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This film is such an important part of cinema history. Not just Hong Kong cinema, but the medium in general!  An uncomfortably realistic coming of age story. A brutal insight into low level triad and gang culture. A beautifully realised account of the intense madness of young love. An eye opening look at the state of Hong Kong when the UK returned sovereignty over the British Dependent Territory of Hong Kong to China.    The budget was ridiculously shoestring and apparently Fruit shot it using a crew of only five and utilising discarded film reels that he’d collected during his time as an...

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Far East Asian Cinema, Film review, Hong Kong Cinema, Martial Arts Film -

Chapman To's second feature film, The Empty Hands is not the martial arts fill you would expect. Its a powerful story about the parent-child relationship and how the interactions with one another can create a strong bond or great distance.

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Our friends at BFI are offering newsletter subscribers a 2-4-1 offer on tickets for their Wong Kar-Wai Season.

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Asian Horror, Film review, Interview, J-Horror, Japanese cinema, News -

To celebrate the launch of a new J-horror collection on BFI Player, one of Japan’s greatest cult filmmakers Shinya Tsukamoto, joins writer Tom Mes to discuss his career, cyberpunk, the J-horror label and working with Martin Scorsese. In partnership with Third Window Films.

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Documentary, Far East Asian Cinema, Film Festival, Film review, Hong Kong Cinema -

Keep Rolling the portrait of Hong Kong director Ann Hui is the directorial debut documentary by Man Lim Chung. It charts the 40+ successful years of an artist who is  motivated, dedicated to the practices of film-making. It’s a rare opportunity to learn more about the leading ladies of Hong Kong's New Wave Scene.

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