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Fruity Chan in Hollywood Hong Kong

When hitting a Fruit Chan film I'm usually in doubt. The man is obviously talented but he doesn't always seem very aware of his own talents. Hollywood Hong Kong did look very promising though and so it didn't take me too long to convince myself giving Chan another spin. Good thing I did as it turned out the best film I've seen by him so far.

Finding arthouse directors with international appeal in Hong Kong isn't always easy. It's a paradise for fans of genre cinema, but those looking for a more unique movie experience need to embark on epic journeys to find the hidden gems. Fruit Chan is a welcome exception. He might not be truly famous in the West (though most people know about Dumplings) but at least you can buy some his films in regular stores. I haven't seen much of his work, but from the little

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