Hong Kong Film Award

Guangdong cinema market opens up to HK filmmakers

Hong Kong filmmakers can run up the curtain on larger audiences - and profits - under measures to open up the Cantonese film market in Guangdong province.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2012, 12:00am

Father and Son

In an age when even the tawdriest post-1980s film is available on disc, tape, TV, or the net, it's amazing that viewers wanting to watch Allen Fong Yuk-ping's acclaimed debut feature have little options apart from an out-of-print VCD or a rare screening at the Hong Kong Film Archive (where, indeed, it will be shown on Friday as part of the Morning Matinee series).

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


It would be hard to find a 1980s release that bucked more mainstream trends in as unflashy a fashion as Homecoming. During an era when male-oriented action and comedy pictures ruled the roost, director and co-screenwriter Yim Ho put the focus on two women and had the audacity, borne out of necessity, of casting leads with little name value to local audiences.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

My 30 Working Days: Diary of Shooting A Simple Life

My 30 Working Days: Diary of Shooting A Simple Life by Andy Lau Tak-wah Ming Pao Publications

Few hardcover books make it to Hong Kong's convenience stores. This one is an exception, and for only one reason: Andy Lau.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Stars turn out to celebrate best in film

Not many actresses plant the seeds of success in a vegetarian restaurant - but that was the background to veteran So Hang-shuen victory at last night's 31st annual Hong Kong Film Awards.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Simple life? Only in the movies

Actress Deanie Ip Tak-han was ready for a simpler life when she called time on her career after the 2000 release of Queen of Kowloon. It's ironic that, 11 years later, her turn in A Simple Life brought her back to show business.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

In their own words

We've heard them talk about ways to alleviate Hong Kong's housing problems and improve education. We've read about them boasting of their achievements in public service, and the whispered counter-spin about past missteps in their political lives.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Prescribing the medicine for success

When Karen Tang Mui-fun was studying to be an accountant at the University of Hull in Britain, little did she know her career would lead her from bean counting to managing bone setters, acupuncturists and herbalists atop a traditional Chinese medicine company in Hong Kong.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hardship and hard work earn rewards

A mainland-born fashion designer who was crowned one of this year's outstanding young persons said she owed her success to Hong Kong's fair social system.

Mary Yu Wah, 31, left Kunming in Yunnan province and came to settle in Hong Kong with her family when she was eight. Like many new migrants she found her new world consisted of a partitioned room in a rundown neighbourhood.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

City's film industry deserves support

The top award clinched by a low-key Hong Kong actress at an international film festival has brought celebration, but also much soul-searching, for the industry. Deanie Ip Tak-han was crowned best actress at the Venice Film Festival for her role in A Simple Life, a low-budget production based on the true story of a domestic servant.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

HK co-chair aids move to 'shift centre of gravity'

The Asia Society, having just chosen its first Asian head and the first from Hong Kong, is trying to 'shift the centre of gravity' towards the region.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Young guns out to show local stars deserve worlds debut

Young gun Li Ho-ching is determined to show the quality of local players in a sport long dominated by former mainland paddlers. Li and fellow 18-year-olds Guan Mengyuan and Ng Wing-nam will be making their world championship debuts in Rotterdam next month.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Special effects

Action film heroine, aromatherapist, television serial actor, amateur ink painter - Wai Ying-hung has been all these and more since she made her screen debut in Chang Cheh's martial arts epic The Brave Archer in 1976. But for the past year, she could also stake a claim as an expert in yet another line of work: as an award presenter.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong men and women into last eight

Hong Kong women's team have secured five consecutive wins to reach the quarter-finals of the World Team Championships in Moscow. Despite resting two top players, Jiang Huajun and Tie Yana, Hong Kong beat Ukraine 3-0 in their final group C match yesterday through Lau Sui-fei, Zhang Rui and Yu Kwok-see.

28 May 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong tries new take for Oscars

Year after year of failure to make it to the Oscars has prompted Hong Kong to pick an alternative film - albeit one that tells a Taiwanese story - to represent the city in this year's race.

9 Sep 2009 - 12:00am