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  1. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    'Lost in Thailand' redefines mainland audiences' tastes in films

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com The exceptional popularity of 'Lost in Thailand' redefines the tastes of mainland film audiences and spawns reflection about material wealth Lost ... (HK$1.48 billion) since its December 12 debut- debate has intensified as to what makes the movie so appealing. The film is a travel adventure with Thailand as its backdrop. Scientist/businessman Xu ...

  2. News - China - FILM

    Director slams unwritten film censorship rules in mainland

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Mainland director Xie Fei made a scathing attack on film censorship, saying "unwritten rules" against taboo subjects in movies stifled the industry. The 70-year-old filmmaker and Beijing Film Academy professor published an open letter on his Sina Weibo account on Saturday, appealing for the censors to be replaced by a proper film-rating system. Xie showed his frustration ...

  3. 33 Postcards (Film)

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) is an orphan living in China. Since her childhood, she has been sponsored by Dean Randall (Guy Pearce), a zoo ranger from Australia. Randall regularly sends Mei postcards telling her about his family and country. Mei studies ha ...

  4. FILM (1937)

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... still sung across the mainland today. The tale of sister refugees from Japanese-occupied Manchuria and their struggles on Shanghai's mean streets is a startling contrast to its US film ... then governing Hollywood. The Chinese film business faced regulations of another variety; the script contained no direct reference to the Japanese, although its many allusions would have been obvious ...

  5. FILM (1949)

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Three Modern Women (1933). Originally titled The New Three Modern Women, the 1949 film's Chinese title, rendered in pinyin as 'liren xing', loosely translates as 'beauties ...

  6. Beijing's gay film festival makes quiet start, to relief of organisers

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The mainland's biggest gay film festival got off to a smooth start amid concerns it would experience similar setbacks to those in Shanghai last week. The five-day Beijing Queer Film Festival, which started on Wednesday in the out-of-the-way Songzhuang Art Centre, is the fourth on the mainland and will feature more than 50 entries from filmmakers around the world. ...

  7. Concern as film idol's memorabilia split up

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The late star's son, Lung Chung-hon, said movers took some of Lin's possessions from her flat in Jardine's Lookout, which he now owns, to the Hong Kong Film Archive in Shau Kei Wan and some to the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin. Mr Lung said the memorabilia and possessions were divided according to their film industry or cultural value. He said he was worried that her belongings ...

  8. Film studies: The French collection

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... countless shelves of film canisters, amounting to a significant part of China's filmmaking heritage. 'We had to put on old jackets because it was really freezing,' Quiquemelle says of her glimpse within the vault of the China Film Archive. Within were films deemed counter-revolutionary at the time, and works that are still regarded as sensitive today. 'People like ...

  9. Film

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Clarence Tsui, Paul Fonoroff

    ... Shooter (IIB) Based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter, the film revolves around a former sniper in the marines who uses his military training to battle against his enemies after being framed by a shadowy organisation. Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pe?a and Danny Glover star. Antoine Fuqua directs. CT Epic Movie (IIB) Spoofing blockbuster films of the past few years from Pirates ...

  10. Film freedom

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I strongly agree with the idea for less stringent censorship in the article headlined 'Plan to give HK movies more leeway in mainland market' (October 25). Hong Kong films, especially those showing horror and violence, are banned on the mainland. But now we have the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. Hong Kong films have reached an international standard, but most ...




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