Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: August 13-19

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 August, 2015, 10:22pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 August, 2015, 10:22pm

1. A Touch of Zen

One of the best Chinese-language movies ever made, this mystical wuxia classic from 1971 is presented in a newly restored print that King Hu's sublime vision deserves. (August 15, part of Summer IFF)

2. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Guy Ritchie brings style and humour to his first-rate adaptation of the 1960s American TV show, which puts Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer's opposing spies in an action-packed rivalry. (Opens on August 13)

3. Attack on Titan

Man-eating giants roam the land in this loose adaptation of the bestselling comic — a nightmarish mix of zombie horror and disaster spectacle tightly packaged to offer the greatest thrills. (Opens on August 13)

4. The Passenger

Tentatively a psychological drama, Michelangelo Antonioni's 1975 classic explores identity, alienation and destiny to unforgettable ends. (August 15, part of Critics' Choice 2015 — On the Road programme)

5. Jimmy's Hall

Once rumoured to be Ken Loach's final feature, this 1930s-set drama reimagining the character of real-life Irish activist Jimmy Gralton is indignant, but also lyrical and affecting. (Opens on August 13)