Arts & Music

The Projector | Positive discrimination in cinema does no one any good

As women make strides on the international film festival circuit, Locarno’s Lili Hinstin stresses the importance of diversity versus parity.

20 Aug 2019 - 3:00PM
How life in a Swedish forest inspires a writer’s Nordic noir thrillers

‘I thought I would have so much time to read and write, but actually I spend a lot of time chopping wood, clearing ditches and repairing my road’, says British novelist Will Dean.

18 Aug 2019 - 1:02PM
What a view | Wu Assassins on Netflix: martial arts and Asian-American talent

Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the series pulls no punches with explosive action scenes.

18 Aug 2019 - 10:17AM
As Hong Kong Ballet turns 40, Septime Webre on ‘Peter Pan syndrome’

With his fresh take on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and a sprinkling of pixie dust, artistic director Septime Webre aims to start Hong Kong Ballet’s 40th anniversary celebrations with a bang.

14 Aug 2019 - 4:11PM
Hong Kong street art: the transformation of Wan Chai

The sixth street art festival, organised by HKwalls in collaboration with the Hong Kong Design Centre, has transformed the vibrant district into an outdoor gallery.

14 Aug 2019 - 12:22PM
Chinese artist and author takes rightful place in British history

Chiang Yee, the Jiangxi-born writer of the Silent Traveller series of books, showed wartime Britons a unique view of China. He is honoured by a blue plaque on the facade of the Oxford house in which he lodged, lived and worked for 15 years.

10 Aug 2019 - 7:30PM
Review | Long Peace Street: a 30km walk through Beijing and its past

Chatwin digs through the city’s 3,000-year history on a trek down Changan Jie, or Long Peace Street

15 Aug 2019 - 12:05PM
The Collector | As the world watches Hong Kong, city’s art goes global

With the world’s eyes on Hong Kong, its art has received a boost too, as a Korean auction house teams up with collector William Lim to push local artists onto the international stage

9 Aug 2019 - 7:45AM
Silence of the Lambs meets Black Mirror in Secret Theatre show

You don’t know where it will be held or what the show is going to be about, but this immersive experience involving ‘a psychopathic serial killer’ is something you wouldn’t want to miss.

8 Aug 2019 - 1:55PM
What a view | The Longest Day in Chang’an: best Chinese show you haven’t seen, yet

The show, featuring pop star Jackson Yee in one of the lead roles, has been an audience favourite in China and the streaming service is hoping to replicate its success elsewhere

4 Aug 2019 - 10:16AM
The Projector | What’s worse than Chinese censors? Fans dissing indy films

FIRST International Film Festival chief executive is used to navigating the perils of Chinese censorship, but negative comments posted online about festival entries are too much for Li Ziwei, who fears investors will be put off.

2 Aug 2019 - 4:08PM
What a view | Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung: new period K-drama on Netflix

Shin Se-kyung and Cha Eun-woo star in the historical drama set during the Joseon era.

28 Jul 2019 - 9:33AM
What a view | Why Bangkok Love Stories is not the Netflix show you expect it to be

The 13-episode series explores relationships, romance and gender roles in the Thai capital.

21 Jul 2019 - 9:46AM
The Projector | Space Cell: inside South Korea’s Super 8 ‘film lab’

The ‘handmade film lab’ is dedicated to reviving analogue filmmaking. When it comes to celluloid, however, Hong Kong and mainland China are out of the picture.

18 Jul 2019 - 1:45PM
Wong Kar-wai inspires Japanese artist’s debut Hong Kong show

Tokyo-based Madsaki’s month-long exhibition will feature works that reference classics such as In the Mood for Love and Kung Fu Hustle.

15 Jul 2019 - 10:31AM
What a view | Designated Survivor: 60 Days – Korean remake of Kiefer Sutherland show

South Korean actor Ji Jin-hee stars as the lead, a cabinet minister who is catapulted to an unexpected position of power.

14 Jul 2019 - 9:10AM
The Projector | Chinese film censors cancel movies, giving Hong Kong releases a boost

The Eight Hundred and Better Days are withdrawn over controversial KMT and youth violence content; The Last Wish is renamed. White Storm 2 and The Invincible Dragon fill the gaps in mainland cineplex schedules.

8 Jul 2019 - 8:22AM
What a view | Light viewing: Taiwanese family drama A Thousand Goodnights

Despite its Teen rating, the 10-episode debut series set in a small country town in Taiwan can also be enjoyed by those who have left their teenage years behind

7 Jul 2019 - 9:41AM
What a view | Jon Favreau and Roy Choi cook up a storm on The Chef Show

Guest stars on the Netflix series include Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jnr and David Chang among others

30 Jun 2019 - 9:34AM