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  1. Comment - Letters

    Golden age of Hong Kong movies long gone

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and Stephen Chow Sing-chi. In his book Lam points out that film companies are so money-oriented that they do not want to make a movie that cannot yield a profit. So they decline to make art-house ... of this film will persuade the government to allocate more resources to Hong Kong's film industry. This could help film-makers produce more art-house and low-budget movies, and re-establish ...

  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. Movie a mainland draw

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow While 3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy has no chance of reaching mainland cinemas, curious movie-goers from across the border are snapping up four-day package tours a month before it opens in Hong Kong, just to watch it. Advertised on mainland travel website GZ600.cn, the 268 yuan (HK$318) per person tours include return transport, VIP movie tickets, travel ...

  7. Archive seeks more movies, techno help

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Mandy Zhou, Vivienne Chow

    ... said films made before the 1950s could not be restored in Hong Kong, as the city was not equipped to process movies shot on highly inflammable nitrate film. He said the archive had collaborated ...

  8. Director mulls move to art movies

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... from Lingnan University for his contribution to local cinema this week. 'I still love making movies and when it's time for me to step away from the commercial film industry, I can ... young people are making videos and short movies today. It's much easier for them to get access to film equipment but creativity isn't just about the equipment,' he said. ...

  9. The original disaster movie ... and the curse continues

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Chinese people are superstitious. And so are New Yorkers. In the programme of this year's New York Asian Film Festival, organisers warned the audience of the potential aftermath of watching one of its films: 'Note: Any injuries sustained by the ...

  10. 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 ...




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