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 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”
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…..”
‘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”
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 ….”
“I’m Living It” explores the ‘hidden’ side of Hong Kong, far away from the bustling financial hub which people globally are familiar. The film examines Hong Kong’s inhabitants, who simply try and survive day by day, in one of the most expensive cities in the world and who have fallen below the poverty line inContinue reading ““I’m Living It” – A Film that Explores Hong Kong’s Growing Homelessness Issue”
The new film “Monsoon” features Henry Golding and discusses the themes of identity and longing for a sense of belonging. The story features, Kit, a British Vietnamese man, who returns to Saigon, Vietnam for the first time in over 30 years, after fleeing during the vietnam war.
The updated version of “Death on the Nile” has returned with Kenneth Branagh again playing the lead role of the beloved fictional character, Hercule Poirot. This classic tale remains one of mystery, suspense and intrigue. The film is also an update on the 1978 version of this longstanding story.
London is a bustling cosmopolitan city with over ten million people in both the City of London and Greater London. It is a hive of ceaseless activity with an incredible diversity of people from all around the world. It is this cultural tapestry and blend of people which gives it such energy, hustle and bustle. GivenContinue reading “You Must Watch….”Dirty Pretty Things” with Amelie Tautou – The “Other” London………”
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”