Michelle Wai and Alex Lam in a still from Lion Rock, one of the Hong Kong films opening this year’s Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2019: from Lion Rock to My Prince Edward, 12 exciting new Hong Kong films to see

  • For Hong Kong film fans used to moaning about being fed cookie-cutter police thrillers, event offers an impressive line-up of new movies that avoid the genre
  • Alex Lam, Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung, and Chu Pak-hong are among the stars who appear, and Ten Years contributor Chow Kwun-wai is back with his second feature
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Michelle Wai and Alex Lam in a still from Lion Rock, one of the Hong Kong films opening this year’s Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.
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Wu Jing in a scene from The Climbers (category: IIA, Mandarin, Tibetan), directed by Daniel Lee. Zhang Ziyi co-stars.

The Climbers film review: Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi in patriotic mountaineering drama

  • Based on Chinese Mount Everest expeditions of 1960 and 1975, this heavily fictionalised version lets melodrama get in the way of good storytelling
  • Despite some thrilling scenes, contrived side stories only lessen the tension and drama
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Wu Jing in a scene from The Climbers (category: IIA, Mandarin, Tibetan), directed by Daniel Lee. Zhang Ziyi co-stars.
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