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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: mainland romance But Always takes its cue from Comrades: A Love Story

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 12:17am by EDMUND LEE

    ... This is a "will they, won't they?" romantic drama, whose mainland protagonists suffer missed chances at love during years of futile longing. There are historical events serving as temporal ... of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, where little An Ran loses her mother during the rescue. When the girl starts school in Beijing six years later, she strikes up a friendship with the orphaned Zhao ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Peter Chan's film Dearest is based on a true story of child abduction

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram Peter Chan's latest drama is based on a true story of child abduction on the mainland Dark side of the boom Back in 1998, Peter Chan Ho-sun was named one of trade paper ... on the mainland, with box office takings of 538 million yuan (HK$679 million). At this year's Busan International Film Festival, he was presented with the Star of Asia Special Achievement Award. ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a family comedy that's too mild for its own good

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by Richard James Havis

    ... stage premiere in the school's production of Peter Pan; and mother Kelly (Jennifer Garner) is in line for a massive promotion at a children's book publishing company. Even father Ben (Carell), an unemployed rocket scientist now spending his time as a "FaMa" ("father-mother", apparently) to baby Trevor, looks like he's finally scored a new job. Feeling ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs

    The Inquisition: photojournalist Raghu Rai talks about taking pictures of Mother Teresa

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:31pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... you take a lot of photos and then only publish a few of them? I take a lot, a lot. When I was taking photos of Mother Teresa — I did two books on her — when I went to her home on the second day, and took some pictures, she said, "You've taken so many pictures already, isn't that enough?" She was uncomfortable. I said, "Mother, you pray every day — morning, ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Book: Delights and Prejudices, by James Beard

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Susan Jung

    ... memoir, Delights and Prejudices, he writes about his cooking-obsessed mother, who owned and operated a successful hotel in Portland, in the United States, before selling up and giving birth to her ... with the country's cuisine today. Beard writes as lovingly about simple foods, such as corned beef hash and hamburgers, as he does about the lavish picnics his mother prepared at their summer beach house; ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Coast effective? The mammoth task of ridding Hong Kong's beaches of plastic rubbish

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Angie Bucu

    ... plastics are accepted by the mainland while lower-quality materials are stored or shipped to countries in Southeast Asia. Community recycling efforts can be more easily traced. Many send ... plastic products and clothes, but the bulk is exported to the mainland and other Asian countries. The EPD blueprint does not provide for an expansion of plastic recycling in Hong Kong. However, ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: all change in Chinatown

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by Petti Fong

    ... in downtown Vancouver is being targeted by Western developers and mainland Chinese buyers, neither of whom have any interest in retaining the traditional shops or cheap rental apartments. When ... in Chinatown: her father as a waiter and her mother in a laundry. "I used to take the bus to Chinatown and dodge the drunks, but it was my community, warts and all, and I loved it," she says. ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Paradise In Service is a coming-of-age story in a military brothel

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:37pm by Yvonne Teh

    ... pining for his beloved mother, left behind in mainland China. Dedicated to the director's grandfather and father, Paradise in Service is not as damning as one might expect with regards ... of the elite Sea Dragons amphibious force by its tough senior NCO, sergeant major Zhang (mainland actor Cheng Jianbin). But after the soldier's less than stellar swimming abilities are exposed ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - ARTS

    Arts preview: choreographer Hofesh Shechter is a man of many talents

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:30pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... Text: Edmund Lee The long and short of it POLITICAL MOTHER Hofesh Shechter Company   When asked to reconcile his many successes in the contemporary dance world with the fact he mainly ... work, Political Mother (2010), which made use of 10 dancers and eight musicians, achieved such widespread approval that it spawned a "choreographer's cut" with a considerably ...

  10. 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

    ... who is driven to distraction by her mother (Kim Hye-ok) carrying on a long-term affair with a married man. Unable to accept her mother's wishes and life decisions, she decides to confront ...




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