E Jingwen (left) in a still from The New King of Comedy, directed by Stephen Chow and Herman Yau. Wang Baoqiang and Zhang Qi co-star.

The New King of Comedy film review: Stephen Chow’s poignant portrait of a movie extra chasing her dreams

  • Hongkongers may lament the death of writer-director’s brand of wacky Cantonese humour, but this Chinese production is his best since he quit acting
  • The lead character, Dreamy, played by an unknown, is a struggling would-be actress whose fortunes take an unexpected turn
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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E Jingwen (left) in a still from The New King of Comedy, directed by Stephen Chow and Herman Yau. Wang Baoqiang and Zhang Qi co-star.
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