Andrew Lau

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Andrew Lau: the master multitasker

Andrew Lau has two big releases going up against each other in The Guillotines and The Last Tycoon. Photo: May Tse

Andrew Lau Wai-keung likes to be in control - or, at the very least, to have his say with regards to various facets of film production.

23 Dec 2012 - 12:30pm

A Beautiful Life

Starring: Shu Qi, Liu Ye Director: Andrew Lau Wai-keung Category: IIA (Putonghua and Cantonese)

Umberto Eco wrote: 'Two cliches make us laugh, but a hundred cliches move us.' A Beautiful Life, in which tears, sad and happy, flow freely, confirms this.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

Look for a Star

Starring: Shu Qi, Andy Lau Tak-wai, Denise Ho Wan-sze, Zhang Hanyu

Director: Andrew Lau Wai-keung

Category: IIA (Cantonese and Putonghua)

'Hunger is the most genuine motivation,' says one of the protagonists in Look for a Star during a scene in which the film's main characters chatter about their craving for life's culinary pleasures.

29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Animated film about to get on the Storm Riders merry-go-round

Hot on the heels of last week's news about the Pang brothers making a sequel to the Storm Riders movie, there's now a report that an animated version of the franchise is also being produced from Andrew Lau Wai-keung's comic book-based hit of 10 years ago. A trailer for the animated feature turned up over the weekend on cult movie blog

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Lau makes famous five

Infernal Affairs co-director Andrew Lau Wai-keung is among five directors invited to make a short film for the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games as part of a project called Vision Beijing.

The project was organised by the Beijing Foreign Cultural Exchanges Centre to promote the 2008 Beijing Olympics to other countries and show how the capital is getting ready for the Games.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

movie buff

BLOCKBUSTERS - 2002-2006

2002: Infernal Affairs, directed by Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak Siu-fai, grossed an impressive HK$55 million at the box office.

It was hailed as a 'miracle' in the year local cinema was at its lowest ebb.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Wireworks displays and big names are old hat for new film company

Having split with his creative partner, Alan Mak Siu-fai, director Andrew Lau Wai-keung (below) has now joined forces with film megalo-mogul Harvey Weinstein.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Money alone won't revive HK film industry

The reference in a voiceover during this week's Academy Awards to Martin Scorsese's The Departed being based on 'Japanese' film Infernal Affairs rightly sent local pulses soaring. It was also a telling indictment on the troubles of Hong Kong's film industry.

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Oscar success of Departed won't raise price in new deal: director

The director of Infernal Affairs says the Oscars' success of the movie's Hollywood adaptation, Martin Scorsese's The Departed, would not prompt him to try to drive up the price for a remake of another film in talks now under way.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Big shot

IT MAY NOT boast the charms of SoHo, the convenience of Tsim Sha Tsui or the vast spaces of Tai Po, but Ngau Tau Kok, in Kolwoon's industrial belt, has Andrew Lau Wai-keung - and that's not to be sneezed at.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


Sketches of Frank Gehry: 12.30pm, City Hall. Now West Kowloon is back up for discussion, it's the perfect time to learn more about museums and architect Frank Gehry.

The Book of the Dead: 12.45pm, Cultural Centre. One year's effort from the 80-year-old Japanese puppet animation master Kawamoto Kihachiro.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Bank cashes in on affairs

Okay, we all know that Infernal Affairs is pretty darn good, but was its creation really on a par with climbing Mount Everest or landing a man on the moon?

1 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Celluloid dream

If you think you look like Andy Lau Tak-wah or Tony Leung Chiu-wai, you might have a shot at movie stardom. The two will feature in the Christmas release I Want To Be You about the conflict between two men going undercover - one a cop trying to infiltrate the triads, the other a triad playing a policeman.

22 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Robot designer wins top award

With a little help from his miniature robot, computer wizard Lau Wai- keung scooped the South China Morning Post Student Programmer of the Year Award.

Wai-keung, 17, a Form Six student at Po Leung Kuk 1983 Board of Directors' College, designed the robot using a single chip as its brain.

12 Feb 1998 - 12:00am