Alex Lam in a still from Lion Rock (category I: Cantonese), directed by Nick Leung. Michelle Wai co-stars.

Lion Rock film review: Alex Lam plays paraplegic climber in whimsical true-life drama

  • Based on life of a Hong Kong rock climber left a paraplegic after an accident but who goes on to scale Lion Rock in his wheelchair, this is a playful comedy
  • Despite flashbacks to when he met his ‘soulmate’, it is scenes of climber’s wife (Michelle Wai) struggling to support the family that are the most poignant
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Alex Lam in a still from Lion Rock (category I: Cantonese), directed by Nick Leung. Michelle Wai co-stars.
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Gillian Chung in Missing (category IIB; Cantonese), directed by Ronnie Chau and also starring Ling Man-lung and Joey Leung.

Missing film review: Gillian Chung in spooky Hong Kong chiller about alternate realities

  • Starring Gillian Chung, Ling Man-lung and Joey Leung, Missing is an atmospheric film that doesn’t resort to genre clichés
  • It is an encouraging debut for director Ronnie Chau, though some of the acting may test viewers’ patience
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Gillian Chung in Missing (category IIB; Cantonese), directed by Ronnie Chau and also starring Ling Man-lung and Joey Leung.
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