Hong Kong films http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30894/all en Wong Kar Wai martial arts epic opens 63rd Berlinale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-opens-63rd-berlinale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlin film festival opens Thursday with a gala screening of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee. </p> <p>Wong, who is also leading the Berlinale's jury this year, is using the event as a launch pad for the worldwide release of "The Grandmaster", which has opened in China to rave reviews and a box office bonanza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-opens-63rd-berlinale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Film Hong Kong films AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:15:45 +0000 5748388 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai martial arts epic opens 63rd Berlinale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-opens-63rd-berlinale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlin film festival opens Thursday with a gala screening of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee.</p> <p>Wong, who is also leading the Berlinale's jury this year, is using the event as a launch pad for the worldwide release of "The Grandmaster", which has opened in China to rave reviews and a box office bonanza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-opens-63rd-berlinale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Hong Kong films Human Interest Romantic drama films AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:00:40 +0000 5748719 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai martial arts epic kicks off 63rd Berlinale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlin film festival got off to a fists-flying start Thursday with Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's lush martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee.</p> <p>Wong, who also leads the Berlinale's jury this year, is using the event as a launch pad for the worldwide release of "The Grandmaster", which opened in China last month to rave reviews and a box office bonanza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Film Hong Kong films Wong Kar Wai AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:46:00 +0000 5749073 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai martial arts epic kicks off 63rd Berlinale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 63rd Berlin film festival got off to a fists-flying start Thursday with Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's lush martial arts epic about the mentor of kung fu superstar Bruce Lee.</p> <p>Wong, who also leads the Berlinale's jury this year, is using the event as a launch pad for the worldwide release of "The Grandmaster", which opened in China last month to rave reviews and a box office bonanza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/wong-kar-wai-martial-arts-epic-kicks-63rd-berlinale-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Film Hong Kong films Wong Kar Wai AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:45:33 +0000 5749309 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong 'snake kings' stand the test of time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/hong-kong-snake-kings-stand-the-test-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In a quiet corner of bustling Hong Kong, iron cages containing writhing serpents are stacked up at the entrance to an old shop that has been selling snake soup for more than a century.</p> <p>Inside more than 100 wooden drawers store hundreds of snakes, with more than half of them labelled "poisonous". Customers enjoy the thick broth made from the reptile's lean meat which costs HK$45 ($6) a bowl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/hong-kong-snake-kings-stand-the-test-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hong Kong films Human behavior Snake AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:15:25 +0000 5783056 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese film 'Mystery' wins Asian best picture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/chinese-film-mystery-wins-asian-best-picture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese drama that touches on sensitive topics including police corruption won the best picture at the Asian Film Awards Monday, while Japan's Takeshi Kitano scooped the best director gong.</p> <p>"Mystery", directed by Lou Ye, which reportedly upset Chinese censors for dealing with controversial issues such as graft and the behaviour of the country's new rich, also took home the best newcomer award, won by actress Qi Xi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/chinese-film-mystery-wins-asian-best-picture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Japan Hong Kong films Japanese people AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:47:44 +0000 5786961 at http://www.globalpost.com France to honour film director Wong in Hong Kong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/france-honour-film-director-wong-hong-kong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chinese film director Wong Kar Wai will join one of the art world's most exclusive clubs on Sunday when he is appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters.</p> <p>The renowned filmmaker is to be presented with the medallion awarded to recipients of France's highest cultural honour by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the opening of the French May arts festival in Hong Kong.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/france-honour-film-director-wong-hong-kong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Films Hong Kong films AFP Sat, 04 May 2013 09:30:16 +0000 5830846 at http://www.globalpost.com H.K. activists demand reinvestigation of dissident's "suicide" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130606/hk-activists-demand-reinvestigation-dissidents-suicide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A group of Hong Kong activists on Thursday urged Chinese authorities to reinvestigate the suspicious death one year ago of dissident Li Wangyang, arguing he could not have committed suicide as officials had concluded.</p> <p> Li, a labor activist who led protests during the 1989 prodemocracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, was said to have hanged himself in a tightly guarded hospital ward in Xiaoyang City of southern China's Hunan Province on June 6, 2012. Friends and supporters suspect he was killed and the suicide was staged. