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  1. News - China - FILM

    Made-in-China films lose market share to US movies

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... films … are unimpeded," Tian said. Under the agreement, China must allow an additional 14 movies - filmed in either 3-D or Imax format - to be shown on the mainland each year, on top of the previous cap of 20 US films. And for their movies shown on the mainland, US studios can now collect roughly 25 per cent of box office proceeds after costs are deducted - an increase from about 13.5 ...

  2. Local movie luminaries celebrate Hong Kong cinema at Paris film festival

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Some of Hong Kong cinema's renowned personalities flew to Paris for the Hong Kong in Focus programme at this year's Paris Cinema International Film Festival. On Tuesday night, they gathered for a stellar cocktail event at the Paris S ...

  3. Ann Hui- Movie director

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the humanistic side of Hong Kong cinema. It is no coincidence that her three award-winning movies explore the social context that makes or breaks the lives of the weak and vulnerable. Hui received her ... in her career, she became best director again with Summer Snow (1995), which deals with issues about ageing and family relationships in the form of comedy. The movie was presented ...

  4. Legendary movie star returns with a bang

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui in Cannes, France Clarence.tsui@scmp.com Barely had Jimmy Wang Yu stepped out of his hotel in Cannes when three young Frenchmen came rushing forward, pen and paper ready. They reeled off the titles of the veteran actor's most famous fil ...

  5. HK Film Festival, Fox studios offer new movie award

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ClarenceTsui in Cannes clarence.tsui@scmp.com The Hong Kong International Film Festival has joined forces with a major American studio in offering a new award aimed at promoting independent Chinese-language films. The winning project gets a shot at Hollyw ...

  6. Political satire has movie fans buzzing about the inferences

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai A dark political satire from one of China's most notorious directors has set the mainland blogosphere alight with chatter about possible hidden meanings, nuances and indirect criticism of the government. Jiang Wen's Let the ...

  7. Movie to cash in on Paul the oracle octopus

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The story of Paul the psychic octopus will be made into a film scheduled to hit the big screens around China next month, a mainland movie producer announced yesterday. ... filmmaker said the move would focus on Paul's incredible winning streak. It will explore 'how the octopus acquires the ability and discuss his possible fates'. The movie will also ...

  8. Students given master class in film and future of movie-making

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin A group of film buffs from the University of Hong Kong not only got the chance to watch an advanced screening of Stool Pigeon last Thursday, they got to meet the film's director and star, Dante Lam Chiu-yin and Nick Cheung Ka-fai respectively ...

  9. Could two stars get together for movie?

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Fiona Ng, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak, Vivian Chen and Fiona Ng. Are Chinese superstars Jet Li and Zhang Ziyi planning to star together in an HK$80 million movie? Hopefully yes, if some New Zealand local politicians get their way. A story appeared in the New Zealand Herald yesterday suggesting that a project called 'A Kung Fu Western Love Story' was top ...

  10. HK movie magic not showing at Cannes

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... There were no Hong Kong directors presiding over the festival jury and no glamorously attired Hong Kong actors treading the red carpet on their way to the world premiere of their latest film. Gone also was 'Hong Kong Night', the Trade Developmen ...




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