One of the pioneers of Hong Kong cinema has died aged 82, just as his work is finally getting an international audience. Lo Chen (left), one of the 'four Aces' of the Shaw Brothers studio, had long been acclaimed in Asia but it was only with the recent re-release of his films by Celestial Pictures that the director was beginning to get acclaim in the United States, where he ultimately made his home. The director will be best remembered for movies such as Vermillion Door and Too Late For Love. The latter won four Golden Horse Awards when it was made in 1966. It was released in the US last July. Lo died of a heart attack on February 12; he leaves a wife and son.