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Romantic Drama Films

Eighty Days Yellow; The Lighthouse; Anna Karenina

Where, oh where to begin? The rip-off title? The now de rigueur "If you loved 50 Shades" sticker on the front? The suspiciously exotic name: Vina Jackson? It can't be real, can it?

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 2:35pm

Wong Kar-wai heads Berlin Film Festival jury

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai will head the jury at next year's Berlin International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious events in global cinema.

The Berlinale's organisers praised Wong as one of the world's most celebrated filmmakers who has charmed international audiences with his "distinctive signature and the poetry of his works".

29 Aug 2012 - 3:51am

Wuthering Heights

Starring: Solomon Grave, Shannon Beer, James Howson, Kaya Scodelario Director: Andrea Arnold Category: IIB

Emily Bronte devotees, look away now: Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Wuthering Heights looks nothing like the epic drama of the novel and the film and television adaptations which came in its wake in the late 20th century.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

A skewed view

Wing Shya's is the art of the wrong. The Hong Kong celebrity photographer shoots the famous, the glamorous and the beautiful with a surface of noir-ish sensuousness and yearning romanticism - but it's a facade that's cracked, dislocated, skewed. The great joy of his work is that in the space beneath the surface, he finds beauty in things that many wouldn't think of as beautiful.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A skewed view

Wing Shya's is the art of the wrong. The Hong Kong celebrity photographer shoots the famous, the glamorous and the beautiful with a surface of noir-ish sensuousness and yearning romanticism - but it's a facade that's cracked, dislocated, skewed. The great joy of his work is that in the space beneath the surface, he finds beauty in things that many wouldn't think of as beautiful.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tiddler on the roof

It seemed like any other day when property agent Wong Chun-sing brought his young daughter to an elite primary school in Jordan for her entrance exam two years ago.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Game over for the Beijing Playboys

The Beijing Playboys - a nickname given by internet users to four wealthy young men known for their extravagant lifestyles and romances with actresses - have once again become the hottest topic online after one of them was recently charged with illegal possession of weapons.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A dark and stormy passion that haunts the Yorkshire moors

Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte Published by Bantam Dell ISBN 978-0553212587

Emily Bronte's only novel, Wuthering Heights, is more than just a simple romance.

The story's mixture of love, anguish and vengeance leaves the reader amazed at Bronte's literary craftsmanship. On the downside, some readers may find the plot too complex.

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Feel the love

As the June sun rises over the walled city of Verona, a middle-aged Beijing businessman is locked in an amorous embrace outside medieval San Pietro castle. Golden sunlight seeps out across the streets below.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shakespeare update charms

The opening lines proclaim: 'The story you are about to see has been told before. A lot.'

But don't let that keep you from watching the movie. For Gnomeo & Juliet offers a new twist to the Romeo and Juliet tale by William Shakespeare.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

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