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  1. Funding row over film pick for Oscars

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The selection of Prince of Tears to represent Hong Kong at the Oscars next year has led to a row between the film's director, Yonfan, and Taiwan's Government ... forward as a Hong Kong film in the race for best foreign language film at the Oscars. The film cost HK$20 million to produce. In a statement released yesterday, Yonfan said the GIO's demand ...

  2. Honourable roles for HK at the Oscars

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Oscars are well known for their glitz and glamour. There was certainly no shortage of either at yesterday's ceremony. But the awards for documentaries are different. By taking on uncomfortable and disturbing subjects in real life, they represent a triumph of grit. This year's winners are no exceptions. The Blood of Yingzhou District, which won the Oscar for the best ...

  3. Oscars struck a chord with director

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun Swamped by his schedule, art house director Atom Egoyan (pictured) missed the Oscars on TV. However, his Canada Film Week reception here- complete with starlets, models ... me a bit of the time I was at the Oscars,' Egoyan, 46, said afterwards. 'Actually, I might have a hard time explaining to my wife in Toronto why I'm in all these photos with so ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Learning a lesson from the Oscars

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of an international pharmaceutical company leads to her murder. There was no such message in the best actor and actress Oscars, but they nonetheless had sober tones, being portrayals of real people: writer ...


    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Chinese director He Ping's epic adventure tale, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, has been selected by mainland officials as China's official entry for the foreign-language category of the Academy Awards. The film, starring leading mainland actors J ...

  7. Colourful world

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Oscar Fung battles cancer and publish picture book with the help of Make-A-Wish Hong Kong. Story on Page 4 ...


    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Australian Film Festival Nine award-winning Australian titles will be screened, including the Oscar winner Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Ned Kelly (about the bushranger, pictured), and the award-winning Japanese Story. Opens today, at various venues and prices, see www.australia.org.hk for details. Ends Sep 19 ...

  9. Q. So you think you know pop culture...

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Which seminal Boston rock band's reunion tour documentary is titled loud Quiet loud? 2. Only one actor has won a posthumous Oscar. Who was it and for what film? 3. Who ... the acronym HTML stand for? 6. Which Oscar-winning British actor was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943? 7. Prospero was a central character in which Shakespeare play? 8. Pop band a-ha (far ...

  10. Film studies: Time trials

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... was to launch the film today, three days before this year's Academy Awards ceremony. The Diving Bell was nominated for four Oscars, and the noise created in Los Angeles would assure publicity that would boost the film's box office receipts. But the Oscars would eventually prove to be the undoing of Deltamac's strategy: The Diving Bell was forced out of its original slot when ...




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