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  1. Mild at heart

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by David Frazier

    ... In his new film, Jack Kao shows there's more to him than just playing tough guys, writes David Frazier The massage parlour is in a dingy Taipei suburb, and girl number 303 is rubbing ... Kong and Taiwan, in independent productions and with major studios, and in films by Tsui Hark, Johnnie To Kei-fung and Hou Hsiao-hsien. 'Last year, I was in four films, I was a gangster ...

  2. Addicted to dance

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan Dancing may be enjoyable to watch, but Desiree Ho Ai-yeng says it's even more thrilling to be part of the performance. She will be auditioning for some of the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation's (HKYAF)performing arts projects that w ...

  3. Despair

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui While largely unknown outside Spain, Jaime Rosales is among the most celebrated and controversial filmmakers of his time at home. The three feature films he has made have ... taken aback by his portrayal of serial killers and terrorists as ordinary human beings when not preoccupied with their deadly, anti-social deeds. Take The Hours of the Days, Rosales' film ...

  4. Saputra plays himself

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With Love?, a teen romantic drama in which he played a bad boy opposite heart-throb Dian Sastro. The film won him a nomination for best actor at the 2004 Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Fukuoka, Japan. ... then I called the 'real' reporter and asked if we could do it again,' said Saputra, in Hong Kong to promote The Ticket, a film preview show that he hosts. Some bloggers have described ...

  5. Court praises mother's reform bid

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A single mother who left her 11-year-old son at home for a week without water, food or electricity in August was sentenced to a year on probation yesterday, although the magistrate praised her efforts to improve the home situation since then. ...

  6. Nine Lives

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... to the challenge of producing nine gripping pieces of drama. The only bad thing about the film is that you are left wanting more. ... Mathew Scott Nine Lives Starring: Kathy Baker, Elpidia Carrillo, Glenn Close, Amy Brenneman Director: Rodrigo Garcia The film: Rodrigo Garcia packs a varied CV- he was behind the cameras ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Film studies: South Korea

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui This time last year, the South Korean film industry was showing signs of a meltdown. A sharp downturn in exports took its toll on optimism along with the South Korean ... a sit-in that lasted the length of the city's annual film festival. A year on, things couldn't look more different. Overseas film sales continue to flounder, but the past six months have ...

  10. War drama raises questions

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... nature of humans. The small budget film, featuring a cast of unknown actors, scooped 14 awards on the festival circuit. The film opens with a grisly massacre in which advancing German troops mow ... the film begs a thought-provoking question- under their uniforms, are soldiers from both sides just good people whose murderous acts are the by-products of war? Those who bear the brunt of battle ...




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