Film Director

Top French honour for director Wong Kar-wai

Laurent Fabius is set to present director Wong Kar-wai with France's top cultural honour.

Film director Wong Kar-wai will join one of the art world's most exclusive clubs today when he is appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 7:11am

Film director Michael Winner dies aged 77

Film director Michael Winner, who died in London. Photo: AP

British film director Michael Winner, who made the violent thriller Death Wish and became a restaurant critic in later life, has died at the age of 77, his wife said yesterday.

Winner had been ill for some time and after a spell in hospital last year died at his home in the upmarket west London district of Kensington, Geraldine Winner said.

22 Jan 2013 - 4:12am

Saudi Arabia's first film director is a woman, Haifaa al-Mansour

Haifaa al-Mansour hid in a van to film some scenes. Photo: AFP

The director of Saudi Arabia's first feature film, showing at the Venice film festival, has explained how she beat the odds to produce the heartwarming tale of a girl's quest to own a bicycle.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:45am

Suzie Wong

An experiential installation by Australian-based painter Vincent Fantauzzo in collaboration with film director Barney Howells that offers a modern interpretation of the Suzie Wong narrative (see The Passion, left). Today-tomorrow, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 10 Chancery Lane, SoHo. Inquiries: 2810 0065. Ends tomorrow

28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Clement Cheng, film director

What I'm listening to: The Party Ain't Over by Wanda Jackson and Jack White. It's so retro, so classic rock. A woman who is in her 70s still rocking with this mix of old school and modern rock. And I turn to Neil Young and Santana when I need peace.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Johnnie To takes opera to Paris

A traditional Cantonese bamboo theatre will be erected in the heart of Paris next month to showcase award-winning director Johnnie To Kei-fung's fashionable version of Cantonese opera at an all-night cultural extravaganza.

10 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Drama skills useful in the corporate world

You may think that acting is only the domain of film, stage and TV actors, but the talents of thespians are being used to benefit today's business executives, who have to use similar skills in their day-to-day activities in order to be effective leaders.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Film director burgled

Burglars last night broke into the home of film director Alfred Cheung Kin-ting in Pik Sha Road, Sai Kung, and carried away his safe containing cash and jewels worth more than $450,000.

10 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Directors make the best of a quiet year

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8 Sep 1993 - 12:00am