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Hong Kong Films

Eleanor Kwok: The cosmetics entrepreneur with a 'can do' attitude

Eleanor Kwok was a trader without a store when her landlord tripled her basement shop's rent in 1989 and she could not afford the rise.

Thursday, 22 May, 2014, 4:08pm

Partnering with right producer key to young directors getting exposure at festivals

More young film directors are earning overseas exposure at international film festivals this year, but not everyone is privileged enough to enter this game.

Singer-actor Juno Mak Chun-lun, 29, will screen the world premiere of his directorial debut, the stylised horror film Rigor Mortis, at the Venice Film Festival's Venice Days section tomorrow.

3 Sep 2013 - 12:20pm

Fund fails young movie makers, says Hong Kong film community amid calls for overhaul

Filmmakers are calling for a revamp of the government's film funding system to make it more effective in boosting the international exposure of a greater diversity of directors and films.

They say the Film Development Fund's current system, which favours feature films, shuts out smaller films, including documentaries, and young film-makers.

3 Sep 2013 - 12:16pm

Reel partners

South Korea's biggest-grossing film in history is a work that features popular Korean actors, but also benefits significantly from Hong Kong star power.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:49pm

Second Sight: C'est la Vie, mon cheri

In light of its iconic status, it's no surprise that Temple Street has had more celluloid exposure than most Kowloon thoroughfares.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:58pm

Andrew Lau: the master multitasker

Andrew Lau Wai-keung likes to be in control - or, at the very least, to have his say with regards to various facets of film production.

23 Dec 2012 - 12:30pm

Ace of pace: 'In Hong Kong, people are always on the run', says Monica Chen Yi-ping

For Taiwanese model-turned-entrepreneur Monica Chen Yi-ping, there is nothing more important than spending time with her daughter, Lyann. Chen's schedule revolves around her daughter's. After Lyann is off to school, Chen attends to her many businesses, including the Homeless lifestyle chain and Another Fine Day café. Then she picks up Lyann from school.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:22pm

Film review: $upercapitalist

Made on a budget that many of its characters would consider as chump change, $upercapitalist tells the story of Conner Lee. A hotshot hedge fund trader, Lee is dispatched by his Gordon Gecko-like superior to Hong Kong to work on a mega deal involving Fei & Chang, a financially troubled family-run conglomerate led by Donald Chang.

1 Nov 2012 - 12:39pm

Golden age of Hong Kong movies long gone

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

Something new: the photos people forgot

Snapping away with digital abandon, as we now do, it's easy to forget what a hassle it was to drop rolls of film off at a store to be developed - and pick up the photos when they were ready.

27 Oct 2012 - 11:21pm