Hong Kong Films

Body gives custody of guide dogs to instructor

A guide-dog instructor has been given custody of two dogs after a seven-month battle with the Hong Kong Guide Dog Association (HKGDA), which has given up its claims to the animals.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Time and money the watchwords as stars help Hublot celebrate opening of Central boutique

When you have as much star power as Donnie Yen Ji-dan, time is not always money. The martial arts actor, star of Ip Man, said the most expensive watch he had ever bought was for his wife. He didn't buy them for himself because he regularly received gifts from sponsors.

Yen was officiating at the opening of Swiss luxury watch-maker Hublot's boutique in Central on Friday.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Leung refuses to comment about Li Wangyang suicide report

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying refused to comment on the mainland investigation report that concluded that June 4 dissident Li Wangyang committed suicide.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

King of satire, defender of the truth

Silly Old Tung, Broomhead Ip and Bow-tie Monk are comic caricatures of politicians that have propelled publisher Jimmy Pang Chi-ming to fame, but preserving local culture and uncovering public deception are the subjects closest to his heart.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lai breaks unwanted streak, but also cops HK$60,000 fine

Eddie Lai Wai-ming had multiple winners at a meeting for the first time since a 2010 treble, booting home a double with consecutive wins on Soldier and Real Generous, but he left the racecourse HK$60,000 lighter after a careless-riding charge in the opening event. Dennis Yip Chor-hong said Lai's positioning of Real Generous in the run was critical.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Despite Leung's heady toast, reconciliation is off the table

The 'great reconciliation', as touted by Leung Chun-ying after his election triumph on March 25, has yet to go beyond the wine-fuelled banter that marked the two dinners attended by him and supporters of campaign rival Henry Tang Ying-yen in recent months.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Reaching out 'therapy' for Leung, says aide

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's meet-the-people sessions are a kind of therapy, key supporter Barry Cheung Chun-yuen writes as a co-author in a book to be released at this year's Book Fair.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

C.Y. wanted to 'avoid confusion'

Leung Chun-ying's lawyer told the High Court yesterday that retracting a statement he made denying there were any illegal structures at his house would only add to public confusion over the issue.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Leung 'set trap by not checking trellis facts'

Leung Chun-ying 'set a trap for himself' last month by failing to confirm the facts before speaking to the media about illegal structures at his Peak houses, the chief executive's former transition chief said yesterday.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Police threaten to go beyond the law

Everyone frets about how the new government under Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will threaten Hong Kong's civil liberties. But the official we should be most worried about is the police chief.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City slickers take a random chance on art

Some people say art is a laid-back form of leisure, while others think it is an essential part of our everyday lives. RAW - Random Art Workshop - identifies more with the latter idea, organising 'random' workshops for Hong Kong's busy city dwellers.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


New Releases

W.E. (IIB) (English, French and Russian)

See review on this page.

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (I) (English and Cantonese versions)

See review on this page.

The Four (IIA) (Cantonese)

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

A Simple Life wins two gongs at Paris film festival

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Rent-row minister refuses to explain

Secretary for Development Mak Chai-kwong yesterday reneged on his promise to explain reports that he abused a civil service rent-reimbursement system, saying a potential investigation into the matter prevented him from sharing details.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am