Olivier Assayas

Local movie luminaries celebrate Hong Kong cinema at Paris film festival

Some of Hong Kong cinema's renowned personalities flew to Paris for the Hong Kong in Focus programme at this year's Paris Cinema International Film Festival.

On Tuesday night, they gathered for a stellar cocktail event at the Paris Shangri-La hotel.

Thursday, 5 July, 2012, 12:00am

Rotterdam

Mia Hansen-Love may be the youngest of the wave of post-1980s female directors who have emerged from France, but she's also the most established. Hansen-Love, who turned 31 last month, can boast of awards and festival appearances aplenty. Her first film, All is Forgiven, won the best first film prize at the Cesar Awards. Father of My Children won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Summer Hours

Summer Hours

Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jeremie Renier, Edith Scob

Director: Olivier Assayas

4 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Boarding Gate

Asia Argento, Carl Ng, Kelly Lin, Michael Madsen

Director: Olivier Assayas

French maverick filmmaker Olivier Assayas has the knack of blurring the borders between genres, and here he creates a hybrid of B-movies and the avant garde.

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Also showing: Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas isn't upset by the demise of classic movie theatres. Although known as a film theorist as well as for being a director, the 52-year-old (right) says he's 'perfectly okay' with today's commercial multiplexes.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

It can be tough to keep things short, says moviemaker

French filmmaker Olivier Assayas helped launch Alliance Francaise's 36th annual French Cinepanorama film series on Friday at a pre-screening reception at City Hall's Maxim Restaurant.

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Flashes in the foyer

French director Olivier Assayas wasn't exaggerating when he said he conceived the main character for his latest movie, Clean, specifically for ex-wife Maggie Cheung Man-yuk.

At the movie's Hong Kong premiere at UA Times Square, Cheung was the centre of attention for guests, paparazzi, and those who couldn't make it inside.

3 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Maggie finds a passion for song

We all know she can act, but can she sing too? Movie star

Maggie Cheung Man-yuk has hinted she might try her hand at

14 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Maggie finds a passion for song

We all know she can act, but can she sing too? Movie star Maggie Cheung Man-yuk has hinted she might try her hand at a music career.

14 Sep 2004 - 12:00am