-the-art skills from Hollywood. Chan said there's a distinct possibility of Hongkongers being squeezed out of the picture. 'They once borrowed our talents in catering, ...




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