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Invincible Dragon

(九龍不敗)

 

 

Synopsis:

Helmed by Hong Kong “New Wave” director Fruit Chan, best known for his award-winning Made in Hong Kong, this exhilirating action thriller featuring an undercover agent with a dragon tattoo stars such prominent names as Max Zhang (The Grandmaster), Stephy Tang (Paradox) and Brazilian mixed martial artist Anderson Silva.

 

Agent Kowloon (Zhang) is a rising star in the Kong Kong police force. Fiercely loyal with a heart of gold, he strongly believes in a mystical dragon which is said to have descended from the skies. A few years earlier Kowloon had been in charge of solving a series of cold-blooded murders but in the process both a colleague and Kowloon’s fiancé had been killed. Now seemingly copycat cases have occurred in Macau and Kowloon suspects an American army veteran Alexander Sinclair, a resident of Macau where Kowloon has no jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Max Zhang, Anderson Silva, Kevin Cheng, Annie Liu, Stephy Tang 

Director: Fruit Chan
Duration (min) :

99 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Action, Crime

Language:

Cantonese and Mandarin

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China 

Hong Kong

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Lady Improper

(非分熟女)

 

 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Osaka Asian Film Festival
CinemAsia Film Festival

Nominations:

Hong Kong Film Awards- Best Actress
Osaka Asian Film Festival- Grand Prix (Best Picture Award)

 

 
Synopsis:

Sparks of passion are kindled in The Lady Improper by Hong Kong Film Award- winner for Best New Director and leading indie filmmaker Tsang Tsui Shan (Big Blue Lake). In the film she pairs Hong Kong model, singer and all-round entertainment goddess Charlene Choi (Simply Actors, The Jade and the Pearl) with the award-winning Taiwan-born actor and model Wu Kang-jen (Rock N’ Road, A Touch of Green).

 

A woman with a seemingly ideal life, albeit with a drab demeanour, Siu Man (Choi) is abandoned by her husband due to her fear of intimacy. After several crises she decides to reboot her life by taking over her father’s restaurant. There she eventually finds herself attracted to her new chef (Wu), a free spirit who treats cooking as a serious philosophy. Tired of the shackles she placed on herself, Siu Man embarks on a journey of self-discovery and sexual liberation.

 

 

 
Cast:

Charlene Choi, Wu Kang-jen

Director: Tsang Tsui Shan 
Duration (min) : 108 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: R / PG-13
Genre: Drama
Language: Cantonese and Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except China

Hong Kong

2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fall in Love at First Kiss

(一吻定情)

 

 

Synopsis:

Japanese manga artist Kaoru Tada began serialising the popular comic book Izatura na Kiss in 1990 and since then has sold an outstanding 35 million copies, earning it the title “Love Bible”. It was subseqently adapted for television in Japan and a number of other countries before China’s now highly successful big screen version of the romantic comedy. Directed by Frankie Chen (Our Times), the film stars Darren Wang (Our Times, The Rookies), Jelly Lin  (The Mermaid) and the Canadian actress Christy Chung (Mermaid Got Married).

 

Xiangqin (Lin) is a somewhat ordinary girl who has a stubborn crush on the handsome school genius Zhishu (Wang) who is simply good at everything and adored by all. After she pours out her feelings to him and gets cruelly rejected Xiangqin considers giving up for good. However, things begin to change when she and her father temporarily move in with Zhishu’s family. 

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Darren Wang, Jelly Lin              

Director: Frankie Chen
Duration (min) :

122 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG
Genre:

Romance, Comedy

Language:

Mandarin

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China and Japan

Taiwan, China 

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Crossing

(過春天)

 

 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Toronto International Film Festival, Pingyao International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Dublin Film Festival, Osaka Asian Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival

Awards:

Beijing Student Film Festival- Jury Award (Best Newcomer, Grand Jury Prix)
Dublin International Film Festival- Dublin Film Critics Award (Best Screenplay)
Hong Kong International Film Festival- Firebird Award (Young Cinema Chinese Competition-Best Actress)
Osaka Asian Film Festival- Most Promising Talent Award
Pingyao International Film Festival- Fei Mu Awards (Best Film, Best Actress)
Toronto International Film Festival- NETPAC Award (NETPAC Award Honorable Mention)

Nominations:

Asian Film Awards- Best Newcomer, Best New Director
Beijing Student Film Festival- Jury Award (Best Directorial Debut, Best Screenplay)
Berlin International Film Festival-Crystal Bear (Generation 14plus - Best Film)
Hong Kong International Film Festival- Firebird Award (Young Cinema Chinese Competition)
Mi Ying Spirit Movie Award- Jury Award (Best Film)
Osaka Asian Film Festival- Grand Prix (Best Film)

Toronto International Film Festival- Discovery Award (Best Film)

 

 
Synopsis:

The Crossingis a highly praised coming-of-age crime drama inspired by real life criminal gangs in Hong Kong who recruit schoolchildren to smuggle mobile phones into Mainland China. The film marks an impressive debut for director Bai Xue and stars Huang Yao in the lead, Carmen Soup (Dead End, Members Only) and actress, radio DJ and presenter Elena Kong (Triumph In The Skies).

 

Sixteen-year-old Peipei (Huang) crosses the border every day, travelling between her home in Mainland China and her Hong Kong high school. Customs officials glimpse her school uniform and innocent face and wave her through without a second thought. Having grown up in a tropical climate, Peipei and her best friend Jo (Soup) dream of going to Japan to experience snow but cannot afford the trip. So, to earn money, Peipei joins a gang of smugglers and begins to run mobile phones from Hong Kong to the Mainland. However, she doesn’t realise that her well-paid job will soon turn her daily routine into something highly risky.

 

 

 
Cast:

Huang Yao, Sunny Sun, Carmen Soup, Ni Hongjie, Elena Kong

Liu Kai Chi, Jiao Gang 

Director: Bai Xue 
Duration (min) : 99 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Crime 
Language: Cantonese mixed with Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except China

China

2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Great Detective

(大偵探霍桑)

 

 

Synopsis:

The Great Detectiveis based on the Huo Sang series of detective novels by Chinese writer Cheng Xiao Quing in which the main protagonist has been referred to as the “Sherlock Holmes of the East”. It is directed by Hong Kong-born Roy Chow Hin-yeung (Murderer, Nightfall) and stars Mandopop singer and actor Han Geng (So Young, Ex-Files), Yin Zheng (Impossible, Never Say Die) and Hong Kong singer and actress Carina Lau (Days of Being Wild, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame).

 

In The Golden City, a metropolis located between Russia and China, a murder occurs with the purpetrator leaving behind no clues. Huo Sang (Han) is a renowned private detective who, flanked by his trusty sidekick Bao Lang (Yin), accepts a fortune in gold from powerful businesswoman Lady Jia (Lau) to solve the murder. The apparent culprit turns out to be a thief known as the “face-shifter” and his ability to change his appearance has made him impossible to catch. Eager to assist Huo and Bao is Bai Mudan (Zhang), a bank teller and wannabe sleuth who is a great admirer of the detective. And so the trio set out to capture the criminal but in the process find themselves being stalked by a mysterious blonde woman.

 

 

 

 
Cast:

Han Geng, Yin Zheng, Zhang Huiwen, Carina Lau

Director: Roy Chow Hin-yeung
Duration (min) :

98 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Crime, Mystery

Language:

Mandarin

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China 

China 

2019