Nostalgic youth romances have long been popular at Taiwan cinemas, but novelist-director Giddens’ mega-hit You Are the Apple of My Eye (2011) sent the trend into overdrive.
The film that officially brought Stephen Chow to wide international attention, Kung Fu Hustle is the end of one era of Stephen Chow’s career and the start of another. Prior to Kung Fu Hustle, Chow was known primarily as a comedy superstar.
Already feted at numerous film festivals, Mad World arrives at Udine Far East Film boasting acclaim from both international cineastes and Hong Kong critics.
An independent film in every sense of the word, Made in Hong Kong was shot on a shoestring budget in authentic locations, using non-professional actors and leftover film stock collected by director Fruit Chan while he was working as an assistant director.
When discussing post-handover Hong Kong cinema, you could argue that someone other than Johnnie To should be considered Hong Kong’s representative director. However, you would probably lose that argument.
Giddens (a.k.a. Giddens Ko) is an exceptionally popular Taiwan novelist, and his forays into cinema are a very big deal.
Our Times has its share of issues, but undeniably works as a fun and enjoyable youth romance.
Taiwan’s highest-grossing horror film in a decade, The Tag-Along has additional, more relevant cultural cachet for its home-grown audience.
This Christmas, audiences will be treated to Ip Man 3, featuring the continuing adventures of Ip Man – that is, the Donnie Yen iteration and not the Wong Kar-wai directed film with Tony Leung Chiu-wai, or the other Ip Mans that nobody cared about because they weren’t played by Donnie or Tony.