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130606/hk-activists-demand-reinvestigation-dissidents-suicide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hong Kong films Labor Li Wangling Technology Kyodo News International Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:44:28 +0000 5852060 at http://www.globalpost.com A minute with: Wong Kar Wai on 'The Grandmaster' and Kung Fu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130724/minute-wong-kar-wai-the-grandmaster-and-kung-fu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai, best known for pensive dramas "Chungking Express" and "In the Mood for Love," explores the life of Kung Fu master Ip Man in the new film "The Grandmaster," which will be released on August 23 in the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130724/minute-wong-kar-wai-the-grandmaster-and-kung-fu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Film Hong Kong films Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Jul 2013 00:03:37 +0000 5892963 at http://www.globalpost.com 2 ex-H.K. officials receive suspended sentences for fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130808/2-ex-hk-officials-receive-suspended-sentences-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A former government secretary and a former senior official who were earlier convicted of housing subsidy fraud were given suspended sentences by a Hong Kong court on Thursday.</p> <p> Former Development Secretary Mak Chai-kwong, who resigned just 12 days after taking office under the new administration last year, and former Assistant Director of the Highways Department Tsang King-man were each given an eight-month prison term, suspended for two years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130808/2-ex-hk-officials-receive-suspended-sentences-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hong Kong films Politics Technology Kyodo News International Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:31:40 +0000 5905353 at http://www.globalpost.com Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster': an exile story told through Kung Fu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130820/wong-kar-wais-the-grandmaster-exile-story-told-through-kung-fu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (Reuters) - It was a black-and-white home movie of an old man, diminutive and cancer-stricken, performing Chinese martial arts techniques in a Hong Kong apartment that spurred director Wong Kar Wai to make his latest film, the Kung Fu epic "The Grandmaster."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130820/wong-kar-wais-the-grandmaster-exile-story-told-through-kung-fu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of China Cinema of Hong Kong Hong Kong films Human Interest Wong Kar Wai Thomson Reuters Wed, 21 Aug 2013 02:46:48 +0000 5914144 at http://www.globalpost.com HK's 'The Grandmaster' tops Taiwan film nominations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131002/hks-the-grandmaster-tops-taiwan-film-nominations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Acclaimed Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai's martial arts film "The Grandmaster" led the nominations for Taiwan's annual Golden Horse Awards, seen as the Chinese-language "Oscars", organisers said Wednesday.</p> <p>"The Grandmaster," billed as an epic drama inspired by the life of Yip Man, the mentor of legendary kung fu star Bruce Lee, scored 11 nominations, including best film, best director, best actor and best actress.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131002/hks-the-grandmaster-tops-taiwan-film-nominations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Film Hong Kong films AFP Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:22:20 +0000 5949838 at http://www.globalpost.com HK's 'The Grandmaster' tops Taiwan film nominations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131002/hks-the-grandmaster-tops-taiwan-film-nominations-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Acclaimed Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai's martial arts film "The Grandmaster" led the nominations for Taiwan's annual Golden Horse Awards, seen as the Chinese-language "Oscars", organisers said Wednesday.</p> <p>"The Grandmaster," billed as an epic drama inspired by the life of Yip Man, the mentor of legendary kung fu star Bruce Lee, scored 11 nominations, including best film, best director, best actor and best actress.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131002/hks-the-grandmaster-tops-taiwan-film-nominations-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of Hong Kong Film Hong Kong films AFP Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:31:22 +0000 5950036 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Transformers 4' director attacked on set in Hong Kong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131017/transformers-4-director-attacked-set-hong-kong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HONG KONG (Reuters) - American director and producer Michael Bay was injured on Thursday in an attack in Hong Kong during filming for his latest Transformers movie.</p> <p>Two brothers surnamed Mak, aged 27 and 28, approached Bay on the set during filming for the American science fiction film and the younger brother demanded payment of HK$100,000 ($12,900), a police spokeswoman told Reuters.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear why the money was requested.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131017/transformers-4-director-attacked-set-hong-kong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hong Kong films Mai Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:31:41 +0000 5963639 at http://www.globalpost.com Self-made millionaire or money launderer: Competing portrayals emerge at Yeung trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131028/self-made-millionaire-or-money-launderer-competing-portrayal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HONG KONG - Carson Yeung says he's a celebrity hairdresser, property developer, casino high-roller and millionaire stock investor. Hong Kong prosecutors say the owner of Birmingham City football club is a money launderer who grossly inflated his income.</p> <p>The competing portrayals emerged from Yeung's testimony over the past two weeks in his money laundering trial in the Asian financial centre. Yeung was a little known Hong Kong businessman until he bought the English team for 81.5 million pounds (then $130 million) in 2009.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131028/self-made-millionaire-or-money-launderer-competing-portrayal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Carson Yeung Carson Yeung Chinese people Hong Kong films Human Interest Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:35:13 +0000 5972762 at http://www.globalpost.com