The glory days of Hong Kong cinema – encapsulated by films such as A Better Tomorrow starring Chow Yun-Fat – could return under proposals advocated by the city’s film council. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong in frame for return as ‘Hollywood of the Far East’ with mainland Chinese officials looking at cutting red tape for city filmmakers

  • Senior industry figures speaking to film authorities about reducing barriers to southern China market
  • Move aims to revitalise Hong Kong cinema, but others warn it risks compromising artistic integrity
Topic |   Hong Kong economy

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The glory days of Hong Kong cinema – encapsulated by films such as A Better Tomorrow starring Chow Yun-Fat – could return under proposals advocated by the city’s film council. Photo: Handout
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During Hong Kong cinema’s heyday, audiences flocked to see films such as A Better Tomorrow, starring Chow Yun-fat. Photo: Handout

Can surprise hits and cash boosts revive Hong Kong’s faded film industry?

  • Decades on from the local industry’s heyday, small films by debut directors have won attention at home and abroad
  • With government funding set to get a cash injection, some see a glimmer of hope for the once-proud local scene
Topic |   Hong Kong economy

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During Hong Kong cinema’s heyday, audiences flocked to see films such as A Better Tomorrow, starring Chow Yun-fat. Photo: Handout
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