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  1. Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow Starring: Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursanidis, Vassilis Kolovos Director: Theo Angelopoulos The film: Even by the standards of Theo Angelopoulos- who last made a film shorter than two hours in 1972 and whose epic The Travelling Players clocked in at just under four hours- Trilogy is a massive undertaking. With 2004's triptych, ...

  2. Standard Operating Procedure

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Standard Operating Procedure Director: Errol Morris The film: The meaning of the title of Errol Morris' documentary is revealed halfway through the film when a military ... 'criminal acts', such as those which show detainees stripped naked and handcuffed in awkward positions, while others illustrate the application of 'standard operating procedures'. ...

  3. Summer Hours

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Summer Hours Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jeremie Renier, Edith Scob Director: Olivier Assayas In Olivier Assayas' latest film he leaves behind ... a blessing, given how these devices undermined many films by Assayas' peers this year, such as Arnaud Desplechin's A Christmas Tale and Cedric Klapisch's Paris. Summer Hours ...

  4. The roar of independents

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... years ago, the then teenager became a cause celebre. Clocking in at nearly an hour- a mammoth length for a work in the category- it was a rough yet refreshingly coherent piece, combining kung ... it as necessarily a good thing. 'The standards have fallen as people are not as meticulous about their work- there will be an increase in quantity, that's true, but there will be less heart going ...

  5. Out of service

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Wai.' Many households are headed by 'low-income, low-education parents who are either jobless or work very long hours', Sze says. 'They just don't have the time and the money ... daughters were chopped to death in a domestic dispute just over a year ago. The so-called Tin Heng Estate killings- Kim sought help from police just hours before she and Li Tsz-wan, five, and Li ...

  6. Work on the mild side

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... to show work that's more politically challenging- that's why I don't think there's any reason to show just normal, decorative, abstract paintings here because it's just ... controversial piece because, how can you pay somebody so little for basically ruining their bodies?' he says of Sierra's work, which highlights the economic imbalance between affluent ...

  7. Curse Celebre

    Posted Nov 10th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... public outcry over invasion of their privacy. Although trifling by Hollywood standards (photographers reportedly ran actress Lindsay Lohan off the road in LA in June), the increasingly aggressive tactics of paparazzi have made showbiz personalities hostile to the media, in general. Michelle Loo is profoundly conscious of how twisted the situation has become, having worked both sides ...

  8. Selling shorts

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... have definitely popularised the medium- but it doesn't necessarily help improve the standards, when you measure them as art.' Hung has worked hard to establish short films as more ... an eight-year-old comes to terms with the suicide of his grandmother) featured at festivals in New York, Poitiers and Munich. His latest work, Upstairs, is a moving half-hour piece about a man with a mental ...

  9. Sounds unlimited

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... reaction to such requests. This is a jazz prodigy who's acknowledged around the region for his masterful technique on the guitar- someone who could, given time, criticise for hours ... the Eugene Pao Project, is also being issued as a DVD, the producers needed the information so they could get the camera work right during a recording. Such multimedia shenanigans might have been ...

  10. Love lies bleeding

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... this extravagance and decadence is an attitude to life.' He says there was an aspiration to the highest standards in life- that one should never relinquish joie de vivre, even under the most difficult ... a novel into a two-hour film you need to be brash in trimming down the material.' Nonetheless, he says the film is 'completely in line' with Wang Anyi's novel. Perhaps so, ...




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