Hong Kong Films

Well suited for success no matter what the era

As a tailor for more than 30 years in Hong Kong, Fong Leung-fai needed to speak English, since most of the customers who came to his shop for suits were westerners. But in recent years, he has had to learn Putonghua to serve big-spending mainlanders.

Friday, 29 June, 2012, 12:00am


New Releases

Postcard (IIB) (Japanese)

See review on this page.

The Amazing Spider-Man (IIA)

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Shadows of Love

Starring: Cecilia Cheung Pak-chi, Kwon Sang-woo, Jing Tian, Sphinx Ting Chun-cheng Director: Calvin Poon Yuen-leung Category: I (Cantonese)

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Man accused of pimping Filipino

A Polytechnic University researcher is accused of recruiting a Filipino man to come to Hong Kong to work as a prostitute and of living off his earnings.

Wan Cho-yiu, 32, yesterday pleaded not guilty at the District Court to five charges, including human trafficking, living off the earnings from prostitution and drug possession.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Papers cast doubt on C.Y. explanation

Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying might have been aware of the existence of illegal structures on his two houses on The Peak when he bought them, a clause in the sale and purchase agreement suggests.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lawyer friend may have advised C.Y.

A leading solicitor may have advised chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying on his luxury house on The Peak, which has been found to have a number of illegal structures.

Peter Sit Kien-ping is believed to be one of the professionals mentioned by Leung who had given him advice, according to a legal source.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Youngster is the Connoisseur's Pick after becoming first to hit century

The only group status afforded the win by Connoisseur's Pick in the Fortune Room Handicap was the significance of it for a particular group of former apprentice jockeys, with Derek Leung Ka-chun beating his peers to 100 career victories.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tough times for mum and daughter after HK birth

Leung Yan came to Hong Kong eight years ago to give birth to Kitty in the hope that her daughter would be able to lead a better life. But her decision has come at a high price.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A less forbidding city

The Forbidden City in Beijing is a treasure trove of Chinese culture and history whose riches seem to hold little relevance for modern Hongkongers, much less young children. But art consultant and educator Chiu Kwong-chiu has other ideas. What's needed, he says, is a lively, interactive way of presenting the material.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

These streets mean

You're racing down the wet-market streets of Wan Chai, semi-automatic on the passenger seat, police cars to the left, triad vehicles to the right. The crowded roads are hard to manoeuvre, and a pedestrian walks across your path - you swerve, the car flips, crashes and burns.

24 Jun 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

Ex-band member escapes jail in lewd-photo case

A former member of the boy band 4anda avoided a jail sentence yesterday for threatening a victim of a man jailed in a nude-photo case.

Lo Yan-kit, 26, was given a 240-hour community service order and chastised by the judge for not being straightforward with police.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


New Releases

Motorway (IIB) (Cantonese)

See review on this page.

The Raven (IIB)

See review on this page.

Being Flynn (IIB)

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Starring: Anthony Wong Chau-sang, Shawn Yue Man-lok, Guo Xiaodong Directed by: Soi Cheang Pou-soi Category: IIB (Cantonese)

A low-octane script puts the emotional brakes on one of the year's most technically deft thrillers.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Leaf inspires budding designers

Veins on a leaf inspired the award-winning design of a 'green city' by five Year-Two architectural students at the City University of Hong Kong.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am