Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: October 29-November 4

A gangster epic, a romance, an indie filmmaking landmark, more cute Delhi slum kids and a David Foster Wallace tribute make up the must-see five this week

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 October, 2015, 11:30am
UPDATED : Monday, 09 November, 2015, 12:42pm

1. Black Mass  

In a dramatic return to form, Johnny Depp is utterly menacing as James “Whitey” Bulger in this gangster epic which traces the notorious psychopath’s rise to power in 1970s Boston with uncompromising intensity. (Opens on October 29)

2. The End of the Tour  

By reconsidering the five days writer  David Lipsky spent on the road with David Foster Wallace in 1996, this fascinating drama reveals some of the truths behind fame, the creative process and human nature.  (Opens on October 29)

3. Right Now, Wrong Then  

The Golden Leopard winner at Locarno Film Festival, this two-part romance is another of the auteur Hong Sang-soo’s subtle attempts at dissecting human interactions. (October 31, November 2, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival)

4. Tangerine  

A groundbreaking piece of indie filmmaking and the best Los Angeles Christmas movie in a long, long time, Sean Baker’s Sundance hit about two transgender prostitutes is a buddy movie of great humour and humanity. (Now showing)

5. The Crow’s Egg  

Two young brothers living in one of India’s urban slums go on a quest to get their first taste of pizza in this heart-warming tale. It’s been a crowd favourite at every festival it has played. (October 29 and 31, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival)