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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. Painted Skin to compete at Oscars

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by 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 classic Stran ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 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. 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 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. True Grit (Film)

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung Shortly before this year's Oscars, the Coen brothers said: 'Ten [Oscars] seems like an awful lot. We don't want to take anyone else's.' In the end, ... out to hunt him down. One of the movie's greatest surprises is Seinfeld. True Grit is her film debut and she plays sharp-tongued Mattie beautifully. The movie was nominated for an Oscar ...

  10. FILM (1976)

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... made- particularly Peter Finch (pictured) as the veteran newsman who threatens to blow his brains out on air in response to being sacked. Chayefsky won a well-deserved Oscar for his script. ... for shortest-ever Oscar-winning performance with slightly less than six minutes on screen. The film abounds in other fine performances. William Holden, as an old-school newsman appalled at the direction ...




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