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

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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