Social Realism

Route Irish; In Our Name

Route Irish Mark Womack, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop Director: Ken Loach

In Our Name Joanne Froggatt, Mel Raido, Chloe Jayne-Wilkinson Director: Brian Welsh

Sunday, 19 June, 2011, 12:00am

Another Year

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman Director: Mike Leigh Category: IIA

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Live from Cannes

Scott bows out of premiere

13 May 2010 - 12:00am

Just say no, single mother urges girls

Jo-Jo did not use contraception with her boyfriend because he did not want to and she was afraid it would ruin the 'mood'.

When she became pregnant, he dumped her. Two years later, aged 21, she is a single mother who urges abstinence for young women.

25 Jul 2005 - 12:00am


THIS YEAR'S BERLIN International Film Festival was a near-perfect mix of glamour and art. The competition section, where festival-goers look for the best new art films, was judged by critics to be the strongest for many years. But that didn't mean the event was short on glam and glitz.

4 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Long-running radio and TV serials take on a bubbly effect

Songbirds is a soap opera. But what is a soap opera? Is it people singing with bubbles coming out of their mouths? Of course not. Soap operas are long-running serials about everyday life in which a storyline is carried over from one episode to the next.

29 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Hot festival tickets

Each year at this time, I contact the civil servant who knows about these things, and ask her for details about which tickets are still left for the Hong Kong International Film Festival in order to remind you, ardent film fans, that all hope is not lost.

In years past, the list has been endless. This year, it is not.

2 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Street-wise politicians join soap opera outcry

The imprisonment of a 40-year-old housewife has led to a national outcry with even the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition calling for a review of her trial.

However, outrage over the 18-month jail sentence meted out to Deirdre Rachid for credit-card fraud is based not on a real-life court case but on something conjured up by a soap opera's scriptwriters.

9 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Brits liked

I WAS delighted to read Fionnuala Halligan's article South China Morning Post, May 28, where she referred to ' . . . the traditional French aversion to awarding the Brits anything of note'.

18 Jun 1995 - 12:00am