Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: July 2-8

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 July, 2015, 8:22pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 July, 2015, 8:22pm

1. Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis)

Often labelled the greatest French film ever made, Marcel Carné's legendary backstage drama is a miraculous achievement pulled off during the Nazi occupation in 1945. (July 4, Arts Centre)

2. It Follows

Giving form to the fear of being stalked by the inescapable, this atmospheric horror film charts sex, death and teenage ennui to invent a bone-chilling urban legend. (Now showing)

3. Grave of the Fireflies

The post-war plight of orphans is explored in this Studio Ghibli classic, renowned for its overwhelming sadness — and its original release in a double bill with My Neighbour Totoro. (July 5, MCL Telford)

4. Infinitely Polar Bear

Mark Ruffalo is exceedingly endearing as a manic depressive father, while the rest of the fantastic cast combine to turn this into a most heartwarming tale about dysfunctional parents. (Now showing)

5. Terminator Genisys

Arnie is back — both grey-haired and digitalised — for a double role in this latest instalment of the sci-fi action series, featuring a mind-bending story that juggles timelines with striking ambition. (Opens July 2)