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Hong Kong box office down by 2% in year of protests

Hong Kong box office down by 2% in year of protests Local films grossed a combined $32.5m (Hk$252.9m) for a 13.2% market share. Hong Kong’s box office decreased by just 1.74% to $247.4m (Hk$1.92bn) in 2019, despite the impact of political protests ...

Hong Kong Annual Box Office Dips Slightly on Protests

Hong Kong Annual Box Office Dips Slightly on Protests Political problems that turned violent in the last few months weighed on the theatrical box office in Hong Kong, especially in the second half of the year. But the territory’s full year outcome was a ...

Martin Scorsese’s Crime Films Ranked, From ‘Boxcar Bertha’ to ‘The Irishman’ (Photos)

Martin Scorsese’s Crime Films Ranked, From ‘Boxcar Bertha’ to ‘The Irishman’ (Photos) Martin Scorsese has made 25 narrative feature films, and only eight of them have been about people who live a criminal lifestyle. Yet when we think about his work, we think about the gangsters. Not ...

Argentina Selects ‘Heroic Losers’, Hong Kong Picks ‘The White Storm 2’ For International Oscar Race

Argentina Selects ‘Heroic Losers’, Hong Kong Picks ‘The White Storm 2’ For International Oscar Race Argentina’s film academy has submitted Sebastián Borensztein’s Heroic Losers (La Odisea De Los Giles) to the 2020 International Feature Film Oscar category. The film is based on a novel by Eduardo ...

China’s Bona Film Group Hits Milestone Year With Expansion Plans on Tap

Popular industry blog Yuemuchina recently named the “new big four” companies that it believes have edged out the old guard studios and now dominate the Middle Kingdom movie scene. Along with obvious ...

Louis Koo Keeps It Low Key

Louis Koo Keeps It Low Key After Louis Koo, Hong Kong A-list actor and producer, presented Anthony Wong with the best actor award at this year’s Hong Kong Film Awards, he smiled awkwardly as Wong referred to him in his ...

‘Project Gutenberg’ Sweeps Hong Kong Film Awards With 7 Wins

The banknote forgery drama Project Gutenberg swept the 38th Hong Kong Film Awards, taking home seven statuettes including for best film, cinematography, art direction, costume and makeup design, film ...

Udine's Far East Film Festival announces 2019 line-up

Udine's Far East Film Festival announces 2019 line-up Festival will open with Lee Jong-un’s ‘Birthday’. Far East Film Festival (Feff), the Asian cinema event held in Udine, Italy, has announced a line-up of 76 films from 12 countries for its 2019 ...

Contemporary Chinese Cinema: Lunar New Year 2019

Contemporary Chinese Cinema is a column devoted to exploring contemporary Chinese-language cinema primarily as it is revealed to us at North American multiplexes.Missbehavior This Lunar New Year ...

China box office: 'The Wandering Earth' passes $500m

Frant Gwo’s big-budget sci-fi has dominated Chinese New Year period. After the end of the prime Chinese New Year holidays, the Chinese box office began to cool down with a 45% week-on-week ...

China box office: 'The Wandering Earth' tops crowded New Year period

The Chinese box office racked up a total of $858.7m ticket sales over Feb 4-10. Led by The Wandering Earth, Crazy Alien and Pegasus, the Chinese box office racked up a total of $858.7m ticket sales ...

Chinese New Year Pics: ‘The Wandering Earth’ To Ignite Local Sci-Fi Biz?; ‘Pegasus’, ‘Peppa’ & More Also Ring In Holiday Frame

Chinese New Year Pics: ‘The Wandering Earth’ To Ignite Local Sci-Fi Biz?; ‘Pegasus’, ‘Peppa’ & More Also Ring In Holiday Frame This week, China rings in the New Year, and as annual tradition has it, multiplexes will be stuffed with new local titles vying for big business during the lucrative holiday period. Of the more than ...

China box office: 'Hello, Mrs. Money' opens top ahead of National Day holiday

China box office: 'Hello, Mrs. Money' opens top ahead of National Day holiday Zhang Yimou’s Shadow takes second spot ahead of week-long National Day holiday. The weekend box office battle kicked off on Sunday (rather than Friday) when new local releases swarmed the cinemas ...

Filmart: Dante Lam projects lead busy Emperor slate

Filmart: Dante Lam projects lead busy Emperor slate The director will return to Hong Kong for one of his new projects following mainland success with Operation Red Sea. Operation Red Sea director Dante Lam made a surprise appearance at the end of ...

Nyaff top brass unveil additional honourees

Nyaff top brass unveil additional honourees As previously announced, Thailand’s Chutimon ‘Aokbab’ Chuengcharoensukying will receive Screen International Rising Star Award. The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema announced on ...

Death Note Producer On Whitewashing Criticism: It’s An “Interpretation Of The Story In A Different Culture”

What’s the one thing Ghost in the Shell, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist and Netflix’s forthcoming Death Note adaptation have in common? Barring the fantastical story elements and built-in fanbases, all ...

Hey Australia! Win Tickets to See Extraordinary Mission in Cinemas!

Extraordinary Mission is the exciting new thriller by Alan Mak, co-director of the Infernal Affairs and Overheard trilogies. This time, he co-directs with veteran cinematographer Anthony Pun ...

Hkiff to celebrate 20 years of post-handover Hong Kong cinema

Hkiff to celebrate 20 years of post-handover Hong Kong cinema Event will programme a section of Hong Kong films from the last 20 years, including Infernal Affairs, Election and Shaolin Soccer. This year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hkiff) will mark ...

Hong Kong Film Festival to mark 20th anniversary of UK handover

Hong Kong Film Festival to mark 20th anniversary of UK handover Event will programme a section of Hong Kong films from the last 20 years, including Infernal Affairs, Election and Shaolin Soccer. This year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hkiff) will mark ...

The 24 hottest projects at this year's Hong Kong Filmart

The 24 hottest projects at this year's Hong Kong Filmart There is a thrilling selection of Chinese-language titles at Filmart this year. Liz Shackleton picks out some of the most promising. With very few Hong Kong or mainland Chinese sellers making the ...

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