Archive for March, 2012

Wong Fei-hung's Combat with the Five Wolves

Hong Kong 2012 Diary: Specials – Once Upon a Hero: The Wong Fei-hung Saga

Many worthwhile titles are not included because of limitations in scheduling, not to mention works that had been lost.

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Hong Kong 2012 Diary: Tribute - The Irreverent Genre-Buster: Kurahara Koreyoshi

Hong Kong 2012 Diary: Tribute – The Irreverent Genre-Buster: Kurahara Koreyoshi

From noir crime dramas to New Wave beatnik sagas to popular blockbusters about animals and Antarctica, Kurahara’s cinema can be called anything but boring.

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Southeast the Peacock Flies

Hong Kong 2012 Diary: Specials – The Strange Case of Hong Kong Amoy Cinema

Rhe Amoy-dialect cinema of Hong Kong were made in the Amoy dialect of southern Fujian but, as far as we can determine, never shown in the province.

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The Mill & the Cross

Hong Kong 2012 Diary: World Cinema – Poland in Close-Up

Asia, Poland
26/03/2012 | Comments (0)
Eleven titles, all produced in 2011, complete the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival’s “Poland in Close-Up” tribute.

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The Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate

Hong Kong 2012 Diary: Tribute – The Aesthetics of Discordance: Kawashima Yuzo

The Kawashima Yuzo retrospective, shown on exquisitely restored prints, aims to correct that and introduce new audiences to the delights of this auteur’s world.

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Fukushima: Memories of the Lost Landscape

Hong Kong 2012 Diary: The Documentaries

The 36th HKIFF boasts of a highly-charged array of documentaries in three programmes: Reality Bites, Dear Earth…, and Filmmakers and Filmmaking.

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Hong Kong 2012 Diary: Specials - Ito Takashi, Architecture of the Mind

Hong Kong 2012 Diary: Specials – Ito Takashi, Architecture of the Mind

Takashi’s signature aesthetic of illusory movement, a blend of animation, still photography and live action, was borne out of a fascination with the ability of cinema to animate the [...]

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A New Hope

A New Hope

Asia, Pakistan
22/03/2012 | Comments (0)
A country that is having to make important decisions on how to fight the terrorist threat, relations with its neighbour, its healthcare system, even its Cricket affairs, Pakistan is [...]

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