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  1. Japanese films and TV dramas seized in raid on pirated goods

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANRA WONG Updated at 6.24pm: Suspected pirated video cassettes of Japanese films and TV dramas were discovered for the first time in a raid on pirated goods, the Intellectual Property Investigation Bureau said on Friday. Customs officers investigated two video rental stores at five locations in Hung Hom, Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Quarry Bay on Thursday. The shops were operating ...

  2. No-drama drama queen in pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Vincent Mak

    ... Drama Awards, and was chosen as one of a handful to be toured overseas. Chong, her cast and crew have just returned from a series of performances in Japan. She has just been awarded an Asian Cultural Council fellowship and will spend a year savouring New York's drama scene from October. 'I am happy to take a break,' she says. Chong has quickly learned the tough reality ...

  3. A gripping drama

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... her back to Yunnan. He discovers her history as a policewoman and this leads to a tragic ending. Selected as one of the opening films of this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, the film points towards one of the possible future directions of local cinema. Hui has lost some of her personal style, perhaps under pressure to cater to the mainland market. The film, based ...

  4. Family drama wins hearts

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Peter Hedges' directorial debut Pieces of April is a stylish and moving family drama. Problem child April (Katie Holmes) wants to mend relations with her family ... exploits his talents once again. Pieces of April deservedly won the hearts of audiences at the Hong Kong International Film Festival this year, taking the People's Choice Award. The story ...

  5. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring

    Posted Oct 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring Starring: Oh Yeong-su, Kim Ki-duk, Kim Yeong-min, Seo Jae-gyeong Director: Kim Ki-duk The film: South Korean director Kim Ki-duk admits his films are designed to confront people, to get right up close and give them a good shake. Through the likes of The Isle (2000) and Bad Guy (2001), part of what has made Kim ...

  6. Novel Drama Melodrama- An Unfaithful Woman

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Novel Drama Melodrama- An Unfaithful Woman Based on Tolstoy's Resurrection, this 1949 black-and-white film stars Bai Guang as a victim of circumstance. Born into an underprivileged background, her crushed romance with a wealthy man's son results in an illegitimate child and she is forced into prostitution. In Putonghua. Sun, 5pm, Hong Kong Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai ...

  7. Star act in a dreary drama

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... LAU KIT WAI Never has Maggie Cheung Man-yuk seemed so movingly human as she does in Clean, a film written and directed by her former husband Olivier Assayas. Despite more glamorous and endearing roles in films such as Wong Kar-wai's In The Mood For Love or Peter Chan's Comrades: Almost a Love Story, it was her portrayal of a drug-addled mother in Clean which earned her ...

  8. Sisters share tango passion

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Sisters Candy and Anita Sze have been under the spell of Tango Argentino since they saw Al Pacino strut his stuff in Scent of A Woman. Now, seven years later, they are putting on a photo exhibition that celebrates the sensual South American ...

  9. The power of love

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ROGER POPE 'Yet I was a fool to fancy for a moment that she valued Edgar Linton's attachment more than mine- If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years as I could in a day. And Catherine has ...

  10. High drama

    Posted Apr 29th 2004, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... American values, hated High Noon. The film's brilliance can't be reduced to its politics. It works primarily as a human drama about trying to do the right thing. It begins ... Richard James Havis Many people think Westerns are just films about cowboys and indians shooting each other. But the genre is actually America's way of talking about its history ...




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