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’”

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””

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 ….”

You Must Watch “The Town” and Gone Baby Gone” – Journey into the Soul of Boston with Ben Affleck

Home is truly where the heart is…where a person is born and raised are quintessentially key to a person’s character, development and attitude.  The streets you walk in your youth fundamentally shape your life perception as is company you keep and the enclosed community with whom you bond. A sense of belonging and experiences inContinue reading “You Must Watch “The Town” and Gone Baby Gone” – Journey into the Soul of Boston with Ben Affleck”

You Must Watch…..Babel – A Truly Global Film

“Babel” is one of the truly most “international” films ever-made and tells of a truly multi-layered and complex story set across several continents and cultures. Babel was directed by auteur Alejandro González Iñárritu with a global cast from all around the world including Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett (Morocco story), Gael Garcia Bernal and AdrianaContinue reading “You Must Watch…..Babel – A Truly Global Film”

“THE LUNCH BOX” – A FILM ABOUT FOOD AND ROMANCE WITH IRRFAN KHAN

Sometimes, people who are destined to be with each other, sadly actually never have the chance to be with together. This is the premise of the hit Indian film, the Lunch Box, starring Saajan Fernandes (Irrfan Khan) and Ila (Nimrat Kaur) whose paths never cross in the film though slowly fall in love with eachContinue reading ““THE LUNCH BOX” – A FILM ABOUT FOOD AND ROMANCE WITH IRRFAN KHAN”

You Must Watch…..The Goddess of 1967

The independent gem, “The Goddess of 1967” was written by Clara Law and Eddie Fong and directed by Clara Law. It is a ‘Road’ movie like no other and viewers will be instantly drawn to the characters who are both damaged and hopeful. Quintessentially a dramatic road film set in the isolated and haunting backdropContinue reading “You Must Watch…..The Goddess of 1967”