Cloud Atlas

Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

German director Tom Tykwer attending a press conference to promote his new movie Cloud Atlas, in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Named after an obscure piano piece by a Japanese composer, the novel consists of six interlocking stories written in different prose styles and set in different times and places.

Monday, 28 January, 2013, 6:41pm

Cloud Atlas points to new role for the Hong Kong film industry

The Cloud Atlas crew at the Chinese premiere. Photo: AP

With Hollywood studios reluctant to put up the full cost of production, more than one-third of the money to make the film was raised in the city.

24 Jan 2013 - 10:10am

Censors cut Cloud Atlas by 40 minutes for mainland audiences

Cloud Atlas

Chinese money may have helped fund the production costs of the Hollywood hit Cloud Atlas - but mainland audiences won't be getting the full picture.

Authorities cut 40 minutes from the epic independent movie - almost a quarter of the film - state-run media said yesterday after its domestic premiere.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:30am

Film review: Cloud Atlas

Film review: Cloud Atlas

With six different plot threads twined together, Cloud Atlas is as lofty-minded as the title suggests. Based on another so-called unfilmable novel - this one by British author David Mitchell even used a different literary style for each subplot - the book and movie both tackle big spiritual ideas. But the film's grand conceit in the clouds is not quite supported by the Atlas weight of its interwoven stories.

24 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

China censors cut 40 minutes off science fiction epic Cloud Atlas

Publicity posters for "Cloud Atlas" at the movie's premiere in Beijing. Photo: AP

State media censors will edit out a hefty 35-minutes of film from German science fiction drama Cloud Atlas before its release next week, Shanghai-based Dongfang Daily reported on Wednesday.

23 Jan 2013 - 6:05pm 1 comment