Lydia Shum (left) and Bill Tung in the Lunar New Year film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World. Photo: D&B Films Co., Ltd Lydia Shum (left) and Bill Tung in the Lunar New Year film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World. Photo: D&B Films Co., Ltd
Lydia Shum (left) and Bill Tung in the Lunar New Year film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World. Photo: D&B Films Co., Ltd

What makes a Lunar New Year film? Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan may be global stars, but Hong Kong still loves holiday classics All’s Well, End’s Well and My Lucky Star

  • Hong Kong cinema is synonymous with action films starring Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee – but why haven’t its Lunar New Year movies made it bigger abroad? 
  • Hits like It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World released during the annual festival aren’t well known globally but remain festive family favourites in the city

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Lydia Shum (left) and Bill Tung in the Lunar New Year film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World. Photo: D&B Films Co., Ltd Lydia Shum (left) and Bill Tung in the Lunar New Year film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World. Photo: D&B Films Co., Ltd
Lydia Shum (left) and Bill Tung in the Lunar New Year film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World. Photo: D&B Films Co., Ltd
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