Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: September 3-9

The Holy Mountain, The Assassin and She's Funny That Way among the picks

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 September, 2015, 10:48am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 September, 2015, 10:48am

The Holy Mountain

A definitive title in midnight movie history, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 cult classic indelibly treks through a psychedelic landscape packed full of grotesque and sacrilegious imagery. (September 5, part of Critics’ Choice 2015 – On the Road programme)

The Assassin

An uncompromising art-house masterpiece that has now become the talk of mainstream Chinese-speaking audiences, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s wuxia drama is a visual feast that deserves to be seen on the biggest screens. (Now showing)

She’s Funny That Way

Peter Bogdanovich gets back to what he does best with this screwball farce, which follows Imogen Poots’ Brooklyn escort as she wrecks havoc among private detectives, shrinks, and assorted cast and crew of a Broadway play. (Now showing)


Like a corny riff on Romeo and Juliet that stumbles into sci-fi existentialist comedy territory, this Bollywood hit stars Aamir Khan as a visiting alien who relentlessly questions the preconceptions of organised religions. (Opens on September 3)

A Tale of Three Cities

Five years after their acclaimed Echoes of the Rainbow, the husband-and-wife team of Alex Law and Mabel Cheung return with a sprawling period romance that recreates the dramatic early life of Jackie Chan’s parents. (Opens on September 3)