Johnnie To

Briefs, December 23, 2012

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the government was mulling whether to review the law to better monitor cooking oil companies.

Sunday, 23 December, 2012, 4:55am

Johnnie To, Sean Lau win at Golden Horse Awards

Hong Kong's Sean Lau Ching-wan and Taiwan's Gwei Lun-mei show off their best actor and actress prizes at Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong director Johnnie To Kei-fung won best director for Life Without Principle and Sean Lau Ching-wan was named best actor for his role in the movie at Taiwan's Golden Horse Film Awards last night.

25 Nov 2012 - 6:17pm

Johnnie To, Chen Kaige on Oscars long list for best foreign film

The Oscars foreign long-list includes (clockwise, from top left) Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, Michael Haneke, Chen Kaige and Johnnie To. Photo: AFP

French blockbuster Les Intouchables and Austrian Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or winner Love are hot tips for best foreign language Oscar, from a long-list of candidates. Hong Kong movie master Johnnie To and China’s Chen Kaige are also among films from 71 countries which could be vying for an Academy statuette.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am


It was Johnnie To Kei-fung's 57th birthday last Sunday, and Italy's Udine Far East Film Festival seemed a fitting place for him to celebrate it. With the help of the Brussels arm of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the festival threw a joint bash for To - and Hong Kong cinema - at the Ambassador Palace Hotel.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

PTU set for North America release, but where did they get that cover?

Johnnie To Kei-fung should be happy to note that his 2003 film PTU: Police Tactical Unit will be released on DVD in North America late next month. The movie will come out through Dragon Dynasty, a home entertainment arm of the Weinstein Company, for which Quentin Tarantino is a consultant.

Dragon Dynasty has just started releasing Asia titles.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Movie masters

Two of Hong Kong's best-loved filmmakers will be honoured at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival with the screening of their best films from the last decade.

Johnnie To Kei-fung and Wai Ka-fai are founders of production house Milkyway Image. The series is called Milkyway Image, 1996-2005.

24 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Cannes contingent celebrates a century of Chinese cinema

To celebrate 100 years of Chinese cinema, Hong Kong's contingent is well represented at this year's Cannes Film Festival, which opened on Thursday.

John Woo is a member of the jury and Johnny To Kei-fung's Election is in the running.

15 May 2005 - 12:00am

Hong Kong film picked to compete at Cannes

Hong Kong film director Johnnie To Kei-fung's new movie, Election, will compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or award at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

The film tells the tale of one of Hong Kong's oldest triads and stars Tony Leung Kar-fai and Simon Yam Tat-wah. It is Hong Kong's only entry at Cannes this year, when it premieres there.

20 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Breaking news with a difference

Promotional material for the new Johnnie To Kei-fung movie Breaking News is breaking with tradition, blurring the lines between journalism and advertising.

In a clever ploy to attract viewers, movie distributor Media Asia transformed its marketing materials into a newspaper supplement hiding between the pages of Tuesday's Sing Pao.

10 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Leading directors lose the plot

For those who have enjoyed Jimmy Liao's illustrated story book Turn Left Turn Right, Johnnie To Kei-fung and Wai Ka-fai's big screen adaption might be a disappointment.

To and Wai are Hong Kong's class A directors, but somehow, by turning Liao's best-selling book into a movie, they have lost the essence of the original tale.

14 Sep 2003 - 12:00am