Arts & Music

The Projector | Fifth Generation Chinese filmmakers back in official favour

Recent restorations and screenings reflect authorities’ willingness to rehabilitate controversial classics.

25 Jun 2019 - 8:48AM
What a view | In Dororo, a young thief and a ronin go demon hunting in medieval Japan

Based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka, the Japanese folk tales follow the adventures of an unlikely pair

16 Jun 2019 - 9:54AM
The Collector | Macau’s casinos are betting big on art - but why?

Art Macao, a partnership between the government and casinos, is bringing major artworks from all over the world to the city but what would the masters think about the choice of ‘gallery’?

14 Jun 2019 - 12:45PM
What a view | Well-Intended Love: an enjoyably cheesy Chinese romantic comedy

Starring Xu Kaicheng and Simona Wang, the 20-part first season treads a familiar, tear-jerking path.

9 Jun 2019 - 10:20AM
The Collector | ‘Interspecies erotica’ and exotic animals illustrate cultural exchange

The Life of Animals in Japanese Art at the National Gallery of Art takes a thematic approach to explore the breadth of Japanese creation.

8 Jun 2019 - 2:56AM
The Hu: Mongolian folk rockers set for world domination

They weren’t an overnight success at home, but YouTube has helped the band win over their fellow countrymen just as they prepare to conquer Europe.

3 Jun 2019 - 2:53PM
The Projector | Why Tiananmen Square crack­down is off-limits to Chinese filmmakers

Director Patricio Guzmán’s latest film, like many others he has made, explores a painful chapter in Chile’s past, but Chinese auteurs do not enjoy the same liberties, with certain historical events subject to strict censorship.

5 Jun 2019 - 5:23AM
South Canton Soul Train takes you back to the disco era

Tired of the same old music being played at clubs, DJ, promoter and producer Fergus Heathcote’s clubnights have an East meets West vibe and feature everything from Canto-pop to hip hop.

28 May 2019 - 11:45AM
What a view | Bruce Lee’s Warrior: martial arts master would have approved

Fast and Furious director Justin Lin makes Lee’s TV proposal for a series about a martial artist wandering frontier America a reality.

26 May 2019 - 9:45AM
How Back to the Future taught a mixologist to experiment

Antonio Lai discovered anything was possible when he watched the 1985 time-travelling sci-fi flick as a child.

25 May 2019 - 1:00PM
The Projector | The world wants Taiwanese actor Wu Ke-xi after Cannes debut

After more than a decade in the business, Wu, who just made her debut in Cannes with a Me Too-themed thriller that she also wrote the screenplay for, is finally coming into her own.

24 May 2019 - 8:15AM
When Wong Kar-wai’s gay film Happy Together won big at Cannes

The acclaimed filmmaker was awarded best director at the festival in 1997 – the year of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule – and he expressed hope that he would be able to continue to make the kind of films he wanted to make.

23 May 2019 - 5:13PM
New Hong Kong vinyl store puts records back in the groove

The Pharmacy, which is located within entrepreneur Maguelone Calmels’ lifestyle store Mahka, offers both old and new titles.

20 May 2019 - 5:30PM
What a view | K-pop star IU turns her talents to acting in Netflix show Persona

Lee Ji-eun stars in all four instalments of the miniseries, each of which is directed by a different acclaimed South Korean filmmaker.

19 May 2019 - 9:30AM
How a Chinese soap opera made Rachel DeWoskin famous

The American actress and author who shot to stardom in the 1990s after being cast in Foreign Babes in Beijing, which was watched by 600 million viewers, reveals why the Middle Kingdom is such a big part of her life and imagination.

18 May 2019 - 11:30PM
The Projector | VR experience takes audiences away from glitz of Cannes

Huang Hsin-chien’s show at Cannes, in collaboration with musician Laurie Anderson, is a ray of hope for Taiwan’s budding new media artists.

16 May 2019 - 2:00PM
Michelin-star chef shares how Canto-pop record changed his life

Despite being released before the chef was born, George Lam’s soundtrack to 1980 film Disco Bumpkins proved influential for Cheng.

12 May 2019 - 1:00PM
What a view | Street Food documentary from Netflix: for and by the people

The nine-part series looks at the culinary traditions of Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines.

12 May 2019 - 9:30AM
The Collector | A new chapter for Hong Kong art bookstore Tai Yip

Over dim sum and tea with a long-time patron, the owner of Hong Kong bookstore dedicated to traditional Chinese art finds a saviour in journalist Tinny Cheng.

9 May 2019 - 10:35AM