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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: Korean drama Family Ties analyses what it means to be related

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:31pm by DARCY PAQUET

    ... Text: Darcy Paquet What is it that makes a family? In past centuries, the answer to this question might have seemed obvious: blood ties are what define a family and hold it together. But of course, the 21st century answer to this question is much more complicated. And director Kim Tae-yong takes on this issue directly in Family Ties, a 2006 drama that holds a special place ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Temporary Family

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:21pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... Text: Yvonne Teh Disorder in the house TEMPORARY FAMILY Starring: Nick Cheung Ka-fai, Sammi Cheng Sau-man, Angelababy Yeung Wing Director: Cheuk Wan-chi Category: IIA (Cantonese ... to live together for a time — as a de facto temporary family — after the property market cools down considerably as a result of anti-speculation measures put into effect by the government. Perhaps ...

  3. News - World - FILM

    ‘Leviathan’ named best picture at London Film Festival

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 09:32am by AP

    ... for her performance as a British-Pakistani teenager on the run from her family in “Catch Me Daddy.” The documentary prize went to “Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait,” a searing look at war’s ...

  4. News - Asia - FILM

    Controversy over ferry tragedy piece rocks Busan film festival

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by AFP

    ... on family issues in Korea and Iran shared the top award at BIFF. End of Winter from Kim Dae-hwan and 13 from Hooman Seyedi were to be handed the two US$30,000 prizes given for the New Currents award ... was a unanimous choice by the jury. The film is a tale of how a family deals with a shock announcement from their father. The Iranian production 13- which shows how a young boy copes after being driven ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    In The Judge, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jnr takes a more realistic role

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:30pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Robert Downey Jnr leaves the superhero world of Iron Man behind to join veteran actor Robert Duvall in a film that brings fractured family relationships to the fore Trials ... scripts, but had never seen them become films before. This motley crew of collaborators has yielded an intense and moving family drama about a high-flying Chicago lawyer, Hank Palmer (Downey), who ...

  6. News - World - FILM

    Hong Kong in cinema spotlight in documentary on Edward Snowden

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 03:10pm by Lana Lam

    ... after attending the screening and an after-party, which Snowden's father and other family members also attended. The film will premiere in Britain this Friday at the London Film Festival, ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: wartime animation Grave of the Fireflies is a depressing masterpiece

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by MARK SCHILLING

    ... father, a naval officer, is presumably at sea, though probably also dead.) An aunt takes the children in, but when Seita's contributions to the family larder dwindle, and food rationing ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Films that make you hungry

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by SUSAN JUNG AND YVONNE TEH

    ...   CORN TEMPURA An affecting drama about a family whose remaining members have been scarred by the premature loss of a loved one (the eldest son and heir, to be precise), Hirokazu Koreeda's ... maternal character made for three generations of her family — that whenever I eat at Yardbird I never can resist ordering that particular dish. YT Yardbird, 33-35 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, tel: ...

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    Art house: Anita's Last Cha-Cha is a rare Filipinio lesbian-themed movie

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:14am by Yvonne Teh

    ... those tongues wag ferociously whenever their owners catch sight of Pilar (actress-model Angel Aquino, pictured, left, with Malvar), who's returned from abroad to occupy the family home ...

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    Sundance redux: the best of the fest

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by James Mottram

    ... to support his family. Shot with non-actors, and very much through the eyes of the perpetrators, it is a fascinating companion piece to last year's Captain Phillips and 2012 Danish thriller ... is directed by and stars Zach Braff (holding jar) as an out-of-work actor and family man whose life gradually unravels after his father is diagnosed with cancer. He took some considerable flak after ...




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