HKIFF45 to Showcase Ten Pioneering Restored Classics

The 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF45) will present ten restored Chinese-language classics to celebrate the filmmakers’ creativity that remains influential to this day. Spanning from the silent era to Hong Kong’s New Wave, this selection represents a cross-section of some of the most iconic work by generations of forward-thinking Chinese filmmakers who were neverContinue reading “HKIFF45 to Showcase Ten Pioneering Restored Classics”

HKIFF45 Honours Stanley Kwan as Filmmaker-in-Focus

The 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF45) will honour Stanley KWAN as this year’s Filmmaker-in-Focus. Scheduled to take place from 1 to 12 April, HKIFF45 will celebrate KWAN’s remarkable career with a retrospective of 13 of his seminal works to coincide with a commemorative book’s publication. KWAN will also attend a Face-to-Face session on 5Continue reading “HKIFF45 Honours Stanley Kwan as Filmmaker-in-Focus”

The Hong Kong Film Festival 2021

The Hong Kong International Film Festival today confirms the return of multi-talented actor Aaron KWOK as its ambassador for the third consecutive year and unveils a new key art to mark its 45th anniversary. Scheduled between 1 and 12 April for 12 days, HKIFF45 will be the first hybrid edition in the festival’s history, featuring screeningsContinue reading “The Hong Kong Film Festival 2021”

Film Review – ‘Night On Earth’

Night on earth is a classic cult comedy / drama where the small dramas of everyday life make for great film making and viewing. The film was directed the acclaimed auteur, Jim Jarmusch.  The beauty of this film is that it is set across the world on one night and is five separate stories involvingContinue reading “Film Review – ‘Night On Earth’”

Snowtown (2011) – The Dark Side of Down Under…..

Another film dealing with the concept of misplaced loyalty which created a huge buzz is “Snowtown”. Based on a true story, this Australian Independent piece has garnered critical acclaim all around the world through word of mouth and its gritty dark nature and subject. “Snowtown” deals with the true story of one of Australia’s mostContinue reading “Snowtown (2011) – The Dark Side of Down Under…..”

Littlerock – Lost in Translation (And Love) in Reverse……

Directed by Mike Ott, “Littlerock” tells of cross cultural confusion, isolation and how simply someone can quickly come into your life and just as fast disappear yet leave a huge impact. The simple story tells of (Rintaro Sawamoto) and Atsuko (Atsuko Okatsuka), a brother and sister combination traveling across the United States and end up inContinue reading “Littlerock – Lost in Translation (And Love) in Reverse……”

We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) – “Nature versus Nurture”

One of the most talked about films of the past two decades, “We Need to Talk About Kevin” has finally been released to great acclaim and buzz around the world. Based on the hit book by Lionel Shriver, the film features one mother’s torment and guilt when her son commits an awful crime beyond the boundariesContinue reading “We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) – “Nature versus Nurture””

Senna – No Fear. No Limits. No Equal – A Documentary on a Great Man…….

“SENNA” is the long-awaited biography / documentary on the fast life and times of F1 legend Aryton Senna; the Brazilian who lit up the racing world with his courage and bravery.  Shot with archive footage from his go-karting days right till that fateful weekend in Imola in 1994, this piece tells his life story withContinue reading “Senna – No Fear. No Limits. No Equal – A Documentary on a Great Man…….”

‘Les Misérables’ (2019) – Tension in the Banlieues

‘Les Misérables’ is a 2019 documentary like urban contemporary drama set in the heart of the beating pulse of Paris. The film was directed by Ladj Ly and is a searing observation of racism, class and social division. The story is based on a real life incident and is set after the 2018 World CupContinue reading “‘Les Misérables’ (2019) – Tension in the Banlieues”

The Films of Terrence Malick ….

Terrence Malick is a cinematic genius and here are some of his most famous films from the last few decade. His latest film is the World War 2 film, “A Hidden Life” which tells the true story of Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II. The film hasContinue reading “The Films of Terrence Malick ….”