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  1. The spirit of 71

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... obscure. Named '71' after July 1, a day of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong over the past two years, the bar has an address on Hollywood Road, but it's actually on Man Hing ... Yan-kwai is finishing a mural at the end of the bar; painter Choi Yee-yuen has transformed the ceiling into a cloudy sky, with with one billowing in the shape of the Goddess of Democracy statue, ...

  2. Work on the mild side

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... don't have democracy.' Yet, his praise for acts of defiance in Hong Kong is hardly reflected in Power Plays. Although two mainland artists made it into Berger's shortlist- Lin ... to propel the collective- and local arts- forward. 'We have a lot of grassroots organisations in Hong Kong, but we're missing the next step. We're missing a place which is more ...

  3. Lou Ye

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... set in Beijing during the pro-democracy summer of 1989. Spring Fever- a co-production between a French company and the new Hong Kong subsidiary of Lou's Beijing film company- contains ...

  4. Auteur Lou Ye again faces the wrath of Beijing

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Hallyday as a hitman searching for his daughter's killer in Hong Kong; Face, by Taiwan's Tsai Ming-liang, a French-language film partly funded by the Louvre museum; and Ang Lee's ... without first getting official approval, but Summer Palace invoked even more anxiety among the officials as it was set during the pro-democracy demonstrations in the summer of 1989. ...

  5. Toil and trouble

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui He's lived in Canada for the past four years, hasn't made a new film in 11 and last hit the headlines in Hong Kong more than two decades ago when named best director at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1987 for his third feature, Just Like Weather. Having been away for so long, Allen Fong Yuk-ping should have a lot to say for himself. But the 62-year-old ...

  6. Peace of the action

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Activist Lenny Guo is worried he'll be fighting apathy- not the establishment- when the WTO meets in Hong Kong in December, writes Clarence Tsui AFTER THE much-televised images ... meeting at the City University of Hong Kong two weeks ago came for many as a pleasant surprise. Plans were drawn up for protests against the WTO ministerial meetings in Hong Kong from December ...

  7. The great defender

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... attacked Beijing's veto on political reforms in Hong Kong. That's the politician's life. But what casts Leung apart from his Legco colleagues is his readiness to take on unpopular ... Chung, claiming four seats on the Kwai Tsing District Council, including the vice-chairman's post. The centre is one of the most active political groups in Hong Kong. Under Leung's ...

  8. Back in the picture

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui, Tina Leung

    ... years in a capitalist society in Hong Kong and overseas- do I have to go through it all again?' She pauses as tears well in her eyes. 'Ah, it's quite depressing.' Such sentiments about China aren't entirely unheard of here- Hong Kong has its share of disgruntled former left-wing radicals- but what casts Leung apart was how she arrived at such ideals. Now ...

  9. Film studies: A return to sadness

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and critics had predicted the film- thoroughly Taiwanese in content and crew, bar the participation of Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai- would emerge triumphant at home. Hou was named best director, but the film was beaten to the top prize by Full Moon in New York, a Hong Kong-financed US-set immigration drama. 'The director couldn't contain his fury afterwards, saying ...

  10. Still reeling

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... in Hong Kong with her film-producer husband Chow Keung. 'I'm not really that interested in politics. I wanted to look at the feelings of these [former] students, what their mental states ... of young lovers Guo Song and Xiaoqing- university graduates struggling with the harsh realities of life in the winter of 1989, six months after witnessing the violent crackdown on the pro-democracy ...




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