Analyses | Leisure, culture and arts | 2015-04-13 | Sing Tao

Hong Kong Films: will it be buried in Ashes of Time, or embrace A Better Tomorrow?



The lately-released tearjerker Little Big Master not only made box office success, this low-budget movie based on a true story in Hong Kong was a real eye-popper among co-produced films with the Mainland. Yet on the nomination list of recent Hong Kong Film Awards, homegrown films are not always the favourite. Worse still, the past decades have witnessed a declining film industry with an exodus of veteran filmmakers and a lack of local talents. This year, the Government has committed to backing local film industry through building more cinemas and offering student tickets. Will these measures light up the darkness in the labyrinth of co-productions for Hong Kong filmmakers?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.