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Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (June 28-July 4), from Be with You to Buyer Beware

Jeffrey Chiang’s film about a property agent who sells haunted flats to unsuspecting clients and Lee Jang-hoon’s adaptation of a tear-jerking Japanese novel are among our picks of what to watch in Hong Kong this week

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 June, 2018, 7:03am
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 June, 2018, 7:03am

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1. Faces Places

A French New Wave veteran who is still going strong with her filmmaking, 90-year-old Agnès Varda has come up with one of her best features in a while. The Oscar-nominated documentary follows Varda and visual artist JR as they meet with everyday folk and reflect on life on a poignant road trip through rural France. (Now showing)

2. Brother of the Year

Sunny Suwanmethanont (Heart Attack) shines as a hopelessly juvenile bachelor who takes his feud with his sister (Urassaya Sperbund) to their workplaces in this bittersweet family drama. Already a mega-blockbuster in Thailand, the film is also cementing Sunny’s place as the most recognisable Thai actor in Hong Kong. (Now showing)

3. Be with You

Adapted from the Takuji Ichikawa novel that spawned a popular Japanese film in 2004, this charming take by first-time Korean filmmaker Lee Jang-hoon again leads the audience through the book’s tear-jerking scenario, where a deceased woman miraculously returns to her husband and young son for a brief period. (Opens on June 28)

4. The Leakers

Prolific filmmaker Herman Yau Lai-to hops between Malaysia and Hong Kong for this surprisingly enjoyable action thriller, which sees investigative journalists, police inspectors, a family atop a pharmaceutical empire and a secret international hacker group converge over the outbreak of a deadly contagious disease. (Now showing)

5. Buyer Beware

A property agent starts working for a shady business and helps it rip off unsuspecting clients by selling them haunted flats in this effective horror by Jeffrey Chiang. While its reserved first half proves a lot more impressive than the over-the-top last act, it nevertheless marks Chiang out as a talented director to watch. (Opens on June 28)

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