Superbly surreal take on a time-honoured operatic tale saw director Li Han-hsiang revel in studio-based sense of fantasy
The movie may be a piece of farcical fluff but Chan’s fans across Hong Kong and Southeast Asia were more interested in seeing their heroine in a variety of crowd-pleasing scenes
The eternal triangle – two women, one man – gets a distinctly local twist here: the other woman isn’t a mistress but the man’s mother, fighting for dominance in a wartime Chongqing that’s beautifully evoked.
Completed in 1974 but not shown until the 1980s, Tang’s film about university students fleeing the Cultural Revolution for Hong Kong is perhaps even more awe-inspiring now than it was then
Dennis Yu’s groundbreaking work retains its doom-laden sparkle with well-paced vignettes, it’s on-location shooting in an as-yet empty United Centre and elsewhere adding freshness to the genre
Age hasn’t dimmed this joyous Shaw Brothers musical, with a wispy plot that serves merely as a vehicle for an abundance of choreographed numbers that run the gamut from Broadway tap to classical Chinese
Deft direction made the 1925 silent film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde comedy a delight for the eyes, if not the ears
The Lunar New Year tradition of family-friendly screen fare reached new screwball heights during Hong Kong’s last celluloid golden age with this 1992 farce.
The recent discovery of a print of Follow Your Dream, a Cantonese feature that premiered just weeks before the colony's invasion by Japanese forces in December 1941, is literally a dream come true for Hong Kong film buffs.
Extremely personal without being autobiographical, Ah Ying (1983) is a defiantly uncommercial drama, which miraculously made it to the big screen during the waning years of Hong Kong's cinematic New Wave.