An audacious lesbian love story featuring hardcore sex, Blue is the Warmest Colour by French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche, won the top prize on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in a watershed year for gay rights.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Jewellery worth more than US$1 million due to be loaned to stars treading the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival was stolen in a pre-dawn heist on Friday but the coveted Palme d’Or trophy was safe, officials said.18 May 2013 - 1:50am
First-time director Flora Lau's odd-couple romantic tale about an affluent woman and her mainland chauffeur has been selected to compete in the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section.19 Apr 2013 - 3:44am
French blockbuster Les Intouchables and Austrian Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winner Love are hot tips for best foreign language Oscar, from a long-list of candidates. Hong Kong movie master Johnnie To and China’s Chen Kaige are also among films from 71 countries which could be vying for an Academy statuette.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Lou Ye, the Chinese director twice banned for screening his work at overseas film festivals without securing official approval, is expected to appear at the Cannes Film Festival next month with his first officially sanctioned film in nine years.20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
It's been three years since Gilbert Yeung Kei-lung entered the DJ booth at Kee Club. Few might know it, but the Dragon-i boss spun for parties at Kee before starting his own night spot ventures. Yeung deejayed for a record six hours at Kee on Friday, playing classic tracks. 'It's special for me personally. I used to play there for almost two years before opening Dragon-i,' said Yeung.23 May 2011 - 12:00am
1. A Touch of Zen (1975)
The first Chinese-language feature to win an award at Cannes (the Technical Grand Prize) and one of the most influential wuxia films of all time. A Touch of Zen not only represents Hong Kong and Taiwan-based director King Hu at the pinnacle of his career but is a true milestone with its blend of martial arts, philosophy and motion picture aesthetics.22 May 2011 - 12:00am
While the eyes of the cinematic world focus on the Cannes Film Festival, Hong Kong is just a bit part player.
This year, Japan has two films at the festival's main competition and one in its more alternative-driven parallel showcase, the Directors' Fortnight.
Meanwhile, South Korea has three films in the festival's Un Certain Regard section.18 May 2011 - 12:00am
Peter Chan Ho-sun's Cannes Film Festival entry Wu Xia could be released in the US in the autumn, the director said after the film's premiere at Cannes over the weekend.16 May 2011 - 12:00am
So it is, then, that Wong Kar-wai couldn't complete his long-gestated martial arts movie The Grandmasters in time for this year's Cannes Film Festival. Yet he remains omnipresent on the Croisette: a still of his 1988 film As Tears Go By is plastered all over town as the key art of this year's Critics' Week sidebar programme, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.15 May 2011 - 12:00am