From left: Bob Lam, Louis Cheung and Andrew Lam in a still from A Lifetime Treasure (category IIA: Cantonese), directed by Andrew Lam. Ivana Wong co-stars.

A Lifetime Treasure film review: Andrew Lam’s ode to the old loses its focus to inane humour

  • Let down by its script, this film’s admirable message is buried amid a welter of seemingly randomly concocted scenes
  • On the plus side, Lam hands minor roles to much loved Hong Kong film veterans Sammo Hung, Teddy Robin, Bruce Leung, Richard Ng and Tien Niu
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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From left: Bob Lam, Louis Cheung and Andrew Lam in a still from A Lifetime Treasure (category IIA: Cantonese), directed by Andrew Lam. Ivana Wong co-stars.
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From left: Yanki Din, Chui Tien-you and Hanjin Tan in a still from Missbehavior (category IIB; Cantonese), directed by Pang Ho-cheung. Isabel Chan, Gigi Leung, June Lam, and Dada Chan co-star.

Missbehavior film review: Pang Ho-cheung’s Chinese New Year comedy on the quirks of human relationships

  • When June Lam’s character uses a bottle of her boss’ breast milk to make coffee for a client, it sets off a scramble among her friends to supply a replacement
  • The screenplay is hit-and-miss, but the film will entertain Hong Kong audiences with its mix of Cantonese wordplay and viral jokes from social media
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From left: Yanki Din, Chui Tien-you and Hanjin Tan in a still from Missbehavior (category IIB; Cantonese), directed by Pang Ho-cheung. Isabel Chan, Gigi Leung, June Lam, and Dada Chan co-star.
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