Hong Kong Films

Hong Kong's 'Cold War' to open Busan International Film Festival

Award-winning icons Tony Leung and Aaron Kwok

Although Cold War is only the first film directed by industry veterans Longman Leung Lok-man and Sunny Luk Kim-ching, it has been selected as the opening movie for this year's Busan International Film Festival on October 4.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012, 3:28am

Classic comedy captured spirit of Hong Kong

Brothers Ricky (left) and Michael Hui in zany comedyThe Private Eyes

The Private Eyes

10 Sep 2012 - 9:33am

Thirty-year gap between screenings shows value of film preservation

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

Jail for man who paid lai see bribes for baby formula during shortages

A reseller of baby formula has been jailed for 3-1/2 months for paying HK$800 in bribes to supermarket managers amid a formula shortage in 2010 and 2011 when mothers in Hong Kong stockpiled supplies, fearing they would run out.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am

Film review: stale cocktails all round in Lan Kwai Fong sex romp

Trendy Hongkongers party the night away in a scene from director Wilson Chin's Lan Kwai Fong 2. Photo: SMP

Wilson Chin Kwok-wai's Lan Kwai Fong 2 delivers absurd drama and lazy sub-plots in a failed attempt to redeem himself from last year's theatrical misrepresentation of Hong Kong's infamous party district.

26 Aug 2012 - 5:19am

Change coming to island idyll of Cheung Chau

Buddhist Wai Yan deputy headmaster Chu Kim-hung. Photo: Warton Li

Cheung Chau has long been seen as an oasis within reach of busy Hong Kong, with its small-island charm and its tranquil surroundings of sea, sun and sand.

The island's heritage, best seen in the popular Bun Festival held in May, annually captivates thousands of visitors from all over the world.

3 Sep 2012 - 11:36am

Lawyers for Leung Chun-ying attack challenge to his election victory

Lawyers for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying made a number of arguments yesterday in an effort to persuade the High Court to toss out a challenge to his election victory over questions about his credibility.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:52am

Hong Kong cartoon character McDull packs mainland cinemas

An image from the local film The Pork of Music. Photo: SCMP

An iconic local cartoon figure proved to be an unexpected hit on the mainland, while drawing mixed reviews from critics at home, the producers of a new movie said.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:52am

Pepper spray claim over Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre inmate who died

Three Correctional Services Department staff accused of injuring an inmate were seen leading him with a pepper spray-like liquid "all over his face" the day before he died, a court heard yesterday.

Acting officer Koon Kin-yip had earlier seen two of the defendants holding the man down in a hospital consultation room, the District Court was told.

15 Aug 2012 - 3:47am

Film-makers aim to create a big bang at festival for shorts

Zcratch Creation's Ho Ka-ho, Benny Chan, Tsui Ka-hei and Tsui Ka-long

The Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards were given a name change in February to Incubator for Film and Visual Media in Asia (Ifva), better expressing the goal of cultivating creativity and nurturing media talent.

15 Aug 2012 - 3:47am

Overpaid bureaucrats make big bucks speculating in property

Overpaid bureaucrats make big bucks speculating in property

How many properties do you own? Just the flat you live in, if that? You're doing well if you own two. You must be rich if you have three in Hong Kong's overpriced property market. That's why Public Eye doesn't own even one. We simply can't afford it. Do you know how many properties Matthew Cheung Kin-chung owns? Eight. He must be a very wealthy man. Of course he is.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:29pm

Fake liquor seized from Tsim Sha Tsui pub as triad scam busted

More than 600 bottles of liquor bearing famous brand names but thought to contain cheap alcohol were seized from a pub in Tsim Sha Tsui in an anti-triad operation that netted 86 arrests.

One anti-triad officer said the pub was trying to cheat young drinkers who might struggle to tell the difference between cheap and expensive liquor - especially when they had been drinking heavily.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:15am

Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

Perverse politics lands wrong candidate in key govt job

In less than a month, the post of development secretary has entangled two of its occupants in legal trouble. And thanks to the perverse nature of our political scene, our community has been the worse for it. Our media has not found truth, only dirt, and the lesser candidate looks set to stay in this key policy post.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:31am

Play to our strength

Hong Kong must make better use of its resources and focus on sports that suit the city's population if it wants to win medals at future Olympic Games, a senior official said yesterday.

Nonetheless, Pang Chung, honorary secretary general of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, was delighted with the results in London.

12 Aug 2012 - 9:59pm

Tramways censored campaign ad, group says

Hong Kong Tramways has been accused of censorship after pulling election ads featuring radical candidates for September's Legislative Council poll.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm