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  1. Three local epics vie for Oscar spot

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... for the Hong Kong entry for best foreign language film at the Oscars, said all three films carried Oscar-winning characteristics. '[The Oscar judges] prefer films that have both high commercial and art values. These three films are outstanding big-budget productions and we think they would fit the Oscar requirement,' he said. The Myth cost $160 million to make, while Perhaps Love ...

  2. Mainland glamour for HK's Oscars

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Top mainland filmmakers will be among the stars attending the 'Hong Kong Oscars' ceremony at the Cultural Centre on Sunday. Organisers of the 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards have invited leading mainland film personalities, who will also attend a three-day seminar on the Hong Kong and mainland film industries. Confirmed guests include A-list director Feng Xiaogang (Big ...

  3. Painted Skin to compete at Oscars

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Martial arts fantasy Painted Skin, directed by Gordon Chan Ka-seung, has been chosen from 40 films to represent Hong Kong in the foreign-language category at next year's Academy Awards. Painted Skin is a chapter of 18th-century literary ...

  4. Musical chosen as Oscar entry

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... Judy Ngao Judge sings praises of Perhaps Love amid media frenzy The musical Perhaps Love has been chosen as Hong Kong's entry for next year's Oscar for best foreign-language film. Peter Chan Ho-sun's film beat out Jackie Chan's action romance The Myth and director Stanley Kwan Kam-pang's costume drama Everlasting Regret- which lost out in the contest ...

  5. Nurture talent with film fund, says Tony Leung

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Infernal Affairs, said the Oscar success of Martin Scorsese's The Departed- the Hollywood adaptation of the film- showed Hong Kong films were of high quality. John Chong, vice-chairman ... Leadership Forum 2007, at which several Oscar winners will speak. Among them are Scott Ross, who won Oscars for best visual effects for Titanic in 1997 and What Dreams May Come in 1998, and Edward ...

  6. Film festival gets French glamour

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... premiere at the festival on March 23. The romantic war drama, which stars Amelie's Audrey Tautou and Oscar winner Jodie Foster, won five Cesar awards in France last month and received two nominations for this year's Oscars. And watch out girls: the film's male lead, Gaspard Ulliel (left), will come to Hong Kong for three days from next Monday to promote the flick. ...

  7. Osama film to be shown at festival

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Event boasts almost 300 offerings from 40 countries Cinema-goers will see the one Oscar loved and the one Oscar forgot at this year's Hong Kong International Film ... an Academy Award for best foreign film. Another will be the screening of Afghanistan's Osama, a Golden Globe award winner but controversially left out of Oscar contention- despite playing ...

  8. Renee eyes hk film success

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun Another Hong Kong movie is about to get a Hollywood makeover. The Pang brothers' thriller-horror flick, The Eye, will be remade with Oscar winner Renee Zellweger (right), in place of Angelica Lee Sin-je. Directing the picture is another Asian connection, Ring-meister Hideo Nakata. The film will be produced by Paula Wagner and Tom Cruise (yes, Mr Katie ...

  9. Hong Kong film festival tipped to draw its biggest crowds yet

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak The 32nd Hong Kong International Film Festival may break its attendance record next month with its 300 films from 55 countries, including some nominated for the Oscars. Festival ... language film. The festival will also showcase The Counterfeiters by Stefan Ruzowitzky and Joseph Cedar's Beaufort, two other Oscar-nominated foreign-language films. San Sebastian Film ...

  10. Wong Kar-wai movie to open 60th Cannes

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with which he usually works. The film's cast includes internationally renowned singers and actors including Grammy award-winning jazz singer Norah Jones, Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz, ... included Wong's long-time creative partner William Chang Suk-ping and Oscar-nominated cinematographer Darius Khondji. 'I look forward to returning to Cannes to celebrate its 60th ...




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