The Hong Kong International Film Festival says its ability to grow audience numbers and help foster the city's film culture is handicapped by the lack of government-run auditoriums that can screen digital movies - the bulk of its offerings. It's forced to use smaller commercial venues, where fewer tickets are available.Monday, 1 April, 2013, 5:06am
Struggling to get a ticket for the latest blockbuster? It could be because there are proportionately far fewer cinema seats here than there are in other cities in the region - such as Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, or Kuala Lumpur.18 Mar 2013 - 4:17am
My Wi-fi device at home has become a standard household fixture, but Wi-fi networks outside are still unsatisfactory. Hot spots pop up in shopping malls, coffee shops, restaurants and the MTR. But complicated log-ins with terms and conditions and procedures are frustrating.11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am 1 comment
Last year, Perry Lam wrote a book titled Once A Hero: The Vanishing Hong Kong Cinema. In it he explains why the Hong Kong film industry is in decline.28 Oct 2012 - 3:10am
The Valiant Ones22 Oct 2012 - 4:06pm
Father Takes a Bride14 Oct 2012 - 10:40am
On a panel at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival last October, Nansun Shi was asked if she had ever been treated differently from men and if there was discrimination in the industry.22 May 2014 - 4:08pm
For years, Stephen Fung Tak-lun battled against detractors who saw him as a former pop idol who had, somehow, managed to cross over to filmmaking by directing a few comedies starring his best buddies.30 Sep 2012 - 2:57pm
Seven years as a programmer with the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) has taught Bede Cheng Tze-wang a thing or two about the sometimes harsh realities of the modern film world.17 Sep 2012 - 11:49am
Comedian Stephen Chow Sing-chi's former girlfriend is suing him for HK$80 million - the amount she claims he owes her in commissions on the expected sale of a luxury Peak house.5 Sep 2012 - 2:37am
When the first South Asian woman to be recruited as a police officer since the handover took to the streets last week she was continuing a proud family tradition.
Heina Rizwan Mohammad is a police constable in Yuen Long, a district with a significant ethnic minority population, and is following in the footsteps of her grandfather who walked the beat more than 30 years ago.2 Sep 2012 - 3:04am
An illustration of the dire state of local movie preservation prior to the establishment of the Hong Kong Film Archive can be found in two retrospective screenings of Beyond the Grave 25 years apart.31 Aug 2012 - 3:15pm
I've become a relentless observer of differences, similarities and change. I'm no economist but, as an American citizen living abroad who is anxious about the future of her country, I track the US economic indicators religiously.30 Aug 2012 - 2:36am
Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai will head the jury at next year's Berlin International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious events in global cinema.
The Berlinale's organisers praised Wong as one of the world's most celebrated filmmakers who has charmed international audiences with his "distinctive signature and the poetry of his works".29 Aug 2012 - 3:51am
Vulgaria (III) (Cantonese)
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The Chef (IIA) (French)
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The Bourne Legacy (IIA)15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm