Imagine shooting your first feature film with Hong Kong film legend Carina Lau as lead actress, and Christopher Doyle as cinematographer, and then having your movie selected for competition at the illustrious Cannes Film Festival. That’s exactly what happened to director Flora Lau when she made the movie “Bends“.
Anything film related – a new movie I like, a DVD, or a local actor or actress that stands out.
For decades Hong Kong has struggled to find the best way to honor the legacy of Bruce Lee. Part of the problem is that it’s hard to accurately state his wide influence on Hong Kong, Chinese people, and the world at large.
Just off to the side of Hong Kong’s restaurant supply area is an impressive complex that seems slightly out of place. The sprawling Broadway Cinematheque is home to four theaters, the Kubrick bookstore, a library, a gallery, a DVD shop, and a cafe.
Hong Kong is getting a special sneak preview of the new basketball documentary DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK on Friday, July 12th! Director Kevin Couliau will be around for a Q & A after the screening!
After hitting a low point, Hong Kong’s cinemas have made a strong comeback, adding dozens of new screens and introducing new amenities that enhance the movie-going experience. Here are Hong Kong’s top 5 movie theaters!
Looks like our little post about the demise of California Tower has made it big-time. The story was included as a citation, or footnote, in the Wikipedia entry for the beloved Wong Kar Wai film, Chungking Express.
For decades, Hong Kong movies captivated audiences around the world with a magical combination of action, romance and comedy all rolled into one. Another important trait they often shared were amazing soundtracks!
Though there are plenty of pseudo celebrities to make up fodder for the gossip magazines, there are few real stars that can deliver notable performances and withstand the test of time.
As the city celebrated the Hong Kong Film Awards last week, we dug into our archive and found photos from our very first time attending back in 1998!
A new documentary film explores what it’s like to be a DJ in Hong Kong’s club scene. Directors Bon Pang and Kwok Leung interviewed over a dozen DJs to get a picture of their relationship with music and what drives them to spin. The movie, titled Tableturnz, will be screening this weekend, Saturday, June 16th, [...]