Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (March 9-15), from Elle to Kong: Skull Island

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 09 March, 2017, 7:31am
UPDATED : Thursday, 16 March, 2017, 11:29am

1 Elle

A brazen comedy of manners whose heroine is the victim of a sex crime, Paul Verhoeven’s first French-language film takes advantage of Isabelle Huppert’s Oscar-nominated performance to subvert its audience’s expectations at every morally ambiguous turn. (Opens on March 9)

2 Toni Erdmann

Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig might be in line to star in an English-language remake, but it’s hard to imagine them coming close to matching the utterly bizarre humour and almost surreal episodes in this life-affirming family drama. It is one German comedy you definitely shouldn’t miss. (Now showing)

 

 

 

3 Hitchcock/Truffaut

Two of the greatest directors in film history converge in this fascinating documentary. Based on the landmark book of interviews by Francois Truffaut, it offers comprehensive analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s ingenious methods. A must-see for any film buff. (Opens on March 9)

4 Kong: Skull Island

Long touted as the second in a series of creature features that would culminate in 2020’s Godzilla vs Kong, this exhilarating monster romp doesn’t try to replicate the 1933 classic, but more than makes up for that with its own delirious mix of humour, terror and eye-popping visual effects. (Opens on March 9)

5 Tunnel

It’s not often that a disaster movie focuses less on the spectacular destruction than the people at its mercy, but that’s exactly what this South Korean survival drama accomplishes, injecting its ordeal of a man trapped under a collapsed tunnel with both ironic humour and social critique. (Opens on March 9)

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