Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (December 29-January 4), from Captain Fantastic to See You Tomorrow

Viggo Mortensen leads an intense family drama, Wong Kar-wai and Tony Leung team up again, and X-Factor meets Zootopia - some of our picks of the week

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 December, 2016, 8:02am
UPDATED : Monday, 16 January, 2017, 4:22pm

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1. Captain Fantastic

Viggo Mortensen stars as a free-spirited super dad in this thrilling family dramedy. As the remaining half of a counterculture couple, the patriarch’s tale of raising children off the grid poses intriguing questions about parenting and civilisation, and even a few of the existential kind. (Opens on December 29)

2. The Band Wagon

The great dancer Fred Astaire and director Vincente Minnelli combine for a Hollywood backstage musical for the ages. This 1953 classic transcended its simple plot with the seamless combination of talent in both cast and crew. (January 1, part of HK Film Archive’s Archival Gems programme)

 

3. See You Tomorrow

Tony Leung Chiu-wai again lends his lovelorn leading man persona to a Wong Kar-wai production – an alternately melancholy and hilarious slapstick comedy which also stars an utterly over-the-top Takeshi Kaneshiro as an arcade gamer pining for an amnesiac ex-girlfriend. (Opens on December 29)

4. Sing

Animals gear up for an X-Factor-style singing contest in this funny and touching animated musical. Voiced by Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson and other leading actors, the film also boasts a soundtrack wonderfully performed by everyone from Taylor Swift to Elton John. (Now showing)

Trailer contains nudity

 

5. Wet Woman in the Wind

The “Roman Porno” skin flicks produced in the 1970s were playful if sometimes uninspired fare. This hugely entertaining homage by Akihiko Shiota, about a celibate man and a nymphomaniac who crashes into his life, somehow exceeds all expectations with its absurd exuberance. (Now showing)

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