Based on the tragic true story of China’s first prima donna of the silver screen, Ruan Lingyu, chronicling her rise to fame as a movie actress in Shanghai during the 1930s. *** International superstar Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love) embodies tragic screen siren Ruan Lingyu, known as the “Greta Garbo of China,” in this unconventional biopic by Hong Kong New Wave master Stanley Kwan (Rouge). Praised for her moving and emotive onscreen presence, … Read more
Mr. Lau (Kent Cheng) is a seedy detective who sets up cameras to record an illicit affair. Things go awry however when a hideously glam rock band checks into Lau’s room, and gets a free show via his hook-up. Meanwhile, silly thief Donald Ng (Richard Ng) uses ninjitsu to fool the locals while a womanizing tour guide (Eric Tsang) gets stalked by not one, but two pretty women (Cherie Chung and Pat Ha). And Buddy … Read more
After his wife’s murder, widow Wong A Ping (Chow Yun-Fat) sets up a Peace Hotel to act as a sanctuary for anyone who needs protecting. One day a mysterious women (Cecilia Yip) shows up who seeks shelter from a gang hunting her. Vowing to never turn anyone away, Wong A Ping must decide whether to help the women or risk confronting the gang.
A young woman has a tragic accident, slipping on a skateboard and falling off the roof of a tall building. Koo Chi Ming, an insurance investigator, is sent to determine whether the girl’s death is an accident or a suicide and he recognizes the young woman from an earlier chance encounter. *** Koo, an insurance investigator, is sent to make inquiries regarding a case of accidental death. He is surprised to learn that the victim … Read more
A paralysed and hopeless Hong Kong man meets his new Filipino carer, who has put her dream on hold and come to the city to earn a living. These two strangers live under the same roof through different seasons. As they learn more about each other, they also learn more about themselves. Together, they learn about how to face the different seasons of life.
In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save the victims from their suffering, sorceress Jade Raksha fights the soldiers that oppress people for their own gain. As payback, local government officials decide to pin the murder of Governor Zhuo Zhonglian on Jade, turning her and the members of her cult … Read more
Abandoned as a baby, journalist Yue has only resent for the parents she never knew. While covering a tragic story about a woman and her unborn child, Yue receives news that her foster mother is dying. Her final wish is for Yue to meet her birth mother. With only a train ticket as clue, Yue embarks on a sweeping journey through China to find her mother and the truth behind her abandonment.